Discover Qatar, the destination management subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced the launch of its very first expedition cruise series around Qatar’s coastline. The cruises provide a unique opportunity to observe the largest gathering of the world’s largest living fish – the Whale Shark – in the Al Shaheen.
Cruise season will start in April 2021 and will run seven consecutive weekly departures. Prices start from USD 5,295 per person.
“Qatar is a unique setting for expedition cruises, and I am hugely excited to launch our first product in this area to show off our country’s beauty to the world. Qatar, with its abundance of rugged, untouched nature, surrounded by crystal waters and a unique biodiverse ecosystem, offers exciting adventures that allow visitors to connect with nature and visit areas of Qatar that are only accessible by the sea. Also, our guests will have the unparalleled opportunity to observe the biggest gathering of the world’s largest fish – the Whale Sharks,” Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways, said.
Discover Qatar offers customers an eight-night, nine-day expedition cruise package on board a luxury expedition ship on full-board basis. It has partnered with PONANT, the world’s leader in luxury expeditions cruising, to offer this cruise series. Guests will travel on board ‘Le Champlain’, PONANT’s new explorer-class cruise ships offering 92 luxurious staterooms and suites equipped with high-end amenities.