Embark on the trip of a lifetime with Naramata Inn Chef Ned Bell, Kate Colley and Renshaw Travel aboard the luxurious all-suite Silver Spirit for a 12-night cruise that kicks off with cheering for Canada’s Men at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – the first
time the men have qualified since 1986. This Silversea luxury cruise sails the Indian Ocean from Dubai to Mumbai, visiting seven ports and five countries from December 8 to 20, 2022.
Designed to coincide with the biggest event on the soccer/football calendar, the FIFA 2022 World Cup is the main event on the first three days of this cruise. As fans head to the stadium to see the world’s best compete, guests can join them or enjoy The Pearl-Qatar without the crowds. Join Chef Ned & Kate support Team Canada from the stands – Go Canada Go! After the tournament, the cruise continues through the Middle East with calls in Oman, Bahrain, and an overnight in opulent Abu Dhabi. Two days at sea and guests will be well rested for India’s big, bold, brash city of Mumbai, where the cruise ends.
While onboard, exclusive RenshawTravel amenities include culinary excursions and private onboard cooking demonstrations and wine tastings with Naramata Inn’s Executive Chef and Partner, Ned Bell as well as a shipboard credit. All Silversea Cruise experiences include: round-trip economy class airfare; transfers between airports and the ship; one shore excursion per port, per day; open bars and lounges, plus a customised in-suite mini-bar replenished daily; pre-paid gratuities; unlimited WiFi; all-suite experience with personal butler; and dining at any of eight onboard gourmet restaurants.
December 8, 2022 ~ Dubai, UAE
Dubai’s explosion of wealth and wonder has created a dizzying, logic-defying desert wonderland. Boundary-pushing architecture which gently nods to the region’s past and a relentlessly futuristic vision, makes Dubai one of the most dynamic destinations on the planet.
December 9 – 11, 2022 ~ Doha, Qatar ~ FIFA World Cup*
Gleaming skyscrapers, mosques studded with intricate carvings, and extravagant shopping experiences, all contribute to The Pearl-Qatar’s flourishing skyline. A futuristic vision kept grounded by its heritage, the sprawling metropolis of Doha’s ambitious structures echo the ancient Arabic art that long preceded its rise. Join Chef Ned and Kate to cheer on Canada’s men in real life-Go Canada Go!
*Note: tickets to the World Cup are not included in cruise price.
December 12, 2022 ~ Al Manamah, Bahrain
Think dreamy Arabian landscapes juxtaposed with uber-modern buildings reaching up to the sky and you have probably conjured a vision of Al Manama. The capital of Bahrain, Al Manama, is as old as it is new – vestiges of the 16th-century trade route port remain, while the steel and glass skyscrapers line the streets of the busy financial district.
December 13 – 14, 2022 ~ Abu Dhabi, UAE
Emerging from the desert’s sands like a mirage, Abu Dhabi’s brilliant skyline continues to reach new heights. The extravagance on show is downright dizzying, but it’s counterpointed by authentic history and culture, and majestic religious statements.
December 15, 2022 ~ Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Ras Al Khaimah city (RAK city) is situated in the most northerly of the seven emirates. Known for its slower pace, sun-soaked beaches and rich culture, RAK city and the surrounding emirate provide an ideal retreat from the futuristic cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
December 16, 2022 ~ Muscat, Oman
It may be known as the Norway of Arabia – in reference to the spectacular fjords that cut and shape the Musandam Peninsula – but Muscat’s scorching sun and desert landscape is a constant reminder that you’re a long way from Europe.
December 17 – 18, 2022 ~ 2 Days at Sea
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with yourself. From fitness and spa, to whale watching, reading or sunbathing, these blue sea days balance the busy days spent exploring shore-side.
December 19 – 20, 2022 ~ Mumbai, India
A spicy destination of colour and chaos, the city formerly known as Bombay is a deafening collision of contrasts and culture. Nicknamed the “city of dreams”, Mumbai is at once an economic centre, fashion hub and home for Bollywood’s world of glamour. This is the real India, and Mumbai is a city of unparalleled extremes and contradictions.
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