Make travel more mindful with NCL’s Extraordinary Journeys in 2022 & 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), is offering guests seeking bucket-list experiences the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most captivating cities and coastlines alongside less discovered ports with its ‘Extraordinary Journeys’ itineraries. The Extraordinary Journeys itineraries is a series of immersive, extended voyages to unique destinations including Iceland, Greenland, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the South Pacific and Antarctica.

NCL’s ‘Extraordinary Journeys’ collection includes more than 100 distinctive sailings visiting every continent to indulge travellers’ thirst for discovery and desire to authentically connect with diverse cultures around the world. From exploring Iceland’s striking landscapes, quaint fishing villages and lively cities to spotting whales and immense glaciers in Greenland, uncovering ancient history and treasures in the Middle East, getting up close to colonies of rowdy elephant seals and penguins in Antarctica or savouring the dramatic coastlines and vibrant cities of South America, these voyages are designed to be anything but ordinary.

“We know from our recent research that 90% of Australians believe holidays are important for their mental wellbeing, with 94% intending to make their future travel more mindful by making a conscious effort to live in the moment and appreciate travel for the privilege that it is,” said Ben Angell, Norwegian Cruise Line Vice President and Managing Director, APAC. “These exceptional Extraordinary Journey itineraries, ranging from nine to 19 days, invite guests to do just that; to slow down, unwind, unpack once and enjoy a holiday where they can do as much or as little as they like, with no set schedules, formal dress codes or dining times.”

Discover NCL’s Extraordinary Journey from Dubai to Athens:

 Norwegian Jade’s 18-day Mediterranean cruise to Greece, Egypt, Jordan and Israel from Dubai to Athens departs 13 February 2023. This incredible journey visits 11 ports that take in the jewels of the Middle East and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, combining plenty of time to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the extensive activities on board, with meaningful experiences ashore in a mix of well-known and off-the-beaten track ports.

After departing Dubai, experience the striking blend of traditional Arab culture and modern architecture in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where travellers can go from meandering ancient souks to riding the world’s fastest rollercoaster to traversing the world’s tallest sand dunes on an exhilarating off-road adventure. For an entirely different Middle Eastern experience, the voyage then calls on Fujairah –  a hidden gem home to unspoiled beaches, palm trees and delectable fresh seafood, before visiting Salalah, Oman – known for charming streets, lively souks and the home of Job’s Tomb.

The water sports hub of Aqaba, Jordan, is the ideal spot to soak up the resort vibe while exploring the coral reefs of the Red Sea or uncover ancient history with a visit to the magnificent ancient city of Petra, one of the World’s Seven Wonders.

During an extended overnight stay in Safaga, Egypt, guests can discover ancient temples and pharaohs’ tombs in the mysterious Valley of the Kings, relax with a book on the black-sand beaches, dive submerged shipwrecks or take a trip to witness the spectacular statues and temples in Luxor.

One of the highlights of this sailing is the chance to traverse a true modern marvel of engineering, the Suez Canal, before going on to spend two days in the Israeli ports of Ashdod and Haifa. Unforgettable experiences include the cascading terraces of Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens and visits to some of the most famous sacred sites in religious history, including where Jesus is said to have preached and performed miracles in Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, as well as time to browse colourful bazaars, chic boutiques and sample local street food.

The Mediterranean ports of Limassol, Cyprus as well as Rhodes and Athens in Greece invite guests to take in some of the world’s most significant ancient structures and ruins, as well as charming coastal villages, lively tavernas and blissful beaches,

Onboard, enjoy Norwegian Jade’s 14 dining options, allowing travellers to choose to enjoy a premium cut in Cagney’s Steakhouse one evening, and fine French fare in Le Bistro the next. Guests can take a spin on the dancefloor at Bliss Ultra Lounge or unwind with an oceanview cocktail at The Great Outdoors. Entertainment and activity options abound – from electric live shows to unwinding in one of the vessel’s outdoor hot tubs. Norwegian Jade also offers a variety of accommodation options to suit a range of different requirements.

The voyage is priced from AUD$8,745 and includes US$200 in bonus onboard credit in addition to stunning savings of up to 35% off cruise fares and four of the popular ‘Free at Sea’ offers when booked before 15 February 2022.

*Terms and Conditions Apply: Pricing is correct as of 4 February 2022. For additional information and terms and conditions for NCL’s current promotional offer, please click here.

For more information or to book a cruise with NCL, please contact a travel professional; call NCL in Australia on 1300 255 200 or in New Zealand on 0800 969 283; or visit

SOURCE: Norwegian Cruise Line


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