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SH Diana - 192 Guests

REVELATIONS OF SUEZ SINAI AND THE RED SEA

11 Day Port Said to Jeddah


From the bustling port of Port Said to the charming town of Sharm El Sheikh and the picturesque city of Aqaba, this cruise will take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful and historic destinations in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. As you sail through the Red Sea, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the ancient ruins of Safaga and Yanbu, stroll through the picturesque streets of Jeddah and Ras Al Baradi Beach, and soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Sharm El Sheikh. But this voyage is more than just a journey through history and culture. It’s an opportunity to connect with your fellow travelers and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant markets of Port Said or taking in the stunning views of the Suez Canal, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded travelers who share your passion for adventure and discovery. And when you’re ready to relax and unwind, you can enjoy a leisurely day at sea as you take in the stunning views of the Red Sea. 



 

 

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
Sep 28, 2025Oct 09, 20255,051 5,381
Rates are listed per person
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
Sep 28, 2025Oct 09, 20255,051 5,381

ITINERARY


DAY 1-2
PORT SAID
Port Said was developed in 1859 around the inauguration of the Suez Canal. The Waterfront Quarter is home to many handsome buildings such as the Suez Canal House and the Military Museum of Port Said. The port is also the perfect jumping off point to explore Cairo, where you can tour the Egyptian Museum which houses some 120,000 artefacts dating back to the pharaohs, including the treasures of Tutankhamun.

DAY 2
CRUISING SUEZ CANAL
The 101-mile long Suez Canal was completed in 1869 as an artificial waterway connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas cutting some 7,000 miles off the journey from England to India. Today guests will be treated to one of the world’s most exciting maritime experiences as it seems to glide bizarrely right through the heart of the desert at sea level. The ship sails very slowly through its transit as part of a colossal convoy of vessels giving you plenty of time to take in the view.

DAY 3
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Sharm El Sheikh is a bustling resort town renowned for its reliable weather tucked between the desert of Sinai and the Red Sea. Sharm’s clear waters filled with colourful fish and coral such as at the site at Ras Mohammed make it the ideal place for scuba diving and snorkelling. Make time to visit the 6th-century St Catherine’s Monastery and see the Chapel of the Burning Bush, the very spot at the foot of Mount Sinai where Moses received the ten commandments from God.

Shore Excursion (See Optional Activities)

DAY 4
AQABA
Jordan’s only port city is the perfect gateway to the lost city of Petra, where you’ll pick your way through narrow stone passageways to discover half built, half carved architectural treasures. Take a camel ride around the magnificent 2,000-year-old structures fashioned from the salmon-pink sandstone, perhaps the best way to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Aqaba is also renowned as a diving destination with notable sites including the Yamanieh coral reef in the Aqaba Marine Park

Shore Excursion (See Optional Activities)

DAY 5-6
SAFAGA
The small Red Sea port of Safaga is a popular holiday spot. Here, both diving, surfing and kite-surfing are world-renowned. Inland visitors can try out camel riding or go on a jeep safari. The town is also well placed to head to the fascinating Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple in Luxor. Dating from around 2050 BC and dedicated to the gods of Amun, Mut and Khonsu, the vast 200-acre complex of temples at Karnak contain the largest religious buildings anywhere in the world.

Shore Excursion (See Optional Activities)

DAY 7
DAY AT SEA
Sea days are rarely dull. Take the time to sit back and let the world go by. The ship’s observation decks provide stunning views of the passing ocean. A day at sea gives you the opportunity to mingle with other passengers and share your experiences of this incredible trip or head to our library which is stocked full of reference books. Get an expert’s view in one of our on-board lectures or perhaps perfect your photography skills with invaluable advice from our onboard professional photographers.

DAY 8-9
YANBU
The beautiful Red Sea port city of Yanbu is known for its pristine beaches and outstanding dive sites. Inland, visit the cradle of Islamic culture and civilisation that is the old city of Medina, second only to Mecca in its holiness. It was here that the Prophet Muhammad lived and taught in the 7th century. You can visit the stunning 10-minareted Prophet’s Mosque, complete with the Prophet’s tomb. Make the pilgrimage to the 3,500 foot high Mount Uhud to see the spot where muslim forces battled troops from Mecca in 625 AD.

Shore Excursion (See Optional Activities)

DAY 9
YANBU, RAS AL BARADI BEACH
Ras Al Baradi Beach is located in Yanbu. This peculiar location has a unique beauty of white sand beaches, a moderate climate throughout the year, and a deep sea full of surprises where you can experience breathtaking nature.

DAY 10-11
JEDDAH
Jeddah is a beguiling mix of old and new, from the floating Al Rahma Mosque built directly on the azure waters to the New Jeddah Corniche, a waterfront boardwalk spanning 30 kilometres and bustling with restaurants, cafes and sculptures. Al Balad, Jeddah’s old town, is UNESCO listed and dates back to the 7th century. It offers beautiful buildings and an ancient souk. Admire the mighty Jeddah Tower which will be the world’s first kilometre-high building once it’s completed.

Shore Excursion (See Optional Activities)

SH Diana (Luxury Expedition, 192-guests)

The 2023-built SH Diana will be providing elegant and spacious 5-star accommodation for 192 guests in 96 spacious staterooms and suites, the vast majority with large balconies.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • Group return transfers from the airport to the cruise port (via our included accommodation where applicable)
  • One night pre-cruise accommodation with breakfast in a 4/5-star hotel or onboard
  • All meals onboard
  • Onboard accommodation in a stateroom selected category
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages available 24-hours per day
  • Lecture programmes by our experienced expedition team and guest speakers
  • One selected shore excursion/expedition activities per port of call (Kayak not included, bookable for a fee on board)
  • Branded Swan Hellenic expedition parka and use of rubber boots in Polar Regions
  • Standard WiFi
  • Onboard gratuities & port taxes


DAY 3
SHARM EL SHEIKH
Shore Excursion

Sharm El Sheikh City Highlights
Duration: 04 h 15 m
Included
Visist the El Mustafa Mosque, designed by Egyptian architect Fouad Tawfik Hafez, the building is a mixture of Ottoman and Mamluk architecture
Discover how different religions are present stopping at the Heavenly Cathedral, a Coptic cathedral
Enjoy some free time for shopping

Desert Safari Adventure
Duration: 05 h 00 m
Optional
Explore the mangrove forest of Nabak National Park, discover the make-up of this unique ecosystem
Continue with the drive to Kharayza valley, a mountain area
Discover the Bedouin lifestyle and hosptality at Wadi Mandar

Red Sea Snorkeling
Duration: 04 h 30 m
Optional
Discover the exotic marine world the Red Sea is famous for
Enjout the cruise north of Na’ama Bay before starting your snorkelling
Admire a unique underwater world

DAY 4
AQABA
Shore Excursion

Magnificent Petra
Duration: 10 h 00 m
Optional
Visit one of the most famous UNESCO world heritage site
Marvel yourself as you exit the gorge, suddenly you have in front of you a natural square dominated by Petra’s most famous monument
Follow your guide farther into the site and discover other impressive structures carved out of the rose-colored stone

Wadi Rum Desert Discovery
Duration: 05 h 00 m
Optional
Enjoy the experience of a morning drive in the Wadi Rum desert
In Wadi Rum region, its captivating and mystical beauty will astound you. Black, wind-sculpted hills stand like sentinels upon pale sands
Stop at "Valley of the Moon." where the legend of Lawrence of Arabia was born

Discover Aqaba
Duration: 03 h 00 m
Included
Visit the Crusader Fort that was used and renovated during many historical dynasties from the Mamluks themselves to Ottomans
Pass by the house of Sharif Hussein bin Ali, great grandfather of King Abdullah II
Take a walk trough the market

DAY 5-6
SAFAGA
Shore Excursion

Karnak & the Valley of the Kings
Duration: 13 h 00 m
Included
Visit the incredible temple of Karnak, developed over more than 1,000 years
Explore the Valley of the King and visit three different tombs
Admire Hatshepsut temple on the west back of Luxor. The temple consists of three levels each of which has a colonnade at its far end

Bedouins of Egypt
Duration: 04 h 30 m
Optional
Experience the drive through the Arabian desert
Meet the Bedouin villagers, and share details about their lifestyle, their customs and religion, and their culture
Enjoy their famous aromatic tea as well as some delicious wood-fired flat bread, a Bedouin staple

Alternative Luxor
Duration: 04 h 30 m
Optional
Visit the Luxor Museum, and its amazing collection of ancient artifacts
Explore the Valley of the Queens located on the west bank of luxor , this burial sites was mainly for the Queens of Egypt
Discover the temple of Habu, Built by Ramses III, the temple is among the most interesting of the funerary chapels on the West Bank

Relax at the Beach
Duration: 04 h 00 m
Optional
Relax in one of the Abu Soma Bay Resort exclusive resorts surrounded by turquoise blue waters, white-sand beaches

DAY 8-9
YANBU
Shore Excursion

Cultural Yanbu
Duration: 03 h 30 m
Included
Visit Yanbu AlNakhl the archaeological and heritage sites that embrace a group of ancient buildings and shrines
Walk in the oldest part of the town
Spend some time in the Souk to take home some souvenirs of this magic place

Madinah Sightseeing
Duration: 11 h 30 m
Optional
Visit Madinah, the second holiest city in the Arab world after Makkah
Stop at Mount Uhud, the place where Muslim forces led by the Prophet Muhammad battled troops from Makkah
Discover the Prophet's Mosque, with its amazing massive architecture and beautifully arranged lights

DAY 10-11
JEDDAH
Shore Excursion

Al Tayebat International City
Duration: 04 h 30 m
Included
Discover the Enany Mosque to explore the perfect example of Islamic architecture and interior design
Pay a visit to AlTayyebat Museum, displaying ranging from pre-Islamic artifacts, exquisite Islamic manuscripts, old coins and weaponry to stunning furniture and much more
Enjoy a panoramic drive along the Corniche

 

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