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Discover the Wonders of the Red Sea 2022

18 days with Emerald Waterways   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Aqaba, Jordan
Meet your luxurious super yacht, Emerald Azzurra, in Aqaba and embark on your unforgettable cruise of the Red Sea.

Situated on Jordan’s southern coast, the idyllic town of Aqaba is rich in history and marine biodiversity. Blessed with vibrant coral reefs and a mesmerising array of sunken vessels, it is widely regarded as one of the best diving spots in the Red Sea. (Dinner)

Day 2 Aqaba
As the country’s only port, Aqaba has long been a hugely important part of Jordanian life. Its Old Town features the 14th century Mamluk Fort, while Aqaba Archaeological Museum offers a fascinating insight into the town’s past. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
At the base of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, is the luxurious resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Traditional and modern Egypt comes together as centuries-old mosques and bazaars nestle neatly next to elegant hotel resorts. The region is also renowned for its diving sites. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Safaga
The traditional starting point for pilgrims of the Nile Valley embarking on their journey to Mecca, Safaga is a setting of soothing tranquillity. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Safaga
Acquaint yourself with the stunning white-sand beaches of Safaga, and take in the dramatic views over the Red Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Nuweibah
Translated as “bubbling springs” in Arabic, Nuweibah lies on the Gulf of Aqaba and was historically inhabited by the Bedouin tribes, Tarabin and Muzeina. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Eilat, Israel
Israel’s “window on the Red Sea”, Eilat is a resort town of pristine beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Gateway to the Negev desert, it offers moments of tranquillity in the serene surrounds of Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Aqaba, Jordan
On your return to Aqaba, you’ll have another chance to explore the rich culture, ancient sites and delicious food of this vibrant town. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
At the base of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, is the luxurious resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Traditional and modern Egypt comes together as centuries-old mosques and bazaars nestle neatly next to elegant hotel resorts. The region is also renowned for its diving sites. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Sharm el-Sheikh – Transit the Suez Canal
Leave Sharm el-Sheikh and travel up the grand Suez Canal, an amazing feat of human engineering that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Transit the Suez Canal – Port Said (Cairo)
The iconic waterway has been a key shipping route between Europe and Asia, with ships carrying over 300 million tonnes of goods per year. Your cruise on the Suez Canal culminates in the spectacular Port Said. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Port Said (Cairo)
Situated at the mouth of the Suez Canal, Port Said has a long, proud maritime heritage. This dramatic city was a cosmopolitan hub during the 19th and early 20th century, and today is a major Egyptian business centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Alexandria
Founded by Alexander the Great, the city of Alexandria has a wealth of history and legend. Egypt’s second largest city was the country’s ancient capital for over 1,000 years and provided an important trading route between the Mediterranean and Red Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Alexandria
Immerse yourself in the culture of the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’. Dating back to the 15th century, Qaitbay Citadel is recognised as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and is said to contain remnants of Alexandria’s original 3rd century BC lighthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Haifa (Tel Aviv)
Described as ‘Israel’s San Francisco’, Haifa is home to breathtaking scenery and fascinating culture. Set on the foothills of Mount Carmel, the country’s third-largest city features the Bah’ai Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a pilgrimage for those of Bah’ai faith. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Ashdod (Jersusalem)
The coastal city of Ashdod plays a major role in the teachings of the Bible. Its where the Philistines were said to have captured the Ark of the Covenant, and today it still marks the starting point for pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 Ashdod (Jersusalem)
Ashdod is awash with religious monuments such as Giv’at Yonah, the highest point in the city and believed to be the burial site of the prophet Jonah. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 Limassol, Cyprus
Your luxurious yacht cruise concludes in the Cypriot city of Limassol, where you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra and be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (Breakfast)

Map
All This Included
Beginning in Aqaba visit the Egyptian Red Sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Safaga. Cruise onto Nuweibaa in the Sinai Peninsula, before the Israeli port of Eilat. Journey along the Suez Canal to Port Said before sailing to Alexandria, home to a lighthouse once ranked among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Stop in Haifa, on the north slope of Mount Carmel, Ashdod, known for its biblical history, and finish in the Cypriot city of Limassol.
  • 50 meals including 17 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches and 17 Dinners
  • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge (Emerald Radiance Star-Ship pool is located on the sun deck and the Cinema is not available.)
  • Spacious, comfortable accommodations you'll want to spend time in, with panoramic suites and staterooms, and innovative open-air system for cabins on the Vista and Horizon decks
  • Gourmet all-included on board meals and highlight dinner events, al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant
  • Enjoy in depth cultural experiences with EmeraldPLUS excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef
  • Emerald's Concierge Service - served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after dinner treats (Only applies to Owner’s One-bedroom Suites, Riverview Suites, and Grand Balcony Suites (CAT S, SA, RA))
  • A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee available at all times
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Built-in adventure, with an included on shore excursion at every port
  • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Emerald Active guided biking and hiking tours
  • Excellent service from an English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable, personable local destination guides
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi
  • All airport transfers to and from your Star Ship, and all gratuities
  • Port charges now included in your tour price
  • All gratuities for onboard and shore side staff
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Azzura
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.