Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2022

1 0 3 Mauritius Port Authority Mauritius is set to become a homeporting hub for cruise ships in the Indian Ocean’s Vanilla Islands, thanks to its year-round sunshine, white-sand beaches, warm people, cultural diversity and range of immersive shore excursion opportunities. Mauritius Port Authority hosts homeporting calls and transit calls from international vessels at both its 125-metre-long cruise jetty and its multipurpose terminal. In the second quarter of 2022, MPA will open a 7,500-square-metre terminal with capacity for up to 4,000 cruise and inter-island ferry passengers. Port Salalah, Oman Salalah is the capital of southern Oman’s Dhofar governate. The city is known for its banana plantations, Arabian Sea beaches and waters teeming with life. The Khareef, an annual monsoon, transforms the desert terrain into a lush, green landscape and creates seasonal waterfalls that attract almost 800,000 visitors every year. Salalah is an Arab Gulf regional gateway port and transhipment hub, with over 4.3 million containers handled annually and receiving around 35,000 cruise passengers every year. Ras Al Khamiah, United Arab Emirates At the northernmost part of the United Arab Emirates lies Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), one of the oldest trading centres in the region. The hundreds of years of authentic Arabian history and culture blend perfectly with picturesque desert landscapes, breathtaking mountains and 64 kilometres of tranquil beaches, as well as an ever-growing selection of world-class hotel brands. Today, RAK Port boasts a dedicated and luxury boutique cruise terminal fitted with modern equipment to ensure an efficient and friendly cruise passenger experience. Cayman Islands Nestled in the western corner of the Caribbean Sea, the three Cayman Islands are well-known for fantastic dining, world-class diving, beautiful beaches and incredible wildlife. This Caribbean destination offers a memorable and luxurious experience for visitors of all ages and interests, even if they are staying for just a few hours. Highlights include swimming with Southern stingrays, exploring coral reefs, relaxing in a hammock while sipping a mudslide or eating in a five-star restaurant. AME R I C A S >