Suez Canal Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Splendours of the Red Sea
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- The Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
- The wonders of Cairo
- Valley of the Kings in Karnak
- Hatsepsut temples in Luxor
- The natural wonders of Wadi Rum in Jordan
- The Suez Canal
A cruise itinerary to explore the Red Sea and its natural and historical wonders. Some of the best corals on earth and beautiful beaches are found here and perhaps even more awe inspiring are the historical monuments in Luxor and Petra.
A land steeped in history, religion, mythical tales and legendary heroes, with monumental architecture in Luxor and Petra at your fingertips to explore at your leisure.
A very relaxed atmosphere permeates this cruise taking you through diverse cultures with friendly locals, proud of their heritage and the service they provide.
A resident Egyptologist will bring everything to life for you imparting his knowledge with our guests. This is a cruise of fascination and relaxation.
Ports of call: Suez, Ain Sokhna, Gubal, El Gouna, Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, Eilat
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.
Tel Aviv/Herzliya Marina, Israel
Join the good ship Harmony G from 13:30 and settle in. This evening we have a welcome dinner and introduce you to our resident Egyptologist who will brief you on the week ahead. Overnight at sea.
Port Said, Egypt
We arrive this morning in Port Said, the jumping off point for our optional all-day excursion to Cairo – city of mystery, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids at the Giza Necropolis. It’s an ideal day for connoisseurs of ancient history (and souvenir shoppers!). Return to the ship by 22:00 for the ship to join the Canal Convoy at 22:30. Start transit of Suez Canal.
Suez Canal Crossing, Egypt
A full day’s cruise crossing the Suez Canal, built by Ferdinand de Lesseps and opened in 1869. It may look small on the map, but it’s 101 miles long, about 350 yards wide and 80 feet deep. Now owned by Egypt over 17,000 ships make the transit every year bringing $3 Billion in revenue. Afternoon canal exit in Suez. Overnight at sea to Hurghada.
Gubal islands or El Gouna – Hurghada, Egypt
We arrive around lunchtime in either Gubal or El Gouna. After stopping for a swim we’ll fire-up the BBQ on deck. Later this evening we arrive in Hurghada for dinner and an overnight in port.
Hurghada – Luxor Egypt
We disembark this morning and board a bus to transfer to Luxor, for an overnight stay in a selected deluxe hotel, all included as part of your cruise itinerary. The reason for the visit to this wonderful city, on the site of ancient Thebes, the Pharaoh’s capital at the height of their power, is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Overnight in Luxor hotel.
Luxor – Hurghada, Egypt
Our optional excursion today crosses the River Nile to discover the Valley of the Kings, the Hatschepsut Temple, dedicated to the only ever female Pharaoh, and the Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon we return to Hurghada to re-embark the ship. Overnight at sea to Aqaba.
Mid-day arrival in Aqaba where the major attraction is the option to visit the world famous Wadi Rum, one of UNESCO’s protected World Heritage Sites since 2005. The name Wadi Rum translates as either ‘Valley of light sand’, or ‘Roman Valley’ due to the propensity of Roman architecture in the area. Somewhat confusingly others know it as the ‘Valley of the Moon’. One thing for sure, it’s the largest desert valley in Jordan and the sandstone and granite landscape has been used as an extra-terrestrial surface in numerous science-fiction films. Overnight in port.
We disembark after breakfast to board the transfer back to Tel Aviv. Alternatively, you can make an optional all-day excursion transfer to Tel Aviv via Jerusalem which includes a stop and lunch in Masada. A second option is a Jordan land Tour ending in Amman or in Tel Aviv – with a transfer organized between Amman and Tel Aviv.
Your vessel: The M/Y Harmony G
The Harmony “G” is a modern mega yacht with a sleek high-tech profile, boasting spacious and comfortable accommodation . At 53 meters long / 7.2 meters wide, she is large enough to offer superior comfort for up to 42 guests in 21 guest cabins. whilst permitting access to small harbours and islands beyond the reach of large cruise ships. There is a spacious lounge and bar plus a dining room and a spacious sun deck. The vessel was launched in January 2001 and renovated in 2009-10 and again in 2013/14. She complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilizers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.
Home at Sea
- Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
- Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
- Audiovisual in Lounge
- Mini library
- Beach Towels
- Snorkeling equipment
- Board Games
- Swimming Platform
- Windows: upper & main deck cabins
- Portholes: lower deck cabins
- Triple Occupancy cabins: Category C
- Flat-Screen TV
- Mini Safe
- Mini Fridge
- CD & DVD player
- En suite bathroom with shower
- Individually controlled A/C
- Telephone for internal use
- Central music
The Category C cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
The Category B cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
The Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).
Outdoor Dining Area
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…
- Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
- Full board: Buffet breakfast and two meals 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.
- Flights & transfers (where booked as a flight inclusive package)
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- Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
- Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
- Crew gratuities (optional – recommend Eur10-14 per passenger per day)
- Passenger personal expenses
- Wi-Fi (available at charge)
- Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package).
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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