Wonders of the Mediterranean and Arabia Wonders of the Mediterranean and Arabia Wonders of the Mediterranean and Arabia

21-day Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Wonders of the Mediterranean and Arabia

from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

This unique itinerary offers overnights in Haifa, Safaga and Dubai. From Kusadasi, discover the impressive ruins of Ephesus. Need souvenirs? Stroll the Turkish bazaars for leather goods, apple tea and spices. Haifa is your gateway to Galilee, Nazareth and Jerusalem, but don’t just pass through this college town. The white sand beaches are some of the Mediterranean’s best. Your journey culminates with two overnights in Dubai. The Observation Deck on floor 124 of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, offers incredible views. Even the Dubai Mall is a world of its own with an aquarium, underwater zoo, theme park and the largest choreographed fountain show.
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    Explore more with overnights in Haifa, Safaga and Dubai.
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Cruise Offers From
$2,064
PP / USD
21 Days. 13 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
Port of Call
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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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.

Port of Call
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
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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. Explore more of Athens on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Kusadasi, Turkey
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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.

Port of Call
Rhodes, Greece
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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 savor the charm of this remarkable walled town. Along the scenic coast lies the whitewashed town of Lindos with its ancient acropolis and stunning views.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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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. Explore more of Limassol on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Ashdod, Israel
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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. Explore more of Ashdod on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Haifa, Israel
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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. Explore more of Haifa on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Haifa, Israel
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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. Explore more of Haifa on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Port Said, Egypt
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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.

Scenic Cruising event
Suez Canal, Egypt
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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.

Port of Call
Safaga, Egypt
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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 splendor of ancient Egypt on an excursion to Luxor, the Karnak Temple Complex and the 3,400-year-old Colossi of Memnon statues.

Port of Call
Safaga, Egypt
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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 splendor of ancient Egypt on an excursion to Luxor, the Karnak Temple Complex and the 3,400-year-old Colossi of Memnon statues.

Port of Call
Aqaba, Jordan
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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 colored 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.

Port of Call
Muscat, Oman
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View Muscat from above by traveling 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 colorful 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.

Port of Call
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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.

Port of Call
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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.

Port of Call
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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.

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