MY Dreams may not be the grandest Red Sea liveaboard, but it focusses on personalised service in an area of the market which is very competitive. Without breaking the bank you can enjoy a diving tour around Egypt's best sites of the Sinai Peninsula with a maximum of only 16 guests on board, and typically between 10 and 16.
The air conditioned lounge features TV, DVD and music system plus a library including general interest as well as fish ID books. The top deck (and sun deck to the bow) has soft seating and mattresses making a comfortable chill out or sun bathe area.
Cabins are compact and simple and either twin bunk or twin. All of them have ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning and towels and bathrobes. So if you are yearning for a quality Sinai Peninsula liveaboard experience without the cost, then this boat might be the stuff that dreams are made of.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water and hot drinks, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 divers per DM), tanks, weights.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to the boat, weight belts, scuba equipment (US$ 174 per trip), dive insurance, fuel surcharge (US$ 33 for 2014 & US$ 54 for 2015). National park fees/permissions as follows:
Brothers: US$ 93,
Marine Parks: US$ 125,
North & Wrecks: US$ 58,
South: US$ 52,
St John's: US$ 52,
Port Ghalib: US$ 27.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The M/Y Dreams liveaboard departs from Hurghada and return transfers from Hurghada airport to the departure point can be arranged at additional cost. There are direct flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada direct. Check in time starts 17:00 hrs on the first day (boat departs the next morning). Check out before 12:00 noon on the last day (last night usually on the boat in the harbour). Late arrivals or early departures can be arranged. For more details visit our Red Sea travel information section. The first and last nights of the dive 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 to visit Egypt 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 15.00 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
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 100% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below. Approximately equivalent to pay for 14 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Red Sea North & Wrecks - US$ 1,556. For alternative trip prices please check with us.
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.
The MY Dreams has 8 Standard cabins: 4 twin-bunk cabins and 4 twin cabins. 2 twin-bunk cabins are located on the upper deck and the rest are to be found on the lower deck. All cabins feature private, en-suite bathrooms.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air-conditioning
En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, soap and hand basin
Nitrox - 2 motorised dive dinghies - Diving deck and platform with rinse tank, hot water shower and toilet - Air-conditioned saloon with dining area and bar, TV, DVD and music players - Free 3G WiFi internet - Fish ID book - Bow sun deck with matresses & Shaded area with bar and water & juice dispenser