For the first time ever, the living legend of archaeology joins our guests at sea. Take an Alaskan or Caribbean cruise with Dr. Zahi Hawass, the most famous archaeologist in the world and Egypt’s former Minister of Antiquities. During the day discover the awe-inspiring glaciers and fascinating wildlife of Alaska or beautiful stretches of pure white sands beside the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. In the afternoons and evenings travel back in time to unveil ancient Egyptian mysteries.
Take part in multimedia lectures, Q&A sessions and discussions about archaeological discoveries and have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Dr. Hawass in person! Enjoy his fascinating stories during dinners and join Dr. Hawass on tours to the ancient Mayan ruins or majestic fjords. Take a photo with or have your book signed by our special host at a cocktail reception. Enjoy an intimate community feel at group receptions, social events, dinners and more. The number of meetings with Dr. Hawass depends on you. Do not miss a chance to ask this real-life Indiana Jones questions about his latest excavations and find out more about his work and life. All this is possible only during the exceptional vacation with Dr. Zahi Hawass himself!
Now you can choose your own destination!
- Visit the Western Caribbean and uncover the mysteries of the Mayans. Explore the rich history and cultural diversity of the region, where colonial cities lead to hidden pyramids. Step into the shadows of this once great civilization.
- Find out why the Eastern Caribbean is known for world-famous beaches. See beautiful islands which are lush with rainforests, mountain trails and coral beaches.
- Discover the wilds of Alaska with its awe-inspiring natural wonders. Do not miss a chance to see the rugged beauty of this pristine frontier and the best of nature — including fjords, wildlife and mountains galore as well as massive glaciers that inch toward the sea.
The number of places is limited and the cruise with Dr. Hawass may not happen again. Book your cruise now!
November 23-30, 2019
December 1-8, 2019
July 19 - 26, 2020
Dr. Zahi Hawass and his participation:
There is no better person to lead you through the fascinating history of ancient Egypt than Dr. Zahi Hawass. For over 20 years, he has held all the keys to the Egyptian antiquities, first as the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and later as the Minister of State for Antiquities. During the cruise, Dr. Zahi Hawass will discuss the most exciting discoveries recently made in Egypt. He will focus on his research including the mysteries of Tutankhamun, new findings in the Valley of the Kings, the search for the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, and the search for the tombs of Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Dr. Hawass will also talk about his work on the pyramid complex at Giza, include biographical anecdotes, and share his personal experience gained during many years of his scientific activity. Moreover, you will stay on a 5-star luxurious cruise ships and taste delicious cuisines. Take part in lectures and discussions with the world’s most famous archaeologist – Dr. Zahi Hawass!
Dr. Zahi Hawass:
I asked Archaeological Paths to do this incredible cruise. What is special about these cruises? We bring the pharaohs to Alaska and the Caribbean! You will enjoy the cruise during the day and in the evening I will bring you the magic of Ancient Egypt. I will tell you about the major and important discoveries I have made in the last 20 years – The Tombs of the Pyramid Builders, The Valley of the Golden Mummies, Scanning of the Royal Mummies. You will find out more about King Tut – how he died, the secrets of the family of Tutankhamun, and also the mystery and magic of the Sphinx and pyramids. In the evenings we will talk about all these important discoveries. I will sit with you, we will have a debate and a discussion. I will bring the magic of the Ancient Egypt to you during these beautiful cruises. Join me and Archaeological Paths on this really unique vacation. You will never forget it!
You can choose your own package and decide how much time you would like to spend with Dr. Zahi Hawass. The packages available on each cruise are mentioned below. You can choose them during your booking.
- Cocktail Reception with Dr. Zahi Hawass
- Exclusive invitation to two Multimedia Lectures by Dr. Zahi Hawass with Q&A sessions
- Private Photo Session with Dr. Hawass
- Book signing by Dr. Hawass
ATTRACTIONS FROM THE SILVER PACKAGE
- Exclusive invitation to the third Multimedia Lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass with Q&A session
- Exclusive invitation for Discussion Panel with Dr. Zahi Hawass
ATTRACTIONS FROM THE GOLD PACKAGE
- VIP Coctail Reception with Dr. Zahi Hawass
- VIP seats during three Multimedia Lectures and Discussion Panel
- Gourmet Dinner with Dr. Zahi Hawass in a group of 6–9 guests. Enjoy a private chat with Dr. Hawass!
- One day of sightseeing with Dr. Zahi Hawass (includes free shore excursion selected by the Tour Organizer)
This unique destination includes the culture and ancient ruins of the Mayans as well as exciting eco-adventures, colorful coral reefs and friendly locals. The Caribbean's warm sun, soft beaches and turquoise waters are the perfect recipe for relaxation and unforgettable memories, if you visit the Mayan pyramids!
The Norwegian Escape was built in 2015 and it is one of the newest and most luxurious ships of the Norwegian Cruise Line. From the first glance it enravishes the passengers with its remarkable and impressive design. However, the most eye catching is the colorful hull made by Guy Harvey — a marine artist. You can experience the best dining in almost 30 restaurants. On the ship you will taste a variety of international dishes which will satisfy even the most demanding gourmets. Concerts, dancing shows, cabarets, comedians and outstanding shows similar to those from Broadway – all of them will provide you with unforgettable memories. Discover a new world of Freestyle Cruising on Norwegian Escape, voted 2017 Ship of the Year by Ocean & Cruise News. The Haven apartments are dedicated to the guests who value their privacy. They feature our most luxurious, well-appointed accommodations as well as 24-hour butler service, concierge and private sundeck.
Saturday, 23 Nov
Departure: 4:00 PM
Miami is one of the state's – and the world’s – most popular vacation spots. It is home to the most famous stretch of coastline in Florida. Miami's amazing medley of cultures and flashy urban settings makes it a scene to be seen.
Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Monday, 25 Nov
Arrival: 10:00 AM, Departure: 6:00 PM
Experience true Caribbean island bliss, during your time in the immaculate paradise of Roatan, which is the largest of the Bay Islands. This slim island is framed by glorious powdery white beaches, and rich ocean beds carpeted with diverse coral reefs – alive with fish and marine life. Curious dolphins roll through the waves just offshore, while beach dwellers soak up the sun, and enjoy coconut cocktails beside leaning palm trees. The beaches here are nothing short of dreamy – with wooden piers teetering out over the water, and thatched roofs providing welcome shade, as you dangle your legs towards the water.
Harvest Caye, Belize
Tuesday, 26 Nov
Arrival: 8:00 AM, Departure: 5:00 PM
Featuring an enchanting range of environments such as tropical rainforests, marshes and coral reefs, Harvest Caye offers both relaxation and adventure amid lush landscapes. This 75-acre paradise invites you to explore its incredibly biodiverse surroundings, witnessing exotic wildlife or perhaps discovering the world’s second largest coral reef. Gain insight into the Mayan and Garifuna roots, discover traditional arts and traditions at the local artisans’ village or simply soak up the abundant Belizean sunshine and relax.
Costa Maya, Mexico
Wednesday, 27 Nov
Arrival: 8:00 AM, Departure: 5:00 PM
Among the tropical forest, the wetlands, the white sand beaches, the coral reefs, the abundant wildlife and the wonderful archaeological sites, is the Costa Maya, which runs from Punta Herreros to Xcalak – close to the magical town of Bacalar, the pristine beach of Mahahual and the City of Chetumal. It is the ideal place to practice alternative tourism and to really get in touch with the Mayan culture, since many of the communities here still maintain their ancestral traditions.
Thursday, 28 Nov
Arrival: 8:00 AM, Departure: 5:00 PM
The Mayan myth claims that Cozumel was home of the gods. Truly Cozumel is a place fit for the gods, with its dazzling white-sand beaches, ruined Mayan temples, exotic jungle wildlife, and crystalline waters teeming with tropical fish. Just offshore you can find the Palancar Reef, considered to be one of the most spectacular coral formations in all the Caribbean. Of course, the gods weren't the only individuals attracted to this terrestrial paradise. During its long and colorful history, Cozumel has been home to pirates, buccaneers, and freebooters, including Sir Henry Morgan and Jean Lafitte. Today's traveler will discover the same ravishing beauty and relaxation that entertained gods and pirates alike.
Size: 207 sq. ft.
In order to guarantee our guests the highest standard of travel, we included into the price package the Mid-Ship Room with Balcony. This stylish, sophisticated and modern room offers amazing views from your own private balcony to which you have access through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
Please contact us, if you are interested in the Haven Suites upgrade.
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled travel experience when you cruise on Norwegian Escape. The ship’s legendary hospitality and world-class service have been exclusively tailored to meet your onboard needs. Learn about all of different services and options to help you choose what is best for you.
All of the Norwegian ships offer beautifully crafted menus in up to three Main Dining Rooms, a help-yourself buffet, a variety of casual cafés, grills and grab-and-go choices – and in wildly popular O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill. From prime rib to grilled salmon to the chef’s original dishes made with the finest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or as fun as you want. You can also enjoy a night of gastronomic proportions at one of many specialty restaurants. So, find your inner foodie at Bayamo Restaurant featuring delicious seafood eats, bring a hearty appetite to the Brazilian steakhouse – Moderno Churrascaria, and see shrimp fly at Teppanyaki. In La Cucina you can enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside al fresco alongside the sea, or indoors at tables with room for old and new friends. Try a twist on a classic like lobster fettuccine, or keep it purist with a pasta carbonara. If you have a craving for an American-style steak then Cagney’s Steakhouse is just right for you. Pull up a seat along The Waterfront and take your pick from premium cuts. Your mouth will water, so sip your favorite cocktail in anticipation. Do not forget to order made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of their famous truffle fries. So, whether you are dining inside or oceanside on The Waterfront, all specialty restaurants feature the tastes you will crave.
Whether you are looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there is always an opportunity to mix it up. With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Pull up a stool on The Waterfront and pair your favorite vintage with soothing waves at The Cellars – A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Grab a burger and beer anytime you like at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Sea, or let your hair down in The District Brew House, offering more than 50 different bottled beers and 24 draft beers on tap. Tobacco Road, Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, will find its new home aboard Norwegian Escape. Located within 678 Ocean Place, Tobacco Road Bar will incorporate elements of the original Tobacco Road, including the iconic neon sign, memorabilia and photographs that will showcase the history of Miami through the lens of events and happenings at the bar over the past century. Tobacco Road Bar will also feature a selection of cocktails created by Tobacco Road’s Cocktail Collection mixologist, Leo Holtzman.
When it comes to the entertainment, you will not believe your eyes or even your ears. Bask in the bright lights of Broadway with After Midnight. Relive the glorious 1980's at For the Record: The Brat Pack where classic soundtracks bring the movies to life in an immersive rock n roll concert. You can also tickle your funny bone at Headliner's Comedy Club by Levity Entertainment Group’s roster of top-notch comedians.
From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Escape has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Splash around at Aqua Park with Free Fall – the fastest waterslides at sea or visit the multi-level Sports Complex and walk The Plank which extends 8 feet over the side of the ship. If you want to get lucky, bet it all at the award-winning Casinos at Sea®. With so much excitement, you definitely will have to come back for more.
When you want some "me" time, look no further than Mandara Spa®. Relax with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. At all onboard spas, treatments range from the classic to the luxurious. Let the ship’s pampering professionals soothe and rejuvenate you with facials, massages, acupuncture, and a full menu of services.
And if you forget to pack something – no worries! The onboard gift shops carry everything you will need for fun in the sun. You can shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself – there are many duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco. Norwegian Escape is the first at sea to have acclaimed brands LACOSTE and Carolina Herrera. These are the first boutiques to be designed specifically for a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.
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