Excellent News for U.S. travelers…


Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced the resumption of full diplomatic relations with Libya.

This is excellent news for U.S. travelers, who has longed for the past quarter century to visit the ancient unearthed ruins and bustling open markets unique to Libya.

Travelers interested in taking advantage of the new political climate can now visit Libya aboard mv Discovery, the flagship of Discovery World Cruises. Discovery will be calling at Benghazi, Al Khums and Tripoli this November on a 16-night cruise entitled North African Treasures; and will return to Libya on two cruises in 2007.

Here are the details for the three cruises visiting Libya through 2007:

North African Treasures

November 12-28, 2006 (16 nights)

Alexandria to Barcelona, with calls at Benghazi, Al Khums and Tripoli, Libya; Valletta, Malta; La Goulette, Tunisia; Palermo, Sicily; Civitavecchia – gateway to Rome; and Ajaccio, Corsica.

Prices start at $3,995 per person, double occupancy

Arabian Treasures

October 26 – November 10, 2007 (15 nights)

Larnaca, Cyprus to Heraklion, Greece, with calls at Benghazi, and two full days at Tripoli; Tartous, Syria; Beirut, Lebanon; and Port Said and Alexandria, Egypt

Prices start at $3,095 per person, double occupancy

North African Treasures

November 23 – December 8, 2007 (15 nights)

Alexandria to Lisbon, with calls at Benghazi, Al Khums and Tripoli, Libya; Valletta, Malta; La Goulette, Tunisia; Almeria, Spain; and Gibraltar.

Prices start at $2,995 per person, double occupancy

Photo Credit: Discovery World Cruises

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