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    Nosy Komba - Isle of Lemurs

    Nosy Be, Madagascar

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba. ...
    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba. more...

    Enjoy meeting the locals and being entertained by whimsical lemurs on this delightful tour to nearby Nosy Komba.


    Board your local boat from the ship's gangway and cruise across the east coast of Nosy Be to Nosy Komba, passing the verdant Lokobe evergreen forest along the way. Reaching the fishing village of Ampangoriana, you will tender ashore (please note it is a "wet" landing) and then have a bit of time to mingle with the locals and browse for souvenirs. Approximately 500 yards from the village is the Black Lemur Sanctuary, home to Madagascar's most famous residents, the black lemurs. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to observe these lively creatures as they leap from tree to tree. The black lemurs are the males and the brown lemurs the females. Although these animals live in the wild, they are tame enough to be fed with bananas and their capricious behavior will no doubt be fun to watch.


    Leaving the sanctuary, you will walk to a nearby snack bar where you will be treated to a light snack while relaxing in the shade of a Tamarind tree and taking in the wonderful views of the Lokobe Reserve and surrounding islands. During your break, the local Sakalava embroiders will give you a demonstration on tablecloth making and the village children will perform a brief folk show for you. Free time will be provided for you to stroll on the beach, shop for souvenirs or perhaps take a dip in the ocean.


    At the conclusion of your visit, you will re-board your boat and cruise back to Nosy Be and your awaiting ship.


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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Walking Tour of Luderitz

    Luderitz, Namibia

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby. ...
    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby. more...

    Stroll through colonial Luderitz and admire the spectacular architecture built during the town’s heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, when diamonds were discovered nearby.


    After walking from the pier, you will soon be immersed in the German ambiance of bayside Luderitz. Although Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias landed here in 1488, the area remained unsettled until German tobacco merchant Adolf Luderitz purchased much of the surrounding land nearly 400 years later. The sleepy port soon became an important supply post for Germany’s colonization of southwest Africa, and Luderitz grew accordingly, especially after diamonds were discovered in the nearby Namib Desert.


    As you approach Luderitz’s prominent Diamond Hill, you will see Goerke Haus, one of the most extravagant mansions built during the boom at the start of the 20th century. Renovated and full of period furnishings, the estate was built for diamond entrepreneur Hans Goerke in an Art Nouveau style with German and African themes.


    Felsenkirche is another outstanding Diamond Hill landmark. The Evangelical Lutheran church was built in 1912 with private donations from German citizens and is renowned for the stained-glass panel above its altar, which Emperor Wilhelm II donated.


    Finally, there is Luderitz Museum, where you will learn more about Germany’s colonization efforts, the diamond industry and Namibia’s flora and fauna. Interesting artifacts include whalebones, photos of the indigenous people and colonial mining equipment. After visiting, you may follow the guide back to the pier or return later on your own.

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    • Adult from: $39.00 USD
    • Child from: $39.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Thanda Tented Safari (RIC-DUR) - Double Occupancy

    Richards Bay, South Africa

    Duration 2 Days / 1 Night

    Enjoy a scenic drive from Richards Bay to the Thanda Private Game Reserve, home to the Big 5. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa. This program allows for early morning and evening game drives which increases your chances of seeing wildlife as this is when they are most active. ...
    Enjoy a scenic drive from Richards Bay to the Thanda Private Game Reserve, home to the Big 5. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa. This program allows for early morning and evening game drives which increases your chances of seeing wildlife as this is when they are most active. more...

    Enjoy a scenic drive from Richards Bay to the Thanda Private Game Reserve, home to the Big 5. The integration of South Africa's best climate and rich bush land has made Thanda Private Game Reserve the top award-winning safari destination in South Africa. This program allows for early morning and evening game drives which increases your chances of seeing wildlife as this is when they are most active.


    DAY 1
    Disembark in Richards Bay and meet your English-speaking representative who will accompany you on the road transfer to Thanda Private Game Reserve. The travel time approximately 2.5 hours.


    Thanda is a spectacular private game reserve set in 14,000 hectares of Big 5 indigenous bush. Its tented Camp offers an authentic safari adventure with 15 luxury safari tents in an evocative bush setting, enhanced by flickering firelight and lanterns guiding your way at night. This is bush living as nature intended: open and inviting with unparalleled closeness to the bush, its sights, smells and sounds. Each of the tents has a private sun deck and en-suite canvas bathrooms. The shared areas include a large rim-flow pool, a spa tent, atmospheric Hemingway-style lounge and dining area featuring authentic African artworks.


    On arrival at the main entrance gate, you will be met by game rangers who will transfer you to your lodge in 4-wheel drive open vehicles.


    Gather for high tea before departing on an afternoon game drive. Sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush following your game drive with the possibility of viewing several nocturnal wildlife species.


    Return to the lodge to freshen up before dinner is served.


    DAY 2
    The day begins with an early-morning wakeup call, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits in the lounge. This too is an ideal time for wildlife viewing. As before, you will head into the bush in an open-topped 4x4 vehicle, accompanied by knowledgeable rangers and trackers who are skilled at pointing out the various animals.


    Following your game drive, you will return to the lodge for breakfast.


    After breakfast, gather your belongings and complete check-out formalities before transferring to the Durban Harbor. Travelling time is approximately 4 hours. A packed lunch will be provided for the journey.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details, including timings and any flights indicated below, are approximate and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    DAY 1

    • 11:30am Disembark in Richards Bay and transfer by road to Thanda Private Game Reserve <\li>
    • 2:00pm Upon arrival at the lodge, check-in <\li>
    • Afternoon high tea will be served, guests will be shown to their rooms <\li>
    • 4:00pm Afternoon game drive <\li>
    • 7:00pm Return to the lodge <\li>
    • 7:30pm Dinner is served at the lodge <\li>
    • Overnight at the Thanda Tented Camp <\li>


    DAY 2

    • 5:00am Early wake-up call <\li>
    • Gather in the living area for tea, coffee and biscuits <\li>
    • 6:00am Early morning game drive <\li>
    • 9:00am Breakfast at the lodge <\li>
    • 10:00am Depart Thanda Safari Lodge for Durban (packed lunch provided) <\li>
    • 2:30pm Approximate arrival time at Durban’s harbor <\li>


    Expected Weather:
    South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is June and midsummer is December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year. Expect it to be hot during the day and much cooler in the evenings. On average - 25°C / 77°F


    What to Bring: Sunhat, sunblock, camera, chargers, binoculars, something warm as the mornings and evenings may be cool


    Local Currency:
    ZAR (credit cards accepted)


    Electricity

    • South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels and lodges have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms. <\li>
    • If you bring electric appliances, take along an international converter kit complete with a set of adapter plugs. <\li>
    • Outlets in South Africa require a three-pronged adapter plug with 3 round prongs. <\li>
    • Adapters can be brought from home as not all will be provided <\li>
    • Be aware, however, that overnight recharging may not be possible where generator use restricts the availability of electricity.<\li>


    Documents and Visa Requirements:

    • Guests must bring their passport with them
    • Please consultant the embassy to obtain the latest visa regulations for your nationality


    Please Note:

    • The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the reserve
    • During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker or jacket
    • Please note that the game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be “bumpy”. This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back & neck problems
    • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
    • Children under 5 years of age are not permitted
    • This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge staff.


    Program Includes for guests

    • 1 night at Thanda Tented Camp (Luxury Tent) including accommodation, game drives, all meals and local beverages during meals and afternoon game drive.
    • Limited drinks package, soft drinks available all day, house wines and local spirits and beers on evening game drives, pre-dinner and at dinner
    • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned coach with A/C and PA system
    • 1 x lunch box on Day 2
    • Qualified English-speaking tour guide to accompany on transfers to/from the lodge
    • Porterage for maximum 1 piece of luggage per person
    • 1 x 500 ml bottle of mineral water per person on transfers


    We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the lodge listed in the program.


    Program Excludes for guests:

    • Any other meals not listed above
    • All other drinks including Champagne and premium brand spirits and liquor
    • Gratuities for drivers, guides, game rangers, trackers and lodge staff
    • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curio shop purchases and laundry
    • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: $799.00 USD
    • Child from: $799.00 USD
    DURATION 2 Days / 1 Night
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Shakaland

    Richards Bay, South Africa

    Duration 7 hrs

    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland. ...
    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland. more...

    Relive the history of King Shaka, King of the Zulus, during this enriching visit to the tribal village of Shakaland.


    Journey through Empangeni en route to Shakaland, the location where the movie Shaka Zulu was filmed. Upon arrival, you’ll meet your Zulu guide and share welcome refreshments before being invited to relive the momentous and turbulent days of King Shaka, a revered early 19th-century Zulu ruler. During your walking tour through the Zulu village, see a variety of displays, including women doing beadwork, weaving mats, sculpting pottery, baking bread and brewing beer. You’ll also watch the men make a spear and shield as well as build a beehive-style grass hut.


    Enter the chief’s hut to observe Zulu dancers performing rapturous rhythmic drum dances and witness a ritual done by the traditional healer, or sangoma, followed by a short audio-visual presentation and some time at your leisure to browse the village’s enticing curio shops. Delight in a traditional Zulu buffet lunch at the Kwabonamanzi restaurant overlooking the Umhlatuze Lake, a satisfying finale to your fascinating outing.


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    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Swakopmund Sightseeing

    Walvis Bay, Namibia

    Duration 5 hrs

    Explore Swakopmund’s colonial past during this orientation tour that includes a visit to the Walvis Bay Lagoon. ...
    Explore Swakopmund’s colonial past during this orientation tour that includes a visit to the Walvis Bay Lagoon. more...

    Explore Swakopmund’s colonial past during this orientation tour that includes a visit to the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Journey along the scenic coast to the mouth of the Swakop River and find Swakopmund, an enchanting seaside resort that resembles a Bavarian village. You’ll see the town’s colonial past reflected in the early 19th-century art nouveau architecture found on many appealing buildings that have been declared national monuments. Discover the neo-Baroque German Evangelical Lutheran Church and the elegant historic Railway Station, which is now the Swakopmund Hotel’s reception area. After passing the town’s historic jetty, you’ll walk to the Karakulia Weavers where Karakul sheep wool is spun, dyed and woven into rugs and wall hangings. Explore the Kristall Gallery, which displays crystals weighing up to 14 tons, and appreciate free time at the Brauhaus Gallery, a town center shopping arcade. En route back to Walvis Bay, you’ll pause for photos at Dune 7, the highest sand dune in the area, then make a brief stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon and tidal flood plains, declared a Wetland of International Importance, and marvel at its rich marine life and myriad bird species.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Uncover early 19th-century art nouveau architecture in Swakopmund, a seaside resort town that evokes a Bavarian village.
    • See the lovely neo-Baroque German Evangelical Lutheran Church and the ornate former Railway Station.
    • View the town’s beloved jetty and the Karakulia Weavers, where sheep wool is made into rugs and wall hangings.
    • Study crystals up to 14 tons at the Kristall Gallery and browse the shops in the Brauhaus Gallery.
    • Observe the Walvis Bay Lagoon and tidal flood plains, recognized internationally for its environmental importance.
    • Capture dramatic photos at the commanding Dune 7, the area’s tallest sand dune.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Wear casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
    • Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.


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    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Panoramic Port Elizabeth

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City. ...
    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City. more...

    Take in the landmarks of Port Elizabeth from the comfort of your coach, leaving you with a wonderful impression of South Africa’s beloved Friendly City.


    At the entrance to the harbor, note the soaring Campanile, which was erected in 1923 and holds a carillon of 23 bells in honor of the area’s first British settlers. Continuing along the scenic shore, you’ll pass the lovely suburb of Summerstrand, drive through the campus of the Nelson Mandela University and perhaps stop at Shark Rock Pier to take in panoramic views of the city.


    Pausing for photos whenever possible, see the beautiful Victorian Gothic Main Library, the Feather Market, constructed during the ostrich feather boom, and Dias Cross, a tribute to Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, who erected a cross nearby after discovering Algoa Bay in 1488. At the Donkin Reserve park, you’ll observe a stone pyramid dedicated to Elizabeth Donkin, after whom the city was named in the 1820s. Admire well-preserved Fort Frederick and two sporting venues, Saint George’s Park Cricket Ground, which is South Africa’s oldest bowling green, and the more modern Nelson Mandela Stadium, all testament to Port Elizabeth’s dynamic role in South Africa’s history.


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    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Luxor and the Valley of the Kings (Single Occupancy)

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 2 days/1 Night

    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. ...
    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. more...

    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings.


    Note: Due to the amount of walking over uneven terrain and steps at the tombs, this program is not recommended for guests with walking difficulty or those who utilize a wheelchair, walker or scooter.


    Day 1
    Upon disembarking the ship in Safaga, you will be met and depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Luxor. Upon arrival a stop will be made for lunch after which you will visit the Karnak Temple. Located about two miles north of the Luxor Temple, but connected to it by an impressive avenue of sphinxes, the Karnak Temple was the most important sanctuary of ancient Egypt, and the heart of the cult of the god Amon. Each pharaoh added his own contribution to the temple over the ensuing 2,000 years.


    The Ptolemies erected the massive first pylon you will see. Past the second pylon, which is guarded by a pair of huge statues of Ramses II, you will find the great hypo-style hall, the largest hall of any temple in the world. It spans 50,000 square feet and contains 134 enormous columns. You may notice that some of the columns still have traces of the brilliant paint that originally covered them.


    The third pylon leads to the center court, and past the fourth pylon is the 97-foot-high obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, carved from a solid piece of pink granite. As you pass through successive pylons and courts, you will journey back in time until you reach the oldest part of the temple, built by the pharaohs of the middle kingdom around 2000 B.C.


    At the south end of the temple, you will find the sacred lake where ceremonial boats took part in the worship of Amon. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Karnak Temple free of charge.


    Next, you will tour the renowned Luxor Temple, which was originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III and then expanded by Ramses II, who added a statue of himself and two obelisks. Today, only one of the statues remains at the Luxor Temple; Mohamed Ali gave the other one to Louis Philippe in 1831 and it is displayed at the Concorde in Paris.


    After Alexander the Great rebuilt the sanctuary in the 4th century B.C., the Romans subsequently rebuilt portions of it, and then the Muslims built a mosque in the temple. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Luxor Temple.


    Following your visit to the Luxor Temple, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.


    In the evening, you will depart for a spectacular sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. It’s an amazing performance that traces the history of Thebes, including the lives of the pharaohs who built the necropolis. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel for dinner and to spend the evening.


    Please note:
    Dinner will be served at the hotel from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Guests attending the Sound and Light Show will dine following the show.

    Day 2
    Following a buffet breakfast, you will cross over the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, hidden in the foothills of the Gourma Mountains. More than 60 tombs of pharaohs and noblemen have been excavated in this valley. The kings’ formal names and titles are inscribed in their tombs, along with their images and statues. Between the 18th and 20th dynasties, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes. During your time here, you will receive a ticket valid for entry to up to three tombs of your choice. Cameras may now be used inside the tombs for a fee and can be paid directly to the guide.


    NOTE:
    there are a series of steps (up to approximately 20 steps per chamber) to go down into the various tombs and the ground surrounding the tombs is uneven and dusty. It is also extremely hot here.


    Continuing, enjoy a photo stop at the Hatshepsut Temple, whose unique design features a series of grand terraces extending up a cliff with rows of square granite columns blending in with the mountainside. From here you will proceed for a visit to Medinet Habu. Built by Ramses III, this temple is among the most interesting of the funerary chapels on the West Bank. The reliefs on both sides of the doorway depict battle scenes of Ramses III.


    After your visit to Medinet Habu, a photo stop will be made at the Colossi of Memnon. This structure was originally built as a mortuary temple in Thebes and guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. All that remains today are the 75-foot-high, 1,000-ton statues of Amenhotep III. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive nonetheless. Cameras and video cameras are permitted free of charge.


    Enjoy a buffet lunch back at your hotel before you depart for the 3.5-hour drive back to Safaga to re-embark the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details and the timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    Day 1
    • AM The ship arrives alongside in Safaga, Egypt • 8:30am Disembark and proceed to the port terminal for security screening • 9:00am Depart for the drive to Luxor. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled
    • 12:30pm Buffet lunch at a deluxe hotel. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee
    • 1:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple
    • 1:45pm Visit Karnak Temple
    • 3:30pm Proceed to Luxor Temple
    • 3:45pm Visit Luxor Temple
    • 4:45pm Proceed to your hotel for check in
    • 5:00pm Check in; Optional shopping with your guide
    • 7:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple
    • 8:00pm Sound and light show
    • 9:00pm Drive back to the hotel
    • 9:30pm Buffet dinner is served. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee, one glass of local wine or one bottle of local beer
    • Buffet dinner will be served from 7:00pm to 10:00pm for those who opt out of the show
    • Overnight at the Sonesta St. George Hotel or similar hotel in Luxor


    Day 2
    • 7:00am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
    • 8:00am Cross the Nile to the west bank
    • 8:45am Visit the Valley of the Kings
    • The ticket you receive will include entry to three tombs of your choice
    • 10:15am Proceed to Hatshepsut temple
    • 10:30am Photo stop at Hatshepsut temple
    • 10:40am Proceed to Habu Temple
    • 10:45am Visit Habu Temple
    • 11:30am Proceed to Colossi of Memnon
    • 11:35am Photo stop at Colossi of Memnon
    • 11:40am Back to your hotel
    • 12:15pm Lunch and check out
    • 1:30pm Drive back to Safaga. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.
    • 5:00pm Arrive back in Safaga and rejoin the ship


    Expected weather:
    Temperatures in Luxor average about 30°C / 86°F


    What to bring:
    Comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen


    Currency:
    Egyptian Pound but USD are widely accepted


    Electricity:
    220- 240 V. Adaptors are not available therefore we suggest you bring your own travel adaptor should you require it.


    Luggage:
    A carry-on size piece of luggage is suggested for this one night stay


    Hotel Name:
    Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel Gazirat Al Awameyah, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt Phone: +20 95 2382575


    *We only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is substituted, it will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.


    Documentation:
    • Passports must be brought with you on the program
    • Visas are not required for US, EU and Canadian Citizens
    • Please check your local Egyptian Embassy for further information


    Included:
    • 1 night at the Sonesta St. George Luxor or similar (Run of House Room)
    • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner
    • Bottled water, tea, coffee, one soda or one bottle of beer/one glass of local wine with meals
    • Entrance fees
    • English-speaking guide throughout the program


    One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


    Not Included:
    • Gratuities for drivers and guides
    • Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
    • Any meals or beverages not listed above
    • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: $699.00 USD
    • Child from: $699.00 USD
    DURATION 2 days/1 Night
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Masada & The Dead Sea

    Ashdod, Israel

    Duration 11 1/2 hrs

    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history. ...
    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history. more...

    You will experience the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history.


    Boarding your coach at the pier, you will first travel through the dramatic landscape of the Negev desert and descend 3,600 feet toward the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. Your first stop will be at the breathtaking location of Masada, the most spectacular ancient archaeological site in Israel. Upon arrival, you will ascend by cable car to the summit of this mountaintop fortress which was built by Herod the Great. Plenty of time will be allowed to explore the magnificent ancient ruins, which include Herod's three-tiered palace, the synagogue, the baths, the defending walls and the water cisterns that are still to this day considered an engineering feat.


    After a morning of extraordinary vistas, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch overlooking the pale, still waters of the Dead Sea. Following your meal, you will be given the opportunity to experience the exquisite sensation of floating effortlessly upon the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. With more salt and minerals than any other body of water in the world, the Dead Sea is considered to be a natural health and beauty spa.


    Your afternoon continues with a picturesque drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Qumran and the Qumran Visitor's Center. From this vantage point, the Qumran Caves are clearly visible. It was here in 1947 that a Bedouin shepherd boy discovered the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical manuscripts in the world.


    Departing Qumran, you'll ascend into the Judean Hills, sighting Jericho to the north as you make your way back to Ashdod. Undoubtedly, the impact of the remarkable sites you have seen will remain with you for many years to come.


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    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 11 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    Available languages:
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    Luxor and the Pyramids of Cairo (Single Occupancy)

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 2 days/1 Night

    Indulge your senses with some of ancient history’s most renowned relics during this scenic and memorable tour of Egypt. The adventure begins with a journey to the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor City where you will be exploring the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs. ...
    Indulge your senses with some of ancient history’s most renowned relics during this scenic and memorable tour of Egypt. The adventure begins with a journey to the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor City where you will be exploring the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs. more...

    Indulge your senses with some of ancient history’s most renowned relics during this scenic and memorable tour of Egypt. The adventure begins with a journey to the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor City where you will be exploring the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs. On the following day, fly to Cairo where your adventure continues with visits to the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.


    Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.


    NOTE: This program involves extensive walking over uneven ground and is thus not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or for those who require a wheelchair.


    NOTE: This program has been set up based on current flight schedules and the timings are subject to change closer to the date of operation.


    Day 1
    Upon disembarking the ship in Safaga, you will be met by your guide and depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Luxor. Restrooms are available on the coach therefore no stops are planned along the way. Coaches are escorted along the way.


    Upon arrival in Luxor the group will enjoy lunch before crossing the fabulous Nile River by motor boat and proceed to the West Bank area for a visit to the Valley of the Kings. It is here you will find the remarkable tombs of Egypt's ancient kings, their families and other Egyptian nobility.


    Note: there is a step or two down into the boat, the boat is fully covered but open on the sides.


    Ample time is allotted here for you to fully explore this wonderful site. The ticket you receive will include entry to three tombs of your choice. The ground is uneven and there are many steps to enter each of the various tombs.


    Next, it's on to Hatshepsut Temple where there will be a short photo stop. This awesome mortuary temple that was buried under sand for centuries was built by Hatshepsut, the only woman to rule as a Pharaoh. Built into the mountainside, it stands as an incredible monument to the powers held by the pharaohs.


    A second photo stop follows at the Colossi of Memnon - two massive statues that originally flanked the entrance to Amenhotep III's mortuary temple. Although the temple itself was destroyed in an earthquake and most of its remnants have long since disappeared, these magnificent statues still stand guard today, albeit over an open field.


    Finally, a visit will be made to the Luxor Temple. This renowned ancient structure was originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III and then expanded by Ramses II, who added a statue of himself and two obelisks. Today, only one of them remains at the Luxor Temple; the other one was given by Mohamed Ali to Louis Philippe in 1831, and is displayed at the Concorde in Paris to this day. After Alexander the Great rebuilt the sanctuary in the 4th century B.C., the Romans subsequently rebuilt portions of it and the Muslims built a mosque in the temple.


    Note: Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Luxor Temple. The ground is uneven here.

    Following your visit to the Luxor Temple, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. In the evening, enjoy a relaxed buffet dinner at your hotel.

    Day 2
    After an early wake up call, breakfast boxes will be distributed by the hotel before proceeding to the Luxor Airport for a 60-minute flight to Cairo.

    Upon arrival in Cairo, considered to be the largest city in Africa and the Middle East, the group will enjoy a buffet breakfast at a deluxe hotel before starting the day’s touring.


    Your first visit of the day will be the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Opened in 1902, the museum has over 107 halls displaying the world's largest and richest collection of Egyptian antiquities, including statues, mummies, the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamen. NOTE: there are steps in the museum.


    After your museum visit, lunch will be offered in a deluxe restaurant before visiting the only remaining wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.


    The Giza Plateau consists of three major pyramids or tombs, built by the Pharaohs Cheops, his son Chephren and Chephern's son Mykerinus, where their mummified bodies would rest for eternity.


    Situated in front of the pyramids of Chephren, is the guardian of this ancient mortuary complex: the legendary Great Sphinx. This monumental statue, with the body of a lion and head of a human, was carved from a single piece of Giza plateau bedrock and is considered a national symbol of both ancient and modern Egypt.


    At each site you will have ample time to walk around and take photos although no inside visits are permitted. Please be aware that there will be vendors selling merchandise and camel rides which you should do only at your own risk.


    Following the Pyramids visit, drive back to the Cairo Airport for the flight to Hurghada which is located approximately 60 km away from the port of Safaga. Once you have arrived you will be met and transferred to Safaga where you will re-board the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    Day 1
    • 8:30am Disembark the ship in Safaga
    • 8:45am Proceed to the port terminal for security screening
    • 9:00am Depart for the drive to Luxor. The drive is approximately 3. 5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.
    • 12:30pm Buffet lunch at a deluxe hotel.
    • 1:30pm Proceed to visit the West Bank by motor boat
    • 2:15pm Visit the Valley of the Kings
    • 3:45pm Proceed to Hatshepsut Temple
    • 4:00pm Photo stop at Hatshepsut Temple
    • 4:10pm Proceed to the Colossi of Memnon
    • 4:15pm Photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon
    • 4:20pm Drive back to the East Bank
    • 5:00pm Visit Luxor Temple
    • 6:00pm Proceed to your hotel and check in
    • Optional: Shopping with your guide
    • 7-10pm Buffet dinner served at your hotel
    • Overnight at the Hilton Luxor Resort or similar hotel

    Day 2 Timings subject to change based on flight details – below is a sample itinerary • 4:00am Wake up call, breakfast box provided by the hotel
    • 4:45am Proceed to the Luxor Airport
    • 5:15am Arrive at the Luxor Airport
    • 6:20am Fly to Cairo (Flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • 7:30am Arrive at the Cairo International Airport
    • 8:15am Proceed to a deluxe restaurant for buffet breakfast
    • 9:15am Drive to the Egyptian Museum
    • 10:00am Visit the Egyptian Museum
    • 11:45am Proceed to the Pyramids area
    • 12:30pm Lunch at a deluxe restaurant
    • 1:15pm Drive to the Pyramids of Giza
    • 1:30pm Visit the area surrounding the Pyramids and the Sphinx for photos
    • Note: inside visits are not included
    • 3:15pm Drive to the Cairo Airport
    • 4:30pm Arrive at the Cairo Airport
    • 5:45pm Fly to Hurghada (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • 6:50pm Arrive in Hurghada
    • 7:30pm Drive to Safaga port
    • 8:30pm Arrive at Safaga port and re-embark the ship


    Expected weather:
    Temperatures in Luxor average about 30°C / 86°F


    What to bring:
    Comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen


    Currency:
    Egyptian Pound but USD are widely accepted


    Electricity:
    220- 240 V. Adaptors are not available therefore we suggest you bring your own travel adaptor should you require it.


    Luggage:
    Domestic flights accommodate one piece of checked (23kg/50 lbs) and one carry on (8 kg/17 lbs) per person. Should you exceed this allowance you will be required to pay at the check in counter for any excess.


    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)


    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.
    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)
    3. These documents need to be sent to the Cruisetour Team via Reservations at NCL at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline.
    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which the cruise line nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

    5. Hotel: Hilton Luxor Resort Address: 13 El Karnak el Gadid Street, Luxor Governorate, Egypt Phone: +20 100 600 1270


      *We only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is substituted, it will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.


      Documentation:
      Passports must be brought with you on the program Visas are not required for US, EU and Canadian Citizens Please check your local Egyptian Embassy for further information

      Included:
      • 1 night at the Hilton Luxor Resort or similar (Nile View Room)
      • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner
      • Bottled water, tea, coffee, one soda or one bottle of beer/one glass of local wine with meals
      • Entrance fees
      • English-speaking guide throughout the program
      • Economy class flights from Luxor to Cairo and Cairo to Hurghada per the itinerary


      One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


      Not Included:
      • Gratuities for drivers and guides
      • Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
      • Any meals or beverages not listed above
      • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


      Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


      All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


      Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: $1,199.00 USD
    • Child from: $1,199.00 USD
    DURATION 2 days/1 Night
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Phinda Forest Safari (LIZ-RIC) - Single Occupancy

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights

    Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 56,800 acres of prime wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent's finest game-viewing experiences, Phinda features Africa's wildlife at its best. Often described as the "Seven Worlds of Wonder," with its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is home to an abundance of wildlife from the largest lion to the smallest antelope. This fully inclusive program promises to be an unforgettable experience. ...
    Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 56,800 acres of prime wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent's finest game-viewing experiences, Phinda features Africa's wildlife at its best. Often described as the "Seven Worlds of Wonder," with its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is home to an abundance of wildlife from the largest lion to the smallest antelope. This fully inclusive program promises to be an unforgettable experience. more...

    Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 56,800 acres of prime wilderness in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showcasing one of the continent's finest game-viewing experiences, Phinda features Africa's wildlife at its best. Often described as the "Seven Worlds of Wonder," with its seven distinct habitats, Phinda is home to an abundance of wildlife from the largest lion to the smallest antelope. This fully inclusive program promises to be an unforgettable experience.


    Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.


    Program details and the number of game drives are subject to change depending on flight details:

    DAY 1
    Disembark in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the airport to check-in for a flight to Durban.


    On arrival at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, an English-speaking representative will meet and accompany you on a road transfer to Phinda Private Game Reserve. A packed lunch will be included for the journey. The travel time is approximately 4 hours.


    Situated in the lush Maputaland region in northern KwaZulu-Natal and bordering the World Heritage Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Phinda comprises seven distinct habitats which shelter an abundance of wildlife including Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo) and over 380 bird species.


    Phinda Forest Lodge is cradled in a maze of ancient vegetation. Each air-conditioned suite provides serene, reflective spaces to watch the secrets of the forest unfold. Tiny suni and red duiker graze among the vines and massive tree trunks, and a short walk to the main guest area could easily become a close encounter with a graceful nyala or an agile impala.


    On arrival at the main entrance gate, you will be met by game rangers who will transfer you to your lodge in 4-wheel drive open vehicles. Check-in and then you will be shown to your room.


    Enjoy some time to check out your new surroundings before dinner at the lodge and overnight.


    DAY 2
    The day begins with an early morning wake-up call. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served in the lounge area before you depart on an early morning game-drive accompanied by your rangers and trackers. Game drives are conducted in 4-wheel drive open vehicles, allowing for total freedom of movement and the ability to leave the road and track down Africa's Big 5.


    Return to the lodge for breakfast followed by time at leisure to relax around the lodge as you wish. The lodge includes a rim-flow swimming pool at the edge of the forest, an interactive kitchen, Safari Shop, traditional boma for open-air dining and in-room massage treatments. Optional (additional cost) activities may be available and are bookable only through the lodge while you are there. These include Zulu village tours, Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives (seasonal), scuba safaris, an ocean safari, black rhino tracking on foot as well as specialist safaris such as birding, photographic, rhino notching, tracking, walking, family and private safaris.


    Gather for high tea before departing on an afternoon game drive. Sundowners and light snacks will be served at a clearing in the bush following your game drive with the possibility of viewing several nocturnal wildlife species. After dark, spotlights are used, providing you with the opportunity to view nocturnal creatures and carnivores on the hunt.


    Return to the lodge to freshen up before dinner is served.

    DAY 3
    Enjoy one final early morning game drive and then return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out formalities.


    Thereafter transfer to the main entrance where you will board a vehicle for your road transfer to Richard’s Bay Harbour where you will re-board the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations that are beyond our control. All program details, including timings and any flights indicated below, are approximate and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    DAY 1 - timings and a game drive on this day are dependent on actual flight times once assigned, below is a sample itinerary
    11:30am Disembark in Port Elizabeth and transfer to the airport
    12:00pm Check-in for your flight to Durban
    1:20pm Flight to Durban (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    2:35pm On arrival collect your luggage
    3:15pm Transfer by road to Phinda Game Reserve (lunch box included)
    7:00pm Upon arrival at the lodge, check-in and freshen up prior to dinner
    7:30pm Dinner is served at the lodge
    Overnight at the Phinda Forest Lodge


    DAY 2
    5:00am Early wake-up call
    Gather in the living area for tea, coffee & biscuits
    6:00am Early morning game drive
    9:00am Breakfast at the lodge
    Free time at leisure
    12:30pm Lunch followed by free time at leisure
    3:30pm Afternoon tea
    4:00pm Afternoon game drive
    7:00pm Return to the lodge
    7:30pm Dinner is served at the lodge
    Overnight at Phinda Forest Lodge


    DAY 3
    5:00am Early wake-up call
    Gather in the living area for tea, coffee & biscuits
    6:00am Early morning game drive
    9:00am Breakfast at the lodge
    10:00am Gather belongings and complete check-out formalities
    10:30am Transfer to the main entrance gate
    11:00am Transfer to Richard’s Bay harbor
    1:30pm Approximate arrival time at Richard’s Bay harbor


    Expected Weather:
    South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is June and midsummer is December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year. Expect it to be hot during the day and much cooler in the evenings. On average - 25°C / 77°F


    What to Bring:
    Sunhat, sunblock, camera, chargers, binoculars, something warm as the mornings and evenings may be cool


    Local Currency:
    ZAR (credit cards accepted)


    Electricity
    South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels and lodges have hair dryers and plug adapters in the bedrooms.
    If you bring electric appliances, take along an international converter kit complete with a set of adapter plugs.
    Outlets in South Africa require a three-pronged adapter plug with 3 round prongs.
    Adapters can be brought from home as not all will be provided.
    Be aware, however, that overnight recharging may not be possible where generator use restricts the availability of electricity.


    Luggage information
    On the flight guests are permitted to check-in 1 piece of luggage at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62 inches).
    Hand luggage cannot exceed 3 kg (7 lbs).


    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)


    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.
    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)
    3. These documents need to be sent to the Shore Excursion Team via Reservations at NCL at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).
    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which NCL nor our local ground operator be responsible for.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    Guests must bring their passport with them
    Please consultant the embassy to obtain the latest visa regulations for your nationality.


    VERY IMPORTANT – The name on your cruise booking, passport and any visas if required, must all be exactly the same for flight ticket purchase for this program otherwise guests may be denied travel by flight. Please ensure that all documents are identical in spelling to the names provided for your cruise reservation including first, middle and last name. Manifests generated by the cruise line must match your travel documents.


    Please Note:

    • The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the reserve
    • During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker or jacket
    • Please note that the game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be “bumpy”. This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back & neck problems
    • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
    • Children under 6 years of age are not permitted
    • This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge staff.


    Program Includes for guests

    • 2 nights at Phinda Forest lodge (Suite) including accommodation, game drives, all meals and local beverages during meals and afternoon game drive.
    • Limited drinks package, soft drinks available all day, house wines and local spirits and beers on evening game drives, pre-dinner and at dinner.
    • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned coach with A/C and PA system
    • Lunch box on Day 1>
    • Qualified English-speaking tour guide to accompany on transfers to and from the lodge
    • Porterage for maximum 1 piece of luggage per person
    • 1 x 500 ml bottle of mineral water per person on transfers
    • Economy class flight per the itinerary details


    We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the lodge listed in the program.


    Program Excludes for guests:

    • Any other meals not listed above
    • All other drinks including Champagne and premium brand spirits and liquor
    • Gratuities for drivers, guides, game rangers, trackers and lodge staff
    • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curio shop purchases and laundry
    • Overweight or excess luggage fees on the flight
    • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter duration typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: $2,899.00 USD
    • Child from: $2,899.00 USD
    DURATION 3 Days / 2 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Coral Cruise

    Port Victoria, Seychelles

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm. ...
    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm. more...

    Discover the magic of the Seychelles during this captivating visit to its mesmerizing underwater realm.


    After embarking on your catamaran, depart the pier for a delightful cruise over coral reefs to lush Moyenne Island. Upon arrival, you’ll receive safety instructions and snorkeling equipment, then begin exploring the island’s fascinating aquatic ecosystem, glimpsing tropical species that include scorpion, parrot and butterfly fish, as well as red gorgonian coral fans.


    After your snorkeling adventure, transfer from your catamaran to a semi-submarine viewer featuring a window through which you can behold the abundant marine life and, with the assistance of a helpful guide, thrill to hand-feeding the fish who call these warm waters home. You’ll surely cherish your immersion into the undersea world of the idyllic Seychelles.


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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Luxor and the Valley of the Kings (Double Occupancy)

    Safaga, Egypt

    Duration 2 days/1 Night

    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. ...
    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. more...

    Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings.


    Note: Due to the amount of walking over uneven terrain and steps at the tombs, this program is not recommended for guests with walking difficulty or those who utilize a wheelchair, walker or scooter.


    Day 1
    Upon disembarking the ship in Safaga, you will be met and depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Luxor. Upon arrival a stop will be made for lunch after which you will visit the Karnak Temple. Located about two miles north of the Luxor Temple, but connected to it by an impressive avenue of sphinxes, the Karnak Temple was the most important sanctuary of ancient Egypt, and the heart of the cult of the god Amon. Each pharaoh added his own contribution to the temple over the ensuing 2,000 years.


    The Ptolemies erected the massive first pylon you will see. Past the second pylon, which is guarded by a pair of huge statues of Ramses II, you will find the great hypo-style hall, the largest hall of any temple in the world. It spans 50,000 square feet and contains 134 enormous columns. You may notice that some of the columns still have traces of the brilliant paint that originally covered them.


    The third pylon leads to the center court, and past the fourth pylon is the 97-foot-high obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, carved from a solid piece of pink granite. As you pass through successive pylons and courts, you will journey back in time until you reach the oldest part of the temple, built by the pharaohs of the middle kingdom around 2000 B.C.


    At the south end of the temple, you will find the sacred lake where ceremonial boats took part in the worship of Amon. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Karnak Temple free of charge.


    Next, you will tour the renowned Luxor Temple, which was originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III and then expanded by Ramses II, who added a statue of himself and two obelisks. Today, only one of the statues remains at the Luxor Temple; Mohamed Ali gave the other one to Louis Philippe in 1831 and it is displayed at the Concorde in Paris.


    After Alexander the Great rebuilt the sanctuary in the 4th century B.C., the Romans subsequently rebuilt portions of it, and then the Muslims built a mosque in the temple. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Luxor Temple.


    Following your visit to the Luxor Temple, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.


    In the evening, you will depart for a spectacular sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. It’s an amazing performance that traces the history of Thebes, including the lives of the pharaohs who built the necropolis. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel for dinner and to spend the evening.


    Please note:
    Dinner will be served at the hotel from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Guests attending the Sound and Light Show will dine following the show.

    Day 2
    Following a buffet breakfast, you will cross over the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, hidden in the foothills of the Gourma Mountains. More than 60 tombs of pharaohs and noblemen have been excavated in this valley. The kings’ formal names and titles are inscribed in their tombs, along with their images and statues. Between the 18th and 20th dynasties, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes. During your time here, you will receive a ticket valid for entry to up to three tombs of your choice. Cameras may now be used inside the tombs for a fee and can be paid directly to the guide.


    NOTE:
    there are a series of steps (up to approximately 20 steps per chamber) to go down into the various tombs and the ground surrounding the tombs is uneven and dusty. It is also extremely hot here.


    Continuing, enjoy a photo stop at the Hatshepsut Temple, whose unique design features a series of grand terraces extending up a cliff with rows of square granite columns blending in with the mountainside. From here you will proceed for a visit to Medinet Habu. Built by Ramses III, this temple is among the most interesting of the funerary chapels on the West Bank. The reliefs on both sides of the doorway depict battle scenes of Ramses III.


    After your visit to Medinet Habu, a photo stop will be made at the Colossi of Memnon. This structure was originally built as a mortuary temple in Thebes and guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. All that remains today are the 75-foot-high, 1,000-ton statues of Amenhotep III. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive nonetheless. Cameras and video cameras are permitted free of charge.


    Enjoy a buffet lunch back at your hotel before you depart for the 3.5-hour drive back to Safaga to re-embark the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details and the timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    Day 1
    • AM The ship arrives alongside in Safaga, Egypt • 8:30am Disembark and proceed to the port terminal for security screening • 9:00am Depart for the drive to Luxor. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled
    • 12:30pm Buffet lunch at a deluxe hotel. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee
    • 1:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple
    • 1:45pm Visit Karnak Temple
    • 3:30pm Proceed to Luxor Temple
    • 3:45pm Visit Luxor Temple
    • 4:45pm Proceed to your hotel for check in
    • 5:00pm Check in; Optional shopping with your guide
    • 7:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple
    • 8:00pm Sound and light show
    • 9:00pm Drive back to the hotel
    • 9:30pm Buffet dinner is served. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee, one glass of local wine or one bottle of local beer
    • Buffet dinner will be served from 7:00pm to 10:00pm for those who opt out of the show
    • Overnight at the Sonesta St. George Hotel or similar hotel in Luxor


    Day 2
    • 7:00am Buffet breakfast at the hotel
    • 8:00am Cross the Nile to the west bank
    • 8:45am Visit the Valley of the Kings
    • The ticket you receive will include entry to three tombs of your choice
    • 10:15am Proceed to Hatshepsut temple
    • 10:30am Photo stop at Hatshepsut temple
    • 10:40am Proceed to Habu Temple
    • 10:45am Visit Habu Temple
    • 11:30am Proceed to Colossi of Memnon
    • 11:35am Photo stop at Colossi of Memnon
    • 11:40am Back to your hotel
    • 12:15pm Lunch and check out
    • 1:30pm Drive back to Safaga. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.
    • 5:00pm Arrive back in Safaga and rejoin the ship


    Expected weather:
    Temperatures in Luxor average about 30°C / 86°F


    What to bring:
    Comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen


    Currency:
    Egyptian Pound but USD are widely accepted


    Electricity:
    220- 240 V. Adaptors are not available therefore we suggest you bring your own travel adaptor should you require it.


    Luggage:
    A carry-on size piece of luggage is suggested for this one night stay


    Hotel Name:
    Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel Gazirat Al Awameyah, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt Phone: +20 95 2382575


    *We only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is substituted, it will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.


    Documentation:
    • Passports must be brought with you on the program
    • Visas are not required for US, EU and Canadian Citizens
    • Please check your local Egyptian Embassy for further information


    Included:
    • 1 night at the Sonesta St. George Luxor or similar (Run of House Room)
    • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner
    • Bottled water, tea, coffee, one soda or one bottle of beer/one glass of local wine with meals
    • Entrance fees
    • English-speaking guide throughout the program


    One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


    Not Included:
    • Gratuities for drivers and guides
    • Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
    • Any meals or beverages not listed above
    • Any other discounts or promos offered by NCL including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts


    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Not combinable with any other discounts or promos including but not limited to Latitude and Free at Sea discounts.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: $599.00 USD
    • Child from: $599.00 USD
    DURATION 2 days/1 Night
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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*Prices vary by ship and sail date. See Terms & Conditions

NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.