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18 Night Arabia, Egypt & Holy Land

Explore Arabia, Egypt and The Holy Land with Seaboard aboard the beautiful Encore!

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Departure Date

Aug 5, 2023

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Seabourn Cruises

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Encore

Destination

Heading

Egypt

Overview

Begin your journey is Dubai with stops in Khor Al Fakkan, Salalah, Safaga, Sharm El Sheik, Aqaba, Enter Suez Canal, Ashdod, Agios Nikolaos, and Athens

18 Night Arabia, Egypt & Holy Land

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  • 18-night luxury cruise
  • $250 USD per person onboard credit
  • Intimate ships with a private club atmosphere
  • One of the highest space per guest ratios in the industry
  • The youngest and most modern fleet in the industry
  • Intuitive, personalized service provided by staff passionate about exceeding guests’ expectations
  • All ocean-front suites, luxuriously appointed
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
  • Tipping is neither required, nor expected
  • World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
  • A choice of dining venues to suit every taste
  • Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts
  • Taxes and more!

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Package Pricing

Taxes are included. Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD.

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Verandah Suite 11,208pp
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Itinerary

Enjoy this Cruise Only deal from Dubai to Piraeus (Athens) with Seabourn Cruises onboard the beautiful Encore. This journey departs on Aug 05, 2023 so don't miss out!

Day 0 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

APR 5, 2023 | DEPARTS 05:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

The United Arab Emirates is strategically located at the crossroads of East and West, and the traditional trading routes from Asia and the Far East to Europe and further afield are even more significant today than they were hundreds of years ago. Nestled at the very heart of the Islamic world, the country is unique in its embrace of the Western world. Here you can see the contrasts of the nomadic Bedouin people, and the opulence and splendor of the Sheiks, set against a backdrop of Western lifestyles.

Day 1 - Khor Al Fakkan, United Arab Emirates

APR 6, 2023 | ARRIVES 08:00 AM | DEPARTS 06:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

Khor al Fakkan is a busy deep-water seaport on the Gulf of Oman. The town is located in the Sharjah, among the most conservative of the emirates, so there is no alcohol served anywhere here, and both clothing and beach attire should be modest. The eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula is mountainous and make a cooler escape for emiratis suffering from the heat of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In nearby Fujairah, the oldest mosque in the Emirates is a 15th century mud and brick structure, glowing white, with four domes overshadowed by a picturesque ruined fortress nearby. Fujairah also has a Heritage Village reflecting the traditional lifestyle of the region. The rugged peaks of the Hajar range are corrugated by deep wadis such as Wadi Wurayah, some of which hide fresh green oases, such as the one at Wadi Shawka, tucked between their steep walls. Wadi Wurayah even has a waterfall.  

Day 2 - 3 Days At Sea

Day 4 - Salalah, Oman

APR 9, 2023 | ARRIVES 08:00 AM | DEPARTS 05:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

Salalah, Oman's ancient incense capital is an oasis with lush vegetation resulting from seasonal monsoons. The city's roads wind through groves of coconut, papaya and banana trees, and roadside stands sell fresh fruit and coconut water. The tropical atmosphere is a striking contrast to the otherwise arid landscapes of the Arabian Peninsula. Even the Queen of Sheba fell under the spell of the area's treasure far greater than gold, and sent gifts of frankincense to impress Solomon. Today, the beautiful sand beaches, cultural history, archaeology and natural diversity draw visitors to this ancient paradise.

Day 5 - 8 Days At Sea

Day 9 - 10 Safaga, Egypt

APR 14, 2023 - APR 15, 2023 | ARRIVES 06:00 AM | DEPARTS 09:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

Located on the Egyptian side of the Red Sea, the port of Safaga is the gateway to some of Egypt's most memorable destinations: Luxor, Karnak and Thebes. Luxor has often been called the world's greatest open-air museum, and the number and preservation of the monuments in the area are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The ancient Egyptians called Luxor "The City" and Homer called it the "City of a Thousand Gates." The troops of Napoleon, coming upon its grandeur, broke into spontaneous applause. The pharaoh's tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and the colossal temples of Luxor and Karnak capture the imagination with splendors that have survived the centuries.

Day 11 - Sharm El Sheik, Egypt

APR 16, 2023 | ARRIVES 05:00 AM | DEPARTS 06:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

Some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world is found at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Here, on a slender promontory where the Gulf of Aqaba meets the Straits of Tiran, Sharm el Sheikh offers access to serene sand beaches, wind-carved cliffs and a wonderland of colorful fish and coral reefs. The area is revered as a place of prophets and miracles, including St. Catherine's Monastery, the most important religious site in Sinai, situated at the base of the mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Day 12 - Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan

APR 17, 2023 | ARRIVES 07:00 AM | DEPARTS 11:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

Aqaba is a sleepy fishing village with a long and historic past. At various times, the port was a stopover on ancient caravan routes, a garrison for Roman troops and meeting place for pilgrims en route to Mecca. Recent excavations have revealed a third-century church, one of the worlds oldest. In medieval times, Aqaba was an important part of Palestine before being absorbed into the Ottoman Empire, a time when Lawrence of Arabia figured in local history. Today Aqaba is important as Jordan's only deep water port and the jumping-off point for excursions to Petra, the country's premier historical attraction.

Day 13

Day 14 - Enter Suez Canal At Suez

APR 19, 2023 | ARRIVES 06:00 AM | DEPARTS 06:00 AM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME


A canal linking the Red Sea and Mediterranean is an old dream. Evidence of attempts to construct such a seaway across the desert isthmus have been detected dating from Egypt’s pharaonic era and Persia under the rule of Darius. Venetian doges plotted, and Napoleon fervently wished for one, to save ships the 4,300-nautical mile diversion around Africa. When the 120-mile canal from Suez to Port Said was opened in 1869, the seafaring map underwent its most impactful change in history. The canal is at sea level, so no locks are required. Your ship will meet other ships of every sort and size from every corner of the globe around the entry at Suez, to join the single northbound convoy allowed each day. It starts from Suez at four in the morning, proceeding at a sedate 8 knots (to reduce erosion of the banks) and passing the first of two southbound convoys in the Great Bitter Lake. The second southbound convoy leaves later, passing your ship later at the Bailah Bypass. On average, about 97 ships transit the canal each day. Sights during the transit tend toward the monotonous: the ship ahead and the one behind, and an endless bank of sand on either side, ceaselessly refreshed by dredges stationed along the shore and pumping wet sand over the berm. The town of Ismailia with its tall, minareted mosque is a welcome diversion, as are the two bridges and one massive powerline crossing the canal. The transit takes between 11 and 16 hours. At Port Said, your ship passes into the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 14 Exit Suez Canal At Port Said

APR 19, 2023 | ARRIVES 07:00 PM | DEPARTS 07:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

Following a long full-day transit of the 120-mile, sea-level canal linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean, your ship passes Port Said and enters the European realm. Water at this end of the canal typically flows northward from the Great Bitter Lake in winter and southward in summer. As your ship leaves the canal, you begin to detect the barely perceptible motion of the great sea beneath the hull, and the engine sound may accelerate slightly, heightening your anticipation. Raise your glass the another milestone passed, and to the exciting adventures that lie ahead.

Day 15 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel


APR 20, 2023 | ARRIVES 07:00 AM | DEPARTS 09:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

The largest port in Israel, Ashdod is a gateway to Jerusalem, the 5,000-year-old walled city that is considered sacred to more than a third of the people on Earth. Numerous sites exist nearby, including the Jewish sacred Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre said to be the site of Calvary and to contain a piece of the true cross. Meander along the seaside promenade, or dip your toes in the Dead Sea waters, long known for their health benefits. Visit the Bar-Gera Museum to view a collection of art by artists who were either banned or persecuted by the Nazis and other fascist governments. The Yad Vashem Memorial Museum is dedicated to the six million Jews who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

Day 16 - Days At Sea

Day 17 - Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

APR 22, 2023 | ARRIVES 08:00 AM | DEPARTS 03:00 PM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

This charming village of white houses climbing up the slopes is beautifully situated on the sparkling Gulf of Mirabello. The attractive Venetian harbor is surrounded by restaurants, outdoor cafes and clusters of shops selling everything from necessities to souvenirs. The ship docks in the center of town, and you are able to wander at will and enjoy the atmosphere of Crete's foremost resort.

Day 18 - Piraeus (Athens), Greece

APR 23, 2023 | ARRIVES 07:00 AM | VISA REQUIRED FOR SOME

Piraeus has been the port for Athens since 482 BC. The busy harbor is filled with ferries and cruise ships making their way to the Greek Islands and other Mediterranean cities. The busy metropolis of Athens and its treasure trove of antiquities lie just a few miles from the port. Even as the reality of the modern city took hold, with its high-rise apartments, crowded sidewalks and bustling traffic, the beauty of the Acropolis, the outstanding museums, charming cafés, sidewalk markets and startling views come together in a cultural mosaic for all to enjoy.

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New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

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Trip highlights are normally booked excursions and may not be accessible without booking directly through the Cruise Line.

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Expert Tips & Advice

Opt for late seating. Most cruise lines offer multiple dinner seatings. Pick the late seating because many of the excursions won't get you back in time for the early dinner seating.

Sherri Brooks

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