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Sharm el-Sheikh

The Best of the Red Sea

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra
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This 8-day round-trip cruise of Aqaba aboard the Emerald Azzurra incorporates visits to the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, renowned for its stunning beaches and azure waters, lined with a bustling bar and café culture. Sail to Safaga, on the coast of the Red Sea, and onto Nuweibaa in the eastern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, before the beautiful Israeli port of Eilat and back to ancient Aqaba. This itinerary is truly an amazing opportunity to explore the Red Sea.
Sunlight over the Aqaba skylineSunset over EilatEnjoy the calm waters of the Red SeaRelax on Egypt's coastSharm el-Sheikh
Highlights
  • Experience the luxury of the Sharm el-Sheikh resort
  • Relax in the stunning white-sand beaches of Safaga
  • Enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Eilat
  • Visit wonders of the ancient world in Jordan, Egypt, and Israel
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Aqaba, Jordan | Embark

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 mesmerizing array of sunken vessels, it is widely regarded as one of the best diving spots in the Red Sea.

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. 

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.

Day 4: Hurghada - Safaga

Acquaint yourself with the stunning white-sand beaches of Safaga, and take in the dramatic views over the Red Sea.

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.

Day 6: Eilat, Israel

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

Day 7: Aqaba, Jordan | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 8: Aqaba, Jordan | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your spectacular superyacht cruise comes to an end in Aqaba where you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport, taking unforgettable memories with you. 

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Emerald Azzurra

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Azzurra Pool
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Oceanview Stateroom
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Oceanview Stateroom (D)
182ft² - 204ft² (17m² - 19m²). Situated on the Emerald Deck, towards the front of the yacht, Oceanview Staterooms are bigger than the average standard.
Balcony Stateroom
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Balcony Stateroom (B)
285ft² - 306ft² (26.5m² - 28.5m²). Situated on the Observation deck, Balcony Staterooms are stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep.
Balcony Stateroom
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Balcony Stateroom (A)
285ft² - 306ft² (26.5m² - 28.5m²). Situated on the Panorama deck, Balcony Staterooms are stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep.
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom
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Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (S)
382ft² - 403ft² (35.5m² - 37.5m²). Deluxe Balcony Staterooms are conveniently located on the Pool Deck and feature their own private balcony. With just two per yacht, you’ll benefit from having extra space for the assured comfort.
Terrace Suite
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Terrace Suite (T)
648ft² - 669ft² (60.2m² - 62.2m²) (includes outside terrace). Spacious Terrace Suites take pride of place at the back of the Panorama Deck. As the name suggests, you’ll enjoy a private oversized terrace, where you’ll be able to relax and take in the views as you sail into the world’s prettiest ports.
Yacht Suite
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Yacht Suite (Y)
700ft² - 721ft² (65m² - 67m²) (includes outside terrace). Positioned at the back of the Observation Deck, you’ll be treated to sensational ocean and coastal views from the private terrace. Receive a number of inclusions to help you make the most of your time in your Yacht Suite.
Owner Suite
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Owner's Suite (SA)
1,162ft² - 1,192ft² (108m² - 110.8m²) (includes outside terrace). Oversized Owner’s Suites are the largest and most opulent, located on the Pool Deck. Boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area, also enjoy the large private terrace, from which to see the stunning views of each port you visit.

Notes

- Single accommodations are available on some, but not all, tours for a single supplement rate, payable at the time of booking.
- Children under 12 years old are ineligible to participate in tours, except for applicable Christmas tours and cruises and only if accepted by operator in its sole direction.
- Due to the availability of alcohol on many of vacation packages, children and other persons under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a person over the age of 21 (an "Adult") and must share their accommodation with that Adult.
- Most transportation services are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps, and cabin doors and rest rooms may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Choice between Emerald Plus and Emerald Active Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and Soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Travelers are urged to arrange comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during the tour

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