Cruises Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 Windstart-Dundee port to airport transfer
  2. 2 Vantage Deluxe World Travel
  3. 3 cruising the Mississippi river
  4. 4 Trip Report Carnival Vista, Cruisers Log.. Star Date 24.05.2016 AD
  5. 5 Trip Report Spoiled for life
  6. 6 Santorini excursions
  7. 7 Trip Report Alaska Shore excursion on the cheap
  8. 8 Trip Report Mediterranean Ports Of Call, Carnival Vista
  9. 9 Trip Report Barcelona to Rome
  10. 10 Trip Report We finally made up our minds...
  11. 11 Currency for multiple countries
  12. 12 Oceania Overbooking
  13. 13 2 NIght PreCruise
  14. 14 How to plan 1 day in Copenhagen
  15. 15 Best Way to See Italy and/or Greece?
  16. 16 Suggestions for excursions in the Greek Isles Oct 2013
  17. 17 Late arrival for checking-in
  18. 18 Dubronovik
  19. 19 Amsterdam - best way to get to city centre from the cruise terminal
  20. 20 Late flight from Miami Intl Airport
  21. 21 Sources for finding last minute deals on cruises from Seattle to Alaska?
  22. 22 alaska cruise
  23. 23 Juneau excursions Alaska Cruise
  24. 24 Trip Report Viking Ocean Cruise nightmare
  25. 25 Cruise Port in Livorno - Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca
View next 25 » Back to the top

Arabian peninsula cruise: newbie questions

Jump to last reply

My partner and I will be leaving mid-December on an Arabian peninsula cruise (Costa cruises) from Dubai to Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Khasab. This will be our first cruise.

I have looked at the cruise company's excursions schedule and the prices are insane! EUR 70-90 (USD 95 - 125) per person per excursion to load you on a bus, go to a local mosque and market, some lunch and drop you at the cruise port again.

We are used to travelling independently, so we don't have a problem to arrange our own day trips, however as this will be our first cruise (and our first time in that part of the world), I have some questions:

1) are taxis normally available in the ports mentioned above? Do people have experience taking these taxis, and how much should I expect to pay if I want to hire a taxi for 4 or 5 hours? Or better just take a one-way into town, and take a taxi back at the end of the day?

2) Or would it be better to reserve a taxi/tour with a local company before we leave for Dubai? Any recommendations for reliable companies in the places mentioned above?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement