CruiseClubUK has released a week-long Dubai and Emirates cruise for £799 per person. Saving over £238 on the usual cost, the package includes return flights to Dubai with Emirates, transfers, all meals, a free drinks package (worth £80) and onboard gratuities (worth £41).
Flights depart from London Gatwick, Newcastle and Dublin on 18, 25 January. Fly from London Heathrow for £29 more per person; Birmingham and Manchester for £39 more or Glasgow for £69 more per person. It is £100 more on 1, 8 February. Click here for more information.
After landing in Dubai, guests will board Costa Atlantica for the 7-night sailing to Muscat, Fujairah, Khasab and Abu Dhabi before returning to Dubai for the return flight. Average temperatures at this time of year range from 15-20°C.
Costa Atlantica is a large, modern ship with a wide range of facilities including two outdoor swimming pools (one with a retractable roof), a kids’ pool, complete with a waterslide, a casino, a show lounge and a large spa. The drinks package includes unlimited house wine and draught beer with lunch and dinner.
The price is based on two sharing an Inside Cabin. Upgrade to an Outside Cabin for £100 more or a Balcony Cabin for £180 more. Book by 17 January.
Add a 2-night post-cruise stay at the 5-star Meliá Dubai for an extra £99 (regularly £300); or at the 5-star Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Palm Island (featured in "Mission Impossible 4") for £199 per person (regularly over £500). Condé Nast Traveller calls Dubai a "shopper’s paradise", since it is home to "some of the most lavish malls on Earth, as well as super-luxury hotels and miles of pristine beach".