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Sands to Safaris-Dubai to Cape Town - NAU221207 Nautica departing 7 Dec 2022

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Nautica
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Cruise Line
Embark
7 Dec 2022
Duration
30 Nights
From / To
Dubai / Cape Town
Ports of call
Dubai - Abu Dhabi - Fujairah, UAE - Muscat - Mumbai
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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 07/12/2022
Location Dubai
In 13:00
Out 23:00

Explore this amazing emirate where ultra-modern architecture soars over traditional Arab styles. See the impressive Jumeirah Mosque and stroll through the narrow alleys of old Dubai. Visit a museum in a former all-boys school or journey along Dubai Creek in a dhow. Visit fascinating Sharjah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its fabulous souks.

Date 08/12/2022
Location Abu Dhabi
In 07:00
Out 17:00

As the world’s richest city, Abu Dhabi boasts opulent hotels, museums and a yacht-filled marina, all marvels of modern architecture. Explore the emirate’s old souks, sip a fragrant Arabic coffee, ride the dunes on an exhilarating desert safari, or dive into dazzling marine life.

Date 09/12/2022
Location Fujairah, UAE
In 10:00
Out 19:00

The only emirate on the Gulf of Oman rather than the Persian Gulf, Fujairah is blessed with fine beaches and offers excellent deep-sea fishing and snorkeling. It’s separated from the rest of the country by the Hagar mountain range that looms majestically behind the port of Fujairah. Built in 1670, Fujairah Fort and the spring-fed Ain Al Madhab Gardens lie nearby.

Date 10/12/2022
Location Muscat
In 08:00
Out 18:00

Admire the colorful Sultan’s palace and the Jelali and Merani forts, stroll through the markets and narrow alleys and browse in the bustling souks. Or view the city from above by traveling on the Corniche and head out along the scenic Batinah coast and enjoy the desert, the oases, fishing villages and the historic medieval Nakhl Fort. Then spend time at a glorious beach resort.

Date 11/12/2022
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 12/12/2022
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 13/12/2022
Location Mumbai
In 07:00
Out 17:00

Enjoy the sights of this teeming city, visiting the many lovely Jain and Hindu temples, the Hanging Gardens, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and the magnificent Victoria Station. Take a harbor cruise from the Gateway of India or travel to lush Gharapuri Island to see the 7th century rock-cut temples of the Elephanta Caves. Shopping: Lovely silks, fine gold jewelry, ornate woodcarvings, personal altars, finely carved screens and antiques abound.

Date 14/12/2022
Location Mormugao
In 09:00
Out 18:00

Enjoy this marvelous old Portuguese and Hindu city studded with vibrant temples and majestic churches. Visit the stunning Baroque cathedral and quaint, colorful Panjim for a taste of Portugal in India. Explore the countryside and its spice farms, local markets and the region’s exquisite beaches.

Date 15/12/2022
Location Mangalore
In 06:00
Out 17:00

Enjoy the beautiful beaches on the Arabian Sea, watch the fishing boats and explore the city, especially the 10th century Manjunatha Temple, St. Aloysius College Chapel, the Sultan Battery, Light House Hill Garden, Mangala Devi Temple and the Jumma Masjid. See a traditional South Indian dance performance or perhaps encounter a festival honoring a local deity.

Date 16/12/2022
Location Cochin (Kochi), India
In 07:00
Out 16:00

Discover the amazing contrasts of this cosmopolitan, Portuguese-founded city with its lovely colonial architecture, Dutch-style palaces, historic churches, Jewish quarter and huge Chinese fishing nets. Or explore tranquil canals by boat and see ancient villages, exquisite scenery, plantations and temples. See Indian cotton made in traditional fashion.

Date 17/12/2022
Location Male
In 15:00
Out

As the capital of the low-lying, coral-bed Maldives, winsome Malé is surrounded by a sea wall, where you might watch the fishing dhonis return with the day’s catch. Also be sure to see Friday Mosque, a masterpiece of filigree-curved coral built in the mid-1600s, and the Mulee-aage Palace.

Date 18/12/2022
Location Male
In
Out 12:00

As the capital of the low-lying, coral-bed Maldives, winsome Malé is surrounded by a sea wall, where you might watch the fishing dhonis return with the day’s catch. Also be sure to see Friday Mosque, a masterpiece of filigree-curved coral built in the mid-1600s, and the Mulee-aage Palace.

Date 19/12/2022
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 20/12/2022
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 21/12/2022
Location La Digue, Seychelles
In 09:00
Out 16:00

The most tranquil and relaxed of the Seychelles islands, La Digue allows you to step back in time, to appreciate a slower pace, to dive or snorkel the untouched reefs, enjoy the white sand beaches, hike into the stunning mountains of the interior for bird watching.

Date 21/12/2022
Location Mahe
In 19:00
Out

Gorgeous and romantic, the Seychelles define tropical beauty. A mountain range runs through the spine of Mahé, the largest island, and scenic national parks have sprung up around it, attracting hikers. Still, it’s the idyllic beaches that have immortalized Mahé and its laid-back capital of Victoria, where the Seychellois speak a mellifluous Creole patois.

Date 22/12/2022
Location Mahe
In
Out 18:00

Gorgeous and romantic, the Seychelles define tropical beauty. A mountain range runs through the spine of Mahé, the largest island, and scenic national parks have sprung up around it, attracting hikers. Still, it’s the idyllic beaches that have immortalized Mahé and its laid-back capital of Victoria, where the Seychellois speak a mellifluous Creole patois.

Date 23/12/2022
Location At Sea
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Out
Date 24/12/2022
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 25/12/2022
Location Mombasa
In 08:00
Out 18:00

Giant sculpted elephant tusks span the entry to the island where Mombasa perches, a symbol of how wildlife is revered in Kenya. Indigenous wildlife can be seen in Haller Park, Mombasa’s largest animal sanctuary. Don’t miss monumental Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, or the Old Town, which is decidedly Arabic.

Date 26/12/2022
Location Zanzibar
In 08:00
Out 18:00

The palm-fringed archipelago of Zanzibar lies about 20 miles off Tanzania. It’s a sensual paradise of aromas from locally grown spices, vistas of idyllic beaches, and the sounds of commerce echoing through the Arabic alleyways of Stone Town. Don’t miss the Anglican cathedral, built on the site of the slave market to commemorate its closing in 1873.

Date 27/12/2022
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 28/12/2022
Location Mayotte, French Comoros
In 07:00
Out 16:00

While the other islands of the fragrant Comoros (known as the “Perfume Islands”) gained independence from France in 1975, Mayotte remained under French rule, and you’ll welcome the influence. The Petit Terre district boasts fine patisseries, boutiques and art galleries, and there’s a French flair everywhere.

Date 29/12/2022
Location Mozambique Channel Cruising
In
Out
Date 30/12/2022
Location Mozambique Channel Cruising
In
Out
Date 31/12/2022
Location Maputo
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Intent on recapturing its former glamour, Maputo once again attracts the rich and famous, whom you may see while sipping a cocktail at the extravagant Hotel Polana. Maputo’s struggle for freedom from Portuguese colonialism is recounted in local museums.

Date 01/01/2023
Location Richards Bay
In 10:00
Out 23:00

Take an excursion to one of the nearby game reserves or simply gaze over the surrounding waters, where you might get a glimpse of dolphins, whales and kite-surfers. The best view is from the lookout point at Alkantstrand Beach. Richards Bay is a busy port and the myriad of specialized ships will intrigue marine buffs.

Date 02/01/2023
Location Durban
In 07:00
Out 20:00

British colonial architecture prevails in Durban, yet natural beauty is what characterizes this charming city on the Indian Ocean. Its Golden Mile beach area attracts sunbathers, of course, but also shoppers and those who enjoy walking the promenade. The Juma Masjid deserves a visit, as it’s the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere.

Date 03/01/2023
Location At Sea
In
Out
Date 04/01/2023
Location Mossel Bay
In 08:00
Out 17:00

With an average of 320 sunny days a year, Mossel Bay has the second mildest climate in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Enjoy walks along the beautiful beaches, horseback riding and whale and dolphin watching. Track big game on a thrilling safari or take a cruise to Seal Island, populated by over 2,500 Cape fur seals.

Date 05/01/2023
Location Cape Town
In 10:00
Out

It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot. Visit the fascinating South African Museum and Planetarium and the culturally significant St. George’s Cathedral.

Date 06/01/2023
Location Cape Town
In 08:00
Out

It’s difficult to get lost in Cape Town because gorgeous Table Mountain looms above the city as a reference. For breathtaking views, ride the cable car to the top, or explore this urbane city on foot. Visit the fascinating South African Museum and Planetarium and the culturally significant St. George’s Cathedral.

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