When looking at exotic cruises, the Red Sea is a popular destination for Britons seeking a lot of sun, sea, and sand on their onshore excursions.
One area that has attracted crowds of people on their cruise holidays in recent years is Hurghada, a resort town in Egypt that was after a small fishing village but has since been redeveloped to become a sprawling tourist complex.
However, while Hurghada is filled with hotels as well as other tourist-focused facilities, the older version from the town can still be observed in the Ed-Dahar quarter using its traditional architecture and souk, or market.
For lots of people who visit the region, though, it’s Hurghada’s possibility of diving that sits high on the listing of stuff that must be done whilst in the region.
Snorkellers usually take in most pretty views of the underwater landscape close to shore, nevertheless, the real rewards lie in happening an excursion to sea to explore the deeper waters and the coral reefs there over a full diving trip.
The Giftun Islands – a protected national park and conservation area – is one particularly attractive diving destination.
Great care has become delivered to keep it free of rubbish, helping its gorgeous scenery – both underwater as well as on land – to essentially glow.
Water babies could also indulge in pursuits for example windsurfing, water skiing, and kite surfing whilst in Hurghada by booking activities with the resorts in the area.
For those that have a penchant for history, there’s plenty to determine – nature lovers can read the Museum of Marine Biology and also the Red Sea Aquarium, while other interesting sights lie just beyond your town.
If you will find the time, it is well worth taking day trips to sites like St Anthony and St Paul monasteries – one of many oldest in Egypt – along with the Roman fortresses of Bedia and Belih.
You could also take desert safaris and – in case you are on the cruise holiday lasting a couple of weeks – explore other parts of Egypt, including Sharm el-sheik and the rest with the Sinai Peninsula.