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If you are looking to experience the Middle East without the towering skyscrapers and glitz, then Muscat (the capital of Oman) is an excellent port of call to visit during a cruise vacation. Like other port cities in this area of the world, Muscat is as equally beautiful and fascinating. However, you will discover more of an emphasis on history and natural beauty rather than the bustling glamour of resorts and shopping malls. Simply put, Muscat is a different yet exciting way to experience the Middle East region. Muscat is brimming with mosques, palaces, cultural complexes, bazaars, museums, beautiful beaches, and so much more! If you take a cruise that starts from or ends in Muscat, you may plan on spending some additional time in the city before or after your cruise, so you can experience everything there is to offer.

A great time to visit Muscat is between November and March, when you can typically enjoy the region’s nicest weather.

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Destinations for Cruises from Muscat

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Muscat. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Muscat

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Muscat. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Muscat:

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Silversea Cruises
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Silversea Cruises Silversea Cruises from Muscat Cash Back or Onboard Credit!
Silversea Expeditions
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
  • Personalized Butler Service
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Windstar Cruises
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Muscat

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Muscat, along with a brief description:

♦ Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

If you’re looking for the grandest mosque in Muscat, look no further than the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. As its name implies, this grand mosque is large enough for 20,000 visitors, extends over 150 feet into the sky, and is filled with some of the most striking décor you’ve ever seen. Those who are looking for glitz and glamour are certain to appreciate the chandelier made of Swarovski crystals and Persian rugs located inside. Audio guides are available to provide you with all the insights you need to learn about Islamic traditions and their role within the mosque. As Muscat is a Muslim country, be aware that there is a conservative dress code required to enter.

♦ Royal Opera House Muscat

If you’re a fan of the arts, then you certainly cannot skip over the chance to check out Royal Opera House Muscat! Not only is the building’s façade one of the most beautiful architectural wonders in Muscat (complete with marble and gold accents), but you can attend guided tours which will give you the most immersive experience ever. Among some of the things you can see on the inside include the main stage, auditorium, décor, and more. If your timing is right, you might even be able to catch a live performance, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Plus, there is a shopping mall attached to the building, as well as a few nice restaurants nearby where you can grab something to eat.

♦ Mutrah Souq

For a true cultural immersion, skip over the malls and head right to Mutrah Souq, one of Muscat’s most famous local bazaars. Whether you’re just looking for a fun walkthrough or a couple of interesting souvenirs, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Among the many items you will find for sale might include jewelry, clothing, spices, perfumes, fabrics, lamps, incense, and more. Plus, the building that houses this market is an artistic wonder in itself!

Average Monthly Weather for Muscat


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