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Ancient Discoveries

Ship: Nautica  
Departure: Friday, November 12, 2021
Nights: 20 nights
Departs: Istanbul
Returns: Dubai
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
20
Nights
Days at Sea
7
Sea Days
Ports
11
Ports
Countries Visted
8
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ancient Discoveries

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Friday, November 12, 2021 Istanbul, Turkey Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul (Byzantium from 660 BC, Constantinople from 330 CE, and Istanbul since 1930) is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city proper in the world. It has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus, in the NW of the country, for 25 centuries, and as Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. The influence of Asia and Europe, the religion of Christians and Muslims, and the culture of Turks, Persians and Asians, have all found their way into the daily life of this bustling metropolis. Read more about Istanbul, Turkey

    2 Saturday, November 13, 2021 Dikili, Turkey 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Dikili, Turkey

    Dikili is a small coastal town and a district of Izmir Province, Turkey, facing the Aegean Sea. It lies 73 km N of the large and more frequently visited city of Izmir, and faces out to sea the island of Lesbos. Dikili has a fine port large enough to accommodate three passenger ships simultaneously, and the port has good land transport connections. The district is quite picturesque both along its shoreline and in its interior parts and is a popular summer resort, becoming largely deserted in winter except for residents. Read more about Dikili, Turkey

    3 Sunday, November 14, 2021 Kusadasi, Turkey 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Kusadasi, Turkey

    Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the centre of the seaside district of the same name. While best known as a starting point for visiting Ephesus, once one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a history dating from 3000 BC, there’s also a delightful range of activities in town. Places of interest include: the City Walls, of which one gate remains to-day; the peninsula at the end of the bay with its castle and swimming beaches; several aqua parks with wave-pools and white-water slides; Ladies Beach, once segregated but now open to all; and Dilek Peninsula National Park. See all this in a pleasant walk. Read more about Kusadasi, Turkey

    4 Monday, November 15, 2021 Antalya, Turkey 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
    View of Antalya, Turkey

    Antalya is the 'capital' of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast. It is a sprawling modern city, but Old Antalya which surrounds the Roman harbour, with its historic museum, and the many buildings - now restored as homes, boutique hotels, inns and restaurants - that date back to Ottoman and even Roman times, give it its own distinctive atmosphere. There are numerous fascinating archaeological sites to visit, or take a day excursion to one of the wonderful National Parks, and even experience some white water rafting, or you can simply enjoy the dramatic sea and mountain views. Read more about Antalya, Turkey

    5 Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Limassol, Cyprus 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol, located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus, is widely known for its long cultural tradition and offers tourists a wide spectrum of activities, as well as a number of museums, and archaeological sites. A series of public sculptures, created by renowned artists from Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Germany and Egypt, are found along 1.6 km of seafront reclaimed land, and are appreciated by all visitors. If time permits, visit the ancient city kingdom of Amathus to explore the ruins and its ancient port. The large seaside resort at Akrotiri Bay on the sunny southern coast offers a range of energetic festivals. Read more about Limassol, Cyprus

    6 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Haifa, Israel 6:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Haifa, Israel

    (NOTE: Check that your cruise still visits Haifa due to current safety concerns.) Israel’s third largest city and one of its prettiest, Haifa is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean Coastal Plain, the historic land bridge between Europe, Africa, and Asia. The city is split over three tiers. The lowest is the centre of commerce and industry including the Port of Haifa, the middle level is on the slopes of Mount Carmel consists of older residential neighbourhoods, while the upper level is known for its modern suburbs. From here there are some fascinating views. Read more about Haifa, Israel

    7 Thursday, November 18, 2021 Haifa, Israel 12:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Haifa, Israel

    (NOTE: Check that your cruise still visits Haifa due to current safety concerns.) Israel’s third largest city and one of its prettiest, Haifa is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean Coastal Plain, the historic land bridge between Europe, Africa, and Asia. The city is split over three tiers. The lowest is the centre of commerce and industry including the Port of Haifa, the middle level is on the slopes of Mount Carmel consists of older residential neighbourhoods, while the upper level is known for its modern suburbs. From here there are some fascinating views. Read more about Haifa, Israel

    8 Friday, November 19, 2021 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    9 Saturday, November 20, 2021 Suez Canal Transit
    10 Sunday, November 21, 2021 Aqaba, Jordan 6:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Aqaba, Jordan

    Aqaba, in the far south of Jordan, is the country’s only port city and, due to the rich coral reefs in the Gulf, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Cooled by a steady northerly breeze, and ringed by mountains that change in colour with the change of hours, many visitors simply just relax on the sandy beaches. Aqaba is the port for the 3800 year-old ‘hidden city’ of Petra, 100 km to the north. Expect 20 tour coaches to meet your ship for a Petra tour! Read more about Aqaba, Jordan

    11 Monday, November 22, 2021 Safaga, Egypt 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Safaga, Egypt

    Port Safaga is a town in Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea, in what is now known as the Red Sea Riviera. With its unpolluted atmosphere, black sand-dunes and mineral springs, Safaga City is considered - by important medical researchers - an important therapeutic tourist centre, and has resulted in attracting international tourism. It also serves as an embarkation point for flights to Luxor and the Upper Nile, enabling visitors to explore the wonderful highlights of Egypt that include the Karnak Temple complex and Valley of the Kings at Luxor. These sites are incredibly interesting. Read more about Safaga, Egypt

    12 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Safaga, Egypt 12:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Safaga, Egypt

    Port Safaga is a town in Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea, in what is now known as the Red Sea Riviera. With its unpolluted atmosphere, black sand-dunes and mineral springs, Safaga City is considered - by important medical researchers - an important therapeutic tourist centre, and has resulted in attracting international tourism. It also serves as an embarkation point for flights to Luxor and the Upper Nile, enabling visitors to explore the wonderful highlights of Egypt that include the Karnak Temple complex and Valley of the Kings at Luxor. These sites are incredibly interesting. Read more about Safaga, Egypt

    13 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Cruising The Red Sea
    14 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Cruising The Red Sea
    15 Friday, November 26, 2021 Cruising The Red Sea
    16 Saturday, November 27, 2021 Cruising The Gulf Of Aden
    17 Sunday, November 28, 2021 Salalah, Oman 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Salalah, Oman

    Salalah, which lies in the southern Dhofar region, is the second largest city in Oman, and is known for its glorious history, heritage, rich culture, traditions and wonders of nature. The beautiful beaches are also very popular, with scuba diving and bird watching favourite tourist activities. Not surprisingly, it is known as the ‘Stunning Jewel’ of Oman. Don’t miss Wadi Darbat, a natural park with majestic views of waterfalls, lakes, mountains, wildlife, and lush green vegetation. Read more about Salalah, Oman

    18 Monday, November 29, 2021 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    19 Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Muscat, Oman 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Muscat, Oman

    Muscat, lying on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman, is the capital and largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. The climate is very hot, with annual average temperatures ranging from 24C. to 33C., but it can get as high as 49C in the summer. It is, though, very dry, hence humidity is not a problem. Read more about Muscat, Oman

    20 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    21 Thursday, December 2, 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Ship

    Nautica Overview

    Nautica

    4.6
    (from 5 verified customers)

    Refurbished in 2014 the 30,277 GT Nautica carries just 684 passengers. This is a ‘small ship’ boasting many big-ship features. Dress is informal in a luxurious setting, with an accent on personalised service and top cuisine.

  • Cabins

    Nautica Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

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    Cabin Types

    F, G

    Average Cabin Size – 14.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 160 sq. ft. / 14 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    C1, C2, D, E

    Average Cabin Size – 14.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 165 sq. ft. / 15 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Nautica Balcony on the Nautica

    Cabin Types

    A1, A2, A3, B1, B2

    Average Cabin Size – 16.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 216 sq. ft. / 20 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from the Grand Dining Room. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom. Priority Noon ship embarkation. Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board (limited availability). Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag. Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). Complimentary shoe shine service. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    OS, VS, PH1, PH2, PH3

    Average Cabin Size – 36.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.6 m2

    Size: 1,000 sq. ft. / 93 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom (restrictions apply). Priority 11am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery. 24 hour Butler Service. Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of your choice of premium spirits and wines from the suite beverage menu (certain limitations apply). Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Fresh fruit basket replenished daily. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board. Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities. Choice of daily printed newspaper. Cashmere lap blankets. Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection. Complimentary shoe shine service. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Nautica

    Legend

    • Connecting Staterooms
    • Elevator
    • Launderette
    • Obstructed Views
    • Quad with Pullman
    • Quad with Sofabed
    • Restrooms
    • Triple with Pullman
    • Triple with Sofabed
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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