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|21 November 2023||07:00||€574||Call us to book|
|28 November 2023||07:00||€608||Call us to book|
|05 December 2023||07:00||€574||Call us to book|
|12 December 2023||07:00||€516||Call us to book|
|19 December 2023||07:00||€516||Call us to book|
|26 December 2023||07:00||€689||Call us to book|
|02 January 2024||07:00||€1,068||Call us to book|
|09 January 2024||07:00||€918||Call us to book|
|16 January 2024||07:00||€666||Call us to book|
|23 January 2024||07:00||€666||Call us to book|
|30 January 2024||07:00||€631||Call us to book|
|06 February 2024||07:00||€631||Call us to book|
|13 February 2024||07:00||€689||Call us to book|
|20 February 2024||07:00||€689||Call us to book|
|27 February 2024||07:00||€689||Call us to book|
|05 March 2024||07:00||€689||Call us to book|
|12 March 2024||07:00||€689||Call us to book|
|19 March 2024||07:00||€746||Call us to book|
|26 March 2024||07:00||€746||Call us to book|
* Price based on lowest available cruise only fare for double occupancy. Subject to change at any time.
Day 1 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Day 2 Cruising
Day 3 'Aqaba, Jordan
The resort town of Aqaba, on the Red Sea at the southern end of Jordan, is a popular spot for divers with some of the best coral reefs in the world. Snorkeling and other water sports are popular, and it's easy to hire a boat for a day or half-day, including lunch.Aqaba has become quite a bustling destination, with several large luxury hotels and a large shopping area. There are many jewelry stores selling pearls, gem stones, and gold and silver jewelry. It's worth noting that although it's an international beach resort, Aqaba is quite conservative—certainly much more so than Amman—and North Americans tend to be more comfortable at the private hotel beaches.
Day 4 Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
The port and town of Sharm-el-Sheikh lies near the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula where the Straits of Tiran meet the Gulf of Aqaba. With its strategic position, the Sinai posed a desirable target for various rulers over the centuries. In recent times, the last battle for the Sinai was fought between Egypt and Israel from 1967 to 1979, ending with a peace treaty signed in Washington, D.C. Since the withdrawal of the Israelis, more and more Egyptians have settled in the Sinai, taking advantage of the booming tourist trade. However, vast interior regions are still sparsely populated. Many Bedouins have been affected by the advent of the 21st century, which is rapidly changing their age-old customs and nomadic lifestyle. As tourism and hotel projects continue to spring up along the Sinai coast, contact with Bedouins not involved in tourism is becoming increasingly rare. Once their nomadic life kept them on the move with their tents; today many Bedouins cultivate grain, vegetables and dates in addition to catering to the tourists. Sharm-el-Sheikh was initially developed by the Israelis during the Sinai occupation. Na'ama Bay, a short drive from the port, has grown from virtually nothing into a sizeable resort since the early 1980s. Between the two towns, a string of hotels line a once-untouched coastline. Resort hotels offer great opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Glass bottom boat trips are available for those preferring to view the exotic marine life of the Red Sea without getting their feet wet.
Day 5 Sokhna, Egypt
Day 6 Safaga, Egypt
Port Safago has been undergoing a transformation, slowly metamorphosing into a holiday rsort. Like other cities on the Red Sea, the commercial port town sits close to great offshore dive sites. Unlike others, however, tourist development hasn't taken off in a meaningful way. But if the mass tourism in Hurghada is a turnoff, Safaga offers a small-scale and much more low-key alternative, though the best dive sites can still be seen on a day trip from Hurghada. Safaga is also the closest beach resort to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, which lies 200 km (124 mi) to the southwest; when cruise ships offer land excursions to Luxor, they often do so through Safaga.
Day 7 Cruising
Day 8 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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