Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.
Notes: The first and last night of standard tours 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.
St John's trips (total number of diving days: 6):
Guests arriving Tuesdays: Check-in around 10 pm and overnight in port. Wednesday: diving at Fury Shoals all day with an early evening dive; return to port to collect Wednesday-arriving guests, check-in around 10 pm. Overnight in port, depart next morning. 5 more days diving. Next Tuesday morning, transfer to the Emperor Divers centre at the Zabargad Berenice Resort to pack before leaving for the airport.
Guests arriving Wednesdays: Check-in around 10 pm; overnight in port, depart next morning. After 5 days of diving return to port; guests who arrived on Tuesday disembark. You stay on board for 1 more diving day until the afternoon, making sure to allow 24 hours before flying. Return to port and transfer to the Zabargad Berenice Resort for an overnight stay on half board. Transfer to the airport on Wednesday for your flight.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks and hot drinks, return transfers from Marsa Alam airport/hotel to boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) 2 DMs per trip, tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox, all permissions and harbour fees.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 27 per day), dive insurance and computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torch.
How to get there: The M/Y Emperor Asmaa liveaboard departs from the Red Sea ports of Hurghada, Port Ghalib or Hamata and return transfers are included from nearby hotels, Marsa Alam or Hurghada airports to all departure ports. There are direct flights from Cairo to Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) and Hurghada (1 hour) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Marsa Alam or Hurghada direct. For more details see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
Non-diver rate: US$ 38 off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 50% to the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 18 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge. Free spaces are in Standard lower deck cabin.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): There are many variations depending on month and itinerary. Please check with us. Sample August 2015 prices: St John's - US$ 15,223, Brother Islands - US$ 17,183, North & Wrecks - US$ 14,439.
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.