Adventure Cruises in Egypt

Discover historical sites and ancient ruins during a small ship cruise in Egypt. From the magnificent Red Sea to the famous Suez Canal crossing, Egypt hosts many experiences to behold.

Egypt has long been a tourist destination for those interested in this country’s historical landmarks and of course visiting the famous ancient pyramids. But taking an Egyptian cruise can offer a lot more to those wanting to see a variety of tourist destinations in Egypt.

The Red Sea borders a large part of the Egyptian coastline and these waters are well known for great scuba diving and the diverse marine life that call the Red Sea home. Tourist towns such as Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh cater well to tourists with beaches and resorts in plentiful supply.

Cruise Areas of Egypt

Take a small ship cruise around Egypt’s coast and get to see and visit many sites and towns from the comfort of your floating hotel. Some of the main places visited on cruise itineraries are below;


Located along the Nile River, Aswan offers tourist attractions such as the Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk, and the High Dam. The Philae Temple is a stunning ancient temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis, while the Unfinished Obelisk provides insight into ancient Egyptian engineering techniques. Lastly, the High Dam is a modern engineering marvel that provides irrigation, electricity, and flood control to the region.


Hurghada is a well-established resort city on the Red Sea coast. Very popular with tourists wishing to spend time in luxury resorts or depart on dive liveaboards. It is also the place to depart for overnight tours to the famous ancient city of Luxor with its historical temples.

Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is another well-known tourist town at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Although a well-known scuba diving mecca, there are some amazing snorkeling opportunities and visiting the nearby St. Catherine's Monastery.


Not directly accessible from a cruise, but available as overnight/day excursions. The ancient city of Luxor has many amazing sites, including Karnak & Luxor temples, the Valley of the Kings, and the Colossi of Memnon, all making for an unforgettable trip.

Suez Canal

Experience the crossing through the famous Suez Canal, which cuts through the country of Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. Relax onboard and watch the scenery pass you by.


As Cairo is a landlocked city, it is usually offered as a day excursion for cruise guests allowing them to visit some of the city's top attractions. The Pyramids of Giza. The Great Sphinx, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and much more.

The Nile River


How to Get There and Port of Departure

International flights direct into Cairo are available from most major airports around the world. Check the departure and final destination ports on the itinerary you choose, as some cruises offer alternative start and end ports in other countries, such as nearby Jordan and Israel, meaning you can look to build in your stay at either end of your trip and explore two further countries in this region of the world.