Following anti-government protests in Egypt that took a toll on the country’s tourism, a few cruise liners seem to have strategically targeted the revolution as a plank for attracting tourists. In the wake of a gradual change in Egypt’s political space and a few other conflict-ridden nations, a themed 'Freedom Evolution' cruise ship will sail from Egypt through Jordan and Israel on Nov 17, 2011, hoping to welcome more guests on board.
The themed cruise will be hosted by Cruise.com, one of the Internet's largest cruise specialists, and will have special guest speakers aboard to provide insights about the historical and modern events to the guests.
We believe that many people want to witness a piece of modern history in the making. This region of the world has already been a witness to some of the greatest events in ancient history, Anthony Hamawy, president of Cruise.com said in a statement.
The 10-night themed cruise will be organized on Azamara Club Cruises' Azamara Quest ship, which is scheduled to sail from Ain Sukhna, visit Sharm El Sheikh and Safaga in Egypt, Al Aqaba in Jordan and Eilat in Israel, before returning to Ain Sukhna.
Docked overnight at each of these ports of call, the cruise journey will give tourists on board the chance to visit numerous sites of antiquities, explore the local cultures and know about historical changes in the area.