This flight is included in the cost of your cruise with 1 piece of baggage per person
London Stansted Dubai Intl
24 Mar 2024 20:15
24 Mar 2024 20:15 (local time)
25 Mar 2024 07:10 (local time)
Dubai - Overnight onboard
DAY 4-527 Mar 2024
A major city that’s a holiday hotspot, Dubai is situated in the United Arab Emirates. Known for its luxury shopping, huge skyscrapers and extraordinary beach, you’ll be spoiled on attractions to enjoy throughout Dubai. In particular, the Burj Khalifa, the Palm and the Burj Al Arab are particular landmarks within the city that are must sees.
Things to do in Dubai - Overnight onboard:
The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa dominates the skies of Dubai. Standing at 830 metres tall, not only can you climb to the top and enjoy breathtaking views out over the city, but within the skyscraper there are restaurants that you can dine in, along with a luxury hotel and apartments.
A man made landmark, The Palm is situated on the beautiful turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. Not only is The Palm home to an array of luxury properties and restaurants, but the world-renowned 5-star Atlantis Hotel which has a waterpark and more within it.
Burj Al Arab
The world’s only 7 star hotel, the Burj Al Arab is an extraordinary building that’s located on a picturesque beach. A wonderful place to explore or take pictures of, it’s a prominent landmark in Dubai.
DAY 629 Mar 2024
The capital of Oman, Muscat is a vibrant port city that’s surrounded by mountains and the desert. With a combination of modern and historical landmarks, it’s known for its decadent seafood, bustling souks and friendly locals. Top attractions in the city include the Royal Opera House, Mutrah Souk and the National Museum of Oman.
Things to do in Muscat:
A hub of arts and culture, the Royal Opera House in Muscat is host to an array of theatre performances throughout the year. Located within the Shati Al-Quarm district, it was constructed under the orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman and features stunning traditional architecture.
If you’re looking for an extraordinary activity throughout your time in Muscat, head to the bustling Mutrah Souq. A huge bazaar with a wide array of goods, from clothing to handcrafted souvenirs, it’s the perfect place to pick up something to take home with you.
Situated in the centre of Oman, the national museum houses a vast selection of exhibits telling the history of the country. Opened in 2016, it’s a great place to visit if you want to learn more about this fascinating country.
Suez Canal Transit
DAY 1406 Apr 2024
Dating back to Ancient Egypt when the city was used to protect the land from invasion, the Suez Canal offers plenty of history to discover as well as a slower pace of life than the bustling cities nearby. Explore the museums here to learn more about the fascinating timeline of the canal as well as the Pharaoh’s and their pyramids, or if you have a longer stay, venture further afield to witness the Pyramids of Giza themselves.
Things to do in Suez Canal Transit:
The Suez Canal Museum
The Suez Canal museum is brimming to the teeth with all sorts of artefacts from ancient Egypt and other local sites just waiting for you to discover them. Learn all about the history of the Suez Canal and the history of those who it connects to.
Boasting over 4,000 artefacts from Ancient Egypt through to the Greek and Roman era, the Ismailia Museum includes pieces such as an intricate mosaic, statues, scarabs and an open-air gallery in the garden.
Port Said Military Museum
For more information on the Suez Canal as well as the 1956 Suez Crisis and the wars with Israel, the Port Said Military Museum is a must visit. In the garden you’ll find captured US tanks as well as unexploded ordnances.
Pyramids of Giza
By far the oldest of the ancient wonders of the world, the Pyramids of Giza are truly a bucket-list-worthy sight to see. Built 2550 to 2490 BC, the craftsmanship of these structures are a fine example of the feats of Ancient Egypt.
DAY 1709 Apr 2024
Malta’s capital, Valletta is steeped in history and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. A simple stroll through the Baroque-style streets will take you back in time to 1566 when the city was completed, while a range of museums and monuments provide an in-depth retelling of the past. Its intimate size makes it easy to explore the highlights on foot and discover many hidden gems such as botanical gardens, boutiques and eateries.
Things to do in Valletta:
This new-generation theatre provides an immersive journey through the history and culture of Malta, featuring 3D films, moving seats, water and air blasts and even leg ticklers. Fun for all ages, Malta 5D is the most unique way to discover Malta!
Manoel Theatre and Palazzo Manoel
Tucked away on a quiet street, the Manoel Theatre is a hidden gem of fascinating history and beautiful architecture. Whether you’re taking a tour of the theatre or enjoying a musical performance, visitors will fall in love with its elegance and grandeur.
St Johns Cathedral in Valetta
St John’s Co-Cathedral is considered one of the best examples of traditional Baroque architecture in Europe and features memorials dedicated to knights covering the floor and ceiling as well as the stunning Caravaggio’s painting.
Grand Master's Palace
Built between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Grandmaster’s Palace is an iconic piece of Maltese heritage, housing the President’s office and a museum where visitors can enjoy an audio guide to get to know the history behind the impressive armoury.
National Museum of Archaeology
Covering the history and mythology of Malta, the National Museum of Archaeology is a must visit for those looking to discover ancient artefacts. This highly informative museum is where you’ll find the renowned Sleeping Lady, Venus of Malta and more.
Upper Barrakka Gardens
At the end of a busy day of exploring, the Upper Barrakka Gardens are just what you need to wind down and relax in the capital. Offering unrivalled views of the city, these gardens date back to 1661 and are home to beautiful statues and plaques.
DAY 2012 Apr 2024
Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, Cádiz charms every visitor who sets foot there. It’s 3,000 years of history are just waiting to be discovered through its monuments, museums, and winding streets, with Cadiz Cathedral being a real highlight. Families will love Playa La Caleta which has all the amenities needed to spend a whole day on the sand and in the water, but don’t forget to check out which festivals and celebrations are going on during your visit.
Things to do in Seville (Cadiz):
Built between 1722 and 1838, the iconic yellow-domed Cadiz Cathedral is an impressive example of Baroque-neoclassical construction. When taking a look around inside, be sure to check out the wood-carved choir, and listen out for the sound effects in the crypt below.
Castle of Santa Catalina
This free-to-enter monument is a real hidden gem on La Caleta beach. The exterior of this 17th-century fortress is impressive itself, and visitors will find art exhibitions inside as well as craft workshops and concerts.
Filled with swaying palm trees, blooming flora and lush, green fauna, Genovés Park is a brilliant place to escape the faster pace of the city. Boasting plants from all over the world as well as waterfalls and wildlife, people of all ages will love this tranquil garden.
Playa la Caleta
It’s no wonder Playa La Caleta is Cadiz’ most popular beach. Visitors will find everything they need close to the golden sand, including restaurants, bars and flamenco clubs, as well as toilets and showers.
On a small islet at the end of La Caleta beach sits the Castle of San Sebastian. Construction began in 1706 to fortify the bays defence, and in 1985 the structure was declared a cultural landmark. Explore the grounds and discover the long, rich history of this well-preserved fortress.
DAY 2315 Apr 2024
The UK’s largest cruise port and where many will begin their cruise holiday, Southampton has no shortage of maritime and historical attractions. Discover local landmarks on a walking tour including 30 ancient monuments, learn about the tragic story of the Titanic and escape to the great outdoors at the New Forest National Park. With numerous options for seafood dining and even a free art gallery, Southampton is an undoubtedly great destination for a pre or post-cruise stay.
Things to do in Southampton:
Dedicated to the tragedy of the Titanic, SeaCity Museum excellently portrays the aftermath through interactive exhibits. Featuring a 1:25 scale model of the ship, visitors learn about life onboard as well as the disaster that deeply affected Southampton in 1912.
Solent Sky Museum
Home to over 20 aircraft that were integral to the war effort, Solent Sky Museum is dedicated to the history of the RAF. Southampton itself played a large role in producing Supermarine Spitfires, which you’ll learn all about here.
The New Forest
If you’re looking to escape the busy port city, the New Forest National Park is just a short distance away with native New Forest ponies and lush heathland. Visitors can also catch events, activities and workshops throughout the year.
Tudor House and Garden
As Southampton’s most important historic building, this restored home holds over 800 years of history after having numerous owners. Now a museum, it showcases many artefacts once belonging to past residents of Southampton, as well as a Tudor House Café.
Southampton City Art Gallery
Since opening in 1939, this free art gallery has showcased exhibitions of sculptures, photography and traditional paintings. Thanks to an ever-changing programme of activities, you’ll find something here that the whole family will enjoy.
Hotel stay included
Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel or similar
4 star hotel
Dubai - City
25 Mar 2024
2 nights stay
Customer reviews for Arcadia
Based on 139 reviews
Value for money
10+ cruisesDeluxe balcony
17 Sep 2023
This was our second P & O cruise this year and we were not disappointed in any way. We are booked again on Iona on 11th November for some winter sun.
10+ cruisesDeluxe balcony
17 Sep 2023
Good, relaxing cruise.
17 Sep 2023
Arcadia's in good shape and as always, the ship's company excel at every level. Wonderful itinerary, nice relaxed vibe on board with the USP of P&O undoubtedly being the genuine hospitality of the crew. Well done.
8 Sep 2023
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