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.
Get ready to escape to the natural beauty, history and rich cultures of the Mediterranean with Norwegian. Set sail from Barcelona to Civitavecchia and explore Rome’s famous ancient ruins and works of art, from Michelangelo’s awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel to the beautifully-constructed Trevi Fountain. Then travel back in time, way back, as you visit Malta’s prehistoric temples and the caves of Ghar Dalam, where the island’s first traces of life date back an astonishing 180,000 years.
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.