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Make your vacation extraordinary when you cruise aboard Norwegian Jade from the United Arab Emirates to Greece. From Abu Dhabi, journey into the Al Khatim Desert in an off-road vehicle and traverse the world’s tallest sand dunes on an exhilarating excursion. Outside Safaga, you can uncover the mysteries of the Valley of the Kings where ancient temples and pharaohs’ tombs await your arrival. Then get lost in the natural beauty of Haifa’s cascading terraces at the splendid Baha’i Gardens, or visit Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee where it’s believed that Jesus lived, preached and performed miracles.

Inclusions
  • 18 night cruise aboard Norwegian Jade
  • Exclusive $50 USD per cabin on board credit!
  • Norwegian’s Free at Sea Promotion! Choose up to 4 Offers:
    1. Premium Beverage Package ($450.80 per person service charge*)
    2. Specialty Dining Package ($22.51 per person service charge*)
    3. 250-Minute Internet Package
    4. $50 USD Per Port Shore Excursions
    (Promotional offer may be withdrawn at anytime)
February 13, 2023 Cruise Only
Inside $3661
Taxes & Fees $857

*Service charges and/or gratuities are additional.

 

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 18-Day from Dubai to Athens: Greece, Egypt, Jordan & Israel
MON., FEB. 13 – FRI., MAR. 3 2023
Day Cruise Ports Arrive Depart
Sun Dubai, United Arab Emirates (EMBARK) 11:59 pm
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Experience the blending of traditional Arab culture and modern western culture in Dubai. Gaze skyward to see the tallest building in the world, the 2,722-feet-high futuristic Burj Khalifa tower, or walk over to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. Seek out jet-set haunts or stroll through the heart of the old city, Dubai Creek, which is home to the Dubai museum as well as the labyrinth alleyways of gold, spice and textile souks, where bargaining is part of the fun and ritual.
Mon Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 6:00 am 4:00 pm
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The world?s richest city boasts a wealth of culture, history and adventure, from the emirate?s old souks, where you can sip a fragrant Arabic coffee, to the rush of the world?s fastest rollercoaster. This 5,000-year-old metropolis is a fascinating mix of modern architecture and atmospheric back streets. Put your bargaining hat on for a friendly faceoff with the merchants at the souk to get deals on handicrafts, artwork, even spices and dried fruit for the cook back home.
Tue Fujairah, United Arab Emirates 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
The only emirate on the Gulf of Oman rather than the Persian Gulf, Fujairah boasts beautiful, unspoiled beaches. The Hagar mountain range looms majestically behind the port and separates it from the rest of the country. Get a sense of Fujairah?s past at the archeological museum or its beautifully restored fort overlooking the old village and date palm oasis. Browse the souks for carpets and pottery and sample local delicacies such as salt-crusted hammour fish, a type of grouper.
Wed At Sea
Thu Salalah, Oman 7:30 am 8:30 pm
Salalah, Oman
Discover the charming streets, museums and lively souks of this lovely old city on the Arabian Sea. Those with an interest in architecture will appreciate the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, featuring one of the biggest single-piece-weave rugs in the world. Beyond the city lies the beach of Al Mughsail, featuring blowholes and caves. The landscape is not just desert: a fertile countryside of coconut and banana plantations, mountains and seascapes surround you on the way to Job?s (Nabi Ayoub) Tomb.
Fri At Sea
Sat At Sea
Sun At Sea
Mon At Sea
Tue Aqaba, Jordan 6:00 am 8:00 pm
Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba?s history dates back to 4,000 BC and was once a key Roman port. With year-round sun, you can enjoy watersports and explore the coral reefs of the Red Sea that teem with brightly coloured fishes. Magnificent Petra, an ancient city carved out of stone, and one of the World?s Seven Wonders, is nearby. Back in Aqaba, visit the 13th-century castle fortress, archaeological museum and mosque and enjoy a traditional lamb dish with yogurt and rice accompanied by mint tea or sweet Turkish coffee.
Wed Safaga, Egypt 7:00 am Overnight
Thu Safaga, Egypt 9:00 pm
Safaga, Egypt
Set on the Red Sea, Safaga is a watersports playground. Kite surfing and windsurfing rule here, but diving is also a top attraction with nearby reefs and wrecks. If sun worship is what you seek, the desert sun and black-sand beach will fast-track your sun tan. Experience the splendour of ancient Egypt on an excursion to Luxor, the Karnak Temple Complex and the 3,400-year-old Colossi of Memnon statues.
Fri Suez Canal, Egypt Overnight
Sat Suez Canal, Egypt Overnight
Connecting Europe and Asia, this canal through the desert challenged engineers for nearly 4,000 years. Egypt?s pharaohs attempted to connect the Nile River and Red Sea but gave up, as did Napoleon Bonaparte thousands of years later. Begun in 1858, the 120-mile (193 km.) Suez Canal took 11 years to build. Unlike many other canals in the world, the Suez Canal has no locks because the terrain is so flat. The passage from one sea to the other takes only 11 to 16 hours.
Sun Ashdod, Israel 6:00 am 11:59 pm
Ashdod, Israel
Dating back to 17th-century BC, Ashdod is one of the most ancient cities in the world. It’s almost hard to believe when looking at today’s modern port with its wide boulevards and meticulous planning. Don’t miss the Ashdod Art Museum, Corinne Maman Museum, Beit Guvrin National Park and the pastoral setting of Tel Lachish.
Mon Haifa, Israel 6:00 am 11:59 pm
Haifa, Israel
Considered one of the Middle East?s most picturesque cities, Haifa offers incredible sights everywhere you turn. It is also close to holy sites ? travel to Galilee, Nazareth or Jerusalem. The views from Bahai Gardens on Mount Carmel, the largest hanging gardens in the world, are incredible, and make for a superb picture spot. Peruse the boutiques on Massada Street or go to the artists? village of Ein Hod for hand-blown glass and crafts.
Tue Limassol, Cyprus 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Limassol, Cyprus
A strategic garrison for Richard the Lionhearted during the Third Crusade, Limassol provides many archaeological sites, as well as an array of contemporary designer shops for exploring. The island of Cyprus is also home to two ancient kingdoms – Kourion and Amathus.
Wed Rhodes, Greece 9:30 am 3:30 pm
Rhodes, Greece
This Greek island just off the coast of Turkey exudes beauty and history. Take a walking tour of the old fortified city and stand in awe of the impressive Grand Master?s Palace. See where the Colossus of Rhodes, a onetime Wonder of the World, once stood and savour the charm of this remarkable walled town. Along the scenic coast lies the whitewashed town of Lindos with its ancient acropolis and stunning views.
Thu Athens (Piraeus), Greece (DISEMBARK) 6:00 am
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping.

Please Note:

  • Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
  • Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
  • Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

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