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PASSAGE TO INDIA - 21-day ocean cruise from Athens to Mumbai

Trace the routes of ancient traders from Greece through the Levant to India on this intriguing 21-day cruise.

20 nights
20 Nights

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Sail in the wake of ancient traders

Trace the routes of the earliest merchants from Greece to India, stopping to meet caretakers of history. Accompany local guides to the ancient treasures of Greece, Egypt and Israel. Hear legends of the frankincense route of Salālah. Visit the astonishing red sandstone city of Petra and drive into Egypt’s desert with an expert escort. Uncover the intimate side of an enigmatic world. Overnights in Athens, Haifa and Mumbai bring even greater depth to your journey.

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Athens to Mumbai, departing 19 August 2018

Day 1 &  2 - Athens, Greece

In Athens’s inviting Plaka District, historic buildings house cafés and restaurants.

Day 3 - Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea has borne innumerable legends and histories on storied shores.

Day 4  & 5 - Haifa, Israel

Seaside Haifa is one of Israel’s most important and beautiful cities.

Day 6 - Cairo, Egypt

Just outside Cairo, the Great Pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx hold ancient mysteries.

Day 7 - Scenic Cruising: Suez Canal

An engineering marvel, the Suez Canal is surrounded by desert sands stretching into Egypt.

Day 8 - Luxor, Egypt

Unearth the mysteries of Luxor, Egypt’s timeless city on the Nile River.

Day 9 - Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh boasts scenic beaches, turquoise waters and starkly beautiful desert.

Day 10 - Aqaba, Jordan

Jordan’s only coastal city, scenic Aqaba is set amid coffee-colored desert hills.

Day 11 - Cruise the Red Sea

The fabled waters of the Red Sea are rich in history and legend.

Day 12 - Scenic Cruising: Bab El Mandeb Strait

The Bab el Mandeb strait is a historic gateway between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.

Day 13 - Cruise the Gulf of Aden

Sail a major shipping route as you cruise the Gulf of Aden.

Day 14 - Cruise the Arabian Sea

The Arabian Sea has been critical to trade and cultural exchange for millennia.

Day 15 - Salālah, Oman

A crossroads on the historic Frankincense Route, Salālah holds a rich history.

Day 16 - Cruise the Omani Coast

The starkly beautiful coast of Oman was once central to a vibrant spice trade.

Day 17 - Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman’s romantic capital of whitewashed splendor, is rich in royal treasures.

Day 18 & 19 - Cruise the Arabian Sea

In the Age of Sail, all manner of spices, metals, gems and wine crossed the Arabian Sea.

Day 20 & 21 - Mumbai, India

Spread over seven islands, Mumbai preserves the cultural splendor of Bombay of old.


Viking Inclusive Value

We include more features and services than others, worth $270 per guest per day:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues including specialty restaurant dining
  • 24-hour room service, specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Access to self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • All port taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day when Viking Air is purchased

Your experience includes:

  • 21 days; 6 countries; 9 ports
  • Culture Curriculum®:
    • Viking Resident Historian
    • Guest Lecturers
    • Destination Performances
    • TED Talks
    • Met Under the Stars
    • Munch Moments
    • Classical music performances
  • All onboard meals featuring regional specialties
  • Most al fresco dining at sea
  • Open-air walking track & sports deck
  • 24-hour Guest Services for special requests
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Carefully curated shipwide library corners

Your stateroom:

  • Private veranda
  • Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens & pillows
  • Separate seating area
  • 42" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies On Demand
  • Interactive TV
  • Oversize glass-enclosed walk-in shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; luxury robes & slippers
  • Spacious closet & drawer storage
  • 110/220 volt outlets; ample USB ports
  • Mini-bar; security safe; hair dryer

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^Price is per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Final pricing is subject to availability, departure location, travel time and provider terms and conditions.