5 Of The Best Destinations on a Red Sea Cruise

One of the hottest new cruise destinations is the Red Sea – this destination is incredible historic, boasts some breathtaking scenery and is home to countless attractions and monuments in both Egypt and Jordan.

Many people are also surprised to find out that the Red Sea is home to several beautiful beaches, as well as recreation opportunities like scuba diving and swimming – keep reading to learn more about the top five destinations on a Red Sea Cruise – why not check out Thomson Cruises for great deals around the Red Sea.

Here are the top five destinations on a Red Sea Cruise…

1. Sharm el Sheikh.

This is easily one of the most popular destinations for a cruise in the Red Sea. Although there is no main tourism attraction per se, the beach itself is what draws in millions of visitors each year.

While swimming, tanning, relaxing or exploring the beach are all great ways to pass the time, it is the snorkelling and scuba diving that makes Sharm el Sheikh the most popular and impressive beach resort in all of Egypt.

2. Port Sokhna.

Few people have heard of Port Sokhna, but it is where most cruise passengers disembark to explore Cairo, which is just a few miles from the port itself.

In the city of Cairo there are countless attractions to explore, including the Museum of Cairo and the Coptic Museum, but it is the nearby Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza that people are typically the most excited to see.

3. Luxor.

Located on the banks of the Nile River, Luxor was once the capital of the Egyptian civilization. Today, it is a top destination for travelers who want to get an insight into the deep history of this place.

Passengers will typically disembark at Port Safaga and travel the 45 minutes to nearby Luxor in order to explore the Valley of the Kings.

It is here that visitors will be able to see the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the Tomb of Ramesses VI and countless other ancient historic landmarks.

4. Petra, Jordan.

Parts of the Red Sea border the beautiful country of Jordan, and there is no destination more remarkable to visit than Petra.

Petra is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and boasts several different structures carved from the almost pink rocks.

5. Hurghada.

Although Hurghada may not be quite as big or as popular as Sharm el Sheikh, it is certainly every bit as beautiful.

This coastal destination in Egypt is a common location for the cheapest cruises in the Red Sea, and the area offers great opportunities for scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling or even horseback riding on the beach.

It is clear to see that cruises along the Red Sea offer everything from historical landmarks to relaxing beaches for passengers to enjoy whilst on their holidays.

What is your favorite destination in the Red Sea?

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6 Responses to 5 Of The Best Destinations on a Red Sea Cruise

  1. Wends of Journeys and Travels November 29, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    I just love Petra and Sokhna. I hope I can step on its soil in the future :)

  2. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista November 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    I would love to enjoy a cruise of the Red Sea! I used to think the highlight would be the pyramids but that has changed to Petra. That would be one awesome visit!

  3. andiperullo November 30, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    Definitely on the Bucket List!

  4. Addison S. November 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I can vouch for the beauty of all of these destinations – great choices. However, I did not visit them on a cruise, you’ve given me some inspiration for a return trip. Thanks!

  5. Eva December 4, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    This time of year is great for Egypt tour, the weather is great …. :)))

  6. katie December 7, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    You’ve just added some destinations to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing, I’ve never been to any of these you’ve listed.