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All-inclusive, luxury cruise, plus $250 shipboard credit per person!

Grand Arabian Gulf Cruise

Exploring Medicine, Dentistry & the
Middle Eastern Healthcare Model

Athens to Abu Dhabi on Crystal Symphony
November 29 – December 16, 2022

Pyramids, Petra & Modern Wonders! Join PES for 17 nights to discover thousands of years of history and extravagant modern marvels with overnights in Luxor, Petra, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi offering more time for exploration, while sailing aboard the all-inclusive and award-winning Crystal Symphony! Hosted by Joann & Bill Chaney!

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Cruise Itinerary Highlights:

  • Transit the Suez Canal, an engineering marvel that connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas
  • From Safaga, take an overland adventure to Luxor & Cairo to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Valley of the Kings or relax by the Red Sea
  • Discover the ancient city of Petra, a treasured UNESCO Heritage Site and architectural wonder, or enjoy a Wadi Rum desert safari
  • Experience the Arabian charm of Muscat – shop the bustling bazaars, see the dazzling Grand Mosque, or enjoy a relaxing beach break
  • In lavish Dubai, enjoy high tea at the ultra-luxurious Burj Al Arab Hotel, explore Old Dubai’s fort, or go shopping in the glamorous duty-free boutiques or colorful souks
  • Abu Dhabi features a mix of skyscrapers and opulent Islamic architecture, high-end shopping, and camel rides in the nearby desert

All-Inclusive Cruise Package:

  • Extraordinary Michelin-inspired cuisine in a variety of elegant, open-seating restaurants and cafés and 24-hour room service
  • Unlimited fine wines, champagne, and premium spirits, plus fresh juices, soft drinks, specialty coffees, and afternoon tea service
  • Gratuities for all housekeeping, bar, and dining staff
  • Luxurious ship amenities including a fitness center with wellness programs, spa, sun deck and pool, and award-winning Broadway-style entertainment, plus vocalists and a piano bar
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Personal Butler service in Penthouses and Suites
  • $125 shipboard credit per person
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Brief Itinerary:

Port Highlights:

Venture through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus, as you make your way to the cradle of Western culture and the birthplace of democracy. Athens, among the world’s oldest cities with a history spanning 3,400 years, has long been the location of myth and muse, and its ancient heritage is still an incredible source of inspiration. Here, the Acropolis crowns the city as home to the Parthenon and other legendary temples and monuments.

Separating the continents of Africa and Asia, while connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, the Suez Canal stands as a testament to the ingenuity and determination of a bygone era. Completed in 1869 and requiring no locks, the 120 miles of this sea-level passage offer travelers a kaleidoscope of contrasting vistas. As you glide through quiet waters, marvel at the lush greenery of the Nile Delta to the west and the sculpted desert landscape of the Sinai Peninsula to the east.

On the Red Sea coast, this small city offers beautiful beaches and glorious weather, even snorkeling and diving among the offshore reefs. More intriguingly, it serves as the gateway to Luxor on the west bank of the Nile River, where the Valley of the Kings reveals the elaborate tombs and underground mausoleums of pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramses II.

Situated at the top of its namesake gulf, Aqaba brings a refreshing release from the rose-colored desert to the north. Its sandy beaches and coral reefs are the most pristine on the Red Sea, and Jordanians hope to preserve them through careful planning. Beyond the modernity of Aqaba itself, the UNESCO treasure of Petra – an ancient rock-carved Nabataean city once lost to the Western world – and the wonders of the Wadi Rum await discovery.

Ringed by volcanic mountains and guarded by two Portuguese forts, Muscat is a picturesque blend of Arab, Indian, African and European styles, thanks to the ordinance that traditional architecture must take precedence over high-rise buildings.

Home to the world’s biggest shopping mall, tallest skyscraper, and dozens of ultra-glamourous luxury hotels, Dubai is truly a modern wonder. After exploring the new sites of the city, find yourself amongst traditional winding souks and local charm.

Abu Dhabi is a bustling city with extraordinary sky scrapers, wide, tree-lined boulevards, and some of the most elite cultural destinations. This city is considered the wealthiest city in the world, but still retains a humble charm with its central souk and artisan hub for traditional crafts.

PES Stateroom Rates:

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Rates do not include port taxes of $1,105 per person.

Double pricing is per person, based on double occupancy or two people per stateroom.

Single pricing is based on one person per stateroom and is capacity-controlled.

Crystal Society Member Benefits: Additional savings apply.

Reservation Booking Terms and Conditions:

Reduced Deposit:

  • Cruise: 15% of the total package and a non-refundable Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person
  • Seminar: $200 per person

Save an additional 2.5% off the cruise only fare if paid in full by July 2, 2022.

Final Payment Due: August 1, 2022

Airfare is not included. PES will book your air arrangements for a $100 service fee or you may choose to handle your own reservation.

Airport Transfers to and from the Crystal Serenity are not included in the package price. Please contact your PES Travel coordinator if assistance is needed to arrange airport transfers before or after your trip.

PES offers optional travel insurance. Travel insurance is strongly suggested and will give you the opportunity to recover monies lost through cancellations. We offer Travel Guard insurance as an option. Premiums vary depending on your age and the cost of your trip. Purchase within 15 days of deposit for additional benefits.

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Cancellation Penalties: All cancellations must be made in writing to Global Tracks. Travel insurance and airfare are non-refundable once purchased. Any payment to Global Tracks constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set herein, including but not limited to the cancellation terms. All cancellations are subject to the Global Tracks administration fee of $100 per person in addition to the below schedule:

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