Desert Days & Dunes from Doha

with 3-night stay in Doha

Cruise & Stay Package

  • 7 tantalising restaurants
  • A wide variety of accommodation to choose from, including a Penthouse Suite
  • A spacious pool with a retractable roof
  • A sumptuous spa offering a wide variety of treatments
  • Dazzling entertainment within the Amphitheatro Show Lounge

Celestyal Cruises always come with the Inclusive rate: select drinks with meals (Speciality restaurants excluded), shore excursion credit and tips included!

Prices Available
18th February 2025
£1229
  • Departure Date: 18th February 2025
  • Total Nights: 11 Nights
  • Cruise: Celestyal Journey
  • Package Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Includes Outbound Flight
  • Includes Inbound Flight
From
£1329 *pp
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Celestyal Cruises

Greek line Celestyal offers the chance to sail around a selection of islands in a handful of days, staying in port longer at popular destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini.

Celestyal's two ships also call at less-visited places including the island of Milos, the Turkish port of Kusadasi - close to the ancient ruins of Ephesus - and Greece's second-biggest city, Thessaloniki, which has a rich Roman and Jewish heritage.

1261
Passengers
1994
Launched
2023
Last refit
55451t
Tonnage
219m
Length
30m
Width
20kts
Speed
10
Decks
EUR
Currency
Overview
  • done Return flights from the UK
  • done 3-night stay in Doha
  • done Transfers included
  • done Tips included
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1-2
Outbound flight from the UK to Doha
Outbound flight from the UK to Doha
Day 2-5
Doha hotel stay
3-night Doha hotel stay
Day 5
Embark and set sail
Embark at Doha and set sail
Day 6
Al Bahrain
Al Bahrain, Bahrain
Day 7-8
Dubai - Overnight onboard
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Day 9
Khasab
Khasab, Oman
Day 10
Sir Bani Yas Island
Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
Day 11
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Day 12
Disembark at Doha
Disembark at Doha, Qatar
Day 12
Return flight to the UK
Return flight to the UK
Outbound flight from the UK to Doha image
Day 1-2
Outbound flight from the UK to Doha
Outbound flight from the UK to Doha
Doha hotel stay image
Day 2-5
Doha hotel stay
3-night Doha hotel stay
Embark and set sail image
Day 5
Embark and set sail
Doha (population 700,000) is the capital of the State of Qatar, an emirate occupying the small Qatar Peninsula bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and otherwise surrounded by the Persian Gulf. Qatar was ruled by many different powers through the centuries, in fact historians have traced human habitation dating back 5000 years. From its earliest history, Qatar was a very important trade route connecting Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. Among its occupiers were the Portuguese, the Ottomans and finally the British during the turbulent years of the 20th century. Qatar gained independence in 1971, and with resources from oil exportation, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad made improvements in social programmes including education, health and housing. In 1995, his son, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani assumed the throne and brought with him a modern and progressive approach that quickly transformed the country. Doha, home to 80 percent of the country’s population, was founded under the name of Al-Bida in 1850. It became the capital of the British protectorate of Qatar in 1916. When the nation gained its independence, Doha remained the capital. During the early 20th century, much of Qatar’s economy depended on fishing and pearling. But after the introduction of Japanese cultured pearls, Doha and the whole region suffered a decline. Only when oil was discovered, prosperity returned following World War II. Today, the country produces over 800,000 barrels of oil daily. Doha is situated halfway down the east coast of the peninsula. It is an intriguing mixture of old and new, with ultra modern architecture next to traditional souqs and historic forts. It boasts a university and the Qatar National Museum (currently closed for renovation), which opened 1975 in what was originally the ruler’s palace. As the country’s cultural and commercial centre, Doha enjoys excellent communications with the outside world through its modern seaport, airport and telephone links. The Al Jazeera Arabic satellite television news channel began broadcasting in 1996 with its headquarters in Doha. While Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken. Please Note: Conservative dress is required when going ashore. As a rule, women should not wear miniskirts, shorts or sleeveless tops and men should always wear a shirt in public. Please do not photograph people without their permission, especially women.You may not take pictures of government buildings, embassies or anything military in nature, including airports.
Al Bahrain image
Day 6
Al Bahrain
Al Bahrain, Bahrain
Dubai - Overnight onboard image
Day 7-8
Dubai - Overnight onboard
Rising from the sands of the Arabian desert, Dubai emerged as a bustling trading hub, tracing its origins back to the ancient Bedouin tribes who thrived in its harsh terrain. Over the centuries, this once modest fishing village transformed into a glittering metropolis, propelled by the discovery of oil and visionary leadership. Today, Dubai stands as a testament to human ingenuity and ambition, boasting iconic skyscrapers, man-made islands, and world-class infrastructure. Its evolution into a global powerhouse has captivated the world, showcasing the limitless possibilities that arise when determination meets innovation in the heart of the desert.
Khasab image
Day 9
Khasab
See Khasab’s jutting fjords, and the dolphins playing in the emerald waters, and it’s forgivable to think you’ve stumbled across a surreal Norway. The burning sun and scorched earth, serve as a constant reminder that you're a long way from Europe, however - although the Portuguese roots mean there's a colonial tint to the city. Sitting on the Northern coast of Oman, reaching across towards Iran, this is an isolated and fascinating destination to explore. The remote location, and limited infrastructure here, until recent times, means Khasab has been left to live life at its own pace, and the city sings to its own song sheet. Even now you can see a blind eye being turned to the smugglers who whisk electronics across the Gulf to Iran, in small speed boats.
Sir Bani Yas Island image
Day 10
Sir Bani Yas Island
Although Sir Bani Yas may not top the usual tourist lists, it holds a fascinating position as a historical crossroads of trade. Fun fact: it was once the monastic retreat of Bani Yas tribe, the founding tribe of the United Arab Emirates. Despite its quieter acclaim, the island is a treasure trove of archeological sites and remnants from its days as a trade hub with civilizations across the seas. Its secluded location belies the wealth of exploration it offers, from wildlife reserves to ancient ruins, making it a quietly compelling destination.
Abu Dhabi image
Day 11
Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi's history is a tapestry woven with tales of resilience and transformation. Once a humble fishing village, it evolved into a vibrant cosmopolitan center fueled by the discovery of oil in the 20th century. The visionary leadership of the ruling Al Nahyan family spearheaded its metamorphosis into a modern metropolis, marked by iconic landmarks like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the futuristic skyline of Yas Island. Today, Abu Dhabi stands as a testament to the UAE's journey from desert sands to global prominence, blending tradition with innovation to create a dynamic and progressive cityscape.
Disembark at Doha image
Day 12
Disembark at Doha
Doha (population 700,000) is the capital of the State of Qatar, an emirate occupying the small Qatar Peninsula bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and otherwise surrounded by the Persian Gulf. Qatar was ruled by many different powers through the centuries, in fact historians have traced human habitation dating back 5000 years. From its earliest history, Qatar was a very important trade route connecting Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. Among its occupiers were the Portuguese, the Ottomans and finally the British during the turbulent years of the 20th century. Qatar gained independence in 1971, and with resources from oil exportation, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad made improvements in social programmes including education, health and housing. In 1995, his son, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani assumed the throne and brought with him a modern and progressive approach that quickly transformed the country. Doha, home to 80 percent of the country’s population, was founded under the name of Al-Bida in 1850. It became the capital of the British protectorate of Qatar in 1916. When the nation gained its independence, Doha remained the capital. During the early 20th century, much of Qatar’s economy depended on fishing and pearling. But after the introduction of Japanese cultured pearls, Doha and the whole region suffered a decline. Only when oil was discovered, prosperity returned following World War II. Today, the country produces over 800,000 barrels of oil daily. Doha is situated halfway down the east coast of the peninsula. It is an intriguing mixture of old and new, with ultra modern architecture next to traditional souqs and historic forts. It boasts a university and the Qatar National Museum (currently closed for renovation), which opened 1975 in what was originally the ruler’s palace. As the country’s cultural and commercial centre, Doha enjoys excellent communications with the outside world through its modern seaport, airport and telephone links. The Al Jazeera Arabic satellite television news channel began broadcasting in 1996 with its headquarters in Doha. While Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken. Please Note: Conservative dress is required when going ashore. As a rule, women should not wear miniskirts, shorts or sleeveless tops and men should always wear a shirt in public. Please do not photograph people without their permission, especially women.You may not take pictures of government buildings, embassies or anything military in nature, including airports.
Return flight to the UK image
Day 12
Return flight to the UK
Doha (population 700,000) is the capital of the State of Qatar, an emirate occupying the small Qatar Peninsula bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and otherwise surrounded by the Persian Gulf. Qatar was ruled by many different powers through the centuries, in fact historians have traced human habitation dating back 5000 years. From its earliest history, Qatar was a very important trade route connecting Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. Among its occupiers were the Portuguese, the Ottomans and finally the British during the turbulent years of the 20th century. Qatar gained independence in 1971, and with resources from oil exportation, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad made improvements in social programmes including education, health and housing. In 1995, his son, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani assumed the throne and brought with him a modern and progressive approach that quickly transformed the country. Doha, home to 80 percent of the country’s population, was founded under the name of Al-Bida in 1850. It became the capital of the British protectorate of Qatar in 1916. When the nation gained its independence, Doha remained the capital. During the early 20th century, much of Qatar’s economy depended on fishing and pearling. But after the introduction of Japanese cultured pearls, Doha and the whole region suffered a decline. Only when oil was discovered, prosperity returned following World War II. Today, the country produces over 800,000 barrels of oil daily. Doha is situated halfway down the east coast of the peninsula. It is an intriguing mixture of old and new, with ultra modern architecture next to traditional souqs and historic forts. It boasts a university and the Qatar National Museum (currently closed for renovation), which opened 1975 in what was originally the ruler’s palace. As the country’s cultural and commercial centre, Doha enjoys excellent communications with the outside world through its modern seaport, airport and telephone links. The Al Jazeera Arabic satellite television news channel began broadcasting in 1996 with its headquarters in Doha. While Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken. Please Note: Conservative dress is required when going ashore. As a rule, women should not wear miniskirts, shorts or sleeveless tops and men should always wear a shirt in public. Please do not photograph people without their permission, especially women.You may not take pictures of government buildings, embassies or anything military in nature, including airports.
Ship Details
Celestyal Cruises
Celestyal Journey

The Celestyal Journey holds true to what we know works well for our guests. We’ve never been fans of big is best, and the Celestyal Journey continues our philosophy that mid-sized ships are the perfect way to discover the incredible experiences this special region has to offer by visiting all the amazing destinations that the larger vessels can’t.

We’re in love with our new ship and we can’t wait for you to fall in love with her too.

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Total Nights: 3 Night Stay
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Flights Included

Outbound Flight

Departure Date:
18th February 2025
Location:
Outbound flight from Manchester International, UK to Doha International, Qatar

Inbound Flight

Arrival Date:
01st March 2025
Location:
Inbound flight from Doha International, Qatar to Manchester International, UK

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