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Voyage Number21413
From DateApr 24, 2014
To DateMay 09, 2014
Duration 15 days
YachtSeaDream II


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Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Apr 24, 2014Mumbai (Bombay), India2 PM - 4 PM (Embarkation)Evening
Apr 25, 2014At Sea
Apr 26, 2014At Sea
Apr 27, 2014At Sea
Apr 28, 2014Salalah, OmanMorningEvening
Apr 29, 2014At Sea
Apr 30, 2014At Sea
May 01, 2014At Sea
May 02, 2014At Sea
May 03, 2014At Sea
May 04, 2014At Sea
May 05, 2014At Sea
May 06, 2014Suez Canal, EgyptMorningEvening
May 07, 2014At Sea
May 08, 2014Santorini, GreeceMorningEarly Evening
May 09, 2014Athens (Piraeus), GreeceMorning8 AM - 10 AM (Disembarkation)

Book Today and Save Specials

Class USD
The Owner's Suite $ 12,299
Admiral Suite $ 10,999
Commodore Deck 3 $ 10,099
Commodore Deck 2 $ 8,699
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 6,799
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 5,899
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 4,899
Yacht Club Deck 2 GTY $ 4,699
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 825

"Book Today and Save" fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance. The Travel Guard Insurance plan can be purchased for 8.75% of the total invoice

Brochure fare

Class USD
The Owners's Suite $ 22,250
Admiral Suite $ 21,500
Commodore Deck 3 $ 18,800
Commodore Deck 2 $ 17,800
Yacht Club Deck 4 $ 9,900
Yacht Club Deck 3 $ 9,400
Yacht Club Deck 2 $ 8,900
Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees $ 825

Single Supplement for this voyage is 125% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.

Port Name Description
The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway at sea level in Egypt that strategically connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It opened in November 1869 after 10 years of construction work. This technological feat allows ship transport between Europe and eastern Asia without navigation around the African continent. Vessels enter from the north at Port Said and the southern terminus from Port Tawfiq at the city of Suez. Ismailia lies on the west bank approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) from the half-way point. The canal is single lane with passing places in the "Ballah By-Pass" and the Great Bitter Lake. As it is a waterway at sea level, it contains no locks; seawater flows freely through the canal. In general, the canal north of the Bitter Lakes generally flows north in winter and south in summer.
Built across a series of seven islands (Colaba, Mazagaon, Old Woman's Island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga-Sion) that now form the city's main districts, Mumbai is the glamour capital of India. The early residents were Koli fishermen and the community was part of the Ashoka Kingdom. An extended land reclamation program eventually linked the archipelago into a peninsula. The region passed through the hands of several Hindi rulers until 1343, when Gujerat Muslims took possession. They ruled for two centuries until Portuguese forces invaded, but only their Mahim Mosque remains. The SeaDream Land Adventure to Elephanta Island departs from the iconic gateway of India. If you are shopping-deprived, join us on a market excursion to explore Mumbai at its colorful best.
Athens is the capital as well as the largest city in Greece. It is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. SeaDream will embark guests from the port of Piraeus. Should you desire a private arrangement, transfer, or other local service, please see the Land Adventures tab for our destination specialists information.
Santorini also known as Thera is a volcanic island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological caldera.
Athens (Piraeus)

Embarkation information Piraeus ( Athens ), Greece

The yacht is scheduled to be docked at Piraeus Main Port "Passenger Terminal" 10, Akti Miaouli Street, Piraeus. Passenger Terminal is located close to St. Nicolas church and behind Piraeus Port Authorities exhibition center. Port Agent Information Scandinavian Near East Agency S.A 35 - 39 Akti Miaouli P.O. Box 80010 - 80012 GR 185 – 10 Piraeus Greece Phone: (+30) 210 4586 300 Fax: (+30) 210 4292 086 E-Mail: info@sneal.gr Distance Airport to Port Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport to Piraeus Port, Distance = 25 Miles.

Notes Embarkation Information We regret that in order to perform the necessary maintenance, the yacht cannot accept guests prior to the scheduled 2 pm embarkation time. Travel Documents All guests must be in possession of a valid passport, necessary visas and health documents as required by all countries visited. These travel documents are the responsibility of the individual guest.

Hotels and Pre and Post Options

SeaDream's View: Once the private residence of a wealthy expatriate Greek, the Hotel Grande Bretagne is an architectural landmark and the historic Grande dame of the city. It was recently lavishly restored and converted to a palace hotel. We at SeaDream think it is one of Europe's finest hotels. We absolutely love its convenient location - the best in Athens, and within walking distance from the fashionable Kolonaki Square with exclusive shopping, entertainment, restaurants and cafes. Also within walking distance are important museums and the historic and picturesque old quarter of Plaka with taverns, open-air coffee shops, flea market and souvenir shops. The hotel offers 321 rooms but we recommend at least a deluxe room or one of the only 22 Junior Suites; so book early and ask for one that offers splendid views of the Acropolis, Parliament and National Gardens. We also enjoy the outdoor roof top pool and highly recommend dinner in the GB Roof Garden Restaurant. Why? You'll never forget the view, the delicious food and the mix of local and international guests that fill the restaurant nightly. Reserve early and enjoy. Don't forget to visit their web site for more information and photos. For convenient one-stop hotel and transfer bookings, please contact: "STAT" via e-mail: info@stathellas.gr, telephone: +30 210 4292 122 or fax: +30 210 4292 060.

Notes Address: Constitution Square, 10 563 Athens, Greece Phone: +30 210 333 0000 Site: http://www.grandebretagne.gr

Transfers / Pre and Post / Accommodations / Private Arrangements

Our Destination Specialists “STAT Hellas” have prepared pre and post voyage options for your consideration. Please check: http://www.stathellas.gr/prepost.php For more information. They are also happy to arrange your transfers, hotels and any personalized adventure for you. Please e-mail info@stathellas.gr or o.discou@stathellas.gr Should you wish to call them directly please try; (+30) 210 4586400

Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai Panorama

This SeaDream Land Adventure provides our guests in transit with a good panoramic overview of this iconic city. You will depart from the pier towards Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade, to see its shops, restaurants, bars and throngs of people. At the northern end of Marine Drive, you will find popular Chowpatty Beach. Your next stop is at ISKCON; the amazing temple of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The god Krishna often portrayed in blue and playing a flute has a mischievous nature and his peasant background and legendry exploits with the milkmaids have made him of the most popular gods. Krishna devotees believe the material body is subjected to birth, old age, disease and death, whereas the spirit soul is by nature eternal, full of knowledge and bliss. We witness the prayer chanting offered for the welfare of humanity in this stunning temple. We then continue towards the western shores to Malabar Hill, Mumbai's most exclusive neighborhood. Popular since the 18th century due to its forested slopes, fresh sea breezes and panoramic views, Malabar's hillsides are filled with picturesque mansions and bungalows built by merchants and Colonial governors. Today, luxury high-rise apartments also dot the landscape. From here, you will proceed past Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus earlier known as Victoria Terminus, a remarkable railway station highlighted by domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets. India's first train departed this station in April 1853; today, half a million commuters use the station each day Our drive then continues to the Gateway of India for a photo stop. This Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, and is the city's most famous landmark Our tour concludes with a visit to the world-renowned Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel, a favorite of diplomats, sheiks and Mumbai's jet set. It was recently rated among the ten best hotels in the world. Upon arrival, we can relax with a cold drink before re-boarding our coach for the return drive to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

Notes Note: Proper attire is required to visit the sacred sites. Shorts and short skirts are not allowed. Women must have their shoulders covered. Shoes must be removed prior to entering the temples. We suggest bringing along a pair of thick socks, as the pavement may be hot. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.

Duration 3 hours

Price 77 USD

Salalah

East Salalah

Your SeaDream Land Adventure begins with a visit to the famous Frankincense souq, browse with your fellow SeaDreamers among the vendors and bargain for purchases at this market offering frankincense, myrrh, incense, perfumed oils, and much more. From here you will be transported to the old fishing village of 'Taqah', famous for the manufacture of 'Dried Sardines' & its traditional & old 'Dhofari Houses'. Visit the century old 'Taqah Castle', the former official residence of the 'Wali' (Governor) of the region & obtain a glimpse into the rich history of this interesting region. Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city and awarded the UNESCO World Heritage status of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). The city was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and India. Khor Rori was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading cities with frankincense, believed to have been the hub & harbor for the shipping of Frankincense. At this point, your motor coach will take you back to the port of Salalah and your SeaDream Yacht.

Notes Please do not wear revealing and transparent clothes. Avoid taking pictures of ladies. This land adventure involves walking over rough and inclined ground. Please wear comfortable shoes. Frankincense Souq closes from 13:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs on every day except Friday, on Friday, it closes from 11:00 to 16:00 hrs Taqah castle open from 08:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs on every day except Friday, on Friday, it Open from 08:00 to 11:00 hrs only A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 4 hours

Price 89 USD

West Salalah

Your SeaDream Land Adventure begins with a visit to the famous Al Husn souq and stroll among the vendors. The colorful stalls are heaped with mounds of frankincense, myrrh, incense, bottles of fragrant perfume oils and a large variety of fascinating artifacts. Then you will proceed to visit Job’s Tomb - Legend proclaims this as the resting-place of Job, the Old Testament’s pious man whose faith was tested by God. The site is a place of importance for Muslims, Jews and Christians. Take in panoramic views of the Qara Mountains and Jubriah Plain, experience the legendary story of Prophet Job and his devoutness. Your adventure continues to the beach of Mughsail where the white sand touches the deep blue of the ocean and at high tide, where waves burst through the natural titanic 'Blow Holes', at the far end of the 'Rocky beach' with a cave-like entrance. We thereafter continue along the 'Hair-pin-bend' road towards the Western Border of Oman, with its breathtaking cliffs on either side, to see the historical 'Frankincense trees' growing in their natural habitat, deep down in the valleys, dotting the dry and craggy countryside. We take a short walk into the valleys to smell the 'Holy Incense' amidst the scenic view of the region. On your return journey you make a photo stop at the lagoon at Mughsail where migratory birds – occasionally flamingos – are a common sight. After this half day adventure you will return to the port and SeaDream.

Notes Ladies must cover their head with a scarf when visiting Job’s Tomb and all guests must remove their shoes before entering inside. Please do not wear revealing and transparent clothes. Avoid taking pictures of ladies. This land adventure involves walking over rough and inclined ground. Please wear comfortable shoes. Al Husn Souq closes from 13:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs on every day except Friday, on Friday, it closes from 11:00 to 16:00 hrs. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final tour details will be announced onboard.

Duration 4.5 hours

Price 69 USD

Evening Museum & Souq Adventure

This SeaDream Evening Land Adventure will visit the Al Balid Archaeological Site & Frankincense Souq. Your drive from the port to the Grand Mosque will allow you and your fellow SeaDreamers to have a unique photo stop from outside, then proceed to the Al Balid Archaeological Site These ruins on the Salalah waterfront were an important site in Dhofar’s ancient frankincense trade. View frankincense trees and learn how the plant is tapped for its valuable sap. Your next vist will be at the Salalah Museum which is located within the Al Balid site, the museum focuses on the culture and history of the Dhofar region. The collections include inscribed stones in ancient script from the Dhramut dynasty, pottery, weapons, and traditional Bedouin costumes and ornament. Then, we will proceed to visit to the famous Frankincense souq. You will browse among the vendors and bargain for purchases at this market offering frankincense, myrrh, incense, perfumed oils, and more…After the Souq, we return back to the port and your SeaDream yacht.

Notes 1. Please do not wear revealing and transparent clothes 2. Avoid taking pictures of ladies 3. This land adventure involves walking over rough and inclined ground – please wear appropriate shoes. 4. Frankincense Souq closes from 13:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs on every day except Friday. On Friday; it closes from 11:00 to 16:00 hrs 5. Al Balid Archaeological Site open from Sunday to Thursday from 08:00 to 14:00 hrs & 16:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs and on Friday & Saturday, Open from 16:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs only. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 3 hours 45 minutes

Price 99 USD

Santorini

Cycladic Cuisine - "Hands-On" Greek Cooking

A renowned Greek chef will introduce you to the gastronomical culture and heritage of Santorini Island and teach you how the experts prepare the exquisite Greek cuisine. Starting from the Old port you will take the cable car up to Fira town where you will be met by your local guide. Together you will walk along the narrow cobblestone streets before you board your mini-bus for a drive to one of the most beautiful traditional settlements of the island, the village of Megalochori. Arriving at the village you will take a walk through the stone cobbled streets of the village admiring its impressive mansions before you reach the charming restaurant located within one of these old traditional mansions. Upon arrival at the restaurant you will be greeted by the owner and well known Greek Chef while being offered a glass of Santorinian wine and taking a few bites of the unique Santorinian products. The chef and his team will be then give you a brief introduction to Cycladic island cuisine and particularly to the local products of Santorini like capers, fava (small yellow peas), cherry tomatoes and local cheeses. As this is an interactive "hands on" cooking class, you put on your apron and get ready to mix and mingle the ingredients in order to prepare an entire Greek menu consisting of the appetizers, the salad, the main course and the dessert. Once the dishes are prepared you will be able to sit back in the beautiful and relaxing veranda and enjoy a tasteful Greek meal you have just prepared accompanied by delicious Santorinian wine. As a souvenir of your class you will be given a recipe booklet of the dishes you have prepared and you get to keep your apron to use at your next barbeque back home! Following a memorable experience you will board your coach for your drive back to Fira town where you can either stay and explore on your own or make your way to the cable car and back to the yacht.

Notes Flat and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 4.25 hours

Price 219 USD

Volcano Hiking the Caldera Islands

If you have been to Santorini before, you have admired the view of the volcanic caldera from high up on the cliffs of the whitewashed villages of Fira or Oia. You may, then, have wondered about the two islands in the center of the caldera. These are the two small uninhabited volcanic islands called Nea ("New") Kameni and Palea ("Old") Kameni. On this land adventure you will have the opportunity of visiting these islands. A local caique will take you from the yacht’s side for a 15-minute boat trip over to Nea Kameni. The sail will take you along the volcanic shores with the peculiar rock formations. The black volcanic rocks contrast wildly with the white pumice, offering impressive views. After disembarking the caique, a 30 minute hike will take you to the crater of the still active volcano. During your walk up on an ascending path you will have the opportunity to observe lava fragments and the volcanic rock formations. Once you have reached the crater you will have time to relax and enjoy the view of Santorini Island and the amazing cliff-walls of the caldera. Descending back to the caique, you leave the volcanic island and sail towards the thermal springs of Palea Kameni. The boat will pass by the green sulphur-stained warm waters with temperature that reach 37 degrees centigrade. From there you will continue your boat trip back to the yacht.

Please note: There is no shade on the volcano and you should wear appropriate sun protection. Good walking shoes are required and you should consider the nature of this active land adventure when booking.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 2.5 hours

Price 119 USD

Akrotiri Archaeological Site & Oia Village

On this land adventure you will have an incredible opportunity to visit one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean, Akrotiri Archaeological site and the picturesque village of Oia. Could Akrotiri really be the lost city of Atlantis?

One of the reasons Santorini has attracted the world’s attention is the excavation at Akrotiri, which reclaimed a whole prehistoric Minoan city from the volcanic ash. The prehistoric site of Akrotiri is on the south-western tip of the island and was discovered in 1967 by Professor Spyros Marinatos as it was buried by the widespread Theran eruption in the middle of the second millennium BC. The excavations brought into light a remarkably well-preserved site with two and three-story homes decorated with marvelous wall paintings and frescoes, an advanced drainage system and many interesting objects, artworks, potteries and furniture which give a picture of a society which was very well organized and at the peak of prosperity. This was interrupted suddenly by the eruption of the volcano, which buried the entire city. An ambitious modern bio-climatic roof top structure protects this important archaeological settlement where excavation works are still in progress. Your SeaDream Land Adventure continues crossing the entire island and after a 30 minute drive you will reach the northeast part of the island and its most picturesque town, Oia. Once a major fishing harbor it is now the calmest place on the island. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks it offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean. You leave your coaches for a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the caldera cliff and wander in the narrow streets for shopping or a cup of coffee during your free time in the village. Returning to Fira town you can either take the cable car down to the port or wander around the narrow streets with the various shops and take a later cable car. For those SeaDream Active guests, you can also walk down the path back to Skala Fira (port). Now that the site has re-opened, we highly recommend you join us on this wonderful yachting land adventure.

Notes The site may be closed on Mondays although SeaDream generally can get exemptions. Kindly double check with the Club Director on board. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 4 hours

Price 109 USD

Oia & Megalochori Village with Wine Tasting at Gavalas Winery

On this SeaDream Land Adventure, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most photographed villages in the world! In Oia, you will walk through the cobblestone streets and the numerous artistic shops. Drive around the island and walk in the picturesque Megalochori village and have a wine sampling in one of the island‘s famous wineries. As you may have heard, the lines for the cable car can be long – we have taken this stress out of the equation. We have organized a private motor launch to take you 15 minutes scenically across the caldera and disembark you at the port of Athinios. From there you head north to the most picturesque town in Greece called Oia. Once a major fishing harbor it is now the calmest place on the island. Built high up on the ridge of red rocks, it offers breathtaking views of the blue Aegean Sea. You leave your coaches for a stroll around the narrow streets with the old beautiful houses and the tiny picturesque shops. Continuing your land adventure, you will board your motor coaches and drive to Megalochori village. Megalochori is one of the most representative villages of Santorini, having kept almost intact its features. Typical traditional Cycladic houses, neoclassical buildings and small houses dug in the volcanic rock blend together with harmony. A guided walking orientation around the narrow streets of the village will follow. You can't fail to notice that this village is surrounded by vineyards which is the “heart” of the island's local industry. Here you will have the opportunity to visit one of the island´s oldest establishments the Gavalas Winery. Here you will taste some of the best wines in Santorini, renowned for their quality. The owner Mr. Gavalas, will be happy to host you in his very old CANAVA and together with one of his assistants will guide you around giving you information about the history of the winery and the wine making process. Returning to Fira town you can either take the cable car down to the small port or wander around the narrow streets with the various shops and take a later cable car to the old port and board your tender back to your SeaDream yacht. For those that want to walk down or take the Donkey these options are also available to you – simply ask your guide.

Notes A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Duration 4 hours

Price 129 USD

Suez Canal

Egypt at Glance

2 day deluxe overland package that covers the highlights of Cairo & Luxor like; Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Egyptian museum, King Tutankhamoun treasures, mummies room, Sound & light show by the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor temples. Day 1: After boarding the deluxe coach & drive out of El Ein El Sokhna Port, you will drive approximately 100 minutes along - the only BOT - road to Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Upon arrival in this vast city, you will drive straight to the famous Egyptian museum of Antiquities, LOCATED IN THE WELL KNOWN TAHRIR SQUARE, with its well-trimmed garden outside and a facade designed in Classical style by a French architect. Once you enter the museum, you will wander through time, starting from the Archaic Pre-Dynastic Period and into the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms. It houses the world's most important collection of Egyptian antiquities from 2700 BC to the 6th century AD. There are thousands of statues, jewels and artifacts from nearly every period of ancient Egypt. Admire the amazing treasures of the boy-king, Tutankhamon, including his funeral mask made out of solid gold, still perfectly preserved. There are 12 rooms filled with treasures from King Tut's tomb, which was discovered in 1922, virtually untouched. You will also visit the Royal mummies' room at the Museum. After visiting the museum you will experience Cairo traffic driving from the city center to the Pyramids area whereby lunch will be served in a restaurant at the Mena House Oberoi Hotel at the footsteps of the Pyramids Plateau. After lunch, a guided visit to the great pyramids of Giza. The largest of these, Cheops, is the only one remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Stand beside these incredible Egyptian monuments and marvel at their size. View the amazing Sphinx, part lion and part man. Carved from a natural rock, the Sphinx is 190 feet long and 66 feet tall at its highest point. Its face, which is 16 feet above the ground, faces the rising sun to the east, symbolizing the return of life each day. A quick stop is made at a souvenir shop in the Pyramids area then we will drive back to the hotel. Check in & refreshments will be offered before meeting your guide at the lobby to go back to the Sphinx venue for another experience by setting in the venue facing the Sphinx for about one hour watching the amazing Sound & Light show. Drive back to the hotel for a short night sleep Day 2: Based on 08h25 flight if available Early Wakeup call (about 05h30) transfer to the airport after breakfast to fly to Luxor. Upon arrival to Luxor the guide will accompany you straight to the west bank in Luxor for an unforgettable visit of the Valley of the Kings, or Wadi el-Muluk in Arabic, is a valley in Egypt where tombs were built for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom, the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt. The Valley of the Kings also had tombs for the favorite nobles and the wives and children of both the nobles and pharaohs. Around the time of Ramesses I (ca. 1300 BC) the Valley of the Queens was begun, although some wives were still buried with their husbands. Then drive to Hatshepsut temple at El Dier El Bahary to visit. Hatshepsut was the daughter of Thutmosis I, the wife (probable half-sister) and Queen of Thutmosis II and step-mother and co-regent of Thutmosis III. She was Pharaoh, and was pictured as such in her mortuary temple and other monuments. She ruled for twenty-two year. When she died, Thutmosis III supervised her burial in the Valley of the Kings. In the years after her reign, her successors defaced the temple and monuments, selectively removing her name or replacing it with their own. It is not known if Thutmosis III ordered the actual defacement out of anger at her assumption of power. There is some archeological evidence that the defacement took place 20 years after her death, a long time to hold a grudge. Thutmosis III ruled for thirty-three years in his own right. On the way back to the River Nile bank you will stop by the Colossi of Memnon to visit the two huge figures of Amenhotep III were set up in front of his Mortuary temple which most probably was destroyed for unknown reasons. These two colossi are made of sandstone which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus including the pedestal and the crown is about 21 M in height. The Greeks named them after the Trojan hero Memnon who was killed by Achilles. Experience a short Nile Journey on a special motor boat from the West Bank to the East Bank whereby you will dock by the Sonesta St. George hotel for lunch. After lunch you will start again, your adventure to visit the most famous temple of Karnak & passing by Luxor temple which is very open to be seen from the street. The guide will stop by and give some information about the history & the highlight of the temple. The immense Karnak Temple was started in the 11th Dynasty and expanded through to the 25th Dynasty " a span of 1,300 years. Amazingly, the temple lay buried in the sand for more than 1,000 years before it was excavated in the mid-19th century. Restoration is still being carried out on the site today. Luxor Temple was started to be constructed around 1400 BCE by Pharaoh Amenophis 3, who also depicted on the two colossi of Memnon. Ramses 2 added large parts to the temple more than 100 years later. The fact that the Temple of Luxor only has two major construction periods has contributed to a more coherent style and layout than what was the case with the temple of Amun at Karnak. The Temple of Luxor was dedicated to the Theban Triad, the three gods Amun-Min, Mut and Khonsu (the two latter had their respective temples at Karnak). Mut was Amun-Min's wife, and Khonsu their son. The temples at Karnak and the Temple of Luxor were connected by an impressive avenue flanked with grand sphinxes on both sides. Drive from Luxor to Safaga to embark again on the Sea Dream.

Notes Dress comfortably and have good walking shoes. Hats and a Scarf to cover your head is recommended. A shopping stop in Cairo for Papyrus & Jewelry Guests will need to travel with a government issued ID. Another stop can be in Luxor if the flight is earlier. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

* Land adventure pricing is available in USD only.
Owner's Suite

Maximum capacity: 3

Admiral Suite

Maximum capacity: 3

Commodore Suite

Maximum capacity: 5

Deck 3 & 4 Staterooms

Maximum capacity: 3

Deck 2 Staterooms

Maximum capacity: 3

SeaDream II


seadream pictureBerlitz top rating
Gross tonnage4,260
Length344 feet / 104.85 Meters
Beam47 feet / 14.32 Meters
Draft14.3 Feet / 4.36 Meters
LifestyleUtterly Exclusive
Cruise Speed17 knots
Staterooms56
Crew capacity95
Country of RegistryBahamas