India is one of the most remarkable, mysterious, and magical countries in the world. Vast, steeped in history and bursting with art and culture, it is also boasts some of the most dynamic, vibrant and metropolitan cities and regions you will find anywhere. The cultural traditions, extraordinarily diverse cuisine, and stunning landscapes and natural wonders make India a must-visit destination for any adventurous global traveler.
Dubai represents almost the polar opposite to India as a travel destination. Although people have lived on the Arabian peninsula for hundreds, even thousands of years, Dubai’s history really only goes back as fair as the 18th century, when it was established as a fishing village. Modern Dubai only came into being with the discovery of oil in the 1970s. Despite its relative youth, Dubai is a fascinating place to visit, constantly expanding, changing and driving forward, and with some of the finest restaurants, most cutting edge museums and galleries, and most beautiful modern architecture to be found anywhere in the world.
Combining these two different yet equally attractive destinations in one trip can make for an extraordinary and once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Taking a cruise to Dubai from India, and vice versa, are therefore an excellent choice, an opportunity to take in two contrasting cultures, and have two very different experiences. A cruise is, in reality, one of the best ways to see India all on its own, as the country is so vast, so diverse and so full of remarkable experiences that trying to take it all in any other way can be extremely challenging.
As well as being able to take in some of the best tourist experiences in the world in to one amazing trip, a cruise combining Dubai and India has a bunch of great advantages. For starters, you only need to unpack once! Sort yourself out in your cabin, pack light for day trips or even the odd overnight trek, and explore everywhere you end up with total freedom.
A Dubai/India cruise gives you the chance to see such an incredible, diverse and beautiful range of sights, attractions and remote places. What other sort of holiday would give you the chance to go from dining with Michelin-starred chefs and sand-dune surfing in 4x4s, to exploring the mouth-watering cuisine of Gujarat, taking in the remarkable diversity and excitement of ancient and modern Mumbai, exploring the fascinating colonial heritage of Pune, and relaxing on some of the best beaches in the world in Goa.
Finally, one of the best things about cruising down the Persian Gulf and around the Arabian Sea is that the journey is almost as impressive as the destination. With sunsets over the horizon, beautiful shorelines and distant, mysterious mountains shrouded in mist, just getting where you are going on a cruise is half the fun.
A cruise to Dubai and India offers an incredible, all-in-one experience that you won’t forget in a hurry. Combining luxury, comfort and elegance with incredible adventure, eye-catching natural wonders and unbelievable culture and traditions, it will be a genuinely once in a lifetime trip.