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Treasures of the Red Sea, Egypt and Jordan

Discover the wonders of the Red Sea between Egypt and Jordan. Cruise past the kaleidoscope of red and ochre rocks along the Sinai Peninsula, take the opportunity to visit the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak Temple Complex, explore the spectacular marine life and ecosystems of Naama Bay, or the magnificent deserts of Wadi Rum.

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Petra, Jordan

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Embark on a journey brimming with unparalleled historical abundance.Voyage to the cradle of civilization and the epicenter of the three monotheistic religions.

Jordan's deep history makes it one of the top cultural destinations, so come discover the vast and 'God-like' earth T.E. Lawrence fell in love with. Herodotus described Egypt as the 'Gift of the Nile.' Today, we have been endowed with its ancient legacies of gods and pharaohs. Relaxation and inspiration await you.

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Treasures of the Red Sea, Egypt and Jordan

Day 1 - Sharm El Sheikh

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

Day 2 - Sharm El Sheikh

The morning is free to do as you please.In the afternoon, optional excursion proposed: Sharm El-Sheikh and the Seafloor in Naama Bay. A glass-bottom boat tour will introduce you to the colorful riches found within the Red Sea. You'll then explore Sharm El-Sheikh and its traditional souk.We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Take advantage of the warm weather on the Sun Deck as we pass alongside the Sinai Peninsula, a sacred area for many religions. The land takes its name from Mount Sinai, assumed to be where God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. At dusk, the earth takes on burnt-red tones and becomes a feast of colors.

Day 3 - Hurghada

We'll leave for an optional full-day excursion to Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs. You'll discover the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak Temple Complex (lunch included - driving time is approximately 9 hours round trip). The Valley of the Kings is one of ancient Egypt's top tourist destinations. Located on the west bank of the River Nile, the isolated valley is dominated by a great pyramid-shaped mountain. The area has been the site of royal burials for almost 4,000 years. More than 63 tombs include Seti I and II; Ramesses III, IV, VII, and IX; Siptah; Tausert-Setnakht; and Merenptah. You'll be able to visit three with your entry ticket. The final resting place for these great pharaohs remains one of the most impressive sites to visit in the world. Farther along, dominating the eastern bank, sits the 59-foot high (18 m) Colossi of Memnon faceless effigies seated on thrones at the entrance to the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. We'll also visit the Karnak Temple Complex. At the heart of this site stands the colossal Precinct of Amun-Re, enclosing a sacred lake that priests used in purification ceremonies before performing rituals in the temple (OR a day of relaxation on a beach or in a hotel on the Red Sea - lunch included). The night will be spent cruising.

Day 4 - 'Aqaba

We'll spend the day cruising on the Red Sea.Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 5 - 'Aqaba

Join us for an optional full-day excursion to Petra (lunch included - driving time is approximately 4 hours round trip). Petra is unquestionably one of the greatest marvels ever sculpted by Mother Nature and enhanced by humankind and is considered one of Jordan's national treasures. Carved into the pink and red stone by the Nabataeansan Arab people living in Jordan over 2,000 years agoPetra, meaning 'rock' in Greek, was strategically located at the junction of the silk and spice trade routes. To enter the city, we will follow the 'siq,' a narrow gorge approximately a half-mile in length, delimited by sharp cliffs on either sideending at Al Khazneh, also known as 'The Treasury.' This tomb of a Nabataean has an impressive Hellenistic facade carved directly into the pink stone at the beginning of the 1st century. It is a masterpiece of refinement and symmetry which, on its own, makes a visit to Petra worthwhile. You will also discover the Roman-style Nabataean theater carved into the rock over 2,000 years ago. After we return to the ship, we'll begin to cruise once again.

Day 6 - 'Aqaba

Join us for an optional excursion in the Wadi Rum desert. We'll set out in Jeeps to cross the magnificent desert, also known as the Valley of the Moon. Its vibrant red earth and stunning rock formations make it one of Jordan's most extraordinary sites. Follow the footsteps of T.E. Lawrence and fall in love with the area as he did. Geologists think that Wadi Rum was formed from a strong push from underground, which caused a large fissure in the surface. As a result, the rock formations provide some of the best photo ops found on the planet. Some wind-brushed mountain peaks reach over 6,000 feet. Deep canyons and sand dunes add to the mystique. Large caravans of merchants and wares traveling between the various territories once crossed this desert. Today, a few hundred Bedouins still call the area home. Their hospitality is second to none, and they have adopted a humanistic and green approach to tourism in their homeland.The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 7 - Sharm El Sheikh

Early in the morning, join us on an optional excursion to Monastery of Saint Catherine (lunch included - driving time is approximately 5 hours round trip).

Day 8 - Sharm El Sheikh

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Drinks included with meals and at the bar on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Port fees

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