Blue Seas is one of the largest luxury liveaboards ever built in the shipyard of Alexandria in Egypt. The yacht's hull sports lines from expert Italian boat makers, complemented by classic interiors. At 37 metres long and 8 metres wide, Blue Seas easily accommodates 22 guests on its Red Sea diving tours with room to spare.
All the cabins on board take advantage of the spacious hull and are furnished with modern fittings. En-suite facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning are standard. There are double cabins available on the upper deck and twin cabins below. There is also a Honeymoon Suite, occupying the whole of the lower bow section, with its own TV and DVD player.
The communal areas include a very large saloon on the main deck, with a separate dining area that features marble-topped dining tables. The saloon offers plenty of comfortable and stylish seating to make use of the well-stocked bar. The bar lounge on the upper deck also has a TV and is often used for colourful photographic analysis of the day's diving in the Red Sea. If you are keen to make use of the sun and work on your tan whilst you're in Egypt, Blues Seas has a large tanning area at the bow of the upper deck and a partially shaded flybridge, complete with sun loungers.
The diving deck is perhaps the stand-out feature of Blue Seas, there seems to be enough space for twice as many divers. So if plenty of room on the deck deck is a key feature that you look for in a liveaboard, the Blues Seas will meet your requirement. There's also nitrox available, a camera table and charge points, plenty of rinse tanks and a bathroom.
Pssst... and a quiet word about the food. Most guest feedback from trips on Blue Seas mentions how great the food was. Rumour has it that the chef has been headhunted several times by other boats, so let's hope this liveaboard can keep him and continue to serve up some of the tastiest food in Egypt.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, bottled soft drinks and hot drinks, return transfers from Hurghada airport to boat for Hurghada departures and from Marsa Alam airport for Port Ghalib departures, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (number depends on route), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 148 per trip), diving insurance, fuel surcharge US$ 55, national park and other tour fees:
Brothers (incl dive permission): US$ 60,
North & Wrecks (incl dive permission): US$ 20,
Marine parks (incl dive permission): US$ 93,
St John's: US$ 20,
St John's/DZR: US$93,
Port Ghalib (to or from) port fee: US$ 27,
Dive permission: US$ 20.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Return transfers from Hurghada to Marsa Ghalib (US$ 22), alcoholic drinks, dive computer, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MY Blue Seas departs from Hurghada and Port Ghalib and return transfers are included from nearby hotels and from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point. There are direct flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) and Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada and Marsa Alam direct. For more information see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
The first and last nights of the diving tour are spent in the harbour. Guests arrive and board on the first day. The boat leaves the harbour on the morning of the second day. Full tourist visas are available only at the airport for citizens of certain countries, unless obtained in advance. Please ensure you understand the tourist visa requirements that apply to you. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below which is approximately equivalent to pay for 17 guests and receive 5 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 3,614. There is an additional charge of US$ 734 for 2 dive guides on all whole boat charters.
Add-on package: If you have time, we strongly recommend that you consider some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt which can add a whole new dimension to your holiday.
Cairo museum's royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the Nile staying in a luxury cabin, The Valley of the Kings, all of these and more can be seen in packages starting at 6 nights' duration. Other activities such as 4x4 safaris and camel tours are also available as are custom-made packages to suit your needs.
There are 10 Standard cabins on this Egypt liveaboard consisting of 8 twin beds located on the lower deck and 2 double beds on the upper deck. There is also a Honeymoon Suite on the lower deck at the bow of the boat. All the cabins feature private en-suite bathroom facilities.
Nitrox - 2 x 25 HP motorised dinghies - Large dive deck and platform with hot water showers and toilet - 3 separate rinse tanks and table for cameras - Charging points for electrical scuba equipment - 80mē air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and music players, library with movies, magazines, novels, fish ID books & games - Dining area with well-stocked bar - Upper deck bar lounge - Shaded flydridge with sunbathing matresses - Sun deck with matresses - 40mē outside shaded area - Water dispenser
"The boat is roomy and comfortable. The diving guides are quite professional and the liveaboard boat staff are friendly. The only problem I faced was that I could not rent a waterproof torch." - Takeshi Watanabe, Japan ...