Meet Kings, Gods and Pharaohs

This Winter Sail on a Variety Cruises Small Ship, Cross the Suez Canal, Explore the Red Sea and Visit Iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt, Jordan and Israel

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

New York, New York, Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Award winning boutique cruise line, Variety Cruises, launched a new Winter itinerary in Israel, Egypt and Jordan aboard their Mega Yacht Harmony V starting in January 2019. The cruise will offer guests the opportunity to cross the Suez Canal, explore the Red Sea, visit the world-famous sites of Luxor, and the Giza Pyramids in Cairo. The inaugural cruise will depart from Israel’s Herzliya Marina (north of Tel Aviv), Israel. Variety Cruises is the only commercial vessel allowed to dock at the marina.

The 8-day/7-night Gods, Kings & Pharaohsand 6-day/5-night Splendours of Egypt & Israel itineraries are aboard the 25 cabin Mega Yacht Harmony V. Sailing dates are January 19 through March 2, 2019.

On a Variety Cruises Red Sea journey, passengers will explore some of the world’s greatest age-old monuments, with the added luxury of traveling aboard the modern, elegant Harmony V, in a relaxed and intimate setting. Known for its high passenger-to-crew ratio, averaging 2 passengers to 1 crew, Variety Cruises ensures that their staff give personal attention to all their guests.

The Suez Canal, and the beach resort town of Hurghada, Egypt, gateway to the glorious ancient city of Luxor are only a few of the fascinating highlights of the Red Sea itineraries!

On the 6 & 8-day cruises, guests will have the option to explore the Monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul in Cairo, Egypt, two of the oldest known Christian Monasteries, dating back to the 4th century AD. On the 8-day itinerary, optional excursions are also available to discover: the Karnak and Luxor Temples, two massive monuments connected by 1.5 miles of sphinx statues; the Valley of the Kings, the famed collection of ancient tombs lying on the west bank of the Nile river; and the Hatshepsut Temple dedicated to the only ever female Pharaoh and to the Colossi of Memnon.

8-Day/7-Night Gods, Kings & Pharaohs Sailing Dates aboard the 25 Cabin M/Y Harmony V- (from Herzliya/Tel Aviv, Israel to Aqaba, Jordan)
Prices Starting From $2,190 PP Based on Double Occupancy

January 19, 2019
February 2 & 16, 2019
March 2, 2019

8-Day/7-Night Gods, Kings & Pharaohs Sailing Dates aboard the 25 Cabin M/Y Harmony V- (from Aqaba, Jordan to Herzliya/Tel Aviv, Israel)
Prices Starting From $1,971 PP Based on Double Occupancy

January 26, 2019
February 23, 2019

6-Day/5-Night Splendors of Egypt & Israel and the Suez Canal. Sailing Dates aboard the 25 Cabin M/Y Harmony V- (Herzliya Marina/Tel Aviv, Israel to Hurghada, Egypt) Starting From $1,575
Prices Starting From $1,573 PP Based on Double Occupancy

January 19, 2019
February 2 & 16, 2019
March 2, 2019

The 50 passenger Harmony V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts found in the famous ports of the world. The ship features a spacious lounge with classy seating, and an American Bar which leads into a dining area decorated with warm colors. The 2,150 ft.2 sundeck offers a shaded outdoor area (also convertible into indoor dining area) for all day dining and a bar as well as sun chairs and loungers. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern also allows for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities. 

Variety Cruises, with 11 upscale yachts ranging in capacity from 5 to 36 cabins, focuses on experiential cruise itineraries, embracing each destination by visiting much-loved and less frequented ports of call in a private, intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

For special prices and group rates on additional itineraries/destinations, visit, call Variety Cruises at 1-800-319-7776, or contact your local travel agent. When booking, please use code- EAMEDNOV18

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The Variety Cruises Difference 

  • Private Yacht Cruise Experience, with no more than 72 fellow passengers
  • Boutique-size yachts that dock right in ports not accessible by large ships
  • Carefully crafted itineraries focused on the destination
  • Ample leisure time in each port including overnights
  • Mediterranean fusion cuisine with a strong local influence depending on the destination
  • Personalized service on board provided by experienced and finely trained crew
  • Small group shore excursions – Immersion in the destination
  • Swimming platforms allowing guests to swim, snorkel, kayak and more
  • Yacht Deck Barbecues & Private Events on shore

About Variety Cruises
A leader in small ship cruising, Variety Cruises won USA Today Reader’s Choice World’s Best Boutique Cruise Line 2016, Cruise Critic Editor’s Choice Best for Yacht Cruises, Scenic Nature Cruises Tourism Awards 2015 & 2016 Best for Small Ship Cruising in Greece, and Conde Nast Traveler Best Small Ship Cruise Line in Greece; Variety Cruises is the largest Mega Yachts operator in the Mediterranean and one of the top 3 worldwide in the Small Ship market.

Variety Cruises US Editorial Contact
The Bradford Group
Bianca Pappas/ Daniel Kastanis
Tel: (212) 447-0027
Fax: (212) 725 8253



Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor, Egypt Variety Cruises M/Y Harmony V