Discover the treasures of the Red Sea that have made explorers and writers dream for years, including: the Nile Valley's Pharaonic monuments, the Greco-Roman city of Petra in Jordan, with its beauty and dimensions is now a part of the Seven New Wonders of the World, and the beautiful city of Madaba also known as the "city of mosaics," only to name a few. During this cruise, you will take part in a wonderful voyage through the ages. Petra, which was mentioned in the Dead Sea scrolls was only re-discovered in 1812 and this obscurity has enabled this ancient town to survive in pristine condition. Petra is one of the highlights of any Red Sea cruise.
The Red Sea is known the world round for its clear blue waters, pristine beaches and abundance of underwater life. It is the second saltiest body of water in the world-second only to the Dead Sea which lies between Israel and Jordan.
The Red Sea's most northerly point forms the Sinai Peninsula and stretches over a thousand miles south to join the Indian Ocean, between Djibouti and Yemen. It is roughly 1900 km long and 300 km across at its widest point. The Red Sea has long been used as a highway between East and West facilitating trade between many countries. Bordering countries on the African continent include Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea and Sudan. On the Asian continent, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen border its shores.
From the resort towns of Hurghada to the spectacular diving at Dahab and Sharm el Sheikh, the Red Sea offers something for every traveler.