• Egypt Small Ship Cruises 2022/23

Discover Egypt on board a Luxury Ship

When it comes to exploring the Red Sea, its historical and natural wonders, there’s no better way to do it than on a small cruising ship. Our vessels offer a relaxed atmosphere and an intimate experience with a minimal number of passengers, typically no more than 49. You’ll enjoy plenty of modern comforts on our high-tech, sleek and elegant motor yacht that meets strict safety standards, with a crew that provides the utmost in hospitality and personalized service. Look forward to stops for swimming or snorkeling, with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and corals too.

As you explore places steeped in history with monumental architecture, myths, and legendary heroes, a resident Egyptologist will bring it all to life to enhance the experience, allowing you to learn more about each destination in-depth. Throughout your journey, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views, whether your indoors or out, while dining, relaxing in your spacious cabin, and many common areas. The upper deck is always a popular place to be, with plenty of loungers and chairs in areas where you can soak up the sun or relax in the shade. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by the spectacular passing scenery.

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Muno

Although I was born in Zambia, raised in Zimbabwe (two land-locked countries), I am very passionate about travel on the sea. I’ve cruised extensively on luxury small ships and ocean liners around the world – I look forward to sharing my experiences with you

Muno

Cruise & Luxury Train Specialist

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Our Cruises in Egypt, Jordan, and Israel

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Harmony V Ship

Our Cruise Ships in Egypt, Jordan, and Israel

MY Harmony V

Harmony V is a state-of-the-art mega-yacht that meets the strictest of safety standards and cleanliness while providing the latest and great amenities. Her 25 luxurious cabins can accommodate up to 49 guests. All have private bathrooms with flexible bedding configurations and large windows for abundant natural light and impressive ocean views. 

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Life on Board Egypt Cruise

Life On Board an Egyptian Cruise

These small ship cruises see you discovering the many jewels of the ancient kingdoms in comfort and style. Our preferred vessels have a maximum of 49 passengers onboard, with comfortable cabins and spacious communal areas, including roomy sun-deck and dining areas offering 360-degree views of the evocative scenery. An interior lounge offers a fully-stocked bar and oversize picture windows.

Included in your cruise are full-board meals, comprised of a buffet breakfast and two following meals. Special occasions throughout the week include a welcome cocktail reception, an Egyptian theme evening, Captain’s Dinner, and an onboard BBQ under the stars.

Your cruise is led by an English-speaking cruise director who is well versed in Egyptology. Shore excursions, payable locally, cover all the region’s historic jewels and are led by enthusiastic, expert local guides.

 

Excursions

 

Q&A

Muno
From

Muno our Small Ship Cruise Specialist

When is the best time to travel to Egypt?

The best time to travel to Egypt really depends on how hot you like it. The hottest months are between June and September when temperatures often reach 35-40°C/95-105°F. For those who prefer a slightly milder temperature the best times to travel are November to April when temperatures range from 20-30°C/65-85°F. Rain is more likely but still very rare. Be warned though! In the cooler months, temperatures can drop very low in the evenings. Even in the winter months, make sure you are drinking plenty of water as it is still very dry.

 

Will I feel safe interacting with the locals?

Definitely! They may come across as a little overbearing or pushy, but the locals are very friendly. Many will try to talk to you as you wander around the cities, either to practice English, sell you some of their crafts, or to simply say hello! Haggling is a way of life in Egypt, so don’t be afraid to give it a go at the stalls where not everything is pre-priced. Don’t worry about offending anyone by walking away or not engaging in conversation. They never take it personally.

What should I expect on the cruise?

The ships offer a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, with no more than 49 passengers on board. Plus, there are very few places in the world that can beat North African service and hospitality! Enjoy spacious communal areas with large windows offering wonderful views as you cruise along the Nile. There is also an outside area on the upper deck with loungers for relaxing and watching the beautiful sunsets. The cruise is full board, meaning breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included. Alcohol is usually available though be aware that imported alcohol will be more expensive than the local ones.

 

What should I see while I’m there?

Egypt is overflowing with rich culture and history. Chances are you won’t be able to see it all in a single trip. Fear not, however! Here are some of my top highlights. When in Cairo, the obvious “must-see” is the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. However, Cairo also has a few lesser-known gems. Take a trip to Memphis, the first capital city, Saqqara Necropolis, and Dahshur with its Bent Pyramid. In Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple are the big highlights. Finally in Aswan, I always recommend a half-day trip to Abu Simbel. 

 

What tours are included on the cruise?

All tours on the cruise are optional, meaning you can pick and choose which you would like to take part in. You have a chance to snorkel in the clear, warm waters of the Red Sea with its truly astonishing variety of colorful fish. Spend an afternoon visiting the highlights of the Ancient City, Luxor, with a trip to Karnak and Luxor Temples. You can also spend a morning exploring the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut’s Temple. Did you know Hatshepsut was the only female Pharaoh? There is also the chance to spend the day exploring Cairo, visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, the mysterious Sphinx as well as the Cairo Museum.

 

Why book with Unforgettable Travel Co.

  • 100% Financial Protection

    We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

  • Destination Experts

    Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

  • The Best Guides

    What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.

  • We Care

    From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.