Arabian Treasures & Mediterranean Gems

22 April - 22 May 2018

Duration

30 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

19 Ports

22 April

Setting sail from Dubai

For some Dubai, the most famous of the United Arab Emirates, is the ultimate glamorous holiday destination. Amazing high rise buildings, extensive air-conditioned shopping malls, and extraordinary man-made tourist attractions (such as indoor ski-slopes) abound. Some of the most glitzy and expensive hotels in the world can be found here, so for shopping, sunshine and fun for all the family, this is a great choice. For others, this is a cultural desert as barren as the sands which surround it. But if you search hard you will find the old souk-like centre around Dubai Creek - take a traditional dhow and you will begin to understand the magic of Arabia.

Don't miss

The historic Persian trading centre, the Bastakia Quarter, was a marketplace for pearls and textiles. Even then, this was the home of ‘tax-free', and the area is characterised by Arabian architecture, wind towers, and narrow lanes.

23 April

United Arab Emirates: Sir Bani Yas Island

24 April

Qatar: Doha

25 April

At sea

26 April

Oman: Muscat

27 April

At sea

28 April

Oman: Salalah

29 April - 3 May

At sea

4 May

Jordan: Aqaba

5-6 May

At sea

7 May

Israel: Ashdod

8 May

Israel: Haifa (Jerusalem)

9 May

At sea

10 May

Greece: Santorini

11 May

Greece: Athens (Piraeus)

12 May

Greece: Hydra

13 May

Greece: Agios Nikolaos

14 May

At sea

15 May

Malta: Gozo

15-16 May

Malta: Valletta

17 May

At sea

18 May

Italy: Florence / Pisa (Livorno)

19 May

Italy: Portovenere

20-21 May

France: Bandol

Spain: Palamos

22 May

Arriving in Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia, is one of our favourite ports of call. From the warren-like medieval streets of the Barri Gòtic to the fantastical modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudí, from the dizzy heights of Mount Tibidabo to the golden sands of Barceloneta, there's never a dull moment in this most beguiling of cities. Take a stroll along the Ramblas, soak up the wonderful art of Picasso and Miró, or watch Lionel Messi work his mesmerising magic at the Camp Nou. Barcelona is truly a city with something for everyone.

Our tip

For the ultimate boozy lunch head to Can Paixano, also known as La Xampanyeria, where local residents, office workers and the odd adventurous tourist crowd around the bar and tuck into sandwiches washed down with Cava.

The Ship

Your home from home

Seabourn Encore - Pool deck
Seabourn Encore - The Colonnade
Seabourn Encore - Penthouse Suite

Once again Seabourn leaps ahead, expanding the most modern luxury fleet with the innovative Seabourn Encore and Ovation.

What we love

When Seabourn introduced the three sisters, they changed the face of luxury cruising. Seabourn Encore (and her sister Seabourn Ovation, due to be completed in 2018), with 604 guests on board, will take things a step further, with lots of new thinking and special additions, continuing Seabourn's magical ability to surprise and delight.

Capacity 604 Guests

Style

The contemporary décor appeals to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan crowd. With lots of outside space, you can enjoy an al fresco experience if you choose.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all restaurants including room service
  • Open bar policy throughout the ship
  • Onboard entertainment and lecture programme
  • Extensive spa and fitness facilities
  • Programme of daytime activities
  • Gratuities
Year launched 2016 (Seabourn Encore) / 2018 (Seabourn Ovation)
Tonnage 40,350 grt
More about Seabourn Encore

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Madinat Jumeirah - Al Qasr, Dubai

Our favourite hotel in Dubai

So many to choose from! Our current Mundy preference is Al Qasr at the Madinat Jumeirah.

Hatta Village, UAE

Private tours from Dubai

Head out into the desert for the lush valley of Wadi Hatta and Hatta Village, then travel by four wheel drive across the dunes.

Hotel Arts, Barcelona

Where to stay in Barcelona

The lovely Hotel Arts on the sea front is perfectly located for a pre- or post-cruise stay, and has great restaurants too.

Girona, Spain

Explore Catalonia

Take a day trip to the attractive city of Girona, with its fascinating mix of Gothic, Moorish and Modernist architecture, as well as an exceptionally well preserved Jewish Quarter.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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