Arabian Opera

from€1289
for 7 nights

Discover Abu Dhabi, Muscat, and the wonderful beaches & nature reserve of Sir Bani Yas, and really get to know Dubai with 4 days spent in this amazing megacity, from the comfort of MSC Opera.

What's Included
  • Flight from Dublin to Dubai
  • Transfer from airport to Port
  • 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Opera, based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Premium Drinks Package included
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Flight from Dubai to Dublin
  • 1 check-in bag of 15kgs per person
  • Taxes and charges

Cruise for 7 nights experiencing Arabian Delights and visiting the wonderful cities of Abu Dhabi, and Muscat in Oman. You will also visit Sir Bani Yas private island with its beautiful beaches and exotic nature reserve. Your cruise starts and ends with overnight stays in the stunning city of Dubai giving you time to enjoy the wonderful hospitality and attractions of this glittering jewel in the desert! Everything you need for an incredible holiday experience has been organised by Travel Escapes.

MSC Opera

The third ship in a journey of innovation

Even before MSC Opera sets sail, stepping on board is like embarking on a voyage of discovery. With its impressive array of new features and facilities, the ship is now even better equipped to satisfy every need.

We’ve added spacious new cabins with balconies to delight our guests with superb panoramic views.

We’ve enlarged the restaurant and buffet areas to serve up an even greater variety of culinary treats.

We’ve included a new 319 m2 area to fill with music and dancing. With the help of prestigious partners like Chicco, LEGO and Namco, we’ve created fabulous new play areas for children of all ages, starting with an exciting Spray Park packed with fun water features. And to offer even more routes to relaxation, we’ve enhanced the lavish MSC Aurea Spa with more space for massages.

A new shopping area named WALK THROUGH SHOPS will be opened at the deck 6.

The Teatro dell’Opera is an ultramodern reinterpretation of traditional lines. Please note that access to the theatre for the evening shows is by booking only (not needed for the other ships). There are three quick and easy ways to book: connect to the free onboard wi-fi network with your smartphone or tablet, use the touch screens on different decks of the ship, or ask at the Reception.

All this is just a taste of what a cruise on MSC Opera can offer. There’s a world of new experiences to discover on board, day after day, moment after moment.

Because MSC Opera is the ship that suits you.

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Prices
Dates Cabin Type Price
01 Jan 2022 Inside €1289 Book Now
01 Jan 2022 Oceanview €1429 Book Now
01 Jan 2022 Balcony €1559 Book Now
15 Jan 2022 Inside €1289 Book Now
15 Jan 2022 Oceanview €1429 Book Now
15 Jan 2022 Balcony €1559 Book Now
22 Jan 2022 Inside €1289 Book Now
22 Jan 2022 Oceanview €1429 Book Now
22 Jan 2022 Balcony €1559 Book Now
30 Jan 2022 Inside €1289 Book Now
30 Jan 2022 Oceanview €1429 Book Now
30 Jan 2022 Balcony €1559 Book Now
05 Feb 2022 Inside €1359 Book Now
05 Feb 2022 Oceanview €1489 Book Now
05 Feb 2022 Balcony €1619 Book Now
12 Feb 2022 Inside €1359 Book Now
12 Feb 2022 Oceanview €1489 Book Now
12 Feb 2022 Balcony €1619 Book Now
19 Feb 2022 Inside €1359 Book Now
19 Feb 2022 Oceanview €1489 Book Now
19 Feb 2022 Balcony €1619 Book Now
26 Feb 2022 Inside €1359 Book Now
26 Feb 2022 Oceanview €1489 Book Now
26 Feb 2022 Balcony €1619 Book Now
05 Mar 2022 Inside €1359 Book Now
05 Mar 2022 Oceanview €1489 Book Now
05 Mar 2022 Balcony €1619 Book Now
12 Mar 2022 Inside €1359 Book Now
12 Mar 2022 Oceanview €1489 Book Now
12 Mar 2022 Balcony €1619 Book Now
Agent
Eleanor M
Eleanor M
Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250 per person
Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
Gratuities are not included in above price
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Itinerary
Day 1-2

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the port to board the 4 star MSC Opera, your home for the next 7 nights.

Stunning and sophisticated, opulent and affluent… Dubai is one of the world’s most dazzling destinations, a city-state that draws travellers for its heady mix of shopping…tempered with heritage, tradition and culture.

Dubai is truly one of the world’s most unique cities; audacious and outrageous, Dubai needs to be seen to be believed. It impresses first-time visitors with its dazzling demeanour and futuristic vision of a modern mega city.

Day 3

Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

For most people, the United Arab Emirates means just one place: Dubai, the sci-fi-esque city of iconic skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands, city-sized malls, indoor ski slopes and palatial beach resorts. But beyond the glitter awaits a diverse mosaic of six more emirates, each with its own character and allure.
Oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital, is positioning itself as a culture and leisure hub. Beyond looms the vast Al Dhafra region, home to the northern reaches of the Rub Al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert’s rippling dunes. Its magical silence is interrupted only by the whisper of shifting sands rolling towards Saudi Arabia.

North of Dubai, Sharjah is the UAE’s art and heritage centre while Ras Al Khaimah is all about the beach – with a dash of adventure-activities thrown in. Head east into the jagged embrace of the Hajar Mountains to experience a side of the UAE far removed from Dubai’s gloss.

Day 4

Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

In the country’s remote far west, this 87-sq-km desert island with its craggy interior swooping down to acacia-studded plains was originally the private retreat of UAE founding father Sheikh Zayed. His love of animals inspired him to turn it into a wildlife reserve and bring many native species back from the brink of extinction. Today, 60% of the island is home to 13,000 free-roaming indigenous and introduced animals, including the world’s largest herd of the endangered Arabian oryx, sand gazelles, Barbary sheep, Indian blackbuck and even giraffes and cheetahs.
Abu Dhabi’s royal family maintains two palaces on the island, but if they forgot your invitation, you can visit by staying (or booking an activity-and-lunch package) at one of the island’s three resorts. The unique wildlife-viewing opportunities combined with lunarscape vistas are a highlight of the UAE. If you’re going to splash out just once on your trip, make it here.

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Muscat, Oman

Scenically wedged between mountains and ocean, with old forts and excellent museums, an opera house and flower-filled parks, the gentle city of Muscat is a delight to visit. Its name means ‘safe anchorage’, and the sea plays an important role in city life to this day, sustaining the fishing industry and providing opportunities for visitors to swim from sandy beaches or dive with turtles in nearby lagoons.
The city has a character quite distinct from neighbouring capitals. There are few high-rise blocks, and even functional buildings are required to reflect tradition with a dome or an arabesque window. The result is an attractive, whimsically uniform city that retains the elegance observed by early travellers. The city is quite conservative in nature, asking of visitors decorum in dress and manner, but in return, it offers a warm sense of Omani hospitality and an opportunity to connect with the country’s rich heritage.

Day 7-8

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is your final port of call and with an overnight stay here you have ample time to explore this stunning city.

Stunning and sophisticated, opulent and affluent… Dubai is one of the world’s most dazzling destinations, a city-state that draws travellers for its heady mix of shopping…tempered with heritage, tradition and culture.

Dubai is truly one of the world’s most unique cities; audacious and outrageous, Dubai needs to be seen to be believed. It impresses first-time visitors with its dazzling demeanour and futuristic vision of a modern mega city.

Following breakfast, you will disembark from the cruise ship and will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

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