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MY Cassiopeia

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The MY Cassiopeia is a luxury steel-hulled vessel offering outstanding service, sumptuous cuisine and most importantly, awesome Red Sea scuba diving. Stylish, spacious accommodation and quality of service are priority, contributing to a great safari experience.

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Length: 40 metres / 131 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 24 foot
Cruise: 11 knots
Divers: 26
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Egypt liveaboard diving with MY Cassiopeia in the Red Sea

This beautiful Egypt liveaboard is 40 metres long and sleeps 26 divers in elegant, en-suite cabins. The boat itself has been designed and built specifically for comfort and stability during long crossings even in rough conditions. There is plenty of lounging space on the huge 100m sundeck with comfortable sun loungers, cushions, chairs and tables. There is also an air-conditioned saloon and lounge area with entertainment system and free wifi internet is available.

The large diving deck provides ample space for both divers and their equipment, and the extensive platform ensures ease and comfort as you enter the water or dive tender. Cassiopeia provides personal locators for each buddy team to improve in-water safety.

A unique feature of this liveaboard is the Arabian-style caf where you can relax in an authentic Egyptian atmosphere of dcor, tapestry and music. Popular with all guests, you can enjoy a drink here and try the traditional Shisha tobacco water-pipe!

MY Cassiopeia departs on Sundays and runs 7 night trips with a range of itineraries to choose from including North & Wrecks, the marine parks, The Brothers and St. John's.

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 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya   Enquire Now

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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May 2015
Dep: 4 May Ret: 11 May Sudan North US$ 1,116
Dep: 18 May Ret: 25 May Sudan North US$ 1,116
July 2015
Dep: 12 Jul Ret: 19 Jul Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
August 2015
Dep: 2 Aug Ret: 9 Aug Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 9 Aug Ret: 16 Aug Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 16 Aug Ret: 23 Aug Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
September 2015
Dep: 13 Sep Ret: 20 Sep Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 20 Sep Ret: 27 Sep Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
November 2015
Dep: 1 Nov Ret: 8 Nov Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 15 Nov Ret: 22 Nov Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 22 Nov Ret: 29 Nov Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 29 Nov Ret: 6 Dec Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
December 2015
Dep: 6 Dec Ret: 13 Dec Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 13 Dec Ret: 20 Dec Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 20 Dec Ret: 27 Dec Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995
Dep: 27 Dec Ret: 3 Jan Egypt Red Sea - Route open US$ 995

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More Trip Details....

Special offers: Special group offer available on Sudan trips in May 2015 : 3 + 1 free on Cassiopeia. Offer expires: 18 May 2015

Notes: Prices quoted for 'Egypt Red Sea - Route open' trips are the prices for the 'Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone' itinerary. Other lower priced itineraries available include Brothers, North & Wrecks; St. John's; and Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 13 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, personal EPIRB, internet wifi, boat permissions and taxes, shisha (tobacco smoked through a water-pipe).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 114 per week), dive insurance. National park fees are as follows:
Brothers, Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad: US$ 44 per person per week.
Ras Mohamed: US$ 11 per person per day.
Sudanese fees: (for Sudan trips only) of US$ 273 per person per week to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Return transfers from airport/hotel to departure points, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 5 per tank, US$ 87 unlimited for the week), torches, diving computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Cassiopeia departs from Hurghada or Port Ghalib for Egypt liveaboard trips. Transfers can be arranged at additional cost from these airports to the departure points. There are flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) with Egypt Air. From some airports in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada direct. For more details visit our Red Sea travel information section.
The first and last nights of the 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.

Non-diver rate: US$ 44 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 30% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: None available.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Low Season - US$ 3,089, High Season - US$ 3,444, Winter Season - US$ 2,645

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.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Cassiopeia accommodates 26 divers in 13 cabins. There is 1 Honeymoon cabin with a queen size bed, and 2 Queen cabins on the main deck. There are also 2 Standard twin bed cabins on the main deck. All these cabins have windows. There are 8 more Standard twin bed cabins with portholes on the lower deck. All cabins have private en-suite bathroom facilities.

Cassiopeia's Standard twin bed cabin All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
  • Toiletries and towels
  • Windows or portholes
  • Cabinet, mirror & shelves
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220V electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets & fire extinguishers
  • Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 / 14 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
The Arabian-style saloon on MY Cassiopeia The crew of 10 comprise:
  • Dive Instructor
  • 3 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • 2 Deck Hands
  • Maid
Nitrox - 2 motorised dinghies - Dive platform with 2 access ladders & fresh water showers - 37m dive deck with toilet, camera table & rinse tanks - 100m air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD, complimentary internet, music player and satellite telephone - 80m Restaurant with bar - Library with movies, magazines, fish books, novels and games - 100m sun deck with sun matresses & seating area - 37m shaded area - Water dispenser

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Menu, cuisine type...
The quality of food on this Egypt liveaboard is considered a high priority and there is always plenty of choice. The pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served buffet-style and include International dishes as well as local specialities. Beer and spirits are available for purchase with the evening meal.

  • Cassiopeia's dining areaInternational, Italian and Egyptian cuisine are served on board.
  • The food is prepared as a buffet and meals are served in the air-conditioned saloon on the main deck.
  • Complimentary main meals consist of pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Tea & coffee, drinking water, soft drinks, fruit, biscuits, candy bars, toast are free of charge.
  • Beer and spirits are available for purchase on board.
  • Vegetarians are catered for on this boat.
  • The gourmet delights get underway on your arrival.
  • Operator rates their dining experience as very important!
Sample dishes: Fried fish, beef stew, grilled chicken...

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technical specifications...
  • Egypt liveaboard, Cassiopeia - another viewBuilt in 2006, restored in 2012
  • Size - 39.6m x 7.2m
  • Weight - 400 tonnes
  • Top speed - 13 knots
  • Cruising speed - 11 knots
  • 2 x 1,150 HP Mann engines
  • 2 x 130 KW Mercedes generators
  • 2 x Bauer scuba tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium & steel tanks with DIN/international fittings.
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 15,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 65,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 2,000 litres per day
  • Waste storage tank

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navigation, safety features...
  • MY Cassiopeia's stylish sun deck2 x Life rafts (50 pax capacity)
  • 2 x 40 HP Yamaha dinghies
  • Sea Marshall Personal Locator Beacons
  • VHF radio
  • Radar
  • Garmin GPS
  • Sounder
  • Satellite & mobile telephones
  • Searchlight & horn
  • Fire alarms / detectors
  • Life jackets in all cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 20,000 litres of continuous flow oxygen
  • Customer diving insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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Customer reviews: 

"The staff were very friendly and professional. The divemasters were knowledgeable and highly safety conscious. We only used their cylinders, no issues. They did however initially not get the nitrox mix accurate but after a few dives they managed to fix the problem." - Adriana Weilbach, South Africa ...

"The boat was newly renovated and in very nice condition, good common areas. Tasty buffet lunch and dinner. All meals were good and filling. New style of folded napkins / made up bed every day! They cleaned our toilet at least once a day. Every cabin had ensuite toilet and shower. Up to 4 dives a day. 2 guides did the briefings and guiding under water, very helpful and funny. Very helpful staff overall. Equipment had to be pre-booked in advance, normally no spares on board." - Nina Axman, Sweden ...

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