Bahrain is a small archipelago in the Persian Gulf where the sky is always clear and the temperature is summery all year round. Although far from the most popular tourist destinations, we call in at the port of Khalifa Bin Salman on our cruise. In ancient times, Bahrain was known as the place chosen to host the garden of Eden. Between myth and legend, on a cruise to Bahrain you’ll discover a destination that is both fascinating and unusual. Of the 33 islands that make up the archipelago, the largest is Bahrain with its capital Manama, a culturally diverse city hosting a rich archaeological museum and a traditional Arab souk, where you can find everything from spices to jewellery. Don’t miss the Portuguese Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site that bears witness to the succession of rulers over the centuries, and the Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world.