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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
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Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Embark in 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 mesmerizing array of sunken vessels, it is widely regarded as one of the best diving spots in the Red Sea.

Day 2: Aqaba

  • Ship
  • 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 3: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 4-5: Safaga

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
The traditional starting point for pilgrims of the Nile Valley embarking on their journey to Mecca, Safaga is a setting of soothing tranquillity.

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

Day 6: Nuweibah

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 7: Eilat, Israel

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 8: Disembark in Aqaba, Jordan

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

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Emerald Azzurra

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Azzurra Pool
Pool Back View

Dates & Prices

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$3,315
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

Included in your cruise:

  • Airport transfers to and from your yacht

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner on board

  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner

  • State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations

  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew

  • Knowledgeable local guides

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Port charges

  • PLUS all gratuities on board are included


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