On a Middle East cruise, you'll discover ancient and modern cultures and some of the world's most impressive architectural sites. Middle East cruises are sometimes referred to as Holy Land cruises, as important Christian, Jewish and Islamic sites are among the highlights of shore excursions. The Middle East offers striking topographical contrasts, from lush valleys to vast deserts, and the pyramids of Egypt are a highlight of many Middle East cruises. Some Middle East cruises transit the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.
Middle East cruises frequently include Eastern Mediterranean ports in Turkey or Greece.