Set sail aboard Norwegian Jade and immerse yourself in exotic lands, rich cultures and incredible vistas on this extended itinerary. Journey from Richards Bay to the spectacular Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and its many traditional Zulu villages where you can learn the history of the people and perhaps see elephants, lions and more roaming the grasslands. In Port Louis, discover the city's diverse architecture and colonial roots on a guided tour or get a glimpse of daily life (and browse local goods) at the vibrant Central Market. Then uncover a paradise unlike any other in La Digue - hiking trails winding through untouched jungles, rock formations rising from tranquil crystal-clear waters, and soft sands hugging tiny inlets and sheltered coves.
18-Day Africa from Cape Town to Dubai: South Africa, Seychelles & Mauritius
|Wed||Cape Town, South Africa (EMBARK)||---||4:00 pm|
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is both the legislative capital of South Africa and one of its most vibrant cities. Make your way to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding city and harbour. Visit Robben Island to see the former site of the notorious former prison that held Nelson Mandela. Explore the manicured lawns and beautiful forest in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Then stop by the V&A Waterfront for some shopping and entertainment.
|Thu||Mossel Bay, South Africa||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Located along the Southern Cape, Mossel Bay is one of South Africa's most popular tourist destinations. Sink your toes into the sands of Santos Beach. Hike up the trail to the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse where the 19th century structure provides stunning views of the surrounding area. Learn about the earliest humans at the Point of Human Origins archaeological site. Then explore the more recent cultural heritage at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum.
|Fri||Port Elizabeth, South Africa||7:00 am||8:00 pm|
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Port Elizabeth is one of South Africa's major municipalities and bears the nickname "The Friendly City." Relax on beautiful King's Beach. Spot some big game at the Kragga Kamma Game Park nature reserve. Explore the rich history of South Africa's Eastern Cape at the Donkin Reserve. Try local dishes like potjiekos, an indigenous stew cooked outdoors in a cast-iron pot.
|Sun||Richard's Bay, South Africa||5:00 am||11:59 pm|
Richard's Bay, South Africa
Situated on the deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, Richard's Bay will thrill both nature and culture seekers. Spend the day walking through the Umlalazi Nature Reserve where you might see one of the rarest birds of pray in South Africa, the Palm-Nut vulture. Catch some sun or some waves at Aklantstrand Beach or learn about South African history and art at the Empangeni Museum.
|Thu||Pointe Des Galets, Reunion||8:00 am||8:00 pm|
Pointe Des Galets, Reunion
With its lush rainforests and beaches bordering coral reefs, Pointe des Galets, Réunion will dazzle you with its natural splendor. This island in the Indian Ocean is a French department and is known for Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano that rises to 8,635 ft. When you're not hiking through the Bélouve Forest or laying back on l'Hermitage beach, you can visit the Aquarium of Réunion or stop by the Jardin de l'Etat, a botanical garden opened in 1773.
|Fri||Port Louis, Mauritius||8:00 am||8:00 pm|
Port Louis, Mauritius
Lose yourself in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis. Named after a former French emperor, this port city was a major point of passage for ships sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. Visit the famous Champs de Mars race track. Learn about the local history and culture at the Blue Penny Museum. Walk through the gorgeous foliage in Les Jardins De La Compagnie. Then stroll along the Caudan Waterfront to check out the shops, restaurants and famous Chinese Pagoda.
|Mon||Port Victoria, Seychelles||7:00 am||6:00 pm|
Port Victoria, Seychelles
Take a sabbatical in the Seychelles capital of Victoria. Located on Mahé Island in the Indian Ocean, it's famous for its exports of vanilla and coconut oil. Take a stroll through the Seychelle National Botanical Gardens full of flora, fauna and fruit bats. Stop by the Selwyn-Clarke Market for some street shopping. Try some local Ladob, a dish that can be served either sweet or savoury. Then settle in for some sun at Beau Vallon Beach or visit the Navasakthi Vinayagar hindu temple.
|Tue||La Digue, Seychelles||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Sat||Muscat, Oman||6:00 am||1:00 pm|
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.
|Sun||Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DISEMBARK)||6:30 am||---|
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.
- 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.