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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  •  FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
  •  2 NIGHTS PRE-CRUISE IN DUBAI
  •  HALF-DAY CITY TOUR IN DUBAI 
  •  18 NIGHTS ON THE NORWEGIAN JADE
  •  2 NIGHTS POST-CRUISE IN CAPE TOWN WITH SAFARI
CAD $6777*
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Cruise package including international flights, greetings, and transfers, 2 nights pre-cruise with breakfasts in Dubai, one city tour of Dubai, 18 nights on the amazing Norwegian Jade including specialty dining package, $100 USD onboard credit per cabin, $50 USD credit per cabin per port on shore excursions and 2 nights post-cruise in Cape Town with a safari included.

 

*For inside cabins only, you can replace one of your perks for the unlimited premium beverage package ($).

 

When booking an oceanview or balcony stateroom, you will also get the premium beverage package and 250 minutes of internet access per cabin.

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Norwegian Jade

 

After many upgrades, Norwegian Jade returns to the fleet equipped with new amenities, modern decor and updated cabins. As you cruise from port to port along a beautiful coastline, we keep you entertained day and night with vibrant nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a large casino, multiple swimming pools, a spa for relaxation and much more.

 

 

22 NIGHTS / 24 DAYS

 

Day 1: Canada - Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Flight with a good itinerary.

 

Day 2: Dubai

Arrival at the airport in Dubai and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own.

 

Day 3: Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for a half-day tour of Dubai. Once a small fishing village on the Dubai Creek, today the city is a glamorous metropolis of the Arabian Gulf. Starting at the Atlantis hotel located at the crescent of Palm Jumeirah, you will stop at the Burj Al Arab hotel for photos before seeing the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. Built-in medieval Fatimid style, this stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. You will then proceed to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai, where you will visit the Dubai Museum located in the ancient fortress of Al Fahidi. Using local water taxis called Abras to cross Dubai Creek, enjoy spectacular views of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here, you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the opportunity to get a unique souvenir while visiting the adjacent Gold Souk. You will end your visit to the Dubai Mall around 1PM. Rest of the day to discover Dubai at your own pace.

 

Day 4: Dubai (Boarding)

Transfer to the port of Dubai to board the Norwegian Jade cruise ship.

 

Beginning of your cruise

Departure: 11:59 PM

 

Day 5: Muscat (Oman)


View Muscat from above by traveling on the Corniche and head out along the scenic Batinah coast. The medieval Nakhl Fort, perched on a rocky outcrop, offers magnificent views of the mountains and oasis below. The colorful Sultan's palace and the Jelali and Merani forts are worth visiting, and if you seek to experience Omani culture, a stroll through the markets and narrow alleys is ideal. Exquisite local silver jewelry, exotic spices, and handicrafts abound in the markets to tempt shoppers.

 

Arrival: 12:30 PM
Departure: 08:00 PM


Day 6 to 8: At sea
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure.


Day 9: La Digue (Seychelles)
La Digue, the Seychelles' third-most inhabited island, feels like a paradise untouched by time. Much of the island is undeveloped and guests and locals alike often ride their bicycle between points of interest - and there are many of those. Quiet bays, spectacular beaches, large granite rocks rising from azure waters and a hilly jungle interior await your exploration. Paradise seekers and sun worshippers need to look no further than this small island in the Indian Ocean.

 

Arrival: 10:00 AM
Departure: 06:00 PM


Day 10: Port Victoria (Seychelles)
Take a sabbatical in the Seychelles capital of Victoria. Located on Mahé Island in the Indian Ocean, it is famous for its exports of vanilla and coconut oil. Take a stroll through the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens full of flora, fauna and fruit bats. Stop by the Selwyn-Clarke Market for some street shopping. Try some local Ladob, a dish that can be served either sweet or savory. Then settle in for some sun at Beau Vallon Beach or visit the Navasakthi Vinayagar Hindu temple.

 

Arrival: 10:00 AM
Departure: 06:00 PM


Day 11: At sea
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure.


Day 12: Nosy Be (Madagascar) 
Immerse yourself in Madasgascar's largest and most popular destination, Nosy Be. This "Big Island" off the northwest coast is famous for its natural splendor and Ylang Ylang trees that make up a major part of the local economy. Spend the day hanging out with lemurs and chameleons at the Lokobe Reserve. Indulge in local cuisine like the diverse and delectable variations of Laoka. Then brave the highest peak on the island at Mont Lokobe or relax on the beaches of Befotaka Bay.

 

Arrival: 07:00 AM
Departure: 03:00 PM


Day 13: At sea
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure.


Day 14: Port Louis (Mauritius)
Lose yourself in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis. Named after a former French emperor, this port city was a major point of passage for ships sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. Visit the famous Champs de Mars race track. Learn about the local history and culture at the Blue Penny Museum. Walk through the gorgeous foliage in Les Jardins De La Compagnie. Then stroll along the Caudan Waterfront to check out the shops, restaurants and famous Chinese Pagoda.

 

Arrival: 10:00 AM
Departure: 09:00 PM


Day 15: Pointe Des Galets (Reunion)
With its lush rainforests and beaches bordering coral reefs, Pointe des Galets, Reunion will dazzle you with its natural splendour. This island in the Indian Ocean is a French department and is known for the Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano that rises to 8,635 ft. When you're not hiking through the Bélouve Forest or laying back on l'Hermitage beach, you can visit the Aquarium of Réunion or stop by the Jardin de l'Etat, a botanical garden opened in 1773.

 

Arrival: 07:00 AM
Departure: 04:00 PM


Day 16 to 17: At sea
While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure.


Day 18 to 19: Richard's Bay (South Africa)
Situated on the deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, Richard's Bay will thrill both nature and culture seekers. Spend the day walking through the Umlalazi Nature Reserve where you might see one of the rarest birds of pray in South Africa, the Palm-Nut vulture. Catch some sun or some waves at Aklantstrand Beach or learn about South African history and art at the Empangeni Museum.

 

Arrival: 10:00 AM
Departure: 06:00 AM (The next day)


Day 20: Port Elizabeth (South Africa)
Port Elizabeth is one of South Africa's major municipalities and bears the nickname "The Friendly City." Relax on beautiful King's Beach. Spot some big game at the Kragga Kamma Game Park nature reserve. Explore the rich history of South Africa's Eastern Cape at the Donkin Reserve. Try local dishes like potjiekos, an indigenous stew cooked outdoors in a cast-iron pot.

 

Arrival: 07:00 AM
Departure: 08:00 PM


Day 21: Mossel Bay (South Africa)
Located along the Southern Cape, Mossel Bay is one of South Africa's most popular tourist destinations. Sink your toes into the sands of Santos Beach. Hike up the trail to the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse where the 19th century structure provides stunning views of the surrounding area. Learn about the earliest humans at the Point of Human Origins archaeological site. Then explore the more recent cultural heritage at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum.

 

Arrival: 08:00 AM
Departure: 04:00 PM


Day 22: Cape Town (South Africa)
Disembarkation. You will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own.

 

End of your cruise.
Arrival: 07:00 AM


Day 23: Cape Town - Safari 
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for a full day safari tour. Upon arrival you will meet your guide and the game ranger and will climb into an open-air safari vehicle to begin your game drive. Learn about how the so-called 'Big Five' (elephants, cape buffaloes, lions, leopards, and rhinos) got their nickname as you keep your eyes wide open for any sign of them as well as giraffes, hippos and other animals. There are over 170 species of birds that make their home in the park. At the end of your safari drive, return for lunch (included) and meet up with your host for the drive back to Cape Town (Departure around 4 PM). 
 


Day 24: Cape Town - Canada
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

 

-End of services-

 

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change without notice.

December 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue Nov 30 Thu Dec 23 $6777 /person
Departure
Tue Nov 30
Return
Thu Dec 23
$6777 /person

*The advertised starting rate is available from Toronto on 2021-11-30

INCLUDES

-International flights between Canada / Dubai & Cape Town / Canada with good itineraries
-Welcome and transfers between the airports, the hotels & the ports as per the itinerary
-2 nights pre-cruise in Dubai at the Metropolitan 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room with breakfast included
-Half day city tour in Dubai 
-2 post-nights in Cape Town at the Southern Sun Cape Town City Bowl 4* (or similar) in a standard room with breakfast included 
-Safari tour in Cape Town
-18 nights on the Norwegian Jade in full board basis (All meals)
-$50 USD credit on shore excursions per cabin in each port
-Package including 5 specialty dinings 
-$100 USD Onboard credit per cabin
-Oceanview and Balcony cabins: Premium beverage package and 250 minutes of internet access per cabin
-All taxes, fees, and OPC

 

EXCLUDES

-Travel insurance
-Baggage fees (if applicable)
-Optional activities and personal expenses in each city
-Service Charges on board ($15.50 USD per person, per day) will be charged at checkout

Swap one of your perks for the beverage package ( Inside cabin )  Details

+ 548.00 CAD
You can get the unlimited premium beverage package by exchanging one of your current perks*. Enjoy a wide selection of soft drinks, beers, spirits, cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer up to and including $15 USD during your entire cruise.

*You can exchange either your dining package or your credit onshore excursions
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How much of a deposit is required?

You need to make a 50% deposit upon reservation to secure your seats. If your departure is in less than 125 days, the full amount is due when booking.

When is the balance due?

The balance is due 125 days prior to the departure date.

What is the group size?

The beauty of this amazing package is that it is completely hassle free for you: all flights, transfers, hotels with breakfasts and of course the cruise are taken care of. You will be in a group only during the included city tour in Dubai and the safari in Cape Town. During the cruise, you are free to enjoy your vacation whichever way you prefer: relax and enjoy the ship amenities, book a tour or explore on your own each port of call.

Is it a guaranteed departure?

Yes, all our departures are guaranteed.

Are single or triple occupancy available?

Yes, they are available upon request. Price and availability must be confirmed by your agent.

Will there be someone waiting for us at the airport?

Yes, our local operators will welcome you at the gate holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transfered to the hotel.

Is it possible to book additional tours?

Yes, you can book excursions directly with Norwegian Cruise Line. You may book them in advance or directly on board. Alternatively, you may book tours on your own with local operators.

Are the hotels far from the city?

The hotels are centrally located. In Dubai, you will be able to reach downtown, the Mall of Emirates or the beach within 10 to 15 minutes by cab. In Cape Town, the hotel is in the heart of the city.

Are gratuities included?

The service charge of $15.50 USD / day / person is not included in your price. You may pay it directly on board as you check out.

Is it possible to add extra nights?

Yes, you may add extra nights to your package in Dubai or Cape Town. Simply make the request with your reservation agent who will change your flights accordingly. We can include the same hotels or you may stay under your own arrangements. The price will be confirmed by your agent depending on availability.

Do I need a visa for this cruise?

You do not need a visa for this cruise if you hold a Canadian or American passport.

What is on board?

After extensive upgrades carried out in 2017, Norwegian Jade returns to the fleet with new venues, modern decor and design, and refurbished staterooms. The ship has a tonnage of 93,558 and a guest capacity of 2,402. On board, you will find the following amenities:

  • 13 restaurants
  • 10 bars and lounges
  • Cigar lounge
  • Art Gallery
  • Card room
  • Fitness center
  • Basketball/ Volleyball/ Tennis courts
  • 4 hot tubs
  • Pool and kid’s pool
  • Jogging / Walking track
  • Internet café
  • Library
  • Chapel
  • Casino
  • Theater
  • Spa & Salon
  • Boutiques
  • Video Arcade
  • Kids club
  • Teen club

COMPLIMENTARY DINING

Enjoy beautifully crafted menus at the two main dining rooms (Alizar and Grand Pacific), a help-yourself buffet (Garden Café), a variety of casual cafés, grills, on-the-go choices, and delicious comfort foods as well as an Asian restaurant (Jasmine Garden). 6 dining options in total.

SPECIALTY DINING

Choose from the 7 specialty restaurants to widen your palette further. Your included Specialty Dining Package allows you to savour 5 meals at any of the specialty restaurants : Moderno Churrascaria (Brazilian) – La Cucina (Italian) – Atrium Bar & Café – Le Bistro (French) – Cagney’s Steakhouse – Sushi - Teppanyaki.

Other useful information:

Currencies: On board, all transactions are in USD. Otherwise, in each country you visit you will have to use the local currency or pay by credit card if possible.

Dubai: United Arab Emirates Dirham - Oman: Omani rial - Seychelles: Seychellois rupee - Madagascar: Malagasy Ariary (Euro often accepted) - Mauritius: Mauritian rupee - Reunion island: Euro - South Africa: Rand

Languages: On board, all crew members speak English. In all the countries where the cruise stops, English is widely spoken.

Vaccines: Make sure your routines vaccines are up to date. Check with your travel clinic if you need vaccination for Hepatitis A and B and typhoid and yellow fever among others.

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