42 NIGHT World CRUISE
Thu Mar 16th 2023
Onboard Island Princess
Itinerary Summary
Dubai / UAE (Overnight), Muscat / OMAN, Aqaba / JORDAN, Suez Canal(Transit) (Overnight), Jerusalem(Ashdod) / ISRAEL, Kusadasi(Ephesus) / TURKEY, Ravenna / ITALY (Overnight), Ljubljana(Koper) / SLOVENIA, Split / CROATIA, Kotor / MONTENEGRO , Valletta / MALTA, Catania / ITALY, Sorrento / ITALY, Rome(Civitavecchia) / ITALY, Nice(Villefranche) / FRANCE, Marseille / FRANCE, Barcelona / SPAIN, Granada(Malaga) / SPAIN, Casablanca / MOROCCO , Lanzarote(Canary Isl.), Ft. Lauderdale
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Itinerary

Day 1 : Dubai / UAE

-- - --

Despite the primeval desert that surrounds it, spirited Dubai has spent its oil income on modern architecture based on soaring Islamic spires. Explore the souk bazaars for gold and silks, Persian and Afghani rugs and more. And be sure to visit the Juneira Mosque.

Day 2 : Dubai / UAE

-- - 2:00 PM

Despite the primeval desert that surrounds it, spirited Dubai has spent its oil income on modern architecture based on soaring Islamic spires. Explore the souk bazaars for gold and silks, Persian and Afghani rugs and more. And be sure to visit the Juneira Mosque.

Day 3 : Muscat / OMAN

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The town has changed in recent times, but a glimpse of Muscat's past shows in the old houses lining the Mutrah corniche above the harbor, and in the traditional market souks. See the Sultan's Palace, the National Museum and perhaps indulge in Amonage or Ubar perfumes produced here-the world's most expensive.

Day 4 : At Sea

Day 5 : At Sea

Day 6 : At Sea

Day 7 : At Sea

Day 8 : At Sea

Day 9 : Aqaba / JORDAN

7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Day 10 : Suez Canal(Transit)

5:00 PM - --

One of modern engineering's most celebrated achievements, the 110-mile Suez Canal links the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. The first attempt to excavate a canal was recorded in 2100 B.C., and over the years Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Arabs, French and British all have tried their hand, the latter two succeeding in the late 19th century in a joint effort.

Day 11 : Suez Canal(Transit)

-- - 5:00 PM

One of modern engineering's most celebrated achievements, the 110-mile Suez Canal links the Mediterranean with the Red Sea. The first attempt to excavate a canal was recorded in 2100 B.C., and over the years Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Arabs, French and British all have tried their hand, the latter two succeeding in the late 19th century in a joint effort.

Day 12 : Jerusalem(Ashdod) / ISRAEL

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Perched on sand dunes, Ashdod is a gateway to the Holy Land. From here, you can journey to Jerusalem and Bethlehem and walk the Via Dolorosa and see the stations of the cross. Among the many other sites of interest are the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and, in Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity.

Day 13 : At Sea

Day 14 : Kusadasi(Ephesus) / TURKEY

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This charming, picturesque resort where Antony and Cleopatra used to vacation is best known as the port for the ancients ruins of Ephesus - one of the world's most wondrous archaeological sites. Explorations should include such masterpieces as the Great Amphitheatre, where St. Paul addressed the Ephesians, the Library of Celsus, and the temples of Athena and Apollo - all connected by marble streets rutted by the wheels of countless chariots.

Day 15 : At Sea

Day 16 : At Sea

Day 17 : Ravenna / ITALY

8:00 AM - --

Day 18 : Ravenna / ITALY

-- - 10:00 PM

Day 19 : Ljubljana(Koper) / SLOVENIA

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Day 20 : Split / CROATIA

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Day 21 : Kotor / MONTENEGRO

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This typical Mediterranean town is located at the end of Kotor Bay, which sits on the Montenegrin coast in the southern Adriatic. Due to the history of Kotor, it is the oldest town in Montenegro and is now a historical monument protected by the state. This town of Kotor has belong to many countries, around 3 B.C. the town was colonized by the Greeks, and later was an affiliate of Roman and Byzantine empires. In 1797, this town became a vital naval base under Austria's possession. In 1918, after World War II, this town became the property of Yugoslavia and is now included in the constituent republic of Montenegro. Kotor has been a 16th century cathedral, town walls, and a medieval fort.

Day 22 : At Sea

Day 23 : Valletta / MALTA

7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Knights of St. John made this their base in the Mediterranean Sea. The castles, cathedrals and fortresses they built still are their remaining legacy. But Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians and Arabs preceded them and left their marks as well. Take a drive to M''dina, the former capital, and wonder at Europe''s third-largest dome in Mostra.

Day 24 : Catania / ITALY

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Steep, rugged Sicily had bred a race of fierce, funny and passionate people. From this important port, drive up the coast to visit Taormina. First Greeks, then Romans used this as a place of worship and reward. View the temples and the theater, Mt. Etna in the distance, or take a stroll and shop in the little village before you leave.

Day 25 : Sorrento / ITALY

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Some of Italy's most romantic villages cling to the dramatic slopes of the ruggedly beautiful Amalfi Coast. Sorrento's one so beautiful it inspired a song. Take a drive along the scenic coastal road. Or venture further, to the amazing ruins of Pompeii, uncovered from the ashes of Vesuvius, or to Capri, known as the "Island of Love."

Day 26 : Rome(Civitavecchia) / ITALY

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The port of Civitavecchia is the gateway to The Eternal City, where all roads lead. Mad traffic careens past monuments of the great civilizations of the past. You will want to see it all: the soaring inspiration of St. Peter's, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel; the flow of life along the Spanish Steps, the Coliseum, the Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain. Be sure to leave time for la dolce vita in one of the piazzas.

Day 27 : Nice(Villefranche) / FRANCE

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

This village of 7,000 inhabitants is hidden among wooded slopes, above the crystalline waters of the Cote d'Azure. The town itself is delightful, with medieval chapels and an impressive hilltop fortress built by the Duke of Savoy in 1560. And, just up the coast are the luxuries of Nice and the extravagance of Monte Carlo.

Day 28 : Marseille / FRANCE

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Marseille is France's second largest city, but it often goes unnoticed and unvisited by travelers... They are missing out on one of France's most diverse cities, both in terms of people and activities... Today, Marseille faces the same problems as any growing city. Crime is an issue, as is racial tension between the native French population and the arriving North African immigrants. Twenty-five percent of the population in Marseille is of North African descent, and that number is growing. But the city has come to embrace its newfound diversity, and is eager to put its best foot forward to attract a piece of the ever-growing tourism industry.

Day 29 : Barcelona / SPAIN

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Barcelona is the cultural heartland of Spain, yet its first language is Catalan, the native tongue of the proudly independent Catalonia region. Stroll down the shady, tree-lined Ramblas between street musicians and elegant bistros. Then perhaps visit the venerable Gothic cathedral, Picasso Museum or enjoy the architectural genius of Antonio Gaudi's Church of the Holy Family.

Day 30 : At Sea

Day 31 : Granada(Malaga) / SPAIN

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Plaza de Merced, cathedrals, and museums of Malaga make it a remarkable site for studying the history and culture of Spain.The coastline that borders the city is magnificent, and it creates a wonderful backdrop to the ancient land.

Day 32 : Casablanca / MOROCCO

8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The economic capital of Morocco and the second largest city in Africa, Casablanca is an exotic blend of African, Arabian and European cultures. White-washed houses and peaceful mosques line the narrow streets of ancient Medina, the original Arab Section. Nearby, souks hum with the activity of contented shoppers bargaining for fine leather and handicrafts. The Ain Daib quarter in the southern part of the city boasts a strand of oceanfront resorts and restaurants set along the beach. Visit the mysterious "pink" city of Marrakech with its famed market and snake-charmers.

Day 33 : At Sea

Day 34 : Lanzarote(Canary Isl.)

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Day 35 : At Sea

Day 36 : At Sea

Day 37 : At Sea

Day 38 : At Sea

Day 39 : At Sea

Day 40 : At Sea

Day 41 : At Sea

Day 42 : At Sea

Day 43 : Ft. Lauderdale

7:00 AM - --

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838 during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors with broad, palm-fringed beaches and an easy pace of life. Stroll along fashionable Las Olas Boulevard with its stylish shops or enjoy a sightseeing cruise through the city''s canals, boasting more waterways than Venice. Or, venture out and explore the cosmopolitan city of Palm Beach, or the wildlife sanctuary of the Everglades.

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