Cruise Aboard A Traditional Arab Dhow

MCT-240 | Muscat (Mina Qaboos), Oman | See Special Notes

from $89.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

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Excursion Length:
Approx. 3 hours

Max. Group Size: 35

Tour Overview

This fun two-hour cruise off the coast of Muscat, is a truly relaxing and enjoyable way to see Oman from a different perspective.

Your fabulous, sea-faring tour starts with a short but scenic motor-coach journey from the ship to Bander Al Rowdha Marina, where you will board your wooden dhow. Today, you will have the chance to relax aboard as you view the dramatic mountains, nibble on some dates, drink Arabian coffee and take pictures to show the folks back home.

Dhows have been sailing the Muscat waters for centuries when they were used on trade routes, connecting Oman, India and Iran. The shipwrights of Sur Lubna in Oman are famed for their skills at shipbuilding, and your dhow will have everything you need to make your trip memorable. Each features open-air seating on her majlis (the raised decks), as well as a charming interior saloon complete with cushions and beautiful stained glass windows.

Your captain will encourage you to sit back and enjoy the sights during your cruise, while the crew serve you coffee, tea and soft drinks. Eventually, the dhow will head back to the marina, where you will board your motorcoach for the picturesque journey back to your ship.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Tour operation is dependent on sea and weather conditions.

Wear comfortable, flat-soled deck shoes or walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and adequate sun protection.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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