LARNACA - ALEXANDRIA - PORT SAID - Crossing the Suez Canal - SUEZ - Cairo - SHARM EL-SHEIKH
This cruise takes you across the timeless Mediterranean and the Suez Canal, the strategic passageway between Europe and the Middle East, to the Red Sea. Discover Alexandria and its rich, diverse cultural heritage. Visit the new library and the Fort of Qaitbay built on the ruins of the city's wondrous lighthouse. Our ship will bring you across the Nile Delta, through the famous fertile lands, to fascinating, bustling Cairo. It goes without saying we'll visit the Giza Plateau and its sites—the pyramids and Sphinx—as well as the Necropolis of Memphis. A truly exciting moment will be a glass-bottom boat trip on the Red Sea. We'll also visit Saint Catherine, home to the oldest Greek Orthodox monastery in the world.
*Price based on double occupancy
Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - excursions mentioned in the program - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.
Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.
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: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/
Nevertheless, CroisiEurope can take care of your application for you for a fee (70€ (2)). Please note that the application would need to be processed well before your departure date. Please contact us for more information.
Egypt has increased security throughout the country over the past few years. Please be advised that systematic searches (body, bag, accessory, etc.) happen near all the sites we visit, in ports, and anywhere the government deems necessary. Moreover, road checks operated by the Egyptian army are very common and can considerably slow down traffic, thereby increasing the excursion time.
Our on-site teams do everything they can to reduce the wait time at different checkpoints and to maximize our passengers' comfort. Nevertheless, the rules apply to everyone, and CroisiEurope has no influence over them.
Saint Catherine's Eastern Orthodox Monastery is a working monastery, independent of any tourist or government body. The monks control when they accept visitors at the monastery, and they can decide unexpectedly to remain closed or to change the visiting hours without any notice. Neither CroisiEurope nor its on-site partners have any influence in this regard. If the monastery is closed to visits, CroisiEurope will organize an alternative—for example, an additional stopover in Eilat, Israel to visit Timna Park.
Egyptian ports are governed by the Egyptian government. The Egyptian authorities can refuse access to Nuweiba Port unexpectedly. CroisiEurope and its partners cannot change these situations. If this occurs, the ship will go to or remain in Sharm El-Sheikh, and excursions will be carried out from there. Round-trip travel time by coach for Saint Catherine's Eastern Orthodox Monastery will be increased from four hours (R/T from Nuweiba) to six hours (R/T from Sharm El-Sheikh).