Norwegian Cruise Line

18-night Africa from Dubai to Cape Town

Norwegian Jade

Your dream vacation is waiting on the Norwegian Jade. Sail on a Mediterranean cruise and explore castles, cathedrals, romantic islands and sophisticated cities of Europe. Or toss your schedule to the breeze on a Caribbean Cruise and bask on pristine beaches while enjoying island cocktails.

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Itinerary highlights
Sunset over the Dubai skyline Dubai United Arab Emirates
Side View of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman Muscat Oman
Port Louis Mauritius
Ship highlights
Photo of the Cagney's Steakhouse Cagney's Steakhouse
Photo of the Card Room/Lifestyle Room Card Room/Lifestyle Room
Photo of the The Chapel The Chapel
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The itinerary

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

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

Day 3At Sea

Day 4At Sea

Day 5At Sea

La Digue Island is an island like no other. It is the smallest of the three populated islands in the Seychelles, but the tranquillity will make it feel like you’re the only one there. The stunning surroundings should be soaked up from cycling through the vanilla plantations to lying on the white-sandy beaches, your time on La Digue should be cherished. There is a little more to do on La Digue compared to the smaller, uninhabited islands where you can enjoy full moon tours, surfing and snorkelling with a local.

Day 8At Sea

Nosy Bé, meaning Big Island in the Malagasy language, lies just a stone's throw off Madagascar's northwest coast. It is a remote and exotic destination. With its deserted beaches, rustic hotels and unhurried pace, it attracts travellers looking for a laid-back vacation. The fertile island is the centre for the production of perfume essence from the ylang-ylang trees. The heady scent of their flowers gave Nosy Bé the name "Perfumed Isle." Other local products include sugar cane, coffee, vanilla and pepper; they are grown for export in large plantations. Hellville, the island’s main town and port, is situated in a sheltered bay. It is named after a former French governor, Admiral de Hell. The town features a few old colonial buildings, a busy market, some small boutiques and tourist shops along the busy main street. At the quayside, vendors display embroidered linens, wood carvings and straw articles. Trips into the lush countryside may include a ride up to Mt. Passot. At 950 feet (285 metres), this is the highest point on the island. The view from the top offers an extensive panorama of crater lakes nestled between verdant hills. Most visitors make the boat trip to Nosy Komba. The tiny island is known for its lemur reserve. These arboreal primates, with their large eyes, soft fur and long curling tails, have lived unharmed for centuries in the forest behind Ampangorina village. The lemurs are a popular tourist attraction and a profitable source of income to the small local community.

Day 10At Sea

Mauritius’ largest city, Port Louis is a vibrant and exciting place whose culture is a mix of African, Chinese and Indian influences. There are activities and sights to keep you busy and explore the different aspects of the city.

Day 13At Sea

Day 14At Sea

South Africa’s largest harbour is located on a lagoon on the Mhlatuze River on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal and takes its name from Admiral Sir F W Richards who sailed into the bay to deliver supplies to the troops during the Anglo/Zulu War of 1879. The Richards Bay lagoon was declared a game reserve in 1935, when conservationists objected to the growing industrialisation here. This however did nothing to halt development. Instead a compromise was agreed and a wall was built across the length of the bay to divide the lagoon. The north side became the seaport and the south remained a sanctuary for waterfowl and wildlife. The lagoon is famous for being the site where the longest crocodile ever recorded was shot by hunter John Dunn - it measured over 20 feet. The town was built on the shores of the lagoon in 1954 and although it was only a small fishing community in the 1960s, the development of the deep water harbour and railway in 1976 prompted the growth of the much larger township you see today. The bustling town is now a popular holiday destination with its unspoilt beaches at the edge of the Indian Ocean, year-round sunshine and excellent recreational facilities including surfing and fishing. It is also an excellent gateway to Zululand and the KwaZulu wildlife reserves. Richards Bay has recently undergone a major renovation that has given the town a Caribbean feel.

South Africa’s largest harbour is located on a lagoon on the Mhlatuze River on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal and takes its name from Admiral Sir F W Richards who sailed into the bay to deliver supplies to the troops during the Anglo/Zulu War of 1879. The Richards Bay lagoon was declared a game reserve in 1935, when conservationists objected to the growing industrialisation here. This however did nothing to halt development. Instead a compromise was agreed and a wall was built across the length of the bay to divide the lagoon. The north side became the seaport and the south remained a sanctuary for waterfowl and wildlife. The lagoon is famous for being the site where the longest crocodile ever recorded was shot by hunter John Dunn - it measured over 20 feet. The town was built on the shores of the lagoon in 1954 and although it was only a small fishing community in the 1960s, the development of the deep water harbour and railway in 1976 prompted the growth of the much larger township you see today. The bustling town is now a popular holiday destination with its unspoilt beaches at the edge of the Indian Ocean, year-round sunshine and excellent recreational facilities including surfing and fishing. It is also an excellent gateway to Zululand and the KwaZulu wildlife reserves. Richards Bay has recently undergone a major renovation that has given the town a Caribbean feel.

Originally the home of the San and Khoisan people and later the Xhosa tribe, the area now known as Port Elizabeth became a landing place for passing European ships after Portuguese navigator Bartolomew Diaz arrived in Algoa Bay in 1488. As part of the Cape Colony, the British occupied the area during the Napoleonic Wars and it was they who built Fort Frederick here in 1799. Twenty-one years later 4,000 settlers arrived, becoming the first permanent British residents of South Africa and Port Elizabeth. Sir Rufane Donkin, Acting Governor of the Cape Colony, founded Port Elizabeth, naming the settlement after his late wife. The town underwent rapid growth after 1873 following the construction of the railway to Kimberley, and is now one of the country’s major seaports. Like most South African cities, miles of beautiful coastline surround Port Elizabeth. Algoa Bay combines warm water and fair breezes, making it a mecca for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts. Those interested in history can follow the Donkin Heritage Trail, past a succession of Victorian and Edwardian town houses, trim gardens and neo-Gothic churches. Just outside the town are a number of game reserves, including the famous Addo Elephant National Park.

Sometimes referred to as the Mother City, Cape Town is the most famous port in South Africa and is influenced by many different cultures, including Dutch, British and Malay. The port was founded in 1652 by Dutch explorer Jan Van Riebeeck, and evidence of Dutch colonial rule remains throughout the region. The port is located on one of the world's most important trade routes, and is mainly a container port and handler of fresh fruit. Fishing is another vital industry, with large Asian fishing fleets using Cape Town as a logistical repair base for much of the year. The region is famous for its natural beauty, with the imposing Table Mountain and Lions Head, as well as the many nature reserves and botanical gardens such as Kirstenbosch which boasts an extensive range of indigenous plant life, including proteas and ferns. Cape Town's weather is mercurial, and can change from beautiful sunshine to dramatic thunderstorms within a short period. A local adage is that in Cape Town you can experience four seasons in one day.

The ship Norwegian Jade

Your dream vacation is waiting on the Norwegian Jade. Sail on a Mediterranean cruise and explore castles, cathedrals, romantic islands and sophisticated cities of Europe. Or toss your schedule to the breeze on a Caribbean Cruise and bask on pristine beaches while enjoying island cocktails.

Capacity
2402
Total crew
1078
Length
965m

Food and drink

Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in our two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. From fresh-baked breads, desserts and pastries to our chefs' original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.

Cagney's Steakhouse

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

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Steakhouse

Garden Café / Kid's Café

Made-to-order action stations, always-changing menu options, a fresh salad bar and a dessert bar make this way more than a traditional buffet.

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Buffet

La Cucina Italian Restaurant

Buona Sera! Enjoy the finest ingredients at our vibrant Italian ristorante. Dine on classics like pasta carbonara or osso buco with gremolata.... Read more

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Italian

Le Bistro French Restaurant

Norwegian's signature French restaurant featuring Mediterranean, nouveau and classic French cusine.

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French

Moderno

If you’re looking for a unique experience, the authentic Brazilian steakhouse is a must. Start with an impressive salad bar of imported... Read more

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Bbq

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

Jasmine Garden

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

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Asian

Teppanyaki

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

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Japanese

Topsiders Bar & Grill

Topsiders is located on deck near the Pool and offers a full bar and grill in close proximity to ample sun beds... Read more

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Bbq

Alizar Main Dining Room

Dine in this intimate and inviting Main Restaurant offering the beautifully crafted Main Dining Room menus showcasing a variety of entrees and... Read more

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Varies

O'Sheehan's

Dine on reinvented Irish pub classics while sipping on your favourite draft beer, all in a casual atmosphere open 24 hours a... Read more

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American

Grand Pacific Main Dining Room

A first class dining experience in the grand tradition of the luxury ocean liners of yesteryear, Grand Pacific offers beautifully crafted contemporary... Read more

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Fine

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.

Jade Club Casino & Bar

Try your hand at Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Let It Ride® against a backdrop of travelling circuses from the turn of the... Read more

Stardust Theatre

It's show time! And they've got a really big show for you at the Stardust. Enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows in a... Read more

Video Arcade

Stop by the video arcade and capture a few aliens, win a car race, play pinball and fly a jet fighter. Anything... Read more

Internet Café

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

Library

You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read, along with a stellar ocean view.

Bliss Lounge

Cruise into the clubbing scene at Bliss. Dance to a different beat and feel the excitement as you walk through the lit... Read more

Magnums Champagne & WIne bar

Some moments just call for champagne. And this is the place to enjoy it. Magnum's features a French Art Deco motif combined... Read more

Maltings Beer & Whiskey Bar

Inspired by the lobby bar from the Mandarin Oriental in London, this contemporary full bar has low lounges and tables with the... Read more

Mixers Martini & Cocktail Bar

How do you like your martini? Shaken, not stirred? The bartender will make a point of knowing exactly what you like at... Read more

Spinnaker Lounge

Horizontal windows in the floor allow you to look down on the bridge. At night, the atmosphere is charged when the music... Read more

Sugarcane Mojito Bar

Freshly muddled just the way you like, enjoy a refreshing speciality Mojito with friends - day or night. 

Blazing Boots

Imagine yourself bellying up to the the best country bar at sea. You are all invited to Blazing Boots - a first-class... Read more

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

Showdown

You be the judge! Four talented singers vie the audience's votes with a rocking Emcee that'll keep the show moving and you,... Read more

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. 

Fitness Centre

There are numerous ways to stay in shape while onboard. The Fitness Centre is open from 6am to 11pm with a full... Read more

Hot Tubs

There are four hot tubs conveniently located throughout the ship. Try them all out or pick your favourite and make relaxing and... Read more

Jogging/Walking Track

Run circles around the other guests or get in your daily walk while you're at sea. Breakfast always tastes better after a... Read more

Pool

Dive into the shimmering Pool with slides and hot tubs nearby. Topsiders Bar & Grill is located poolside along with 323 deck... Read more

Basketball/Volleyball/Tennis Court

Shoot some hoops, play beach volleyball or a few sets of tennis at the net-enclosed outdoor sports court.

Mandara Health Spa & Beauty Salon

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

Spa Thermal Suite

The Thermal Suite offers a unique experience benefiting the mind and body. Feel the weightlessness and total relaxation created by the kneading... 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.

Sapphire Kid's Pool

The kid's pool is just right for pint-size splashing, playing and paddling. The pool also has additional fun features.

Entourage Teen's Club

The Teen club is made to look like Surfer's Paradise. This hip place for teens to hang out has plenty to do... Read more

Splash Academy Kid's Club

Jump into a splash of fun at Splash Academy just for kids 3-12. Join us for active games, arts and crafts, and... Read more

Enrichment

Check out the card room, walk around the art 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.

Card Room/Lifestyle Room

Looking for a quiet place to write postcards, play cards or read a book? Drop by the LifeStyle Room.

The Chapel

This intimate on-board chapel also functions as a meeting room.

Art Gallery

Stroll through original works by a wide range of well-known artists – all for sale.

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 Restrictions

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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