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Cruises to Egypt and the Red Sea

The Red Sea is a part of the Indian Ocean which lies between Africa and Asia. Countries which border the Red Sea include Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan. Known for its clear blue waters, beautiful coral reefs and varied marine life, the Red Sea is very popular with divers. Here you’ll find pristine beaches, year-round sunshine and lots of fascinating ancient history.

Top Red Sea cruise destinations

  • Egypt - Experience the wonders of the ancient pyramids, temples and tombs or visit bustling markets where you’ll find a huge range of wares.
  • Israel – Here you’ll find UNESCO World Heritage Sites aplenty, including the old town of Jerusalem and the Baha’i Shrine in Haifa.
  • Jordan – Visit the lost city of Petra – an entire city carved into a sandstone cliff, see the ancient Roman Theatre and the amazing Royal Tombs.

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The Red Sea is rarely visited as a cruise destination itself. Instead, you’ll find that cruise ships pass through the Red Sea on longer voyages between Asia and the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal. Sailing through the 100-mile-long Suez Canal is an unforgettable experience. Sit out on the top deck and you’ll feel as though your ship is slicing through the dry desert.

Visiting Egypt

A cruise probably isn’t the best way to explore Egypt. Whilst Egypt does have several cruise ports, you won’t find a huge choice of cruise ships visiting them, and when they do, it’s usually one stop as part of a much longer itinerary involving many other countries.

If you enjoy cruising and want to tick Egypt off your bucket list, a great way to do this is to take a river cruise down the Nile. Our sister company RiverVoyages.com specialise in river cruises all over the world and can offer Nile cruises with any of the world’s river cruise lines.

See Nile River Cruises

Cairo
Cairo

Port Sokhna is another key port for Red Sea cruises, being that it is the seafaring traveller’s gateway to Egypt’s bustling capital Cairo. This ancient city is now a modern metropolis and has t...


Safaga
Safaga

Safaga is another popular port of call for Red Sea cruises and it’s from here that you´ll have the opportunity to explore Luxor and some of the most spectacular temples and monuments of the anci...


Petra
Egypt

Aqaba is your port of call for Petra, Jordan’s most famous tourist destination. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and after spending a day exploring it...


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