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Sun, Sand, Sea And Souks: Celebrity Cruises To Set Sail From Abu Dhabi For The First Time In 2016

August 29, 2016 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Celebrity Cruises is offering sailings out of Abu Dhabi for the first time ever this year, giving travellers the chance to blend modern luxury with timeless tradition on a range of cruises onboard Celebrity Constellation.

The premium cruise ship that boasts sophisticated cuisine, elegant accommodation and a luxury spa club, will make the Emirate’s newest cruise terminal her home from November 2016 to January 2017, the ideal season to visit this part of the world, offering cruises that range from 9 to 14 nights and calling at the exotic ports of the United Arab Emirates and India, around the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea.

The opulence of the modern cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are contrasted with the ancient traditions of Muscat, Mumbai, Goa, Cochin and New Mangalore, cities that pulse with age-old culture and fascinating history.

The cruises feature a range of incredible shore excursions, like camel-riding in Abu Dhabi’s sprawling desert sands, a visit to Dubai’s spice and gold souks and a day of indulgence on one of Goa’s famed, golden-sand beaches. Every journey is enhanced even further by the impeccable service that Celebrity Cruises is famous for.

A 12 night Arabian Sea and India cruise starts at AUD$2319/NZD$2509 for an Oceanview stateroom. This comes with one perk included in the price, which could include a free classic beverage package, pre-paid gratuities, an unlimited internet package or USD$300 onboard credit. The sailing departs  Abu Dhabi on 28 November 2016 and will take guests to Dubai for an overnight call, as well as New Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai and Khasab in India. As well, the cruise includes five days at sea, where guests have plenty of opportunity to try out the luxurious Canyon Ranch Spa Club, eat at specialty restaurants like Tuscan Grille, and keep in touch with family and friends with high speed internet, “Xcelerate”, onboard one of the cruise line’s best-loved ships, Celebrity Constellation.

Fares start at AUD$1559/NZD$1689 for an Oceanview stateroom on the nine-night, Arabian Coast Immersion cruise, a round-trip which begins in Abu Dhabi on 10 December 2016 and includes calls to the enthralling ports of Dubai where the ship spends two nights in a row, Muscat for a night, as well as a call to Khasab on the journey, before returning to Abu Dhabi for an additional overnight stay. This price includes the guest’s choice of one free perk as part of Celebrity Cruises’ Go Big, Go Better, Go Best evergreen offer.

*Terms and condition apply. Unless otherwise stated, offer is not combinable with any other offer, promotion or pricing. Excludes Celebrity Xpedition, TransAtlantic, TransPacific, South American and repositioning sailings. Free perks are part of Celebrity Cruises Evergreen Go Big Better Best offer. For full terms and conditions, visit

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