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Desert Worlds and Legendary Cultures: Limassol, Cyprus to Dubai, United Arab Emirates
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1532 - October 27- November 10, 2015

The legacy of the pharaohs, famous sites of the Orient and Christianity, and relaxing days on the beaches of some of Egypt’s most famous resorts: combine exclusive moments into a unique cruise. Board the EUROPA 2 in Cyprus – the “island of the gods” – and look forward to calling at Port Said, the starting point for a visit to the realm of the pharaohs with impressive pyramids** and treasures shrouded in legend. Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh are a paradise for divers and snorkellers, and the Sultanate of Oman with its Grand Mosque and Al Alam Palace make for a diverse contrast to the megacity of Dubai.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites: Petra**; the city carved into the rock and Saint Catherine’s Monastery**.
  • A metropolis of contrasts, deep in the desert: Dubai.
  • IMPULSE & INSPIRATION events on the theme “Bazaar of life: communication, haggling and diplomacy”.** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
Date Destination
Tuesday 27-Oct-2015 Limassol/Cyprus.  Embarkation of the MS Europa 2. 
Overnight stay on board 
Wednesday 28-Oct-2015 Limassol, departure 6.00 hrs
Port Said/Egypt, arrival 22.00 hrs
Thursday 29-Oct-2015 Port Said, departure approx. 5.00 hrs
Daytime passage through the Suez Canal 
The city on the Suez Canal will be your starting point for a trip into the realm of the pharaohs. Marvel at the pyramids of Saqqara and Giza** and stand eye to eye with the legendary Sphinx. Or discover the treasures of Cairo and Luxor** on a two-day cross-country trip. Alternatively, the passage along the Suez Canal promises to be a unique cruising experience as the banks drift by within arm’s reach.
Friday 30-Oct-2015 Hurghada/Egypt, 12.00 – 21.00 hrs 
This popular resort on the Red Sea is a paradise for divers and snorkellers. Our travel concierge service will be happy to arrange a private diving experience**. Alternatively, set off on a spectacular quad bike tour** across the desert to a Bedouin camp.
Saturday 31-Oct-2015 Aqaba/Jordan, 8.00 – 20.00 hrs 
In the heart of the desert lies one of the greatest wonders of the Orient: the legendary rock city of Petra** rises up at the end of a narrow canyon, carved out of the red cliffs of the mountains of Edom by the Nabataeans over 2,000 years ago.
Sunday 01-Nov-2015 Sharm el Sheikh/Egypt, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs 
A fantastic underwater world awaits you at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula – our travel concierge service will be happy to arrange a private diving adventure** for you. At the foot of Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine’s Monastery** also offers fascinating impressions as it unites the cultural histories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Monday 02-Nov-2015 - Thursday , 05-Nov-2015 Relaxation at sea
Friday 06-Nov-2015 Salalah/Oman, 10.00 – 17.00 hrs 
You will be greeted by the scent of incense at the traditional Al Husn Souk in this old port city. Dive into the unique atmosphere or enjoy a relaxing day at the hotel beach** – swim, sunbathe and let your spirit soar.
Saturday 07-Nov-2015 Relaxation at sea
Sunday 08-Nov-2015 Muscat/Oman, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs 
The capital city of the Sultanate of Oman is a melting pot of tradition and modernity – palaces, mosques, souks and the oriental goings-on promise unforgettable experiences. A city tour** will take you to sights including the Grand Mosque and Al Alam Palace. With a little luck, you will spot dolphins on a catamaran trip along the coast** as you stop at the most beautiful points to go for a swim.
Monday 09-Nov-2015 Dubai/United Arab Emirates, arrival 16.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board
Tuesday 10-Nov-2015 Dubai/United Arab Emirates
Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2. 

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


Suite Type

Price per person in USD


Veranda/Ocean Suite



Veranda/Ocean Suite



Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy



Veranda/Ocean Suite



Veranda/Ocean Suite



Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy



Veranda Suite



Grand Ocean Suite



Grand Ocean Suite



Penthouse Suite



Penthouse Suite



Grand Penthouse Suite

on request 


Owner Suite

on request 


Family apartment (2x20 m²)



Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests



Extra Bed for Third Person



Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹



5% early booking discount (cruise only) until


All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change. 

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

² If you book your cruise 210 days (approx. 7 months) or earlier prior to departure, you will receive an early booking discount of 5% on the cruise-only price (catalogue price minus surcharge for travel arrangements to cruise departure point and from cruise arrival point as well as share of fuel costs (ship)).