CRUISETOUR

African Safari, Arabian Sea, and India Exploration (22 Days)

Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dates: 01 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018

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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
01 Dec 2018
Air travel
Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
Arusha, Tanzania

Evening: Welcome to Africa & Kilimanjaro airport. You will be met and transferred to the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel in Arusha.

DAY 2
02 Dec 2018
Arusha, Tanzania
Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Morning: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then a morning on your own. Afternoon: After lunch at the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, you will set out on your afternoon game drive. Evening: Enjoy a special curated dinner of local and international delicacies. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

DAY 3
03 Dec 2018
Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Morning: After breakfast, you'll head out on your first game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Thousands of flamingos, 400 species of birds, unique tree-climbing lions, and the largest concentration of baboons in the world call this place home. Afternoon: You'll head northwest after lunch, across the highlands. Experience the ultimate backdrop with the vast plains of the Serengeti on the horizon. Evening: Before dinner, take advantage of the amenities of your lodge. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

DAY 4
04 Dec 2018
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Morning: After breakfast, explore Serengeti National Park. Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park protects the most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife. It's also home to the Big Five as well as millions of wildebeest. Afternoon: Enjoy lunch at the lodge. Gear up for another guided game drive. Evening: Return to your hotel for the evening and unwind. After dinner, lounge at the safari bar. Your Celebrity concierge is available for recommendations. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

DAY 5
05 Dec 2018
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Morning: After breakfast, head out on your guided tour towards Ngorongoro. Afternoon: Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the rolling hills of the Tanzania. Visit a Maasai village and learn about the rich culture of its inhabitants. Head back to your lodge, perched high up on the rim of a 2.5-million-year-old Ngorongoro Crater. Evening: After a special dinner, ask your Celebrity concierge to book your guided nature walk under the stars. Or, catch a nightly Maasai dance performance. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

DAY 6
06 Dec 2018
Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Morning: After breakfast, descend through the early morning mists—2,000 feet down into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater forms stunning backdrops to some of the most fertile grazing grounds in Africa. Afternoon: Enjoy a picturesque picnic with guests—and by guests, we mean a herd of nearby bathing hippos. Evening: Before and after your prepared dinner, explore the landscape that surrounds you. Grab some wine and watch the African sunset. The sky will light up with colors you'll only see in this corner of Africa. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

DAY 7
07 Dec 2018
Ngorongoro, Tanzania
Arusha, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
Air travel
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Morning: After breakfast, head southeast. You'll pass Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu Village, and Tarangire. The highlands and the Karatu District will amaze you. Make your way down to the Lake Duluti Serena Hotel. Afternoon: A delicious traditional Tanzanian lunch will be waiting for you. Enjoy the afternoon at your own pace, go for a mountain bike ride, or take a canoe trip on the lake. Evening: After a farewell dinner, your transfer will shuttle you over to Kilimanjaro Airport. You'll fly to Abu Dhabi, UAE. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

DAY 8
08 Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
6:00 PM

Morning: Time to set sail for your exciting journey through Europe. After breakfast, we'll take you to the port where you'll begin your modern luxury cruise aboard Celebrity Constellation®. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch (onboard), and dinner (onboard).

DAY 9
09 Dec 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7:00 AM
DAY 10
10 Dec 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1:30 PM
DAY 11
11 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 12
12 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 13
13 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
14 Dec 2018
Kochi, India
8:30 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 15
15 Dec 2018
Mangalore, India
9:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 16
16 Dec 2018
Mormugao, India
7:30 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 17
17 Dec 2018
Mumbai, India
9:30 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 18
18 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 19
19 Dec 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 20
20 Dec 2018
Muscat, Oman
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 21
21 Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3:00 PM
DAY 22
22 Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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About the Ship

Celebrity's Solstice Aerial
Celebrity Constellation

Celebrity Constellation® continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations. Qsine, our most unique and popular restaurant in our fleet as well as The Rooftop Terrace was recently added to this beautiful vessel.

What's Included

Included

  • Shipboard accommodations |Ocean transportation| Most meals | Some beverages | Most entertainment aboard the vessel

Not Included

  • Airfare | Transfers | Items of a personal nature | Anything not listed as included

About Us

An unforgettable journey is yours to create with Celebrity. Travel to exciting destinations aboard ships resplendent with elegant finishes and spacious accommodations. Encounter new perspectives with guided shore excursions or further enhance your journey with a Cruisetour - a cruise combined with a truly refined land tour venturing inland. Our exceptional level of personal service, award-winning cuisine, world-famous amenities and accommodations that are the most spacious at sea, not only ensure an unforgettable cruise experience, but forge a lasting relationship between ourselves and our guests.

Insider Tip

Nothing at sea compares with Celebrity's Wine Experience, underscored with an incredible wine list and one of the largest teams of sommeliers in the world.

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Ship's Registry: Malta & Ecuador

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 Dec 2018

Offered by: Desert Gate - UAE
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Length: 10 Hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: 18 and Above
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Air & Helicopter Tours • Romance & Honeymoons • Sightseeing
Fly and Drive - Abu Dhabi Unique Experience

Buckle up for a unique high octane experience with some great sightseeing included.

We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Dubai Creek. While we wait to board our private seaplane, we will have a coffee and maybe a croissant at the stunning Park Hyatt Dubai.

PRIVATE SEAPLANE

Once aboard our private seaplane (max 9 pax) we will take off from the Dubai Creek over the city of Dubai, past the Burj Khalifa, towards the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and ultra famous Jumeirah Beach. On our 40 minute trip to Dubai, we will have plenty of photo opportunities to see some the magnificent palaces and beaches that just can't be seen from the ground.

We will come into to land at Yas Marina, home to the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 race. Pulling up to the pier, a luxury vehicle will be waiting to take us to the Yas Marina Circuit where we will have an experience the closest any of us may come to actually driving a Formula 1 race car - the Formula Yas 3000.

YAS 3000 RACE CAR EXPERIENCE

Before getting into the driver’s seat of the high performance vehicle, you’ll be suited up in full race gear and helmet, followed by a technical briefing from your racing coach. Next, you will take familiarization laps around the circuit in a Renault vehicle.

During these slow laps, your coach will explain the racing line and how to approach each corner. At this point you should be ready for the real action. You will be taken back to the pits, where you’ll be further briefed on your car before being tightly strapped into the Yas 3000 race car.

First your instructor will lead the way on pace laps along the circuit. With wings and slick tyres, this car gives razor-sharp responses. Remember to relax behind the wheel, as even the slightest driver input delivers a noticeable direction change. Over the course of your driving session, the challenge is to improve your racing technique. At the end of your session your instructor will provide you with some detailed feedback and discuss how you might improve your technique.

LUNCH AT EMIRATES PALACE

Driving fast cars creates hunger so now we head off for a spectacular buffet lunch at the amazing Emirates Palace Hotel

SHEIK ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

Time to put the cherry on the cake, and we will know head to Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque for a private tour of this amazing building with its unique architecture and spectacular decoration

THE WAY BACK

In just 90 minutes we will back in Dubai by road and you will now see everything from a different perspective !

Offered by: Desert Gate - UAE
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Length: 12 Hours
Meals: Dinner
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Dubai - A City of Architecture and Culture

Pickup from your hotel at 0900 for a full day discovery with a renowned local architect.

We will be in a airconditioned modern van with English speaking driver. Water and cold towels will be supplied. The proposed itinerary includes but is not limited to the following stops and points of interest.

Visit the presentation centre of the government-owned development company Nakheel to get to know all about the Palm and The World Islands projects. These will be presented and discussed with the aid of models and satellite plans.

Reach Aquaventure Waterpark via Monorail followed by a short tour and explanation of the iconic Atlantis The Palm Hotel and its situation on the famous Palm Jumeirah project.

Explore by foot Dubai Marina, a city within the city, Marina Walk and Jumeirah Beach Residence with guidance.

Visit the Business Bay presentation centre and tour through this vast area where more than 230 towers are, under construction or have been finished and delivered. We will also see the new Dubai Canal project, which has recently been finished connecting the Dubai Creek “the long way round” to the sea. Although there is not a lot to see yet, we can park close to the St Regis Dubai hotel and walk a little along the canal to get a feeling of how it will be when totally finished.

Move on to Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), which has attracted high-profile companies from all over the world. The architecture of the American-English office, Gensler, gives the DIFC area an appearance of the highest international standards. Walk through the area to get a better understanding of the level of architecture and commerce that has been attracted, including Ritz Carlton and Four Season hotels

Experience Burj Khalifa & the observation deck "At the Top" at level 124 where we have tickets for PrimeTime. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure in the world (828 meters high) and has been the backdrop for many movies.

Explore Downtown Dubai. Surrounding Burj Khalifa, master developer Emaar has created Dubai‘s new downtown ensemble, complete with the world‘s largest shopping mall, the Dubai Opera and a new ‘old town’ quarter. Walk around the central lake and enjoy the Dubai Fountain show.

After a long day, time Dinner at a selected restaurant (according to your culinary taste) in the Downtown Area with a renowned Arabian Cultural expert. He will discuss business culture and Simply Culture 101.

After a wonderful dinner, head back to your hotel for a night of well earned rest

Offered by: Desert Gate - UAE
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Length: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Dinner
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy • Wheelchair Acceesible
Experience(s): Adventure • Family Vacations • Romance & Honeymoons • Wildlife & Nature
Private dinner on the Dunes

Enjoy the magic of the Arabian desert with this ultra private tour and dinner

In the mid-afternoon our comfortable 4x4 and knowledgable driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you through the highways of Dubai to the edge of the desert.

There he will slowly let some air out of the tyres while you get the first feeling of the warm red sand between your toes.

Once ready, we will head out into the desert for a spot of "Dune Bashing". As this is a private tour, you can "tune" how much activity or "bashing" you want.

As the sun begins to drop below the horizon, we head deeper into the desert where a private nomadic tent has been set up you. Surrounded by torches and candles, and lit up by a camp fire, the setting is ideal for a true Arabian dinner.

A camel will also be waiting for you a few short steps from the tent so that you can get some wonderful photo opportunities in some Arabic clothing and with the sunset behind you. Also, we have some boards ready for you to try some sand boarding down the adjacent dunes,

At the same time, your dedicated team are preparing a wonderful arabic barbecue with delicious salads, mezze and fruit juices which will be served directly to your traditional low table surrounded by large cushions and set on vintage arabic carpets.

A discreet Arabic Oud musician will also be adding classical arabic rhythms to this totally relaxing atmosphere.

After the sumptuous dinner, what better than some freshly brewed Arabic coffee and shisha (hookah) around the campfire as you watch the stars.

Finally, our 4x4 will take you back to your hotel.

Offered by: Desert Gate - UAE
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Snack
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Shop like a Local - Unique Shopping in Dubai

Everyone has seen the massive malls that the UAE has with thousands of stores and millions of glittery items to buy.

However, at Desert Gate, we know that our guests may now always want to shop at Western style malls and would love to get to know the hidden places where the true locals go to shop.

Whether it be local fashion, Indian dresses, carpets or otherwise, our expert local shopper will take you to place few tourists ever get to hear of or see. Visit the tailors of Satwa, the Fabric shops of Al Fahidi and the hidden jewellery wholesalers of Deira, this tour will not only show you how real local shopping and bargaining works, but will also enable you to buy unique goods at a fraction of the price found in the malls

In order to prepare, 2 weeks before arrival, we will speak with the guest and understand their tastes, likes and dislikes in order to tailor the tour to the guests specifications

During the tour, we include a couple of stops at local establishments for juices as well as local snacks.

Optionally, we can include a local lunch

Offered by: Desert Gate - UAE
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Length: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy • Wheelchair Acceesible
Experience(s): Adventure • Air & Helicopter Tours • Cruises & Water Tours • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Food & Wine • Golf • Islands & Beaches • Romance & Honeymoons • Sightseeing • Walking & Biking • Wildlife & Nature
The Emirates & Oman - 100% your way

"100% your way" is exactly what it appears - a fully tailormade excursion, hand designed and created by true destination experts.

Is your taste for culture ?The region breathes Arabic culture and perfectly mixed it with modern touches. Weather it be the Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Heritage Village in Dubai or the Castles of Nizwa in Oman, our region in rich in details.

Did you mention local shopping ?We all know that the UAE is home to some of the biggest and most amazing megamalls in the world. However, our expert guides know the best hidden places to shop, only known of by the locals. They will help you find and negotiate whatever your heart desires.

A Global Foodie Destination In our destinations, you will find the finest foods from around the globe. From exquisite local kiosks to Michelin starred restaurants, you will never go hungry here and Desert Gate can show you the finest of the spots!

Sports & Nightlife Land, sea or air, almost every sport known to man is on offer. And at nighttine, the city comes to life with vibrant cafes, bars, clubs and shows

AdventureDesert, mountains and ocean are the perfect combination to discover some of the most exciting adventure moments possible.RomanceThere are literally hundreds of spots where you can enjoy a romantic meal, moment or memory.

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