When you think of Egypt you will no doubt conjure up images of iconic landscapes and historical artefacts. What may not spring to mind is the stunning beauty of the Red Sea and the many other experiences that Egypt has to offer.
All this and much more awaits you aboard an Egypt and Red Sea Cruise with Cruise 1st Australia. Read on to find out more.
Why choose an Egypt cruise?
The ancient history of Egypt is undoubtedly one of its greatest attractions. One of the main ports you will stop at – Safaga – has unmissable shore excursions which include the opportunity to visit the fascinating Luxor, Karnak and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings where you will find ancient palaces which were once homes to Pharaohs, ornate tombs and temples.
But there’s even more to an Egypt cruise than the landmarks. The Red Sea is a sanctuary for coral life, and is itself steeped in history. The Red Sea itself resonates biblical significance; most famously the story from Exodus where the sea waters part to save the Israelites from the Egyptian Army.
The Red Sea is in effect a divide between Africa and the Middle East, with Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea to the west and Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen to the East. The Red Sea is cut off from the major ocean currents and has no large rivers feeding it, so the waters are spectacularly clear, calm and warm. This allows it to sustain an abundance of coral and animal life, from dolphins, sea turtles and pelicans to vivid flocks of parrots and shoals of fish.
On land the experience continues with a generous choice of watersports and glorious sandy beaches merging into desert landscapes. Egypt’s famous bazaars are a haven for bargain hunters and you can find crafts, spices, rugs, jewellery and clothing – don’t forget to haggle!
Egypt cruises with Cruise 1st Australia
Cruise 1st Australia has a range of deals on Egypt cruises to suit all budgets.
Our preferred partners in this region include Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Princess Cruises and Holland America Cruises.
Here’s just one example of our current cruise offers:
Athens to India With The Golden Triangle
7th November 2014 for 26 nights
Cruising aboard the Azamara Quest
The itinerary on this fantastic cruise is Athens (Piraeus) – Rhodes, Greece – Suez, Egypt – Safaga – Muscat, Oman – Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) – Mumbai – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi.
This exclusive all-inclusive cruise includes a hotel stay in Athens.
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