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The Remarkable Red Sea and the Dazzling Mediterranean via the Suez CanalEgypt-Cyprus

10 Days - SHH_AIPP
# Description



Cross the Suez Canal on an unforgettable cruise across Mediterranean Seas and the Red. Jump back to the time of the great pharaohs in Egypt. Set out on a full-day excursion through the Nile River Valley to tour the ancient Valley of the Kings and the Karnak Temple Complex. Discover Cairo, close to the emblematic pyramids and Sphinx and visit Alexandria, one of the greatest cities to have ever existed. Finally, discover Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


  • Passage through the Suez Canal
    • Cairo, walking in the footsteps of the Pharaohs
    • East meets West in Alexandria
    • Nicosia


Day 1


Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 2


The morning is free to do as you please.

In the afternoon, excursion: Sharm El-Sheikh and the Seafloor in Naama Bay. A glass-bottom boat tour will introduce you to the colorful riches found within the Red Sea. You'll then explore Sharm El-Sheikh and its traditional souk.

The ship will sail during the night towards Hurghada.

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Day 3


We'll leave for a full-day excursion to Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs. You'll discover the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak Temple Complex (lunch included–driving time is approximately 9 hours round trip). The Valley of the Kings is one of ancient Egypt's top tourist destinations. Located on the west bank of the River Nile, the isolated valley is dominated by a great pyramid-shaped mountain. The area has been the site of royal burials for almost 4,000 years. More than 63 tombs include Seti I and II; Ramesses III, IV, VII, and IX; Siptah; Tausert-Setnakht; and Merenptah. You'll be able to visit three with your entry ticket, including the well-preserved tomb of Seti 1.(2)  The final resting places for these great pharaohs remain one of the most impressive sites to visit in the world. Farther along, dominating the eastern bank, sits the 59-foot high (18 m) Colossi of Memnon—faceless effigies seated on thrones at the entrance to the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. We'll also visit the Karnak Temple Complex. At the heart of this site stands the colossal Precinct of Amun-Re, enclosing a sacred lake that priests used in purification ceremonies before performing rituals in the temple.

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Day 4

At sea - SUEZ

We'll spend the day cruising on the Red Sea. Take advantage of the wide range of onboard activities proposed during our full-day cruise today. Join us for a lecture in the lounge. We'll arrive in Suez mid-morning.

Tonight's festivities will have an Egyptian flair!

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Day 5

SUEZ - Cairo

Join us for an excursion to Cairo (including lunch) and a tour walking in the footsteps of the Pharaohs. The Giza pyramid complex is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The "Great Pyramid of Giza." At its sides sit the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure and the Great Sphinx of Giza. Afterwards, we'll visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. At that time, it only contained about 12,000 pieces. Today, the museum owns the greatest collection of Egyptian archaeological history in the world. Among the objects you'll discover are rare statues, paintings, and funeral elements. Within the Royal Mummy Room, you'll see the enveloped remains of some of the most famous pharaohs.

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Day 6

SUEZ - Crossing the Suez Canal

Our ship will cast off to cross the Suez Canal early this morning. Measuring 20 miles long (193 km) and only 673 feet wide (205 m), this canal allows for the strategic passage from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea without making the long journey around the southern tip of Africa. The incredible structure was achieved between 1859 and 1869 under the guidance of Ferdinand de Lesseps—well after Darius, the Persian conqueror of Egypt, had completed an initial version of the canal.

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Day 7


Alexandria was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great. At its greatest, it rivaled Rome and was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Lighthouse of Alexandria. This morning, we'll visit the Alexandria National Museum, a great place to learn about the city's diverse past. The museum collection includes artifacts from the pharaohs, the Greco-Roman era, and the Byzantine, Islamic, and modern periods. Our next stop will be the Roman amphitheater, the only one of its kind in Egypt. Uncovered by accident in 1960, the structure dates back to the 2nd century AD. The semi-circular, open-air theater had a 600-spectator capacity, with an audience section of 13 white-marble rows and red granite columns imported from Aswan.

In the afternoon, we'll have a guided tour of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Montazah Palace Gardens. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the Great Library of Alexandria and aims to be a center of cultural and scientific excellence in the Mediterranean Region. We'll then visit the loveliest green space in the city: The Montazah Palace Gardens. The lush gardens are a great place to take a stroll and admire the 19th-century palace and grounds.

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Day 8

At sea

We'll spend the day cruising on the Mediterranean Sea. Take advantage of the wide range of onboard activities proposed during our full-day cruise today. Join us for a lecture in the lounge.

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Day 9


This morning, we'll set out on an excursion to Nicosia, the capital city split at the "Green Line" between Cyprus and Greece. We'll discover the city's hidden treasures and beautiful sites. Our tour will include Buyuk Han—the largest and finest example of caravanserai architecture on the island. Its immense courtyard now hosts craft workshops and cafés for you to enjoy. We'll wrap up the excursion with a stroll through the traditional pedestrian area known as Laïki Geitonia—a great place to get a feel of the city and its inhabitants. Enjoy some free time on your own in Larnaca this afternoon. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 10


Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

the cruise in the cabin category of your choice - all meals - drinks consumed on board (not including our special wine and drinks list) - excursions mentioned in the program - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Transfers - Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses - egyptian visa.

Shore Excursions

Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Montazah Palace Gardens

To begin this excursion, we’ll set out by coach along the Midan Tahrir to see the Muhammed Ali Pasha monument, dedicated to the founder of modern Egypt. We’ll also pass by the Alexandria Naval Unknown Soldier Memorial in the Manshaya Dist...

Duration h00 Classic
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Alexandria, Its National Museum and Amphitheater

Alexandria, the largest port in Egypt and one of the Mediterranean’s leading seaside resorts, sits on the northwest bank of the Nile River delta. The city was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. Today, it is a major seaport and industrial...

Duration h00 Classic
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Full-day excursion to Cairo

Join us for an excursion to Cairo, “walking in the footsteps of the Pharaohs” (lunch included; approx. 10 hours total, incl. 4 hours round trip). The Giza pyramid complex is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the &ldqu...

Duration 12h00 Classic
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Luxor and the Valley of the Kings

We’ll leave for a full-day excursion to Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs: You’ll discover Luxor and the Valley of the Kings (lunch included - driving time is approximately 9 hours round trip). The Valley of the Kings is one of...

Duration 15h00 Classic
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Excursion to Nicosia

Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus and its largest metropolis. We’ll visit Büyük Han, the largest caravanserai of Cyprus considered to be one of the finest buildings on the island. This former commercial district was built in 1572...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Several ships available for this cruise

You will need an Egyptian visa in your passport, which must be valid for 6 months beyond your return date. For non-EU residents: Please consult the embassies or consulates of the countries to be visited.

Egyptian visa information: You must apply for your Egyptian e-visa before you arrive in the country. You can do this yourself directly through the government website:

Nevertheless, CroisiEurope can take care of your application for you for a fee (30€ (1)). Please note that the application would need to be processed well before your departure date. Please contact us for more information.

Warning: Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, CroisiEurope will do our best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Rates subject to change.

(2) Access to the tomb of Seti I is limited to the first 50 visitors daily: thereafter, a visit to another tomb will be offered.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.


  • The excursions may be modified or reversed for technical requirements or in case of cultural events… Please note that Egyptian authorities can unexpectedly close certain sites or museums. If this occurs, we will propose an alternative.
  • Certain places we will visit have very high levels of security. We cannot be held liable for any unforeseen closings, but we will commit to doing our best to ensure comparable substitute excursions.
  • If necessary, the itinerary, stopovers or visits may be modified by the cruise company or our local representatives.

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