Costa Toscana from the Emirates in winter


The Emirates is one of the most exciting and on-the-up cruise regions in the world. You’re guaranteed warm winter sun and incredible things to see and do. So, why wouldn’t you want to cruise this region for some winter sun? We have a variety of awesome sailings available to book. So, let’s have a look at Costa Toscana herself, and where this floating beauty can take you.

Costa Toscana Cruises to the Emirates

Mountain landscape in Muscat, Oman

Costa Toscana

Costa Toscana is a travelling “smart city” and besides the great innovation of being powered by liquefied natural gas, she has a series of cutting-edge, high-tech features designed to further reduce her environmental impact. Desalinators are used to convert sea water to provide all the ship’s daily water requirements. Energy consumption is reduced to a minimum with the help of a smart energy efficiency system. In addition, 100% of waste on board is sorted and materials such as plastic, paper, glass and aluminium are recycled. The driftwood decorating the islands in the new Archipelago restaurant was salvaged as part of “Guardians of the Coast”. The environmental education programme for the protection of the Italian coastline is run by the Costa Crociere Foundation. For every dinner eaten at the Archipelago, Costa Cruises donates part of the proceeds to Costa Crociere Foundation to support environmental and social projects.

With Costa Cruises, you’re promised a cruise that offers delicious cuisine, more time ashore to explore, exciting onboard entertainment and more. But, if you choose to book a cruise with Costa, you’ll also be doing your bit for the planet, as Costa Toscana features one of the most innovative propulsion systems within the cruise industry and is powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).

Costa Toscana Cruises to the Emirates in winter 2022/2023

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Cruises around the Emirates

You can view our entire collection of Costa Cruises sailings around the Emirates on our website, but we have also narrowed this list down per country, so you can hand-select your perfect Middle Eastern cruise holiday.

It’s important to get exactly what you want from your cruise and in this region, destinations are incredibly important.


Dubai began life in 1833 as a small fishing village, established by the Al Maktoum tribe whom still to this day run the country. It’s one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates and is home to over 200 nationalities.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and a capacity for 41,000 worshipers.


Qatar’s crowning jewel is the city of Doha and it has grown hugely in popularity with cruisers in recent years. You can shop, soak up local culture, customs, and religion, and take in the National Museum.


Muscat is simply stunning and Oman is the port capital. Sitting on the Gulf of Oman, it is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and vast desert. Its history dates back to Antiquity and it is filled with fascinating things to see and learn more about. One of the must-see things here is Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, with its 50m dome and prodigious Persian carpet. This mosque is huge and can accommodate 20,000 people.

It’s time to head East on an unforgettable cruise!

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