Embarkation after 15:00. Enjoy a welcome drink
and meet your fellow passengers prior to the customary safety drill. Short lecture on
Khasab and the Musandam Peninsula. Overnight at
Day 2 (Friday):
Mid day arrival at Khasab-Musandam Peninsula.
Lunch on board. Afternoon optional tour of Khasab with visit to Khasab fort and museum
or other optional mountain 4 wheel drive tour again with Khasab fort and museum visit.
Both tours end with a memorable Omani night at outside location. Overnight in
Day 3 (Saturday):Khasab
Optional full day excursion with a traditional
Omani dhow sailing into a Musandam peninsula fjord. We will most certainly have the
company of dolphins before reaching Telegraph and Seebi Islands for a swim stop,
fishing and snorkeling. Refreshments and lunch on board. Late afternoon return to
Khasab. Overnight in Khasab.
Day 4 (Sunday): Musandam Peninsula
sailing from Khasab along the West Coast of Musandam, passing by Kumjar and then along
the East Coast fjords of Musandam. Swim stop on the way before lunch on board.
Short lecture about Omani history and next day’s places of interest,
Sohar and Nakhal. Overnight at sea to Sohar.
Day 5 (Monday): Sohar - Sawadi
Early morning arrival in Sohar. Disembarkation
for an optional full day excursion. After a short visit of the quaint and peaceful city
center, we will drive by small buses to Nakhal and its well preserved fortress and
later on to Ain Towarath hot springs. We rejoin the ship in Sawadi Sands Islands late
afternoon. (Guests not taking the full day excursion will remain on
board). Overnight at anchor in Sawadi Sands.
Day 6 (Tuesday): Sawadi Sands - Muscat
snorkeling and swimming at nearby island followed by a BBQ lunch. Early afternoon
sailing for Muscat. Overnight at Muscat.
Day 7 (Wednesday): Muscat
Muscat by road for an optional full day excursion to city of Fanja before
reaching Nizwa, once the capital of Oman and Misfar, a very old village where our
guide will introduce us to the Falaj, the typical Omani irrigation system and to
the date’s cultivation. The alternative for day 7 is an optional 1/2 day tour of
Muscat. Overnight in Muscat.
Day 8 (Thursday): Muscat
Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions.