North Africa Through the Centuries Cruise

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The Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
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Sunset view from Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
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The beautiful interior of the Hassan II Mosque
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Colorful spices at the Marrakech market
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Fort of Bizerte, Tunisia
The lounge offers nightly entertainment
Enjoy delicious cuisine in the restauarant
This 11-day northern Africa voyage focuses on two of the many varied cultures which contribute to the rich cultural history of the region. After a day of discovery on Sardinia, sail for and explore the ruins of famed Carthage, and devote two days to an exploration of remarkably well-preserved Roman sites in Algeria; Constantine, the "City of Bridges"; and Tipasa, home to the grand tomb of the Berber king Juba II. The sail to Morocco and begin in Tangier, which is the launching site of the 8th century Arab invasion of Iberia.

Day 1

    Rome / Civitavecchia / Embark

    Arrive in Rome and transfer to Civitavecchia to embark the Corinthian.

    Day 2

      Cagliari, Sardinia / Su Nuraxi

      Your first port call is Cagliari, Sardinia's capital. Drive to the village Barumini to visit Su Nuraxi, Sardinia's most important and impressive nuraghic complex. After enjoying lunch on board the ship, spend some time exploring the city on your own. Or, take an optional excursion to Nora, whose ancient remains date from the Carthaginian and Roman periods.

      Day 3

        Bizerte, Tunisia / Tunis / Carthage

        Stop in Tunis and tour legendary Carthage, which was founded in the 9th century B.C. Also tour the Bardo Museum and, in Tunis, visit the Medina.

        Day 4

          Skikda / Constantine

          From the port of Skikda, drive to Constantine. Often described as the 'City of Bridges,' the city sits atop a plateau on the edge of a deep ravine. Visit the Palais de Bey and several museums.

          Day 5

            Algiers / Tipasa

            Tipasa's dramatic ancient temples and ruins overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the Villa of Frescoes, a Roman mansion, and the Tombeau de la Chretienne, the burial place of the Mauretanian King Juba II and his wife, Cleopatra Selene. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Algiers, Algeria's capital.

            Day 6

              At Sea

              Relax on board as the ship sails for Morocco.

              Day 7

                Tangier, Morocco

                Tangier, on Morocco's north coast, has been captured by the Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Visigoths, and Arabs. It offers a prime location for access to the Iberian Peninsula, allowing the city to be used as a base for the invasion of Spain. Spend the afternoon enjoying the Medina, a classic Moroccan town of narrow lanes and stepped passages. Visit Dar el Makhzen, the former palace of the sultans, now a museum of antiquities and crafts. Also stop to see the Old American legation, a former palace which was given to the U.S. government in 1777 to house America's first embassy (Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States as an independent nation).

                Day 8


                  Tour Rabat's main sites, including its Medina with the Kasbah des Oudaias, the evocative quarter of the old Almohad, and the Chellah Citadel.

                  Day 9

                    Safi / Marrakech

                    Drive to fabled Marrakech, one of Morocco's four Imperial capitals. Explore the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia Palace, the Ben Youssef Medressa, the Jewish Quarter, and Dfjemaa el-fna, the city's central square.

                    Day 10

                      At Sea

                      Relax on board as the ship sails to Portugal.

                      Day 11

                        Lisbon / Disembark

                        In the morning, disembark in Lisbon, Portugal, and transfer to the airport for your independent return flights.
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                        Cabin Information:
                        Willing to share cabins often available for solo travelers. Contact us for single occupancy rates if you want a private room.
                        *Complete program of tours and excursions
                        *Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
                        *All meals aboard ship including early riser’s coffee & pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
                        *Wine with lunch and dinner aboard ship
                        *Meals ashore as noted
                        *Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
                        *Professional tour staff
                        *Complete pre-departure materials
                        *Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
                        *Gratuities to guides and drivers

                        Deposit & Payment

                        Initial deposit is $1500, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at:

                        Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                        Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments are subject to a maximum charge of $15,000.

                        Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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                        Cancellation Policy

                        Days Prior to departureFee
                        91 days or more$500
                        90-61 days55% cruise cost
                        60-0 days100% cruise cost