Norwegian Cruise Line

14-night Athens to Dubai: Egypt, Jordan, Israel & Oman

Norwegian Spirit

Resort-style cruising with a choice of 16 dining venues and 13 bars.

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Itinerary highlights
Athens Greece
A view over the Bahá'í gardens and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel Haifa Israel
Side View of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman Muscat Oman
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Photo of the Galleria and Photo Gallery Galleria and Photo Gallery
Photo of the Maharajah's Casino & Bar Maharajah's Casino & Bar
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The itinerary

Athens is the birthplace of the modern western world, home to magnificent wonders including the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Temples of Olympian Zeus and Athena Nike, and the most impressive collection of ancient artefacts at the Archaeological Museum. Athens effortlessly blends its ancient historic landmarks with a youthful, modern energy with chic rooftop bars, eclectic shopping destinations and a bustling art scene. Piraeus is the gateway to Athens for cruise visitors, which is easily accessible by public transport.

Day 2At Sea

Spilling down from the pine-covered heights of Mount Carmel, Haifa is a city with a vertiginous setting that has led to comparisons with San Francisco. The most striking landmark on the mountainside is the gleaming golden dome of the Baha'i Shrine, set amid utterly beautiful garden terraces. The city is the world center for the Baha'i faith, and its members provide informative walking tours of the flower-edged 100-acre spot, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the top of the hill are some small but interesting museums, the larger hotels, and two major universities. At the bottom is the lovingly restored German Colony, a perfect area for strolling.Israel's largest port and third-largest city, Haifa was ruled for four centuries by the Ottomans and gradually spread its tendrils up the mountainside into a cosmopolitan city whose port served the entire Middle East. The climate is gentle, the beaches beautiful, and the locals friendly.You don't see the religious garb of Jerusalem or the tattoos and piercings of Tel Aviv in this diverse but fairly conservative city. In fact, you can't always tell at a glance who is part of an Arab or Jewish Israeli family, or if someone is a more recent immigrant from the former Soviet Union.

A view over the Bahá'í gardens and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel

Port Said is located by the Suez Canal in the Northeast of Egypt. The city is steeped in history and culture as well as being an ideal place to enjoy seafood, shopping and fishing.

Spilling down from the pine-covered heights of Mount Carmel, Haifa is a city with a vertiginous setting that has led to comparisons with San Francisco. The most striking landmark on the mountainside is the gleaming golden dome of the Baha'i Shrine, set amid utterly beautiful garden terraces. The city is the world center for the Baha'i faith, and its members provide informative walking tours of the flower-edged 100-acre spot, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the top of the hill are some small but interesting museums, the larger hotels, and two major universities. At the bottom is the lovingly restored German Colony, a perfect area for strolling.Israel's largest port and third-largest city, Haifa was ruled for four centuries by the Ottomans and gradually spread its tendrils up the mountainside into a cosmopolitan city whose port served the entire Middle East. The climate is gentle, the beaches beautiful, and the locals friendly.You don't see the religious garb of Jerusalem or the tattoos and piercings of Tel Aviv in this diverse but fairly conservative city. In fact, you can't always tell at a glance who is part of an Arab or Jewish Israeli family, or if someone is a more recent immigrant from the former Soviet Union.

A view over the Bahá'í gardens and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel

Day 5Suez Canal, Egypt

Port Said is located by the Suez Canal in the Northeast of Egypt. The city is steeped in history and culture as well as being an ideal place to enjoy seafood, shopping and fishing.

Port Safago has been undergoing a transformation, slowly metamorphosing into a holiday rsort. Like other cities on the Red Sea, the commercial port town sits close to great offshore dive sites. Unlike others, however, tourist development hasn't taken off in a meaningful way. But if the mass tourism in Hurghada is a turnoff, Safaga offers a small-scale and much more low-key alternative, though the best dive sites can still be seen on a day trip from Hurghada. Safaga is also the closest beach resort to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, which lies 200 km (124 mi) to the southwest; when cruise ships offer land excursions to Luxor, they often do so through Safaga.

Port Safago has been undergoing a transformation, slowly metamorphosing into a holiday rsort. Like other cities on the Red Sea, the commercial port town sits close to great offshore dive sites. Unlike others, however, tourist development hasn't taken off in a meaningful way. But if the mass tourism in Hurghada is a turnoff, Safaga offers a small-scale and much more low-key alternative, though the best dive sites can still be seen on a day trip from Hurghada. Safaga is also the closest beach resort to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, which lies 200 km (124 mi) to the southwest; when cruise ships offer land excursions to Luxor, they often do so through Safaga.

The resort town of Aqaba, on the Red Sea at the southern end of Jordan, is a popular spot for divers with some of the best coral reefs in the world. Snorkeling and other water sports are popular, and it's easy to hire a boat for a day or half-day, including lunch.Aqaba has become quite a bustling destination, with several large luxury hotels and a large shopping area. There are many jewelry stores selling pearls, gem stones, and gold and silver jewelry. It's worth noting that although it's an international beach resort, Aqaba is quite conservative—certainly much more so than Amman—and North Americans tend to be more comfortable at the private hotel beaches.

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Oman's capital city is hemmed in on one side by spectacular jagged-peaked mountains and on the other by royal blue sea. The architecture is a traditional, sophisticated arabesque blend of white-washed, low-rise buildings surrounded by manicured palms, intricately designed domes set atop the minarets of the mosques, sand-colored villas, a surprising blend of modern art installations, like a giant incense burner that towers over the Corniche, and ancient forts set in the rocky hills. Though tradition abounds, from distinct, local cuisine to the widely worn national dress, the dishdasha, Muscat is a completely modern city, featuring opulent luxury hotels, international restaurants, excellent cellular and data service, sprawling shopping malls, pristine beaches, lively nightlife, world-class performing arts, and a highly educated population, most of whom speak English, Arabic, and often Hindi. Muscat is the ideal base for exploring other areas of the country since many of the most desirable destinations are within a few hours' drive.

Side View of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Just a few decades ago, Abu Dhabi, the island capital of the United Arab Emirates, was a small fishing village with houses made of mud-brick and palm fronds. Today, as a result of revenue from oil, Abu Dhabi is one of the world's richest cities, with wide, tree-lined okulevards, lush green parks, gushing fountains and imposing skyscrapers. Somewhat of a dichotomy, Abu Dhabi is a combination of ultra-modern sophistication and Arab mystique, with friendly and hospitable people offering a warm welcome to visitors. Abu Dhabi's history originated in the 18th century, when, according to legend, a group of tribesmen pursuing a gazelle came upon a freshwater well which they named Abu Dhabi, or "Father of the Gazelle". In the 19th century, the first fort was built over this well by a sheikh of the Al-Nahyan dynasty. The fort's name is Al Husn Palace, also known as Old or White Fort, and it is one of the few buildings in Abu Dhabi that is more than 25 years old. Its whitewashed walls are eye-catching amid the backdrop of today's skyscrapers. Presently, it is home to the Cultural Foundation and serves as a documents centre. Abu Dhabi had little significance until the discovery of vast oil reserves in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the years following, the city's economy and infrastructure developed rapidly and changed Abu Dhabi beyond recognition.

Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf, where the warm azure waves of the sea meet the desert. A high-rise oasis, this city is a pleasure-dome surrounded by dunes; one of the most fashionable on the planet thanks to its ability to satisfy the needs of legions of demanding vacationers. Dubai is about having fun—and it's one big adult playground. Nature plays her part here, with year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, dramatic arid landscapes, and warm waters, but it's the man-made attractions that make Dubai so alluring. You can launch yourself into high-adrenaline desert adventures, diving and water sports, and some of the world's best golf courses. The 5-, 6-, and 7-star hotels offer the ultimate in luxury, and the party scene is hot. Shopping malls are the biggest in the world and are packed full of high-class merchandise. And with hundreds of restaurants with cuisine from around the world, you can munch your way from Mexico to Malaysia. Dubai produces strong reactions in people, but one thing is certain—love it or loathe it—you will not forget it. It is without a doubt, one of the world's true must-see destinations.

Sunset over the Dubai skyline

The ship Norwegian Spirit

Resort-style cruising with a choice of 16 dining venues and 13 bars.

Capacity
2018
Total crew
962
Length
881m

Food and drink

Enjoy a four-course meal and a great bottle of wine. Or grab a burger hot off the grill. Dress up. Dress down. Sit with your friends or make new ones. Dine inside or oceanside along The Waterfront. Norwegian offers the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Dining, which means no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. With expert chefs cooking with only the freshest and finest ingredients, you can enjoy more delicious dining options than days of your cruise – whenever you like. So follow your mood, not a schedule.

The Garden Room Main Dining Room

Enjoy classic cruise-style dining in a more intimate atmosphere with views of the sea and sky.

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Classic

Windows Main Dining Room

Welcome to Windows, where you can enjoy delicious menus served in a beautiful room with, as its name suggests, a fabulous panoramic... Read more

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Classic

Henry's Pub

Going down to the pub takes on new meaning at Henry's Pub, a traditional English-style pub featuring dartboards, large screen TV's, fish... Read more

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British

Atrium Café & Bar

Serves frozen coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, pastries and cookies.

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Cafe

Bier Garten Grill

Friends, fun and an international selection of beer. What more could you want? How about amazing views and Bavarian dishes like knackwurst?... Read more

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Continental

Blue Lagoon Café

In honour of the midnight snack, we bring you Blue Lagoon open round the clock. You'll find comfort-food favourites like potato skins,... Read more

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Fast

La Trattoria

Enjoy pasta, pizza and other traditional fare in this casual Italian Trattoria. Dress code is comfortable.

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Italian

Cagney's Steak House

Steak is the standard at the American-style steakhouse. Select from choice cuts of Black Angus perfectly prepared like our traditional T-bone or... Read more

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Steakhouse

Le Bistro French Restaurant

From the theatrical Art Nouveau décor to the menu, which offers modern and classic gourmet cuisine, Le Bistro is an ode to... Read more

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French

Raffles Court & Terrace

Choose from a delicious selection of ready-to-cook omelettes, waffles, fruits, soups, ethnic specialties and pasta in this buffet-style indoor/outdoor restaurant.

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Buffet

Room Service

Available 24 hours a day, simply pick up the phone and order breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night munchies. A convenience charge of... Read more

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Room

Shogun Asian Restaurant

Enjoy a complimentary Asian Fusion dining venue featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups, and more.

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Asian

Sushi and Sashimi

The Shogun Asian Restaurant also has a Sushi and Sashimi Bar where you can enjoy the very best sushi and sashimi expertly... Read more

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Asian

Teppanyaki

Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at our authentic Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant. Sit around a lively... Read more

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Japanese

Entertainment

You won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Norgwegian Cruise Lines have brought Broadway to sea with blockbuster shows, music, dancing, cabaret, comedy and more. You can party all night, grab some great casino action and find your favourites among up to 22 bars and lounges, from electrifying nightspots to cosmopolitan bars and easy-going pubs. Every night is a night on the town.

World Beat

A musical voyage around the world! Feel the percussive beats of Irish tap dancing, the soulful cadences of New York City street... Read more

The Lifestyle Room/ Internet Café

No matter how far you are from home, having access to the internet is always nearby at the Internet Café. 

Elements

Come and experience ELEMENTS! From mesmerising magic to the visual feast of flying to exciting music and dance, this dazzling show will... Read more

Soul Rockin' Nights

Rock the night away with this high energy party that celebrates the sounds of soul to the raw force of Rock ‘n’... Read more

Maharajah's Casino & Bar

This could be your lucky night! Try your hand a one of 158 slot machines. Or play Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Caribbean Stud... Read more

Stardust Theatre

It's showtime! And there is always a really big show for you at the Stardust. Enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows with cocktails... Read more

The Card Room

Here is one room where playing games is not just encouraged, it's expected. Find another couple and play bridge or test your... Read more

Video Arcade

There's a lot of fun to be had here. Stop by and capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball... Read more

Galaxy of the Stars Observation Lounge

Sit back and take in the beautiful colours of the sea and sky as the sun sinks into the ocean with a... Read more

Maharini's Lounge & Nightclub

Dance the night away at this Bollywood-style lounge and nightclub.

Shanghai Bar

Just your typical sports bar, with an Asian twist. Enjoy a wide selection of premium beers and pub snacks while catching game... Read more

Bier Garten

This friendly, outdoor bar serves snacks and premium beers.

Charlie's Champagne Bar

Decorated with a classic Art Deco motif, you can enjoy a full range of premium champagnes, accompanied by caviar and foie gras... Read more

Library

You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read in this excellent library with a superb ocean view.

Health and fitness

Feel free to follow your spirit, whether that takes you to a superb fitness centre, a sun lounger by the pool or to the serenity of a luxurious spa. Get the adrenaline soaring by conquering the climbing wall or ropes course high above the ocean. Flex your muscles on the sports court or treat yourself to something special in the boutiques. Catch a fun, informal lecture. Take the plunge in the Aqua Park. 

Golf Driving Net

Fore! Take your clubs out for a drive at one of two Golf Driving Nets onboard, because there's no such thing as... Read more

Hot Tubs

There are four outdoor hot tubs onboard Norwegian Spirit near the Tivoli Pool. Plus, there’s plenty of deck space and lots of... Read more

Jogging/Walking Track

Run circles around the other guests or get your daily walk in before breakfast on the outdoor track.

Oscar's Hair & Beauty Salon

This full service hair and beauty salon offers a range of hair and beauty treatments. Oscar wouldn't have it any other way.

Roman Fitness Centre

If being pampered is your idea of a holiday, the Roman Fitness Centre is for you. This full service beauty salon and... Read more

The Tivoli Pool

The main pool aboard boasts four hot tubs and lots of deckchairs and sun beds.

Basketball Court

Shoot some hoops at the net-enclosed, outdoor Basketball Court.

Mandara Spa & Salon

If being pampered is your idea of a holiday, the Mandara Spa & Salon is for you. This full service beauty salon... Read more

Kids and teens

Families play better together on Norwegian. From dodgeball to cupcake decorating, there are lots of activities all over the ships. Plus, with complimentary youth programmes, kids can learn to juggle at Circus School in Splash Academy and teens have the coolest themed parties in Entourage. Add exclusive NickelodeonTM entertainment at sea for kids of all ages – even the grown up ones – and your family holiday gets awesome. While the kids are having fun, so can you, indulging in a spa treatment, enjoying a leisurely meal or just switching off. And when it comes to bedtime, family-friendly accommodation gives everyone the elbow room they need. Night, night.

Buccaneer's Wet & Wild

Kids will love Buccaneer's Wet & Wild pool complete with slides, paddling pool and a hot tub just for kids.

Celebrity Teen Disco

Get down and get funky at this disco. It's the hottest spot on the ship for the hip teen crowd complete with... Read more

Splash Academy

Get into the zone of fun because Splash Academy is just for kids! With interactive games, an arts and crafts area and... Read more

Enrichment

Walk through and purchase beautiful pieces in the Photo Gallery, listen and learn in a lecture held by a guest speaker. Norwegian Cruise Line ships have much to offer to enhance your learning and senses.

Galleria and Photo Gallery

A collection of beautiful photographic prints is worthy of any wall. Be sure to check them out at the Photo Gallery.

Useful info

Disabled Facilites

Guests who have mobility impairments should travel with someone who will take responsibility for any assistance needed during the cruise and in... Read more

Special Dietary Requirements

If you are on a low calorie diet, breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature low calorie, haute cuisine dishes. Sugar-free and fat-free... Read more

Age Requirements

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Norwegian Cruise Line permits young adults between 18... Read more

Smoking Policy

Public areas throughout all ships are smoke-free. If you smoke cigarettes, you can do so on your balcony, in the casino or... Read more

Dress Code

When it comes to what to wear, you can go resort casual or get decked-out and look your best - it’s your... Read more

Sail & Sustain - Our Commitment

We understand that protecting our environment and our oceans is not only vital to our industry but also to our planet. Our... Read more

Water Conservation & Management

Onboard Production

Onboard our vessels, water is primarily used by our guests and crew in their staterooms for showers, bathtubs and sinks but... Read more

Waste Mitigation

Our ships call on sensitive areas of the world, and we strive to lead by example as we strive to continue to... Read more

Fuel & Energy Efficiency

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. How governments, organisations and individuals choose to respond to it will... Read more

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