Gods, Kings & Pharaohs (Aqaba, Jordan to Herzliya, Israel)

Gods, Kings & Pharaohs (Aqaba, Jordan to Herzliya, Israel)

Embark on the 25-cabin Mega Yacht Harmony V. Cross the Suez Canal, and explore the Red Sea and gateway to world famous sites of Luxor, Giza Pyramids, Petra, Wadi Rum. For sea lovers, the Gubal Islands in the Red Sea offers extraordinary underwater treasures.  


Cruise Facts

Category C:
From $ 1971 To $ 2190
Category B:
From $ 2151 To $ 2390
Category A:
From $ 2890 To $ 2890
Category P:
From $ 3090 To $ 3090
Port Charges: $ 650
3rd Person Reduction (in Cat.A only): 30%
Single Supplement: 50%

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday): Aqaba, Jordan
2-3 PM - Embarkation - Overnight sailing to Hurghada.
Day 2 (Sunday): Hurghada (for Luxor) ☽
Morning arrival in Hurghada - Bus transfer to Luxor for a two day land trip to this magnificent Ancient City. The complimentary trip includes transfers to Luxor and overnight at a deluxe hotel, but not the excursions which are optional. In the afternoon after checking in, our optional excursion brings us to Karnak and Luxor Temples. Overnight in Luxor hotel.
Day 3(Monday): Hurghada (for Luxor)
Early morning Optional excursion to West Bank section of Luxor to discover the Valley of the Kings, the Hatscheput Temple, dedicated to the only ever female Pharaoh and to the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon return to Hurghada to re-embark at the ship. Overnight at sea to Suez or Ain Sokhna.
Day 4 (Tuesday): Suez or Ain Sokhna ☽
Afternoon arrival in Suez or Ain Sokhna. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in port.
Day 5 (Wednesday): Suez or Ain Sokhna ☽
Early morning Optional excursion to St. Anthony’s monastery and Suez. Return to the ship in the afternoon and overnight in port.
Day 6 (Thursday): Suez Canal transit - Port Said ☽
Early in the morning the ship will join the convoy to cross the Suez Canal. All day Canal transit with lecture on board. Afternoon arrival in Port Said. Overnight at Port Said. 
Day 7 (Friday): Port Said, Egypt
Morning Optional excursion to Cairo. Late afternoon departure to Ashdod and Overnight at sea. 
Day 8 (Saturday): Herzliya, Israel
Herzliya, Israel. Disembarkation 9 to 10 am after breakfast.

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The Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. The 55 meter long/8.2 meter wide Mega-Yacht was rebuilt/launched in 2009 and complies with Eurosolas safety regulations while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

A spacious lounge with classy seating and an American Bar leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. Both areas offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to. The 200 m2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area (also convertible into indoor dining area) for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities.

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12 Jan 19
26 Jan 19
09 Feb 19
23 Feb 19
$ 2190
$ 1971
$ 2190
$ 1971
$ 2390
$ 2151
$ 2390
$ 2151
$ 2890
$ 2890
$ 2890
$ 2890
$ 3090
$ 3090
$ 3090
$ 3090
$ 650
$ 650
$ 650
$ 650
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Variety Cruises is rated 4.86 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 139 merchant reviews

4.86 / 5 Rating
139 Reviews
Our 2nd cruise with variety cruises July 2018 onboard panorama was just as amazing as our first on Harmony V (2014). We loved everything, from the food (so delicious) to the service from all the crew! The swimming from the boat was the highlight for us. Joseph our cruise co-ordination is just an amazing person, so warm and friendly and knowledgeable about all the ports, where to eat, swim, shop and of course Valeria our bar person, who remembered everyone’s name from day one, thanks for all the fun! We would highly recommend variety cruises to anyone looking for a more personal approach to cruising, the crew (including the captain) are always available for a chat, offering further insight to the cruise. We can’t wait to get on board again!
The primary reason I chose the "adriatic odyssey" on the Callisto was the opportunity of daily swimming from the boat. The brochure advertised almost daily swimming, but in reality we were able to swim only once from the boat in the entire week. Something to do with the ship being of Panamanian registry. Whatever the reason, this is by definition false advertising, and given the cost of the cruise, pretty outrageous.
After having traveled around the world with my wife over the past 30 years, we never expected to have our cruise aboard the Callisto this past May, 2018 be the trip of our lifetimes. From the captain on down through the rest of the crew, we found everyone to be of the highest caliber professionally, and accommodating to the extreme. The food was extraordinary and artistically presented. Thank you Variety for a trip we will never forget. We're already planning our next voyage with you. John and Traudy