Ship - Nautica

Sleek and elegantly charming, Nautica's decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships.

Highlights:

Quench your thirst for life on this enterprising exploration of essential yet not-oft-seen ports of call, where adventure awaits among the soaring dunes of the UAE, the azure atolls of the Maldives and the thrilling game reserves of South Africa.

Special Offer:

Take advantage of even more value with our newest collection with FREE Internet as well as our generous OLife Choicepackage that includes your choice of a FREE amenity:

  • FREE - 8 Shore Excursions
  • FREE - Beverage Package
  • FREE - US$800 Shipboard Credit Amenities are per stateroom
  • Day 1

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    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.
    
    Shore excursions on the first and last day of a cruise are only available for guests who are combining back-to-back voyages to create a longer cruise. Those guests may organize custom tours through the Destination Services Desk on board.
  • Day 2

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    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.

  • Day 3

    Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    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.

  • Day 4

    Muscat, Oman

    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.

  • Day 5-6

    Cruising the Arabian Sea

  • Day 7

    Mumbai, India

    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.

  • Day 8

    Goa (Mormugao), India

    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.

  • Day 9

    Mangalore, India

    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.

  • Day 10

    Cochin (Kochi), India

    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.

  • Day 11-12

    Male, Maldives

    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.

  • Day 13-14

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

  • Day 15-16

    La Digue, Seychelles

    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.

  • Day 17-18

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

  • Day 19

    Mombasa, Kenya

    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.

  • Day 20

    Zanzibar, Tanzania

    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.

  • Day 21

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

  • Day 22

    Mayotte, French Comoros

    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.

  • Day 23-24

    Cruising the Mozambique Channel

  • Day 25

    Maputo, Mozambique

    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.

  • Day 26

    Richards Bay, South Africa

    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.

  • Day 27

    Durban, South Africa

    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.

  • Day 28

    Cruising the Indian Ocean

  • Day 29

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    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.

  • Day 30-31

    Cape Town, South Africa

    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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Arrival Date:

7 December 2022

Departure Date:

6 January 2023

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