35-night Treasures of India, Egypt & Arabia Cruise

Cruise Line:
Seabourn
Ship:
Seabourn Encore
Destination:
Singapore/Piraeus (Athens)
Departure Date:
3/19/2023
Length:
35
Offer ID:
1417766
from
$14464

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Choose ONE of the options below.

  • ONE Private Car & Guide: Local Highlights Tour (Value - Up to $725 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • ONE Private Car & Guide: Customize Your Day Tour (Value - Up to $625 per Couple). Choose from the ports below.
  • $300 per Couple Shipboard Credit
  • Port Options:
    • Phuket - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Colombo - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Mumbai - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Dubai - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Aqaba - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Agios Nikolaos - Please click here for the tour descriptions.
    • Athens - Please click here for the tour descriptions.

Signature Exclusive $300 per Couple Shipboard Credit

Please contact your travel advisor for more information.*

*Promotion is subject to availability, may not be combinable with certain fares or other amenity offers, is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions apply.

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Singapore
Suggested Private Excursion
3/19/2023
3/19/2023 5:00:00 PM

One of Asia's great economic successes, Singapore has fused diverse cultures into one dynamic nation.
Behind high-tech industries and high-rise buildings lives a society with an ingrained sense of conservative Confucian values. Beneath the westernized modernity beats a totally Asian heart. Strong beliefs center around extended families, filial piety, discipline, respect and Asian work ethics. Singapore’s name, meaning "Lion City," can be traced to the 13th century, and today there is the mythical Merlion, half-lion, half-fish, standing guard at the mouth of the Singapore River as the symbol of Singapore. A recent advertising campaign billed Singapore as "A Fine City."

Suggested Private Excursions

A Vespa Tour at Kampong Glam

Good Morning, Ni Hao (Walking Tour)

Singapore - Gardens By The Bay (3.5 Hours)

Singapore - Heartlands Tour (3.5 Hours)

Singapore City Tour (4 hours)

Singapore Sentosa Tour (4 hours)

Singapore Night Safari Tour (4 hours)

Singapore Ethnic Neighbourhood Tour (4 hours)

Singapore Foodie Tour (4 hours)

Singapore Flyer & Gardens By The Bay (4 hours)

Singapore Toa Payoh Hub Tour (4 hours)

Singapore Crazy Rich Asians Movie Locations Tour (4 hours)

Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
3/20/2023 8:00:00 AM
3/20/2023 6:00:00 PM

Kuala Lumpur is a cosmopolitan, modern business hub and government center. With a population of about two million, it is one of Southeast Asia's smallest capitals. Port Klang is gateway to Kuala Lumpur, a 42-mile distance away. Other sights include National Art Gallery - a permanent collection of about 2,000 works by Malaysian artists; Batu Caves - caverns discovered by American naturalist William Hornaby in the 1880s; the Selayang Batik Factory – known for their handmade and block-printed batiks; and Zoo and Aquarium - a complex home to 280 species of Malaysian and other exotic animals, birds, fish and reptiles.

Penang
3/21/2023 10:00:00 AM
3/21/2023 6:00:00 PM

Penang, or more properly Pulau Pinang, is the northern gateway to Malaysia
and also the country’s oldest British settlement. To the tourist industry, Penang
has been marketed for a long time as the Pearl of the Orient. Although Penang is best known for its beaches, there is much more here than just sand and sea. The island is considered a cultural and architectural gem with Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. Other sights include St. George’s Church - built in 1818 of classic Georgian architecture; Penang Hill - a 2,500-foot hill with a splendid view over Georgetown; Botanical Gardens - the 74-acre landscaped gardens featuring many indigenous and exotic plant species, a waterfall, jungle-clad hills and two species of monkeys, the macaque and dusky leaf monkeys; Golf Courses - The Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club is located on Penang Island, and other golf courses in Province Wellesley on the mainland are the Penang Golf Resort and Bukit Jawi Golf Resort.

Phuket
Suggested Private Excursion
3/22/2023 8:00:00 AM
3/22/2023 11:00:00 PM

Known as the "Pearl of Thailand," Phuket offers pristine beaches, lush vegetation, traditional villages and seascapes of huge limestone pillars that rise above the turquoise waters of Phang-Nga Bay. With a culture all its own, it combines Chinese and Portuguese influences with that of indigenous ocean-going people. Phuket Town is the island’s capital located in the southeast. The architecture features the attractive Sino-Portuguese style which is reflected in the spacious residences built by wealthy Chinese tin barons as testimony to their success. Visitors come because of the glorious beaches, especially those on the west coast. Patong Beach is about a 45-minute drive from the port and offers a wide selection of watersports. Phuket still casts its spell on all who come to its shores.

Suggested Private Excursions

Phuket Port

Phuket Town Sightseeing

At Sea
3/23/2023
3/23/2023

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At Sea
3/24/2023
3/24/2023

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At Sea
3/25/2023
3/25/2023

No information currently available.

Galle
3/26/2023 8:00:00 AM
3/26/2023 5:00:00 PM

This capital city has a colorful history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most popular historical site here is the 300 year old Dutch clock tower and fort that has stood since the early sixteenth century, through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Shopping wise, visitors will be astonished by the beautiful wooden masks locals carve and paint by hand, and the hand-made lace.  They are truly works of art.


Colombo
3/27/2023 7:00:00 AM
3/27/2023 5:00:00 PM

Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka, with the newly built parliament situated in picturesque surroundings, while Colombo is the main commercial capital city, where almost all the business transactions take place. Studded with high-rise buildings, modern five star hotels, modern convention centers and a Stock Exchange Centre, Colombo continues to be the hub of commercial activities.

At Sea
3/28/2023
3/28/2023

No information currently available.

At Sea
3/29/2023
3/29/2023

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Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
3/30/2023 6:00:00 AM
3/30/2023 11:00:00 PM

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

FULL DAY MARVELS OF MUMBAI

HALF DAY MUSEUM AND GALLERIES OF MUMBAI

FULL DAY THE CAVES OF ELEPHANTA

FULL DAY THE VICTORIAN PAST

At Sea
3/31/2023
3/31/2023

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At Sea
4/1/2023
4/1/2023

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Muscat
4/2/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/2/2023 9:00:00 PM

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

At Sea
4/3/2023
4/3/2023

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Sir Bani Yas
4/4/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/4/2023 5:00:00 PM

Sie Bani Yas is an island located off the southwestern coast of Abu Dabi. This desert island is one of the largest of the eight islands belonging to the Emirate. It is home to one of the oldest archeological Christian sites; here you will find a 4000 year old circular tomb, a mosque as well as ruins of the ancient pearling industry. There is an abundance of amazing wild life such as the onyx, wild birds, dolphins and turtles. Visitors can explore a range of activities in Sie Bani Yas, such as archery, hiking and adventure safari tours that are very popular in the area.

Dubai
4/5/2023 7:00:00 AM
4/5/2023 5:00:00 PM

Dubai is a member of the United Arab Emirates, the cluster of sheikdoms along the Arabian Sea. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighbouring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes and is a tax-free city. It also has good beaches and excellent resort hotels. The town was the residence of the British political agent for the former Trucial States from 1954 until 1971. Known as the Venice of the Gulf, Dubai is the chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates.

Khor al Fakkan
4/6/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/6/2023 6:00:00 PM

Khor al Fakkan is a popular spot, surrounded by huge mountains and attractive beaches. It features coral outcrops suitable for diving and snorkeling.

At Sea
4/7/2023
4/7/2023

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At Sea
4/8/2023
4/8/2023

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Salalah
4/9/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/9/2023 5:00:00 PM

Salalah is the capital of Dhofar province, which is the southern region of the Sultanate of Oman. Lovely parks and groves of banana, papaya, watermelon and vegetables give the city a tropical atmosphere and have earned it the name Garden City. Along the coast lie miles of uncrowded beaches, bordered by a brilliant blue sea. Other attractions include ancient forts, archaeological sites, fishing villages and the tombs of prophets. While it is mainly the rugged landscape and the beaches that appeal to visitors with a penchant for unspoiled locales, the modern and fast-growing city offers an interesting museum, architectural highlights such as the Al Husn Palace and colorful, bustling souks, where everything from frankincense and fragrant perfumes to gold and silver jewelry is sold.
Most of all, Salalah has to be appreciated as an off-the-beaten-track location and for the uniqueness that marks the Dhofar region.

At Sea
4/10/2023
4/10/2023

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At Sea
4/11/2023
4/11/2023

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At Sea
4/12/2023
4/12/2023

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At Sea
4/13/2023
4/13/2023

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Luxor (Safaga)
4/14/2023 6:00:00 AM
4/14/2023

The port city of Safaga, located on the western flank of the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia, has dusty streets that are for the most part quiet. Diving enthusiasts come to Safaga to take advantage of one of the world’s best locations for underwater exploration. For those guests who feel the 150-mile drive through the desert may be too much, Safaga offers bazaars where bargaining for souvenirs and handicraft items
may be fun. Nearby are a few hotels offering resort and diving facilities.

Luxor: Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

Luxor (Safaga)
4/15/2023
4/15/2023 9:00:00 PM

The port city of Safaga, located on the western flank of the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia, has dusty streets that are for the most part quiet. Diving enthusiasts come to Safaga to take advantage of one of the world’s best locations for underwater exploration. For those guests who feel the 150-mile drive through the desert may be too much, Safaga offers bazaars where bargaining for souvenirs and handicraft items
may be fun. Nearby are a few hotels offering resort and diving facilities.

Luxor: Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

Sharm El Sheikh
4/16/2023 5:00:00 AM
4/16/2023 6:00:00 PM

The land of the Sinai is the "great and terrible wilderness" of the Bible, across which the Israelis journeyed in search of the Promised Land. Sharm-el-Sheikh serves as starting point for an excursion into the desert and to St. Catherine’s Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in the world. St. Catherine’s Mountain is at 7,926 feet the highest summit in Sinai, followed by Mount Sinai, where God is said to have given the Ten Commandments to Moses. The most popular pastime in Sharm-el-Sheikh as well as in Na'ama Bay is exploring the underwater marine life. The reefs are easily accessible; diving and snorkeling equipment can be rented at watersports centers and dive shops. Glass bottom boat cruises are also popular to see the colorful underwater world. The main shopping areas are at the resort area of Na'ama Bay, located five miles from the port. Egyptian cotton, Pharaonic souvenirs and gold cartouches are popular. There are plenty of eateries at Na'ama Bay, and the hotels offer a variety of restaurants with everything from seafood to international cuisine and fast food.

Aqaba
4/17/2023 7:00:00 AM
4/17/2023 11:00:00 PM

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

At Sea
4/18/2023
4/18/2023

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Suez Canal
4/19/2023 6:00:00 AM
4/19/2023 7:00:00 PM

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
4/20/2023 7:00:00 AM
4/20/2023 9:00:00 PM

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

2 days/1 night shore excursion from Haifa or Ashdod - Jerusalem and Masada

1-day shore excursion from Ashdod: Jerusalem Old & New

1-day shore excursion from Ashdod: Jerusalem & Bethlehem

At Sea
4/21/2023
4/21/2023

No information currently available.

Agios Nikolaos
4/22/2023 8:00:00 AM
4/22/2023 3:00:00 PM

Agios Nikolaos lies picturesquely on Mirabello Bay in the eastern part of Crete. Its charming small town has developed into a popular holiday resort thanks to its beautiful beaches and its convenience as a center from which to explore eastern Crete. Visit the island's capital, Heraklion, and the famous site of Knossos. Many of the artifacts and frescoes unearthed at Knossos are now in Heraklion's renowned museum. Among the artists who came from this port city was El Greco, who was born near Heraklion in 1541. The area around the harbor and the side streets are lined with souvenir and handicraft shops. Tavernas along the harbor front offer tasty local dishes. Spinalonga Island is located 15 miles from Ághios Nikólaos. Formerly the site of a leper colony, the island is popular with sun worshippers who enjoy its picturesque setting. Other attractions include the remains of a 16th-century Venetian fort.

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
4/23/2023 7:00:00 AM
4/23/2023

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, unless otherwise stated, based on double occupancy. Government fees and taxes of $1175, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
3/19/2023
Number of Nights
35
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 35-night cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
  • Complimentary wines, spirits, champagne, soft drinks and mineral water
Available Addons:

Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes are additional unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1417766

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