Quest, Arabia & India Holiday Voyage ex Dubai to Mumbai

Africa - North & Middle East


11 Night Cruise sailing from Dubai to Mumbai aboard Azamara Quest.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Dubai to Mumbai aboard Azamara Quest.

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. Our timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

The party begins in Dubai with an overnight stay. Reserve your spot for tea at the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel, take a ride to the top floors of Burj Khalifa, and shop for all that glitters at the Gold Souk. Don’t miss Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art, a showcase of 1,400 years of art from three continents. Abu Dhabi is another delightful experience, and the jaw-dropping jewel here is Sheikh Zayed Mosque, an astounding monument whose beauty rivals the Taj Mahal. Yas Island is a playground for adults, where you can race on a Formula One track or ride the world’s fastest roller coaster. In Muscat you’ll find a beautifully preserved old city, splendid beaches, traditional souks and the elegant Al Bustan Palace Hotel. All that and an eclipse too. Happy holidays!

Highlights of this cruise:

Dubai can already be mistaken for a movie set featuring a futuristic metropolis, and there are big plans still in the works. In the middle of the desert where almost nothing existed 20 years ago, there are so many building projects that foreign construction crews vastly outnumber citizens.

Everything is the biggest, tallest, and the first of its kind, including manmade islands shaped like palm trees and the world’s first underwater hotel.

It’s a striking collection of styles, including modern interpretations of Islamic architecture. And if the planet’s largest shopping mall doesn’t appeal, traditional souks do still exist, including a gold souk housing over 200 retail shops.

Meaning “safe anchorage” in Arabic, Muscat has a longstanding relationship with the sea. From its prominence as a trading port in the first century, to its importance as a modern-day commercial center, this elegant town with fine houses has an ocean of things to discover.

Take a stroll along the Corniche and enjoy sweeping views and some of the best shopping in the city at the Mutrah Souq. The colorful maze-like marketplace is filled with treasures like mother of pearl jewelry and traditional Omani handicrafts such as intricately designed shoulder bags and wooden carvings. In the nearby hills, you can also find plenty of frankincense (although we can’t guarantee the number of wise men to be found).

After you’ve shopped to your heart’s content, grab a freshly squeezed fruit juice from a street vendor and climb to the base of Mutrah Fort at the east end of the Corniche for a spectacular view of the city.

Moving uptown, be sure to visit the Sulan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The third largest in the world, it features a massive Swarovski crystal chandelier with over 600,000 crystals and a hand-woven prayer rug with more than 1.7 billion knots. Now that’s a rug knot to be forgotten!

The home of Bollywood and its now world-famous film industry, this is the glamour capital of India. Even more fascinating, however, are the aspects of daily life that constitute the real Mumbai, be it from the sublime to the mundane.

The majority of Indians are Hindus, believing in a vast pantheon of deities. The most popular of these are visible everywhere, in large colorful temples, street corner shrines, shops, and on the dashboards of cars.

And then there are the dhobi-wallahs with their laundry, and the tiffin-wallahs with their lunch delivery, both popular and seemingly anachronistic services, run with a razor sharp precision that the West might be hard pressed to duplicate.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (9)
Quad Triple Twin Single

Y - Guarantee Club Oceanview Stateroom

AU$ 1,785 AU$ 1,763 AU$ 1,719 AU$ 3,218

X - Balcony

AU$ 2,085 AU$ 2,163 AU$ 2,319 AU$ 4,418

Z - Guarantee Club Interior Stateroom

AU$ 2,356 AU$ 2,524 AU$ 2,861 AU$ 3,521

V3 - Club Veranda Stateroom

AU$ 3,495 AU$ 4,082 AU$ 5,255 AU$ 6,514

V2 - Club Veranda Stateroom

AU$ 3,560 AU$ 4,168 AU$ 5,385 AU$ 6,676

V1 - Club Veranda Stateroom

AU$ 3,625 AU$ 4,255 AU$ 5,515 AU$ 6,839

W - Guarantee Suite

AU$ 4,339 AU$ 5,166 AU$ 6,819 AU$ 9,669

N2 - Club Continent Suite

AU$ 4,364 AU$ 5,239 AU$ 6,989 AU$ 8,681

N1 - Club Continent Suite

AU$ 4,494 AU$ 5,412 AU$ 7,249 AU$ 9,006

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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