Experience the Pyramids and Petra with Pullmantur Cruises
2018 is an exciting year for Pullmantur Cruises, with a wide selection of itineraries available to new destinations around the world. For the first time, passengers will have the chance to experience the Arabian landscapes, cities and cultures of the Middle East. Expansive desserts, golden beaches, mesmerising cities, bustling marketplaces and much more all awaits your arrival on board Horizon this year. For those looking for options closer to home, the full range of sailings within the Mediterranean and Northern Europe will also be available throughout the course of the year.
If you can’t decide whether to try something new or to stick to what you know you enjoy during your holidays, you may be interested to find out more about the connecting cruises available in 2018. The ‘From Classical Greece to Dubai’ itinerary does exactly what it says on the tin – combining visits to Europe and the Middle East over the course of 16 nights. Departing out of the Greek capital of Athens, you will traverse the Suez Canal on your way towards the nations of Oman and UAE. It is the journey along the Suez Canal that opens up a range of unique opportunities, with ancient artefacts and mesmerising historical landmarks to be discovered.
Pyramids of Giza
Calling into the Egyptian port of Alexandria provides a unique opportunity to experience the mesmerising Pyramids of Giza. As the only landmark of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World to be still standing, these three pyramids form an absolute must-visit landmark to be factored into your cruise journey. Dating back more than 4,500 years, these impressive landmarks have become symbolically famous around the world.
It is thought that these almighty structures were built as tombs for pharaohs and their queens, although quite as to how they were built remains a mystery. These, along with the Sphinx – a figure with a human head and the body of a lion – form one of the most intriguing archaeological sites on earth and an excursion that certainly needs to be factored into your cruise.
Travelling from an Ancient Wonder of the World to a Modern Wonder of the World; your call into Alexandria will be followed by a visit to the Jordanian port of Aqaba. Here, you can visit another of the planet’s impressive landmarks, with a journey across the dessert taking you to magnificent Petra. A series of architectural structures, carved out of the sandstone cliffs in the nation’s southern regions.
Houses, halls, temples, tombs, altars and aquaducts all await your discovery, but it is the Al Khazneh (Treasury) building that is perhaps the most iconic. Built by the Arab Nabateans, it was built during the 1st century AD at the same time as the rise of the Hellenistic and Roman Empires. As a result, the architecture has classical Greek influences and you an excursion to this landmark is an unmissable opportunity. There is also the option to combine a visit to Petra with a journey through the Wadi Rum desert.
This one-off cruise will commence as Horizon transfers from her position in the Mediterranean to her new home in the Middle East. Here, she will operate a series of sailings, taking passengers to destinations throughout Oman and the United Arab Emirates including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Muscat and Khasab.
For more information or to book your place on board one of the amazing all-inclusive sailings with Pullmantur Cruises, contact our friendly team today via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form and let us get back to you.