Aqaba is a Jordanian port city on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba with dusty, sandy hills and stunning white beaches. Full of history and natural beauty, the town is home to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This city is 2,200 years old and carved out of the surrounding cliffs. Visit Wadi Rum, an extraordinary desert and mountain region taking you past endless mountains and dunes.
Enjoy the facilities of the cruise ship while sailing to your next port of call.
Athens is one of the world’s centres of archaeological research, and home to famous historical sites such as the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as the National Archaeological Museum. It also has a thriving nightlife as well as lively markets, luxurious Hammam baths, and stunning views of the city from the peak of Mount Lycabettus.
For all Dubai’s futuristic appeal and abundance of western entertainments – a sleek metro that zips through the sky like something out of Blade Runner, sumptuous shopping malls, an indoor ski park, and countless bars – there is just as much fun to be had in the simple pleasures of “the Orient”: haggling for gold and frankincense in the bustling souqs, savouring the sunset from the back of a camel, inhaling from a fragrant sheesha pipe on the fairly-lit deck of an old wooden dhow.
The city of Haifa is lined with sandy beaches, crystal waters and is overlooked by the stunning Mount Carmel. A city of six faiths living side by side with each other and offers visitors a different face of Israel. Visit the beautiful Baha’I Gardens. At the base of the garden is the German Templar Colony, where you can see 19th century mansions, shops and restaurants all leading down to the water side.
Muscat is one of the Middle East’s oldest cities and is filled with fascinating history, charm and natural beauty. Wandering through Muscat you can enjoy rare glimpses of the rich and opulent cultural heritage of the land. Tourists who come from all over the world, Muscat holds a special charm with its grand forts, parks and museums all of which help one to understand the history of Oman.
Rhodes. The beautiful old town centre of Rhodes is listed as a World Heritage Site, and the medieval streets will whisk you back to an era long gone. Rhodes was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes, and there are many ruins left to explore in remote beautiful locations.
Port Safago has been undergoing a transformation, slowly metamorphosing into a holiday resort. Like other cities on the Red Sea, the commercial port town sits close to great offshore dive sites. Unlike others, however, tourist development hasn't taken off in a meaningful way. But if the mass tourism in Hurghada is a turnoff, Safaga offers a small-scale and much more low-key alternative, though the best dive sites can still be seen on a day trip from Hurghada.
The Suez Canal is a sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez. Constructed by the Suez Canal Company between 1859 and 1869 and 120.1 miles long it was officially opened on 17 November 1869.