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Treasures of the Arabian Gulf on Le Bougainville

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PONANT invites you on a 9-day cruise between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, departing from Dubai. Come aboard Le Bougainville, and set off to discover the treasures of the desert of the Arabian Peninsula.

From fascinating and futuristic Dubai, your ship will take you towards Abu Dhabi, the booming capital of the United Arab Emirates. You will be able to make the most of this day to visit the fantastic new Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum and the Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world. 

You will then stop off at the nature reserve of the island of Sir Bani Yas, a veritable wildlife sanctuary, before setting sail for Doha in Qatar. In this city blending tradition and modernity, next to the most recent skyscrapers, you will discover a superb museum home to treasures of Islamic art, and the sparkling colours of the Waqif souk which brings the heart of the old town to life.

Le Bougainville will then drop anchor in Khasab, the gateway to the sublime “fjords of Arabia” that you will be able to explore aboard a traditional boat, before arriving in the Gulf of Oman.

In the charming port of Sour, on the far south of the peninsula, you will discover maritime traditions that date back a thousand years. Today, they still build dhows there. These are the typical boats that were used to transport goods on the spice route.

At the end of your cruise, do not miss out on visiting Muscat, your final port, and its Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is like a palace from the Arabian Nights.

Interests
  • Bucket List
  • Luxury
About Le Bougainville
About Ponant
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PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service and well-designed itineraries that touch all corners of the globe. Every cruise is a blend of adventure, exploration, and discovery—all experienced in luxurious comfort, even in the heart of extreme landscapes.


Why cruise with PONANT?

• 12 luxury small ships, able to easily navigate small waterways and visit remote destinations not accessible by large cruise ships.

Le Commandant Charcot, the world’s first luxury hybrid-electric polar exploration yacht, sails further into the polar regions (including the Geographic North Pole).

• The youngest expedition fleet afloat.

• The leader in luxury polar expeditions for over 20 years and cultural cruising for over 30 years.

• Over 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents.

• Experts on board our voyages of discovery and learning to enrich guests’ understanding of the destinations.

• An exclusive partnership with Smithsonian Journeys, the the travel program of the Smithsonian Institution.

• Understated elegance on board with French-inspired cuisine, fine wines, and chic design.

• Proud to partner with Sothys, Veuve Clicquot, and Ducasse Conseil. Ships feature fabrics by Pierre Frey, beauty products from Hermès, macarons by Ladurée, and tea from Palais des Thés.

• 100% of our staterooms have a sea view and 95% have a balcony (100% on the PONANT EXPLORERS).

• Attentive yet discreet service from an experienced, multilingual onboard staff and crew.

• Open bridge access (requires approval from Captain).

• “Clean Ship” certification for the fleet in recognition of their eco-friendly features.

• All-inclusive pricing with open bar, gratuities, port fees, and taxes (including Zodiac explorations/landings on expeditions).

• The world’s first underwater passenger lounge, the Blue Eye, featured exclusively on the PONANT EXPLORER ships.

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Itinerary

Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Dubai 11:59 PM
2 Dubai 8:00 PM
3 Sir Bani Yas 2:00 PM 6:30 PM
4 Abu Dhabi 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Doha 10:00 AM 11:59 PM
6 At Sea
7 Khasab 6:00 AM 6:00 PM
8 Fujairah 7:30 AM 2:00 PM
9 Muscat 7:00 AM
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.