Splendours of the Red Sea

Gods, Kings and Pharaohs
Suez Egypt, Jordan and Splendours of Egypt by Sea

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40% Discount

All 2019 Departures

Don’t miss…

  • Tombs and Temples at Luxor
  • Karnak
  • Pyramids in Cairo
  • Pharaohs, Mummies and relics
  • Petra – the rose city
  • The Suez Canal
  • Wadi Rum

You may think you’ve seen most of these sites and sights in the Movies and on TV – but nothing possibly prepares you for the awe-inspiring spectacle of the real thing. We’re talking Gods, Kings and Pharaohs; land simmering in the sun, steeped in myth and religion, legend and history; a time span from Tutankhamen to Lawrence of Arabia; timeless monuments and epic battles, diverse cultures and some of the most ancient civilisations in the world.

It all sounds very dramatic, but when you factor in the friendliness of the local people, a relaxed ambience, and impeccable service on board a sleek boutique-size air-conditioned mega yacht, what you get is a truly memorable voyage through the centuries. It blends the enduring and endearing histories of the region, and the breathless beauty of its sea, cities and coast in a sophisticated and intimate modern-day experience. There are two one-way itineraries sailing for seven nights on Saturdays from Suez to Aqaba or the reverse.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

There’s so much to see and it really is easier to stay a little longer than plan to come back. Many guests decide to extend their visit with a stay in Petra and Amman or Jerusalem and Amman– we have a couple of 2 night packages before or after the cruise to see magnificent Petra or historic Jerusalem. Just ask…

Your vessel: The M/Y Harmony V

Harmony V

Ports of call: Suez, Hurghada Luxor, Gubal islands, Aqaba

Itinerary - Herzliya to Aqaba

Saturdays Departures will alternate between Aqaba and Ashdod. When Departing from Ashdod the itinerary will operate in reverse.

Ashdod

Herzliya

2-3 PM – Embarkation and departure for Egypt.

Overnight at Sea en route to Port Said, Egypt.

Port Said

Port Said

Early morning arrival in Port Said. Optional excursion to Cairo. Late evening return to the ship.

Overnight in Port Said.

canal Suez

Early morning Canal transit

All day sailing and lecture on the Suez Canal during the journey. Afternoon arrival in Suez or Ain Sokhna.

Overnight in port.

Temple of Karnak

Early morning Optional excursion to St. Anthony’s monastery.  Return to the ship in the afternoon for sailing to Gubail Islands and Hurghada.

Temple of Hatshepsut

Mid-day arrival in Gubail Islands – Deck BBQ and swim stop at one of the Gubail Islands with ample time for swimming and snorkelling. Set sail for Hurghada in the afternoon. Late evening arrival in Hurghada – Bedouin Evening.

Overnight in port.

Luxor, St. Katherine's Monastery, Hurghada, Petra, Sharm El Sheikh, Pharaoh's Islands/Taba, Petra

Morning transfer by bus to Luxor for a two- day land trip to this magnificent ancient city. Included are transfers to Luxor and overnight at a deluxe hotel, (excursions are optional). In the afternoon after checking in, our optional excursion brings us to the fascinating temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Overnight at Luxor hotel.

Petra Jordan

Early morning Optional excursion to West Bank section of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, the Hatscheput Temple, dedicated to the only female Pharaoh and to the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon return to Hurghada to re-embark at the ship.

Overnight at sea sailing to Aqaba

Aqaba

Aqaba, Jordan

Late morning arrival in Aqaba. Cabin checkout at 9 am and Disembarkation at 11 am.

Don’t miss:

  • Cairo – on everybody’s ‘must see’ list
  • Transit of the Suez Canal
  • St Anthony’s Monastery – oldest in the world
  • Bedouin evening in Hurghada
  • Two nights in Luxor
  • Optional excursion to Karnak temples
  • Optional excursion to Valley of the Kings

 

The simplest way to describe this itinerary is ‘Indiana Jones meets Lawrence of Arabia’. We have to say that from our point of view an evening around a Bedouin oasis campfire with the those two in attendance would be any Egyptologists dream! After all this is a deep dive into ancient, but actually quite well documented, history.

Perhaps the most exciting thing about this trip is that, no matter how hard we conjecture, we’ll never really know the absolute truth. Who built the Sphinx? Why did the Egyptian court really go up river to Luxor and Karnak? Just how were the temples built – and hey, was the weather as hot even? Why was Hatscheput the only ever female Pharaoh? Who carved the Colossi of Memnon – and are they really statues of Amenhotep III? Much more recently in history what prompted St. Anthony to found monasticism, and why did he do it in the middle of nowhere? Come and see and listen and be amazed!

The Weather

One of the reasons this region is so popular with visitors is the moderate to warm temperatures during this time of year. The weather during the cruise season (December to early March) is rather warm in the Red Sea (22c to 25c). Temperatures do tend to drop during the night due to the clear skies.

M/Y Harmony V

The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 56 meter long/8.4 meter wide Mega-Yacht was launched in June 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to.

The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities.

M/YHarmony V
Launched / Rebuilt2009
Length55.00 meters
Breadth8.20 meters
Draft3.00 meters
Crew16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed11.00 knots
Cabins25

Cabins

Harmony V Cabin Category C

Category C:

Main Deck

1 Double Bed

The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin Category A

Category B:

Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category B cabins are located on the Main Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin Category B

Category A:

Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Harmony V Cabin category P

Category P:

Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category P cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering a sofa, large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Cruise & Stay

The lands of Israel and Jordan make up part of our  heritage and culture. This is a unique opportunity to stay at the holy city of Jerusalem and explore the old city, with an optional tour, before joining the cruise and an excursion to breathtaking Petra and a night in Amman before flying home or see the wonders of Jordan including Mt Nebo, Petra and Wadi Rum desert before the cruise.

Pre & Post Cruise

Dan Boutique Hotel ( Jerusalem ) & Amman West Hotel ( Amman )

Two night add-on including one tour and transfers

from £520 pp

Pre Cruise

Petra Panorama Hotel ( Petra) & Amman West Hotel ( Amman )

Two night add-on including one tour and transfers

from £480 pp

Prices

Splendours of the Red Sea

2018/2019 prices (£) per person
Saturday Departures from Aqaba or Herzliya
Operated by M/Y Harmony V
Departure Dates Category C Category BCategory ACategory P Route
19/01/2019£1636£1773£2182£2318Herzliya to Aqaba
26/01/2019£1636£1773£2182£2318Aqaba to Herzliya
02/02/2019£1636£1773£2182£2318Herzliya to Aqaba
16/02/2019£1636£1773£2182£2318Herzliya to Aqaba
23/02/2019£1636£1773£2182£2318Aqaba to Herzliya
02/03/2019£1636£1773£2182£2318Herzliya to Aqaba

Port charges flights & supplements 2019

 Category CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)*£491£491£491£491
Return flights London - Amman / Tel Aviv - London (or v.v) inc luggage from£495£495£495£495
Transfers from Amman to Aqaba£100
Transfers from Tel Aviv to Herzliya£38
Single supplement50%50%50%50%
3rd person reductionN/AN/A30/%N/A
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Crew tips.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)

London to Amman

British Airways and Royal Jordanian both fly to Amman from London-Heathrow. Currently these are the only direct flights available from London.

London to Tel Aviv

There are direct flights to Tel Aviv from Heathrow airport with British Airways and Luton airport with Easyjet and Wizz Air.

  • The average flight time from London to Tel Aviv  is 4h 55min
  • 4 airlines fly direct from London to Tel Aviv

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Royal Jordanian fly from terminal 3. There are plenty of shops to make the most of your duty free allowance in. Choose from British fashion labels like Burberry and Cath Kidston or just stock up on last minute travel essentials at Boots. There are two lounges in terminal 3: one operated by Servisair and another by No.1 Traveller. Both are accessible to all passengers for a fee. You can book in advance or pay on the day.

British Airways fly from terminal 5. This terminal is an extra stop on the Piccadilly Line and Heathrow Express. Terminal 5 is renowned for its luxurious shops and restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food restaurant and an outpost of Harrods. There’s an Aspire Lounge & Spa in terminal 5. You can pay for lounge access on the day.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport.

  • London to Amman Queen Alia is 2,276 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Amman Queen Alia is 5h 10min
  • 2 airlines fly direct from London to Amman Queen Alia

 

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