Americans Explore Ancient Wonders of North Africa, including Libya, with Voyages to Antiquity

Jun 07, 2010, 11:03 ET from Voyages to Antiquity

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyages to Antiquity's itinerary titled, "Carthage Is To Be Deleted," provides travelers holding American passports an exceptional opportunity to visit and explore the wonders of Libya, now that the country has entered into a groundbreaking trade and investment agreement lifting all visa restrictions on U.S. citizens.

This itinerary provides international passengers the perfect opportunity to experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery throughout North Africa, including Libya, Sicily and Tunisia, and we are pleased that now includes Americans," said Mitchell J. Schlesinger, director of sales and marketing for Voyages to Antiquity.

"Carthage Is To Be Deleted" is a spectacular itinerary exploring the Greco-Roman sites of North Africa, which are among the most magnificent and well preserved to be found anywhere in the world.  Visiting the spectacular temples and cities created by the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans along the southern coast of the Middle Sea is the highlight of this itinerary.

The cruise begins in Athens, Greece and sails to Syracuse, Sicily – the site of one of the great battles of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage. From there Aegean Odyssey continues to Valletta, Malta; Tunis and Sousse in Tunisia for an exploration of ancient Carthage then on to Tripoli, the fascinating capital of Libya, and Al Khums, to visit one of the great archaeological sites in the Mediterranean – Leptis Magna. It is then onto Benghazi and Cyrene in Libya before departing for Alexandria, Egypt, the city founded by Alexander The Great in 332 BC and once the site of the Pharos lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cruise culminates in Cairo, where guests explore the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza.

Guests can join this 16-day cruise program, November 1-16, 2010, from only $3,495 per person, with a host of special amenities: complimentary shore excursions, gratuities, wine with dinner, FREE to $199 air add-ons from more than 70 North American gateways, transfers and porterage.

About Voyages To Antiquity

Inspired by The Middle Sea, authored by Lord John Julius Norwich, Voyages to Antiquity was created to offer sophisticated travelers an unparalleled destination immersion and educational experience combining the very best in cultural travel in a tranquil, informal atmosphere. The inaugural season is focused entirely on the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas as well as North Africa and the Red Sea.  

For more information about Voyages to Antiquity, call (877) 398-1460 or visit

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