Aqaba Cruises

Flag of Jordan on the river in Aqaba
Desert and mountains in Aqaba, Jordan
Lost city of Petra, Aqaba, Jordan

Inhabited since 4000BC, Aqaba is the Jordanian port city on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba, and gateway to the world-famous stone-city of Petra. The Lost City of Petra is the impressive archaeological site carved from the sandstone hills more than 2,000 years ago, and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Its breath-taking tombs and ruins remained hidden to the world until their rediscovery in 1812 by a Swiss explorer. [ReadMoreMob]

The seaport of Aqaba has been strategically important for traders for centuries. The Crusaders built a fortress here, which was rebuilt by the Mamlukes in the 16th century, and it remains one of the town’s most important landmarks. The Aqaba Archaeological Museum houses Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid and Fatimid artefacts, an unearthed treasures from the ancient city of Aila, are also within its walls.

The small town of Aqaba itself has a relaxed vibe, and is a regular stopover for visitors heading to the diving and snorkelling clubs of the Yamanieh coral reef.

Cruises

World Cruise
World Cruise

Departs: Dover • Thu 03 Oct 2019
168 nights • Boudicca • D19GV

  • A handpicked selection of spectacular islands; the legendary icons of incredible cities; remarkable historical, cultural and spiritual sites; an array of amazing wildlife; and awe-inspiring natural wonders: the ingredients of this 168-night, once-in-a-lifetime holiday are what cruise dreams are made of.
  • Indulge in the sunshine and scenery of islands in the Canaries, the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Indonesia, including the Seychelles and Bali; and encounter the flora and fauna of Madagascar, Komodo Island, the Great Barrier Reef and South African Game Reserves.
  • Visit Porbandar, the birthplace of Gandhi, and Jerusalem on tour from Ashdod; uncover ancient sites such as the ‘lost city’ of Petra and Athens’ acropolis; marvel at the modern delights of Singapore and Dubai; and much more. Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve celebrations are the pièce de résistance.

Authentic India & Arabian Adventure
Authentic India & Arabian Adventure

Departs: Colombo • Thu 06 Feb 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200304

  • Visits to inspirational Indian, Arabia and ancient Middle Eastern destinations will present you with an array of authentic sights and experiences on this exciting cruise adventure, with traditional and modern delights, fascinating historical and spiritual sites, and much more awaiting your discovery.
  • Your Indian exploration will include overnight stays in Kochi, for the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets and a tour to the Taj Mahal, and charming Goa; a full-day to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai; and a call at Porbandar, birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’.
  • You’ll also have chances to explore the beautiful Musandam Fjords, see Muscat’s palaces and mosques, and discover the Lost City of Ubar in Oman; visit ancient Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – in Jordan; and take tours to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod, Israel.

From £4,599pp

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Ancient Sites of Oman, Jordan & the Med
Ancient Sites of Oman, Jordan & the Med

Departs: Dubai • Thu 20 Feb 2020
28 nights • Boudicca • D200405

  • Countless iconic and inspirational sights await you on this incredible cruise through Arabia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean aboard Remarkable ‘lost cities’, magnificent ancient wonders and fascinating holy sites are just a few of the highlights on this incredible journey.
  • You could explore the beautiful Musandam Fjords, see Muscat’s palaces and mosques, and discover the Lost City of Ubar in Oman; visit ancient Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – in Jordan; and take tours to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod, Israel.
  • In the Mediterranean, you can delve into Crete’s over 5000-year-old history and seek-out Athens’ iconic ancient wonders; delight in the sight of Valletta’s UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour in Malta; and uncover the attractions of three stunning Spanish cities, Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena and Malaga.

From £3,949pp

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Ancient Sites of Oman, Jordan & Israel
Ancient Sites of Oman, Jordan & Israel

Departs: Dubai • Thu 20 Feb 2020
14 nights • Boudicca • D2004

  • With chances to dig deeper and immerse yourself in centuries of extraordinary history at some of the world’s oldest, most famous and best-preserved ‘lost cities’ and holy sites, there’s much more to this exciting cruise than the ports listed on the itinerary.
  • In Oman, you can explore the spectacular Musandam Fjords on a boat trip from Khasab; marvel at the mosques and palaces of Muscat; and discover the Lost City of Ubar on tour from Salalah. Another of Arabia’s lost cities also awaits you in Jordan; Aqaba is your gateway to spellbinding Petra.
  • After a cruise along Egypt’s Suez Canal, Boudicca will also head to the beautiful Mediterranean Coast of Israel and call at Ashdod. Here you’ll be ideally located for tours to Jerusalem – a spiritual treasure for Jewish, Muslim and Christian pilgrim – and Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus Christ.

From £2,599pp

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage
Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

  • A holiday beyond your wildest dreams, this 140-night voyage to some of the world’s most iconic and intoxicating destinations offers authentic cultures and traditions, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and much more.
  • Experience an exhilarating Asian exploration, to learn of samurais and geishas in Japan; explore the war-torn history of Vietnam; sample India’s engrossing hustle and bustle; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in stunning Singapore.
  • African adventures include chances to seek-out South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game and Madagascar’s iconic flora and fauna; explore the colossal Namib Desert; marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza; and sail the impressive Suez Canal.

From £13,999pp

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Around the World from Liverpool
Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
112 nights • Black Watch • W210107

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World from Liverpool
Around the World from Liverpool

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 07 Jan 2021
111 nights • Black Watch • W210102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch from Liverpool and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

Around the World
Around the World

Departs: Southampton • Fri 08 Jan 2021
108 nights • Black Watch • W2102

  • Embark on an incredible 108-night global exploration aboard Black Watch and discover iconic sights and unforgettable experiences amongst some of the world’s most breathtaking and inspirational destinations.
  • Explore Havana via classic car; sample paradise at unspoilt South Pacific Islands; marvel at Sydney’s famous landmarks, including Harbour Bridge and the Opera House; and tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi.
  • Experience the contrasts between vibrant Singapore and rarely-visited Indonesian islands; sail the remarkable Panama and Suez canals; uncover the ‘lost city’ of Petra; and much more on one epic voyage.

From £12,199pp

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Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia
Cultures & Landmarks of Polynesia, Australia & Asia

Departs: Havana • Fri 29 Jan 2021
88 nights • Black Watch • W210406

  • Embark on the adventure of a lifetime for chances to discover iconic landmarks; marvel at idyllic island scenes; experience diverse cultures and much more, among some of the world’s most captivating regions and countries.
  • Enjoy a navigation of the impressive Panama Canal; indulge in blissful relaxation at paradise islands in the South Pacific such as Bora-Bora and Mystery Island; and take in Sydney’s famous sights, such as Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
  • Experience the contrasts between unspoilt Indonesian islands and bustling cities including Singapore and Mumbai; take a tour to the Taj Mahal; uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Petra and Israel’s hallowed sites; and much more.

From £11,369pp

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Authentic India & Ancient Sites
Authentic India & Ancient Sites

Departs: Phuket • Thu 11 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210304

  • Uncover a mix of modern architectural and cultural delights, awe-inspiring holy sites and remarkable centuries-old wonders on this incredible voyage to India, Arabia and the ancient Middle East.
  • See famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, or take an overland tour to the Taj Mahal from Kochi; explore Goa’s rich European heritage; and immerse yourself in Mumbai’s legendary hustle and bustle.
  • Marvel at Muscat’s magnificent Arabic architecture; seek-out some of the world’s great ancient sites in Egypt and Jordan, including Great Pyramids of Giza; and take chances to visit holy Jerusalem and Bethlehem in Israel.

From £4,299pp

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Ancient Sites of Egypt, Jordan & Israel
Ancient Sites of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Departs: Muscat • Thu 25 Feb 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2104

  • Step back in time among some of the world’s most remarkable ancient sites, with chances to uncover a plethora of centuries-old wonders, explore theories about events of yesteryear, and creates lasting memories.
  • In Egypt, you can explore the extraordinary Valley of the Kings and marvel at the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, on tours from Safaga and Alexandria respectively, and experience a navigation of the impressive Suez Canal.
  • You’ll be afforded an opportunity to see the ancient tombs, archways and temples of the ‘Lost City’ of Petra in Jordan, while hallowed sites await in Israel too, including the holy treasures of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

From £2,599pp

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Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean
Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Departs: Muscat • Thu 25 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210405

  • Visit incredible destinations in the ancient Middle East and the Mediterranean, for unmissable opportunities to step back in time amongst centuries-old wonders and revel in the architectural, cultural and scenic delights of these captivating regions.
  • Seek-out some of the world’s greatest ancient sites, including the Pyramids of Giza and ‘Lost City’ of Petra, in Egypt and Jordan; and explore the holy lands of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod and Haifa in Israel.
  • Delve into the legendary ancient history of Greece in Crete and Athens, with its famous temples and ruins; sail into Valletta’s magical Grand Harbour; and uncover the attractions of three stunning Spanish cities.

From £3,499pp

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Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med
Exploring Australia, Asia & the Med

Departs: Sydney • Fri 05 Mar 2021
53 nights • Black Watch • W210506

  • Sailing to some of the world’s most diverse, breathtaking and exciting destinations, experience an adventure packed natural wonders and awe-inspiring landscapes; enriching cultures and remarkable history; and much more.
  • See Sydney’s iconic attractions and follow in the Albany’s first European settlers in Australia; and immerse yourself in the contrasts of Asia, from the unspoilt scenes of Indonesian islands to the hustle and bustle of Singapore and Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

From £7,349pp

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Historic Sites of India, Jordan & Israel
Historic Sites of India, Jordan & Israel

Departs: Colombo • Mon 29 Mar 2021
29 nights • Black Watch • W2106

  • Incredible destinations across seven countries in Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean will each captivate you in their own unique, unforgettable way on this enriching voyage of exploration.
  • Three enticing Indian destinations offer diverse highlights: you can marvel at the Taj Mahal on tour from Kochi; explore Goa’s European heritage; and absorb the mix of traditional and modern India in bustling Mumbai.
  • Hallowed sites await in Jordan and Israel, including the ‘Lost City’ of Petra, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, while you’ll also sail Egypt’s Suez Canal before discovering the delights of sun-kissed Cypriot, Maltese and Spanish cities.

From £3,999pp

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