Splendours of the Red Sea

Gods, Kings and Pharaohs
Ashdod, Israel to Aqaba, Jordan and Splendours of Egypt by Sea

7-night 8 Day cruise

Think of gods and kings and pharaohs, think of a land simmering in the sun and steeped in myth and religion, legend and history. Think of timeless monuments and epic battles, diverse cultures and ancient civilisations, add friendliness, relaxed ambience, and impeccable service on board a sleek boutique-size cruise ship and what you get is a truly memorable voyage.
This cruise is a journey through the centuries, blending the enduring histories and monuments of a region and and the breathless beauty of its sea, cities and coast in a sophisticated and intimate modern day experience.
As you glide through the blue waters of the Med and the Red Sea you will have the opportunity to stop at such places as Aqaba, Port Said, Suez, Hurghada, Alexandria, cross the Suez Canal, to name but a few, enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the warm waters of the Red Sea reefs and take land excursions to the pyramids, monasteries and tombs. All this from the unique comfort and unparalleled service of Variety Cruises.
These are two open itineraries sailing for seven nights on Mondays from Ashdod to Aqaba or the reverse and from Alexandria to Aqaba or the reverse on different dates.
Choose the start date that suits you and let Variety take you to memorable journey.

Your vessel: The M/Y Harmony V

Harmony V in Santorini

Ports of call: Ashdod, Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Suez Canal Crossing, Luxor, Gubal islands, Aqaba

Day-by-Day Itinerary from Ashdod to Aqaba and reverse

Ashdod Israel

Ashdod, Israel

2-3 PM – Embarkation.  Set sail for Egypt. First night spent at se en route to Port Said, Egypt.

Cairo Giza Pyramids

Port Said, Egypt

Arrival in Port Said, early morning followed by an optional excursion to Cairo, returning to the ship in the late evening. Overnight in Port Said.

Suez canal

Suez Canal Transit

Begin Suez Canal transit early morning. Onboard lecture about this iconic waterway during the sailing. Afternoon arrival in Suez or Ain Sokhna.

Monastery of St Anthony Egypt

Suez or Ain Sokhna – Hurghada

Early morning optional excursion to the monastery of St. Anthony. Afternoon return to ship and sail to Gubail Islands and Hurghada.

Hurghada

Gubail Islands

Arrival by midday at Gubail Islands with lunchtime Deck BBQ. Stop at one of the Gubail Islands for a relaxed swim and the opportunity to snorkel. Sail to Hurghada in the afternoon. Late eveing arrival in Hurghada and an entertaining Bedouin evening. Overnight in port.

Temple of Karnak

Hurghada/Luxor

Bus transfers to Luxor in the morning for a two day land trip to this magnificent ancient city. Included are transfers to Luxor and an overnight stay at a deluxe hotel. Excursions are optional. Afternoon checkout and optional excursion to the stunning temples of Karnak and Luxor. Overnight in Luxor hotel.

Hurghada/Luxor

Early morning optional excursion to the West Bank section of Luxor and an exploration of the Valley of the Kings. Then Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to the only female pharaoh and to the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon return to Hurghada and re-embark the Harmony V. Overnight at sea sailing on to Aqaba.

Temple of Hatshepsut

Aqaba

Late morning arrival in Aqaba.

Cabin checkout at 9am and Disembarkation at 11am.

Aqaba

Day-by-Day Itinerary
from Alexandria to Aqaba and reverse

Alexandria Pompey's Pillar

Alexandria, Egypt

2-3 PM – Embarkation.  Overnight in port.

Port Said

Port Said

Early morning sailing to Port Said. Late evening arrival at Port Said to join the Canal convoy.

Suez canal

Suez Canal Transit

We will begin our Suez Canal Transit early morning. Onboard lecture about this iconic waterway during the sailing. Afternoon arrival in Suez or Ain Sokhna.

Monastery of St Anthony Egypt

Suez or Ain Sokhna – Hurghada

Early morning optional excursion to the monastery of St. Anthony. Afternoon return to ship and sail to Gubail Islands and Hurghada.

Hurghada

Gubail Islands

Arrival by midday at Gubail Islands with lunchtime Deck BBQ. Stop at one of the Gubail Islands for a relaxed swim and the opportunity to snorkel. Sail to Hurghada in the afternoon. Late evening arrival in Hurghada and an entertaining Bedouin Evening. Overnight in port.

Temple of Karnak

Hurghada/Luxor

Bus transfer to Luxor in the morning for a two day land trip to this magnificent ancient city. Included are transfers to Luxor and an overnight stay at a deluxe hotel. Excursions are optional.  Afternoon checkout and an optional excursion to the stunning temples of Karnak and Luxor. Overnight in Luxor hotel.

Hurghada/Luxor

Early morning optional excursion to the West Bank section of Luxor and an exploration of the Valley of the Kings. Then Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to the only female Pharaoh and to the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon return to Hurghada and re-embark the Harmony V. Overnight at sea sailing on to Aqaba.

Temple of Hatshepsut

Aqaba

Late morning arrival in Aqaba.

Cabin checkout at 9am and Disembarkation at 11am.

Aqaba

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in early and late season up to the high 80’s or even low 90’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.

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 B

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 A

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.

Prices

Gods Kings & Pharaohs

Prices per person
Monday Departures from Ashdod or Aqaba
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P 
19/11/2018£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Ashdod to Aqaba
10/12/2018£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Ashdod
17/12/2018£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Ashdod to Aqaba
7/1/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Ashdod
14/01/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Ashdod to Aqaba
4/2/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Ashdod
11/2/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Ashdod to Aqaba
4/3/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Ashdod
11/3/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Ashdod to Aqaba
1/4/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Ashdod

Splendours Of Egypt By Sea

Monday Departures from Aqaba or Alexandria
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P 
26/11/2018£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Alexandria
3/12/2018£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Alexandria to Aqaba
24/12/2018£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Alexandria
31/12/2018£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Alexandria to Aqaba
21/1/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Alexandria
28/1/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Alexandria to Aqaba
18/2/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Alexandria
25/2/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Alexandria to Aqaba
18/3/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Aqaba to Alexandria
25/3/2019£1,636£1,773£2,182£2,318Alexandria to Aqaba

Port charges flights & supplements 2018

     
Gods Kings & Pharaohs 7 nightCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£491£491£491£491
Flights inc luggage from£540
Transfers from£195
Single supplement50%50%75%75%
3rd person reduction30/%
Splendours of Egypt by Sea 7 nightCategory CCategory BCategory ACategory P
Port charges(mandatory)£491£491£491£491
Flights inc luggage from£570
Transfers from£215
Single supplement50%50%75%75%
3rd person reduction30/%
  • 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)

Flights from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

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