Emerald Cruises’ superyacht Emerald Azzurra will visit Saudi Arabia during inaugural season 2022

   August 15, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

The premium travel brand Emerald Cruises announced 2 new itineraries in its 2022 schedule of the Emerald Azzurra superyacht.

Both itineraries will take passengers on a voyage including Saudi Arabia. The 10-day "Mysteries & Treasures of the Red Sea and Saudi Arabia Cruise" departs from Limassol Cyprus and ends in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia’s 2nd largest city). Situated in the Hejaz region, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is popular for being a gateway for pilgrims traveling to Medina and Mecca. En route, vacationers will visit the Great Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids (from Port Said-Cairo Egypt).

Transitting the Suez Canal (connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean) is also included in both Arabian voyages.

Guests can snorkel in the Red Sea at Sharm El Sheikh Egypt, visit Petra-Aqaba Jordan, the ancient city carved into sandstone and a World Heritage Site. Next in line are Duba-Tabuk (Saudi Arabia), Al Wajh-AlUla (Saudi Arabia).

Emerald Azzurra cruise ship

The longer 12-day "Ancient Wonders of the Red Sea & Mythical Greece Cruise" departs out of Jeddah and visits Al Wahj, Dubai, Aqaba, Sharm-el Sheik, as well as Sokhna (the closest to Cairo beach resort on Red Sea), Agios Nikolaos Crete, Santorini Greece, and Piraeus-Athens Greece.

Highlights feature a glass-bottom boat trip at Naama Bay (Sharm El-Sheikh), an optional visit to AlUla, the first UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in Saudi Arabia, set sail on a Felucca cruise on the Nile River and visit the Great Pyramids of Giza.