Toppen af Emiraterne
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Arabiens Norge

Khasab kaldes Toppen af Emiraterne, hvilket ikke blot giver udtryk for, at den er den nordligste by i Emiraterne men også, at denne havneby i sultanatets nordligste eksklave er yderst tiltrækkende. Ombord på et MSC-krydstogt til Emiraterne og Oman vil du bemærke, at Khasab vogter over Hormuzstrædet, som adskiller det Arabiske Hav fra det Indiske Ocean.

Herfra sejler skibet ind i Musandam, som er den længste og bedst kendte fjord i dette område. Fjorden byder på lange indløb, som er hugget ud af kalksten, og som åbner sig ind mod oplandet gennem klipper, der rejser sig lodret fra det klare blå vand, hvor delfiner og det varierede marineliv er årsagen til, at området kaldes »Arabiens Norge«.

En af de mest fascinerende måder at udforske dette område på er ombord på en dhow, en traditionel arabisk fiskerbåd, som i dag normalt også har en motor, ud over et eller flere sejl. Under dit besøg i Oman kan du vælge en udflugt til Telegraføen, den historiske ø, hvor briterne midt i det 19. århundrede byggede en mellemstation for telegrafen, der forbandt Bombay med Bharain.

Byen Khasab, som blev grundlagt af portugiserne i begyndelsen af det 17. århundrede, ved områdets bedst mulige naturlige havn, byder på et væld af interessante udflugter. En af de mest spændende er Khasab-fæstningen

Fæstningen har bibeholdt sin oprindelige charme, og man kan også se flere karakteristiske både, der, ligesom de militære bygninger, er udsmykket i Musandam-halvøens traditionelle stil.

Du kan også besøge byen Bukha, hvor der findes to smukke fæstninger, som blev bygget i den portugisiske periode: Bukha-fæstningen, som er perfekt bevaret med en lang række runde forsvarsmure, og Al Qala-fæstningen med sine glatte stenvægge.

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      • Kan indeholde bakker, trin, ujævne overflader og/eller lange perioder, hvor man er nødt til at stå op


      • Varighed
        3 h

      • Fra voksenDKK389Pris per person

      • Fra barnDKK305Pris per person


      Explore Khasab and its surrounding areas from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach or microbus. The tour begins with a visit to the picturesque Fort Khasab, built in the 17th century by the Portuguese in an attempt to control maritime trade in the Strait of Hormuz. The fort was erected to prevent attacks from the sea. Teak wood from India was used for its construction and the roof was fashioned from a mix of palm leaves and clay. Within its low, crenellated walls, the fort contains a large central tower which is thought to pre-date the fort itself. The structure you see today is the result of extensive restoration work carried out in the late 20th century. The fort’s location offers excellent views and photo opportunities. Leaving the keep, the tour continues along the coastal road for about an hour to Bukha, which borders the Emirate of Ras al Khaima. On the way, enjoy the spectacular scenery along this ruggedly beautiful coastal route and hone your camera skills at various photo stops. Overlooking the sea and with a backdrop of mountains, the Fort at Bukha is the final stop of the tour and affords more breathtaking views from its gorgeous setting. Please note: guides for languages other than English are limited. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. Due to the marked differences between outside temperatures and those found in the places visited as well as the air-conditioned tour vehicles, we recommend taking a light cotton jumper or cardigan for your comfort. As this tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is unsuitable for guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair.

      • Ingen guide til rådighed

      • Begrænsede pladser

      • Kan indeholde bakker, trin, ujævne overflader og/eller lange perioder, hvor man er nødt til at stå op


      • Varighed
        4 h

      • Fra voksenDKK739Pris per person

      • Fra barnDKK685Pris per person


      This tour will take you through some of Oman’s most stunning landscapes – and all from the exhilarating comfort of a modern four-wheel drive vehicle. Get ready for a breathtaking trip to Jebel Harim, which literally translates as the “Mountain of Women”. At a height of 2,097 m, it is the tallest peak on the Musandam Peninsula. The trip to Jebel Harim will take you past incredible vistas, including terraced mountain villages, lush acacia forests and seasonal watercourses, the so-called wadis, which are typical of the region. After about an hour’s drive, a stop will be made at the Bedouin village of Sayah, which is located at an elevation of 914 m and surrounded by palm groves. It counts as one of the most picturesque villages on the Musandam Peninsula. After a stop to enjoy the idyllic setting and take photographs, the tour continues to Jebel Harim. There will be time to admire the grand panorama from the mountain’s summit. On return from Jebel Harim, drive towards Khawr Najid, stop at the crest for a magnificent view of Khawr Najid overlooking to Indian Ocean side. Please note: the driver will provide basic information in English. As this tour involves travelling over rough and bumpy terrain, it is unsuitable for guests with neck/back problems, for pregnant women and for guests using a wheelchair.

      • Ingen guide til rådighed

      • Mulighed for at svømme

      • Kan indeholde et mindre antal trin, ujævne overflader og/eller længere perioder, hvor man er nødt til at stå op


      • Varighed
        4 h

      • Fra voksenDKK612Pris per person

      • Fra barnDKK462Pris per person


      Discover the beauty of the fjord-like waters of Musandam – also known as the “Norway of Arabia” – plus pretty fishing villages and Telegraph Island on this relaxing cruise aboard an engine-powered dhow, a traditional Arabian vessel made of wood. As the dhow makes its way through these beautifully calm, turquoise waters surrounded by pure white cliffs, you can take a refreshing dip when the boast anchors in the vicinity of Telegraph Island. And if you are lucky, a friendly dolphin may even stop by to keep you company. And if not, there are always the breathtaking views of mountains rising in the distance to keep you entertained. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.

    The excursions in the programme are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this programme is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise. Shore excursions programs and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour.
    Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The guides are guaranteed in English. Only for South America cruises, the guides are guaranteed in Brazilian Portuguese. Narration in other languages depends on the availability of guides. Please note that the final language of the tour will be confirmed on board during the cruise.


    Atmospheres of a thousand and one nights
    Atmospheres of a thousand and one nights

    Nestled between the sea, the desert and the imposing mountains, descendent of a thousand year old culture, the Sultanate of Oman will make your heart leap.

    The great expanse of sand, the Wahiba Sands, is the first tourist attraction, an unmissable stop on your cruise to Oman and the Emirates. 

    Along the road from Nizwa to Sur, we venture into the desert following the sandy tracks which weave their way through copper coloured sand dunes and unforgettable scenery. 

    Those looking for a real adventure during their trip to Oman can try a two wadi excursion, canyons which the periodic torrents carve out of this land and then leave the riverbeds dry. 

    We reach the Wadi Bani Awf on a 4x4 track which crosses the Hajar mountains, touching some of the highest peaks and vertiginous gorges along thrilling paths. Instead, those who love trekking will like Wadi Shab

    The vestiges of Oman's bellicose past can be seen in its many forts. One of the most unique is Nizwa's, with its enormous round tower in the centre. It has a diameter of 45 metres and was built in the 17th century by the Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya’rubi to protect the city. 

    Jabrin Fort on the other hand is one of Oman's most impressive and best preserved forts. The sand-like building dates back to the 16th century and rises up from the desert in the middle of a palm grove, just five kilometres from Bahla.