On this cruise to Israel and Egypt, you’ll discover the extraordinary archaeological sites, bustling markets, shopping, museums, and exciting port cities that blend modern architecture with the remnants of ancient civilizations. From the iconic Library of Alexandria to some of the holiest sites in Judaism and Christianity, living history abounds at every turn. Your cruise will depart from Athens and take you through the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean to beautiful ancient ports like Alexandria, Kusadasi, gateway to the magnificent Ephesus, Haifa, and Ashdod, for Jerusalem. Explore the graceful Acropolis in Athens, the holy Dome of the Rock in Israel, Greco-Roman antiquities in Turkey, and much more as you embark on these unforgettable journeys.
Experience the history, natural beauty and rich cultures of the Mediterranean with Norwegian. Take a short ferry ride from Mykonos to the island of Delos — the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and visit ancient ruins. In Olympia, visit the site of the very first Olympic Games, explore the Archaeological Museum and get a glimpse into local life with a visit to a farm while discovering the best of the region on a guided tour. Then embark on a gondola tour of Venice’s legendary canals.
This voyage through the Pacific Northwest shows you the bounty and beauty of nature, as well as the history and heritage of the people who inhabited this diverse region. The Cascade Range separates the dense forests of the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon from the arid rolling hills and wine country of the Red Mountain region. You will experience both climates on this voyage sailing west via the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the only break in the Cascades between British Columbia and Southern Oregon. At each port, you can embrace the culture and history of this region on an included shore excursion.