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Experience the ancient beauty of the region. Uncover historical tales during a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and a Felucca cruise on the Nile, bask among the golden beaches of Al Wajh in Saudi Arabia, and tour ancient Petra.

Emerald Cruises brings our award-winning reputation and service to the world’s oceans and coastlines, as we introduce 5-Star Luxury yacht cruising on our brand new, innovative superyacht, Emerald Azzurra. Custom-designed to allow unique access to the fascinating ports and harbours only small yachts can reach.

Reaching an impressive 110 metres in length, our spectacular super yacht will exceed your ocean cruising expectations. And with an intimate 100 guests on board there’s an abundance of space throughout all areas of your yacht.

Inclusions
  • 11 nights yacht cruise aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Dining Highlights:
    -32 superb meals including 11 Breakfasts (B), 10 Lunches (L), 11 Dinners (D)
    -Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
    -Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary on-board wi-fi
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included Excursions:
    -Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip
    -Walking tour of Agios Nikolaos
    -Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum of Thera
    -EmeraldPLUS: Guided tour of Petra with lunch included
    -EmeraldPLUS: The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile
  • Pay in Full by Dec 15 and receive up to 25% off! (price reflects below)
March 18, 2022 Cruise Only
Oceanview $6038
Balcony $8117
Taxes & Fees Included

Book with Confidence: Change or cancel 60 days prior to travel. The value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Credit (FTC) which is valid for 24 months.

Day 1 Fri, 18 Mar Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (D)
Your luxury yacht cruise begins in the city of Jeddah, where ancient and modern meets. You’ll be transferred to your superyacht to embark on your journey to discover the ancient wonders of the Red Sea and the mythical lands of Greece.

Day 2 Sat, 19 Mar At Sea (B,L,D)
Today is yours to relax on board. Take advantage of the wealth of amenities on board your superyacht with a dip in the infinity-style pool or enjoy a cocktail on the Sky Deck.

Day 3 Sun, 20 Mar Al Wajh (AlUla), Saudi Arabia (B,L,D)
Located in the Tabuk Province in north-western Saudi Arabia, the coastal city of Al Wajh is known not only for its pristine white sandy beaches and its mostly abandoned old town – Al Balad, but for being the gateway to AlUla, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage-listed site home to the tombs of Hegra and one of the oldest cities on the Arabian Peninsula.

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Discover AlUla (UNESCO site) (extra expense)

Day 4 Mon, 21 Mar Duba (Neom), Saudi Arabia (B,L,D)
Lovingly known by locals as the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’, Duba is a small port city in the Tabuk region and is the nearest Saudi Arabian port to the Suez Canal. This undiscovered treasure is bursting with history, fresh seafood restaurants overlooking the harbour, picturesque beaches, and the historic King Abdulaziz Fort.

Day 5 Tue, 22 Mar Aqaba, Jordan (B,L,D)
As Jordan’s only coastal port, the idyllic town of Aqaba has long been a greatly important part of Jordanian life. Rich in history and marine biodiversity, Aqaba is blessed with vibrant coral reefs and a fascinating array of sunken vessels making it one of the best diving spots in the Red Sea. Its Old Town is home to the 14th century Mamluk Fort, while Aqaba Archaeological Museum offers a captivating insight into the town’s history. As part of an included EmeraldPLUS excursion, get ready to be inspired by the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Petra, an ancient rock-carved Nabatean city once lost for almost 1000 years to the Western world.

EmeraldPLUS
Guided tour of Petra with lunch included

Day 6 Wed, 23 Mar Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (B,L,D)
Located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, the popular resort of Sharm-El-Sheikh is loved by many. Traditional and modern Egypt collides, as centuries-old mosques and bazaars nestle neatly next to elegant hotel resorts. Renowned for its diving sites, discover vibrant coral reefs and an abundance of marine life. During your included excursion on the Egyptian Riviera, relax at a private beach and enjoy an unforgettable trip on a glass bottom boat, showcasing the unspoiled and pristine beauty of the Red Sea underwater world.

Included Excursion
Naama Bay and glass bottom boat trip

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Snorkelling at Ras Mohammad National Park (extra expense)

Day 7 Thu, 24 Mar Ain Sokhna, Egypt – Transit Suez Canal (B,L,D)
Lying on the western shore of the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez, Ain Sokhna is the nearest beach resort to the Egyptian capital Cairo and is the perfect base for visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which you will explore during today’s EmeraldPLUS excursion. Cruise the mighty Nile River on a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian wooden boat with a canvas sail.

EmeraldPLUS
The Great Pyramids of Giza and Felucca cruise on the Nile

Day 8 Fri, 25 Mar Transit Suez Canal (B,L,D)
Connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, the Suez Canal it is one of the world’s most heavily used shipping lanes. Experience the spectacular magic of sailing through this 100-mile engineering genius that has permanently changed the face of maritime trade.

Day 9 Sat, 26 Mar At Sea (B,L,D)
Relax on board your luxury superyacht with a spa treatment or perhaps share stories of your holiday with new-found friends.

Day 10 Sun, 27 Mar Agios Nikolaos, Greece (B,L,D)
Nestled in an enviable location, on a sprawling hillside beside the Gulf of Mirabello is the laid-back town of Agios Nikolaos, a picturesque coastal port with a quaint small town feel, and a rich history.

The town’s most treasured gem is Voulismeni Lake, a cobalt blue lagoon steeped in Greek mythology, and legend has it the goddesses Athena and Artemis bathed in its waters. Enjoy an included walking tour of the town and soak up the relaxed atmosphere or join one of our tours offered onsite for a more in-depth exploration of the islands highlights.

Included Excursion
Walking tour of Agios Nikolaos

Day 11 Mon, 28 Mar Santorini, Greece (B,L,D)
Rising from the destruction of a 16th century volcanic eruption, Santorini is now highly renowned for its beauty. Iconic whitewashed buildings grip to the beautiful, rugged cliffs overlooking where the turquoise Aegean Sea meets the famous black volcanic sands. During today’s included excursion step back in time and visit the archaeological site of the prehistoric village of Akrotiri and the Museum of Thera.

Included Excursion
Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum of Thera

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Greek cooking class (extra expense)

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Oia and winery visit (extra expense)

Day 12 Tue, 29 Mar Piraeus (Athens), Greece (B)
Your unforgettable luxury yacht cruise comes to an end in mighty Athens, where you’ll disembark your superyacht for your transfer to the airport.

 

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

 

From the moment you book your holiday with Emerald Cruises, we want you to feel the benefit of our award-winning service and exceptional EmeraldVALUE. That’s why we’ve created our Book with Confidence Assurance to give you complete peace of mind when booking your next getaway with us.

Terms and conditions: Flexible Booking Policy: To ensure guests can book with confidence, for all new 2022/2023 bookings Emerald Cruises is including a Flexible Booking Policy which allows guests to defer travel and transfer to an alternate departure or itinerary or cancel up to 60 days prior to travel, with no Emerald Cruises fees (3rd party fees may apply). For cancellations, the value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Credit (FTC) which is valid for 24 months. This flexible booking and cancellation policy excludes Russia. Please note, final payment due date will remain as per booking conditions; however, this flexible policy allows changes to be made up to 60 days prior to travel.

Visas
When travelling abroad, you need to hold a passport valid at least six months beyond the period of intended stay, with two blank pages. Government Policy and visa regulations are subject to change at short notice. Emerald Cruises recommends that you contact the relevant consulates for the latest information on specific visa requirements of the countries visited on your journey. Guests who do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country may be prevented from boarding.

Guests may require an ETIAS visa waiver from late 2022 when traveling to the E.U.

Jordan
Amman: If you arrive into Jordan via Queen Alia Airport Amman visas are issued on arrival at the immigration desks in the airport in Amman. There’s no form filling involved. Payment must be made in Jordanian dinars (40 JOR). Money can be exchanged at the banks inside the airports.

Aqaba: If you arrive into Jordan via King Hussein Airport Aqaba or the Port of Aqaba, your visit will be free, thanks to the special economic zone designated for the Aqaba area (ASEZA).

Egypt
A free Quicktrip Visa Stamp will be issued on arrival when entering Egypt via sea and is renewed every 72 hours. When entering Egypt under the Quicktrip Visa Stamp program guests are required to carry their original stamped passport, not copies while ashore. Selected nationalities do not qualify and will require a pre-issued Visa prior to their journey.

Saudi Arabia
An eVisa is required to enter Saudi Arabia. You can apply at https://visa.visitsaudi.com

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287