MY Blue Seas is one of the largest luxury liveaboards ever built in the shipyard of Alexandria in Egypt. The yacht's hull sports lines from expert Italian boat makers, complemented by classic interiors. At 37 metres long and 8 metres wide, Blue Seas easily accommodates 22 guests on its Red Sea diving tours with room to spare.
All the cabins on board take advantage of the spacious hull and are furnished with modern fittings. En-suite facilities and individually controlled air-conditioning are standard. There are double cabins available on the upper deck and twin cabins below. There is also a large Honeymoon Suite, occupying the whole of the lower bow section.
The communal areas include a very large saloon on the main deck, with a separate dining area that features marble-topped dining tables. The saloon offers plenty of comfortable and stylish seating to make use of the well-stocked bar. The bar lounge on the upper deck also has a TV and is often used for colourful photographic analysis of the day's diving in the Red Sea. If you are keen to make use of the sun and work on your tan whilst you're in Egypt, Blue Seas has a large tanning area at the bow of the upper deck and a partially shaded flybridge, complete with sun loungers.
The diving deck is perhaps the stand-out feature of Blue Seas, there seems to be enough space for twice as many divers. So if plenty of room on the deck deck is a key feature that you look for in a liveaboard, the Blue Seas will meet your requirement. There's also free nitrox available, a camera table and charge points, plenty of rinse tanks and a bathroom.
Pssst... and a quiet word about the food. Most guest feedback from trips on Blue Seas mentions how great the food was. Rumour has it that the chef has been headhunted several times by other boats, so let's hope this liveaboard can keep him and continue to serve up some of the tastiest food in Egypt.
Extra terms and conditions for new bookings during the COVID reality:
Egypt has approved the resumption of international travel from 01 July 2020.
All travelers will be required to submit a traveler's declaration including a questionnaire on information on trips undertaken in the 14 days before coming to Egypt and a confirmation that the passengers have not shown any symptoms of Covid-19 or knowingly been in touch with coronavirus patients.
All travelers will need to have international medical insurance covering their stay in Egypt.
Travelers arriving from countries declared by the WHO as severely infected with Covid-19 up to the epidemic level are required to submit a recent PCR test upon entry into Egypt. The test must be done in the source country in a maximum of 48 hours prior to the travel date. The list of countries concerned will be announced on a regular basis on the WHO’s website.
The wearing of face masks inside airport facilities, physical distance is maintained, and the temperature of all travelers and airport staff is checked and luggage is disinfected before being placed on conveyor belts.
On board on safari or daily dive boats, the vessels will operate at a reduced capacity and the wearing of face masks is obligatory.
Offer expires: 31 Dec 2020
Notes: Requirements: for North & Wrecks, Tiran, St. John's Reefs safaris - Open Water diver license and 30 logged dives; for Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone, Red Sea South safaris - Advanced Open Water diver license and 50 logged dives.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, bottled soft drinks and hot drinks, return transfers from Hurghada airport to boat for Hurghada departures and from Marsa Alam airport for Port Ghalib departures, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 160 per trip), diving insurance, national park and other tour fees:
North & Wrecks: US$ 89,
Tiran: US$ 101,
St John's: US$ 112,
Brothers (start/end Hurghada): US$ 118,
Brothers (start/end Port Ghalib): US$ 142,
Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone/Red Sea South: US$ 178,
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Return transfers from Hurghada to Port Ghalib (US$ 53), alcoholic drinks, dive computer, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MY Blue Seas departs from Hurghada and Port Ghalib and return transfers are included from nearby hotels and from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point. There are direct flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) and Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada and Marsa Alam direct. For more information see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
The first and last nights of the diving tour are spent in the harbour. Guests arrive and board on the first day after 6 pm. Full tourist visas are available only at the airport for citizens of certain countries, unless obtained in advance. Please ensure you understand the tourist visa requirements that apply to you. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10:00 am on the penultimate day. Guests depart latest at 10 am on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 17 guests and 5 additional persons can join the cruise in Standard cabins free of charge (total 22 guests). There is an additional charge of US$ 793 for 2 dive guides on all whole boat charters.
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.
There are 12 cabins on this Egypt liveaboard consisting of 7 twin bed cabins and 1 double bed cabin located on the lower deck and 2 double bed cabins and 2 twin bed cabins on the upper decks. The double bed cabin on the lower deck is spacious and is suitable as a 'honeymoon suite'. All the cabins feature private en-suite bathroom facilities.
Nitrox - 2 x 25 HP motorised dinghies - Large dive deck and platform with hot water showers and toilet - 3 separate rinse tanks and table for cameras - Charging points for electrical scuba equipment - 80m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and music players, library with magazines, novels, fish ID books & games - Dining area with well-stocked bar - Upper deck bar lounge - Shaded flybridge with sunbathing matresses - Sun deck in bow with fitted matresses - 40m² outside shaded area - Water and juice dispenser
"The boat is roomy and comfortable. The diving guides are quite professional and the liveaboard boat staff are friendly. The only problem I faced was that I could not rent a waterproof torch." - Takeshi Watanabe, Japan, 14 June 2010 ...
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