This deal from Cruise Club UK couples an Emirates cruise, including overnight stays in three ports, with a luxurious stay at the Ritz Carlton for £869 per person -- that's a sizeable £821 less than usual.
When can I go?
Depart on 10 January, 2014. You can travel on 24 January for £30 more per person or on 31 January and 7 February for £60 more per person.
After landing in Dubai, guests will be transferred to the Costa Fortuna for a week-long sailing. The ship calls at Muscat, Khasab (both Oman) and Abu Dhabi -- "a must-do for any glittering passport", says Fodor's -- before returning to Dubai. The ship stays overnight in each of the ports, giving guests more time to explore each destination. The trip concludes with a 3-night stay at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Executive Residences.
We recommend a visit to the Wild Wadi Aqua Park or a shopping trip to the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, a dhow cruise in Muscat and a day out to the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi
About the ship
The Italian-styled Costa Fortuna has four dining options and a choice of 11 bars. Other facilities include a 3-deck theatre, a casino, four swimming pools and a wellness centre, with a gym and a Turkish bath. The 2013 Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships says the ship is "built to impress".
About the hotel
The Ritz Carlton is set in downtown Dubai, close to Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa skyscraper -- the world's tallest building. Facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, a spa, a bar and a restaurant serving local and international cuisine.
All deluxe rooms come with city views, satellite TV and oversized bathtubs. Bathrobes and complimentary bottled water are also provided.
Visit the Cruise Club UK website for more details, but call the number below to book.