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  Program Itinerary                     

Your Voyage
Begins on
the MSC's
 
Sinfonia

 
  Press on the MSC Sinfonia photo above to view ship details and deck plans  
 

Itinerary Change Effective December 1, 2004

 
           
   Day/Date      Port Arrive Depart  
     
   Wed, March 22, 2006     Genoa, Italy    5:00 PM  
 
 
   Thursday, March 23     Naples, Italy  1:00 PM  7:00 PM  
 
 
   Friday, March 24

    Syracuse, Sicily

 8:00 AM  4:00 PM  
 
 
   Saturday, March 25     At Sea      
 
 
   Sunday, March 26     At Sea      
 
 
   Monday, March 27     Alexandria, Egypt  7:00 AM  11:30 PM  
      (Cairo & The Great Pyramids)  
 
 
   Tuesday, March 28     Tobruk, Libya  6:00 PM Overnight  
 
 
 

 Wednesday, March 29
     ECLIPSE DAY!

    Tobruk, Libya  In Port  8:00 PM  
 
 
   Thursday, March 30      At Sea      
 
 
   Friday, March 31     Tripoli, Libya  8:00 AM  6:00 PM  
 
 
   Saturday, April 1     Malta  8:00 AM  2:00 PM  
 
 
   Sunday, April 2     Salerno  8:00 AM  1:00 PM  
 
 
   Monday, April 3     Genoa, Italy  10:00 AM    
 
 
 
 
     
  Eclipse Day in the Libyan Desert  
     
     
 

Eclipse 1-Day Excursion, March 29

 
     
 

Cost: $240
($90 USD per person + $150 USD Libyan Government Eclipse Tax)

 
 
 
  Includes:  
     
 
  • Round trip motorcoach transportation between the ship and our centerline eclipse site, located at approximately - 30.940N, 24.241E
  • Buffet lunch with breads, cheese, fruit, dates and beverages – no alcohol allowed in Libya.
  • Toilet facilities and dining area with seating and shade.
  • Government security.
 
     
 

Overnight Eclipse Excursion, March 28-29

 
     
 

 Cost: $700
($550 USD per person + $150 USD Libyan Government Eclipse Tax)

 
 

Based on 2 people sharing one tent, no single occupancy available.

 
 
 
  After arrival in Tobruk on March 28, participants will board private motorcoaches for the 2-hour drive to our eclipse camp. Take your belongings to your 2-person tent and join us for a Libyan camp dinner before setting up for stargazing in this dark desert location.  
     
  Includes:  
     
 
  • Round trip motorcoach transportation between the ship and our centerline eclipse site, located at approximately - 30.940N, 24.241E
  • Luggage bays for small carry-on bags and telescope/camera equipment.
  • 2-person tent with 2 foam mattresses, pillows and sleeping bags.
  • Libyan camp dinner – meats, chicken, couscous, rice, vegetables, and beverages – no alcohol allowed in Libya.
  • Eclipse day continental breakfast.
  • Buffet lunch with breads, cheese, fruit, dates and beverages.
  • Government security.
 
     
 
     
 
     
  Pre-Purchased Shore Excursions  
     
  Many of our travelers want to be assured they can sign up for shore excursions to see the Great Pyramids of Egypt; Ancient Ruins of Pompeii; and Libya’s Roman ruins of Leptis Magna.

TravelQuest has arranged with MSC Cruises for our travelers to pre-purchase these very popular excursions. By paying in advance, you are guaranteed a seat on your pre-paid shore excursion.

There will be other excursions offered at each port of call. Details on these excursions will be provided with your final cruise documents, and will be sold aboard ship.

Space on these excursions is limited, and sold on a first come basis.

These pre-purchased excursions will be charged to your credit card at the time of booking. To sign up for any Pre-Purchased Excursion simply notify us on our online Reservation Form. All pre-purchased excursions are non-refundable.
 
     
 
  • ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS OF POMPEII  
    (Half day)
    Adults @ $59 USD / Child 2-14 yrs. @ $42 USD

     

  • GREAT PRYAMIDS OF EGYPT & EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES (Full day with lunch)
    Adults @ $143 USD / Child 2-14 yrs. @ $102 USD
     

  • GREAT PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT WITH SAKKARA AND MEMPHIS  
    (Full day with lunch)
    Adults @ $130 USD / Child 2-14 yrs. @ $92 USD
     

  • ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS OF LEPTIS MAGNA
    (Full day with basket lunch)
    Adults @ $93 USD / Child 2-14 yrs. @ $67 USD

 
     
 
     
 
       
  FIRST CONTACT (partial eclipse begins) 11:17:38 a.m. (Local Time)
  SECOND CONTACT (totality begins) 12:31:38 p.m.
  THIRD CONTACT (totality ends) 12:35:38 p.m.
  FOURTH CONTACT (partial eclipse ends) 1:57:51 p.m.

Duration of totality:    4 minutes, 0 seconds
Sun Altitude during totality: 6
5o

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATIONS
ACTUAL TIMES COULD VARY BY A FEW SECONDS

 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
   
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