Please join us as we embark upon a life’s changing journey to the Holy Land. This Biblical excursion promises to provide an experience like none other. We will enjoy a 7 Night Norwegian Holy Land cruise on the Norwegian Jade Cruise Ship. While there, we plan to fulfill our great expectations of collectively experiencing visits to Turkey, Israel, Cyrus, and Greece.
Just imagine the indelible impact in our hearts while resting on the Sea of Galilee or standing at the Jordan River and worshiping together the Lord Jesus Christ. Our time in beautiful Israel will also reveal an extreme blessing for us as we share in fellowship and love. This is a place that will surely display both spiritual and historical significance. Please begin making plans to connect with and accompany us, along with Israel’s most knowledgeable tour guides. This is definitely an opportunity of a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you there.
For His Glory,
Everage & Laura
The Norwegian Jade
The Norwegian Jade is a world class mid-sized ship. It can carry 2,402 passengers and 1,154 crew. The Jade was renovated in 2017 and embodies a tropical design with vibrant colors. As you cruise from port to port along stunning coastlines, you will be entertained day and night with endless possibilities! You’ll have access to scrumptious buffets including 19 different dining choices in all. Lavish Broadway-style shows, state-of-the-art fitness center, Nintendo Wii on a 2-story screen, water slides, lounges of all kinds, pools, hot tubs, flexible accommodations ranging from the affordable to the over-the-top opulence of The Haven Suites. No wonder we are the World Travel Award Winner for “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” and eleven-time winner of “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line”. Your “Port of Call,” is only a flight away! Come join us for an informative and inspirational journey to “The Holy Land!”
Flight will depart 04/23/2022 and return 05/02/2022 to the Pensacola, Florida
The cabin choices are as follows:
*2 Persons per room
Prices listed above are all inclusive except for shore excursions. All attractions previously listed on the Bible Land Discovery Tour are expected to be visited, with the exception of a few. The two most important excursions, Ashdod Israel and Haifa Israel, are still on the itinerary.
Nazareth & the Sea of Galilee
Adult from: $169.00
Child from: $169.00
Estimated Duration: 10 ½ hours; Family Recommended
This captivating tour allows you to experience for yourself the historic locations and stunning scenery of the places where it is believed that Jesus lived, preached, and performed his miracles. Boarding your coach at the pier, you’ll enjoy a picturesque drive from Haifa to the top of Mount Carmel. From this advantageous view point, you’ll be treated to spectacular panoramic views of Haifa and its glistening bay. After your photo stop, it’s on the Nazareth - the place where Jesus spent his early years.
Upon arrival in this fascinating town filled with rich historical significance, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the amazing Basilica of the Annunciation, one of Christendom’s most revered shrines and the largest church in the Middle East. The Basilica is built on the same site where the Archangel Gabriel revealed to Mary that he would be the mother of the Messiah. Amongst the mesmerizing sites you’ll see here is the altar, which incorporates a portion of the grotto where Mary had lived. A remarkable 170-foot-high cupola that rises high above the upper church adds to the Basilica’s grandeur and allows the interior to be illuminated with natural light. You will also find a significant collection of magnificent mosaics, ceramics reliefs and other marvelous works of art from around the world adorning the vast interior.
Re-boarding your coach, you’ll travel through Cana, the place where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine and then head off along the panoramic seashore to the Yardenit baptismal site where the River Jordan separates from the Sea of Galilee. In this naturally scenic and symbolic setting, pilgrims from around the world come to perform baptismal ceremonies. On your relaxing ride back to the pier in Haifa, you’ll view Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfiguration where Jesus appeared to his disciples in radiant white speaking with Moses and Elijah.
A Day in Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Adult from: $159.00
Child from: $139.00
Estimated Duration: 10 ½ hours; Meal included
Your tour begins with a beautiful scenic drive from Ashdod into the Judean Hills. As you ascend into these hauntingly stark hills, your coach will be traveling along the same route used for centuries to reach Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is famous for its timeless beauty and was once considered the center of the world. As you navigate your way through this amazing city, you will pass Israel’s most notable landmarks, such as the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) and the State Supreme High Court. After an interesting overview of the city, you’ll proceed toward the Mount of Olives where time will be allowed to take photos from this highly favorable vantage point that provides an unparalleled and breathtaking panorama of the walled Old City. Near the base of the Mount, you will find the picturesque Gardens of Gethsemane, site of an ancient olive oil press yard that is surrounded by 1,000 year-old trees and visit the impressive Church of All Nations.
Following an unforgettable morning, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch at a local hotel before it;s time to continue your exploration of this fascinating destination with a walking tour of the historical Old City. Entering via the Jaffa Gate, your walk will take you past the most sacred sites in religious history. As you make your way along a route that flanks the colorful bazaar, you’ll observe the Christian Quarter, which rests beside a part of the famous Via Dolorosa, believed by many to be the route Jesus followed as he carried his cross to Calvary. Amongst the sites you will view the golden-site in Islam. You will also view the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world because it is believed to have been closest to where the Holy Ark once stood. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also included. Perched on the hill known as Golgotha, the Church marks the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
Rejoining your coach, you’ll leave the city behind and make your way through the Judean Hills to the edge of the desert where the legendary town of Bethlehem is found. Your time here includes a visit to Manger Square and the renowned Church of the Nativity. This extraordinary church is built over a grotto that is believed to be the location of Jesus’ birth. Due to time constraints and very long lines to enter the actual grotto, doing so is usually not a possibility. After what will be an undoubtedly memorable visit, you’ll reboard your coach and enjoy a leisurely drive back to the ship.
Guests are required to complete their online check-in form at www.ncl.com at least 24 hours prior to departure date. Guests who have not completed their online check-in from at least 24 hours prior to departure are required to complete the check-in process at the pier 2 hours to departure.
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The company serves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests should the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index) increase above $65.00 per barrel.
Name Changes for Cruise, Air, and Land
Name revisions or substitutions are not permitted without the approval of NCL. All name revisions or substitutions are considered reservation cancellations and new booking and regular cancellation fees apply. If NCL approves a name revision or substitution, such charges will be subject to a cancellation fee.
Refund processing time is approximately 4 to 6 weeks after sailing. Credit card refunds must be refunded to the card originally used. No refunds are issued for cancellations received after sailing.
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Final Boarding Time Policy
Guest agrees to board the ship at the embarkation port not less than one hour before the scheduled departure time. Guest acknowledges that it is the Guest’s responsibility not to miss the final boarding time and the ship’s scheduled departure from the embarkation port.
All cruise guests are required to carry a passport valid for 6 months after disembarking the ship and necessary visas. Expired passports are not acceptable. Cruise guests are responsible to check with travel agent, local immigration office and/or respective embassy or consulate to determine all current requirements for passports and visas.
Guest Conduct Policy
It’s all up to you. Although Freestyle Cruising offers you plenty of freedom and flexibility, it is important that all our guests have a common understanding of the expected behavioral standards while on board our ships. Guests are always expected to follow the directions of the ship’s Captain, who will take the necessary action to ensure the safety, security and well being of our guests. Guests are also expected to comply with applicable laws of the various countries that their cruise visits. Updates to the Guest Conduct Policy may be made between publications of this directory and will be available for review on the Norwegian Cruise Line website www.ncl.com.
Safety and Security
Safety and security are everyone’s responsibility. Should anyone become aware of unsafe or possibly illegal behavior during their cruise, they should immediately report this to the ship’s Security Staff or other ship management. This may be done through ship’s telephone system by dialing 911 or by seeking the assistance of a crew member.
Our crew members are friendly, out going and helpful, and helpful, and they will do their very best to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. Please do not misinterpret their friendliness. Crew members are prohibited from engaging in physical relationships with guests. Crew members are not permitted to socialize with guests beyond their professional duties, and are not permitted to be in guests staterooms, except for the performance of their shipboard duties. Guests are not permitted in any restricted or crew areas of the ship, including crew staterooms and corridors.
Verbally Abusive or Offensive Language
Verbally abusive or offensive language directed toward anyone, to include guests, crew members, governmental officials, or others is not permitted.
For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, public areas throughout all Norwegian Cruise Line ships are SMOKE FREE. Smoking is not permitted in staterooms, or on balconies, or in any public areas which serve food, or open spaces such as the jogging track, sports complex, children’s pool and in The Haven outdoor areas. Curfew Ship’s management serves the right to enact and enforce curfews on an individual, group, or ship-wide basis, if in the sole judgment of the ship’s Captain, such steps become necessary to ensure guest and crew safety. Children under the age of 17 are not allowed unaccompanied by an adult after 1:00am.
Norwegian Cruise Line guests are expected to be responsible for their actions at all times, including during the shore excursions and at our private destinations. Consuming alcohol to excess impairs one’s judgment and reduces one’s ability to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations. The ship’s staff may refuse to serve alcoholic beverages to any guest who does not consume alcohol responsibly.
Items with heating elements or open flames
Drugs or other illegal substances
Weapons, Explosives or other dangerous items
NOTE: All women should wear a scarf when entering a Cathedral or Church, while on tour.
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