Silversea Luxury Cruises To SUR

SUR

Once a central trading port for East Africa and India, Sur was also renowned for the wonderful wooden ships it produced. Having lost some of its prestige when the French completed the Suez Canal in the 19th century, and struck by a cyclone in 2007, the city has nevertheless retained its scenic dunes and crystal waters. View more

Sur’s most recognisable monument today is the Ras al Haad castle, a gem of Islamic architecture built in the 13th century to protect locals from Christian attacks, and which now serves as a regional political centre. While in town, science aficionados will be lured by the impressive Ras Al Jinz Scientific & Visitor Center, offering modern facilities and apps to discover the local wonders of fauna and flora. Alternatively, for an in-depth discovery of the city’s history, the maritime museum is an excellent choice.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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Excursions in SUR

Highlights of Sur

Sur city in Oman is an ideal location in the northeast Province of Sharqiya and is a seafaring town, a fishing village and a trading port all in one. Sur has been an important locus of waterfront and trade since the 19th century. The port was the fulcrum of commercial and cultural connections between Oman, East Africa and India.

Depart the jetty and arrive at Sur Souq, a massive market that stretches over several city blocks, offering vegetables, spices that are roasted and custom-blened before you, tailors, gold shops and of course a major fish market. Watch the fishermen bring in their early morning catch to the shores or take a walk in the seaside market laden with fish. Get a sense of local life here as residents wander in and out of the other shops and taking tea along these narrow streets.

Proceed from the fish market to the rest of the Sur Souq traditional market, followed by a visit of Sineslah Fort, a major local landmark that offers splendid views of the city. The Fort is comprised of a large, square fortification around a sizeable outdoor courtyard. See the cannons and utensils on display that were in use when the fort was originally open hundreds of years ago.

Continue to the Dhow building yard where to see skilled craftsmen building traditional Dhows (fishing boats). Learn about the building process and the history of these impressive vessels. Return back to Sur jetty after your visit.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, approximately 200 meters, as well as a few steps, making this tour less recommended for guests with limited mobility. Due to the steps and uneven ground in many places, this tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Slip on shoes and clothing that covers up the arms and legs are recommended.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.