exciting new cruise will depart from Rome, Italy on Norwegian’s Cruise
Lines ship called the “JADE.” Enjoy fine weather on one of the largest
ships sailing in the Mediterranean Sea with optional tours in ATHENS,
EPHESUS, ALEXANDRIA and to the Pyramids in CAIRO, EGYPT. Best of all,
breakfast, lunch and dinner are included daily on the ship.
THE ITINERARY WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Dec. 11 Everyone will
fly overnight from their hometown to ROME, ITALY.
Dec. 12 Arrive Rome and
transfer to the cruise ship in Civitavecchia. Tonight, separate dining
room tables will be reserved for our group of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Dec. 13 This will be a
“Fun Day at Sea” to browse through the ship’s shops and eat at a restaurant
of your choice as there are 13 different dining options.
Dec. 14 Arrive in KATAKOLON,
GREECE where the original Olympic games were once held. Stand on the
starting line in the stadium where chariots once raced. Explore the
ruins and walk through the narrow streets to the marketplace.
Dec. 15 Ship arrives in
Piraeus, the port for ATHENS, GREECE, that’s filled with history as
this is the “birthplace of civilization.” You can tour Athens, site
of the 2004 Olympic Games and climb the Areopagus (Mars Hill), scene
of Paul’s dramatic experience where he delivered his most famous Discourse
of the Unknown God. See the Agora (marketplace) and the ancient Parthenon
high atop the Acropolis. (See Awake 3/8/00, p. 13) There are many shops
in Piraeus where your ship is docked.
Dec. 16 Arrive IZMIR,
(Ephesus) where its history goes back to 3,000 B.C. This is considered
the most important ancient city ever excavated in Turkey. History will
come to life as you follow the footsteps of the Apostle Paul down the
narrow marble streets where many chariots have left their mark. (WT
Dec. 17 Enjoy a “Fun Day
at Sea” to relax, read, swim and enjoy the ship’s activities.
Dec. 18 A day to remember
as you dock in ALEXANDRIA where your ship stays for two days. Take a
full day tour to Cairo to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, the majestic
Pyramids and Sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, where you
can even ride a camel. For a thrilling adventure, you can also take
a jeep safari into the desert.
Dec. 19 Learn the history
of Alexandria as you tour this ancient biblical city, its catacombs
and the museum.
Dec. 20 & 21 Your last two days are at sea to relax,
read, swim and to enjoy all of the ship’s activities including a “Farewell
Dinner” and a Broadway musical show.
Dec. 22 Arrive Chivitavecchia
where you’ll be transferred to Rome for your flight home.