You’ll overnight in Abu Dhabi and Safaga on this 22-day inspiring voyage. Abu Dhabi dazzles with its modern buildings and white sand beaches, yet it’s deeply rooted in tradition. Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain Zoo or visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque that holds 40,000 worshippers. If you’re looking to explore ancient riches, Limassol is your gateway to Kourion and 6,000 years of history. Wander the Kolossi Castle, where Richard the Lionheart wed Berengaria of Navarre in 1191. After exploring, find a taverna and try Meze, a hearty meal of numerous small courses. One of your final ports is Athens, the heart of Ancient Greece, where the Parthenon and Acropolis still stand in magnificence. Opened in 2009, the Acropolis Museum is a modern wonder of glass, concrete and steel that houses a collection of 4,000 ancient finds.
Day 1 Dubai, UAE Embark 5 pm
Day 2 Abu Dhabi, UAE 8 am Overnight
Day 3 Abu Dhabi, UAE — 4 pm
Day 4 Cruise Indian Ocean — —
Day 5 Cruise Indian Ocean — —
Day 6 Cruise Indian Ocean — —
Day 7 Cruise Red Sea — —
Day 8 Cruise Red Sea — —
Day 9 Cruise Red Sea — —
Day 10 Aqaba / Petra, JORDAN 6 am 8 pm
Day 11 Safaga / Luxor, EGYPT 6 am Overnight
Day 12 Safaga / Luxor, EGYPT — 8 pm
Day 13 Transit Suez Canal — —
Day 14 Transit Suez Canal — —
Day 15 Ashdod, ISRAEL 6 am Midnight
Day 16 Haifa, ISRAEL 6 am Midnight
Day 17 Limassol, CYPRUS 10 a 6 pm
Day 18 Rhodes, GREECE 10 am 7 pm
Day 19 Kusadasi, TURKEY 8 am 6 pm
Day 20 Athens / Piraeus, GREECE 7 am 6 pm
Day 21 Cruise Mediterranean Sea — —
Day 22 Naples, ITALY 10 am 7 pm
Day 23 Rome / Civitavecchia, ITALY Disembark
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ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY – Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.
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.
KUSADASI, TURKEY – Take a journey into the past in richly historic Ephesus. Once an ancient Greek city, Kusadasi was known for the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built, destroyed, and rebuilt again through several notably historical periods, Ephesus boasts abounding ruins and archaeological excavation sites. View what remains of the Roman Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, the Tomb of John the Apostle, and the Basilica of St. John, among several other ancient remnants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PORT SAID, EGYPT – PLEASE NOTE: We will be making a short technical stop in Port Said to pick up local authorities and the pilot prior to the Suez Canal transit; unfortunately, guests will not be allowed to disembark at this port.
SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT – 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.
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.
MUSCAT, OMAN – View Muscat from above by travelling on the Corniche and head out along the scenic Batinah coast. The medieval Nakhl Fort, perched on a rocky outcrop, offers magnificent views of the mountains and oasis below. The colourful Sultan’s palace and the Jelali and Merani forts are worth visiting, and if you seek to experience Omani culture, a stroll through the markets and narrow alleys is ideal. Exquisite local silver jewelry, exotic spices and handicrafts abound in the markets to tempt shoppers.
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.
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.
NORWEGIAN’S FREE STYLE CHOICE Book now and pick any 2 perks:
1 – FREE Unlimited Beverage Package Guest is responsible for 20% gratuities on the retail
value of the Ultimate Beverage Package prior to cruise in the amount of $30.00 per person per day.
2 – FREE Shore Excursion Credit $50 USD per port shore excursion credit is per stateroom. Credit has no monetary
value and is non-refundable. In the event a port of call or excursion is missed, for any reason, no refund or credit
will be issued. Shore excursion credit is applicable for each port, including debarkation port, and is not transferable
to other ports. Use the credit or lose it. It does not include embarkation ports. Overnight stays count as one port.
3 – FREE Specialty Dining On cruises of 10 days plus 5 meal packages are available. Guest is responsible for
20% gratuities on the retail value of the Specialty Dining Package prior to cruise in the amount of $35.00.
4 – FREE Wi-Fi Internet Package: 250 minutes is per stateroom. One login per stateroom, package includes activation fee.
DOUBLE Occupancy Fares:
INSIDE – Category IB $4,395
OUTSIDE – Category OA $5,695
BALCONY – Category BA $7,495
SINGLE Occupancy Fares:
INSIDE – Category IB $7,595
OUTSIDE – Category OA $10,295
BALCONY – Category BA $13,695
All above fares are subject to change without notice.
All above fares are in Canadian dollars and include: Your cruise, all port taxes and prepaid shipboard gratuities.
Initial deposit of $500 per person. Final payment is due by: NOVEMBER 12, 2020.
Please note a cancellation fee of $200 per person will apply for cancellation prior to the final payment.
Extensively refurbished through the Norwegian Edge from top to bottom, NORWEGIAN DAWN offers the ultimate Freestyle Cruising experience. Dine in Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican restaurant. Drop by The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar for a wine tasting. Or take Lady Luck for a spin in The Dawn Club Casino. Offering a wide range of spacious accommodations.
125ft Max Beam
2016 Refurbished Year Built 2002
1,032 Ship Crew