Mediterranean & Africa: Turkey, Egypt, Jordan & Israel Mediterranean & Africa: Turkey, Egypt, Jordan & Israel Mediterranean & Africa: Turkey, Egypt, Jordan & Israel

19-day Cruise on Norwegian Jade

Mediterranean & Africa: Turkey, Egypt, Jordan & Israel

from Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Get ready to embark on a 19-day journey you'll never forget with Norwegian. Whilst in Israel, you'll visit two cities with completely different personalities. Haifa is one of the most picturesque cities in all the Middle East, which you will see from the stunning views from Bahai Gardens on top of Mount Carmel. Then take a walk on the historic side as you enter the port of Ashdod and visit the holy sites in Jerusalem. History buff? Your history lesson continues in Egypt where you can witness the famous sites including Luxor up close and personal.
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19 Days. 12 Ports. 1 Amazing Holiday.
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, amongst several other ancient remnants.

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
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
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
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 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.

Port of Call
Salalah, Oman
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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.

Port of Call
Muscat, Oman
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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 jewellery, exotic spices and handicrafts abound in the markets to tempt shoppers.

Port of Call
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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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.

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.

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