Cruise Circle has knocked £300 off the price of a 7-night cruise to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman, taking the price down to £799 per person. Here's what's included:
Depart on 23, 30 November; 7, 14 December and 4, 11, 18, 25 January, 2014. Average temperatures at this time of year range from 15-20°C. Travel on select dates in Febuary and March for £50 more per person.
The ship sails from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, Khor al Fakkan, Muscat and Khasab (all Oman) before returning to Dubai for the return flight to London. 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".
The Italian-styled MSC Lirica was designed by award-winning architect Giuseppe de Jorio. The main dining rooms focus on Mediterranean cuisine, while the speciality La Pergola restaurant offers Italian fare and outdoor dining. Onboard facilities include a theatre, a casino, a piano bar and the Lord Nelson pub. There are two adult pools, a jogging area, a spa and a gym.
The price is based on two sharing an Inside Cabin on a full-board basis. Outside Cabins cost £100 more per person and Balcony Cabins cost £400 more per person. Upgrade to all-inclusive board for £140 extra per person.
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