Aqaba (Jordan)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news



Local Time
18:30 24 Nov 2017

29.58610 N, 34.99568 E

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Aqaba is Jordan's only coastal city and the most populous and largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba. Located in southernmost Jordan, it is the administrative centre of Aqaba Governorate. Aqaba has a population of around 188,000 and a land area of 375 sq.kilometres (144.8 sq.miles). The ancient city was called Ayla. Today, the city plays a major role in the development of Jordanian economy, through vibrant tourism and trade sectors. The Port of Aqaba serves other countries in the area.Aqaba (Jordan) cruise port terminal

The strategic location of Aqaba at the northeastern tip of Red Sea between the continents of Africa and Asia, has made the port important over the course of thousands of years. Its proximity to copper mines and strategic location made Aqaba (Ayla) port a regional hub for copper production and trade during the Chalcolithic period. Under Byzantine rule Ayla became a bishopric and later a Latin Catholic titular see following Islamic conquest around 600 AD - then Ayla became known as Aqaba. The film 'Lawrence of Arabia' boosted the popularity of Aqaba, where in the year 1917 the Battle of Aqaba took place, attacking forces of Great Arab Revolt, led by Auda ibu Tayi and advised by T.E.Lawrence were victorious over Ottoman defenders.

The location of Aqaba next to Petra and Wadi Rum placed it in the golden triangle of tourism of Jordan, which strengthened city's location on the map and made it one of Jordan's major tourist attractions. The city is administered by Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority. It has turned Aqaba into a duty-free, low-tax city, attracting mega projects like Saraya Aqaba, Marsa Zayed, Ayla Oasis and expansion of Port of Aqaba. These are expected to turn the city into the major tourism hub in the area. However, industry and commerce remain important, due to city's strategic location as the only seaport of the country.

Highlights: Petra, Wadi Rum, coral reef diving

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Port Aqaba cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Aqaba, Jordan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
2 November, 2017
Star Legend(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 19:00)
3 November, 2017
Azamara Journey(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 20:00)
5 November, 2017
Seven Seas Voyager(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 20:00)
6 November, 2017
Costa neoClassica(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
11 November, 2017
Crystal Symphony(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
12 November, 2017
Mein Schiff 5(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 18:00)
18 November, 2017
Celebrity Constellation(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
23 November, 2017
Silver Spirit(departing at 18:00)
2017 November