On a Middle East cruise, you'll discover ancient and modern cultures and some of the world's most impressive architectural sites. Middle East cruises are sometimes referred to as Holy Land cruises, as important Christian, Jewish and Islamic sites are among the highlights of shore excursions. The Middle East offers striking topographical contrasts, from lush valleys to vast deserts, and the pyramids of Egypt are a highlight of many Middle East cruises. Some Middle East cruises transit the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.
Middle East cruises frequently include Eastern Mediterranean ports in Turkey or Greece.
- There are only a few Middle East cruises each year.
- If you need to fly a long distance for your Middle East cruise, we suggest that you arrive at your departure port at least one or two days in advance. This will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship. Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.
For a list of Middle East cruise ports,