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Arabia, Egypt & Holy Land - 7322 Seabourn Encore departing 5 Apr 2023

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Seabourn Encore
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Cruise Line
Embark
5 Apr 2023
Duration
18 Nights
From / To
Dubai / Athens (Piraeus)
Ports of call
Dubai - Khor Fakkan - Salalah - Safaga - Safaga See full itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 05/04/2023
Location Dubai
In
Out 17:00

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.

Date 06/04/2023
Location Khor Fakkan
In 08:00
Out 18:00

The emirates on the eastern coast of the Arabian peninsula are 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 ruined fortress nearby. The rugged peaks of the Hajjar range are corrugated by deep wadis, some of which hide fresh green oases tucked between their steep walls.

Date 07/04/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 08/04/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 09/04/2023
Location Salalah
In 08:00
Out 17:00

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.

Date 10/04/2023
Location At Sea
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Date 11/04/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 12/04/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 13/04/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 14/04/2023
Location Safaga
In 06:00
Out

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.

Date 15/04/2023
Location Safaga
In
Out 21:00

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.

Date 16/04/2023
Location Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
In 05:00
Out 18:00

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.

Date 17/04/2023
Location Aqaba (Petra)
In 07:00
Out 23:00

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.

Date 18/04/2023
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 19/04/2023
Location Enter Suez Canal at Suez
In 06:00
Out 06:00

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.

Date 19/04/2023
Location Transit Suez Canal
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Out
Date 19/04/2023
Location Exit Suez Canal at Port Said
In 19:00
Out 19:00
Date 20/04/2023
Location Ashdod (Jerusalem)
In 07:00
Out 21:00

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.

Date 21/04/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 22/04/2023
Location Crete
In 08:00
Out 15:00

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.

Date 23/04/2023
Location Athens (Piraeus)
In 07:00
Out

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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