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The Best of the Red Sea 2023

8 days with Emerald Waterways   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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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 Nuweibah, Egypt
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)

Included Excursion
Guided tour of St. Catherine’s Monastery

Day 3 Hurghada
With year round sunshine, Hurghada offers fabulous scenery both above and below the Red Sea. Well known for its world class diving Hurghada is the perfect place to relax and unwind. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Included Excursion
Beach Break at local resort

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Bedouin Experience (extra expense)

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2 Day Luxor Experience (extra expense)

Day 4 Hurghada - Safaga
Acquaint yourself with the stunning white-sand beaches of Safaga, and take in the dramatic views over the Red Sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Included Excursion
Beach Break at local resort

Day 5 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)

Included Excursion
Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip

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Snorkelling at Ras Mohammad national park (extra expense)

Day 6 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)

Included Excursion
Guided tour of Timna Park & Eliat’s underwater observatory

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Desert Jeep Tour (extra expense)

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Guided visit and eco-experience of Kibbutz Lotan and Neot Smadar (extra expense)

Day 7 Aqaba, Jordan
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)

EmeraldPLUS
Guided tour of Petra with lunch included

Day 8 Aqaba, Jordan
Your spectacular yacht cruise comes to an end in Aqaba where you’ll disembark Emerald Azzurra for your transfer to the airport, taking unforgettable memories with you. (Breakfast)

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

All This Included
  • 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.
Terms and Conditions
For Emerald Waterways terms and conditions, please click here.

* 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.