Middle East on a Budget

With thousands of years of history the Middle East can be a trip of a life time. This Fast Deal offers a cruise for 15 days starting in Abu Dhabi then cruising to Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Greece and finally Rome Italy for 15 $46 a day on the Celebrity Constellation. Go to Vacationstogo.com for specifics. Fly to Abu Dhabi for $613 and fly home from Rome for $243. This is a great geezerswithpassports.com Fast Deal if you’re bags are packed and you’re ready to go.

flights are available from Miami to Abu Dhabi for around $613. I picked an April 12th flight so you will have a day to rest and explore Abu Dhabi, a city that offers a fascinating mix of ancient culture and the emergence of one of the most modern cities in the world.

Once in Rome to make this deal work you’ll want to get home. If you rest up and see a few sights in Rome after your cruise you can fly back to Fort Lauderdale on Norwegian for $243 on May 5th.

The United Arab Emirates does not require a Visa for tourists staying less than 30 days. I spoke to the people at Vacations to Go and Visas for Oman and Jordan can be issued on the ship and there is no stop in Egypt you just cruise the canal so this trip is can put together. I would call the cruise line as soon as possible and ask about vaccinations for Oman and Jordan Abu Dhabi and the European ports should be OK. Make sure you double check Visa constraints with Celebrity  but it appears all will need is your passport and were Geezers we always have our passport!

Some added expenses you can expect are tips on the cruise ship of about $25 a day. Rooms and food in Abu Dhabi and Rome for four days and probably some transportation costs but lets be real your visiting six counties over three weeks for a base price of $1441 per person. If you’re using some of the Geezer tools like air miles and credit card points you could of course take this already great deal and turn it into a free trip.