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MV Emperor Echo
From USD 117 per day
102 ft
Max 25
At a glance...
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • Transparent and inclusive pricing
  • Complimentary red wine with evening meal
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Cabin for single traveller
  • Bar on sun deck

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The sleek MV Emperor Echo liveaboard was refurbished with a new stylish interior in 2018. Accommodating 25 guests, this is the perfect liveaboard for 'eat, sleep, dive repeat' guests wishing to experience the incredible diving which the Red Sea has to offer.

Accommodation onboard Emperor Echo is tasteful and comfortable. Cabins all feature private, en-suite bathrooms and have centrally controlled air-conditioning, keeping you cool during the summer months. The social areas onboard include a lounge area with entertainment facilities and a separate dining area. The spacious open air seating on the main deck is partially shaded, providing you with the option to soak up the Egyptian sun rays or relax in the shade. The bar is conveniently located here for refreshing drinks. As with the rest of the Emperor fleet of Red Sea liveaboards, Echo has a Wi-Fi system which operates except when at sites very distant from shore. Internet usage is free of charge.

The dive deck includes dedicated storage spaces for each diving guest, separate camera rinse tanks, a dedicated camera charging station, 2 bathrooms with hot water showers, and the EANx membrane system supplies free nitrox for trained divers. 2 motorised dinghies and 2 guides per trip will accompany you on your Red Sea safari dives to Brothers, Northern wrecks, St. Johns Reef, Daedalus Reef, and Elphinstone. Should you prefer the exclusive service of a dedicated guide, Emperor will arrange one for you (pre-booking is required)!

One great feature of the Emperor Fleet is that they have a 'no hidden extras' pricing policy. This means that, along with the free nitrox, internet usage, and glass of wine each dinnertime, you will find all the extras such as fuel surcharges, marine park fees, green/environment fees, local/tourist taxes, airport transfers have already been included in the sales price!

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: Extra terms and conditions for new bookings during the COVID reality:

Flexible Booking

  • Zero deposits - Book now, hold the date and price with no deposit. Valid until 31 August 2020.
  • New 10% deposits - From 01 September 2020, 10% deposit on all Emperor products.
  • Flexible re-booking - If affected by COVID related travel restrictions free rescheduling.


  • 5% back-to-back discount - Due to increased flight costs, customers who wish to do 2 or more cruises with Emperor receive 5% off each cruise.
  • Low 50% single supplement - Book a cabin for sole occupancy for a 50% supplement to the per person price.

Travel requirements:

  • 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: 30 Dec 2020

Dive experience: 30 logged dives are required for trips to any of Brothers, Daedalus Reef, Zabargad and Rocky Island. All other trips require open water certification.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, red wine with dinner, drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks, return transfers from Marsa Alam airport/hotel to boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (2 DMs per trip), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, all park & port fees, and fuel surcharges.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 215 per week, incl. dive computer), dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: All other alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tank (US$ 41 per week), torch (US$ 67 per week), private dive guide (pre-paid - (US$ 587 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MV Emperor Echo departs from Port Ghalib, Safaga or Marsa Alam, and return transfers are included from nearby hotels/Marsa Alam or Hurghada airports to all departure points. Arrivals transfer to the boat is at 6 pm. Departures transfer rom the boat is at 9 am. There are direct flights from Cairo to Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) and Hurghada (1 hour) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Marsa Alam or Hurghada direct. For more details see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
The first and last nights of the liveaboard safari are spent in the harbour. Guests arrive and board on the first day. The boat leaves the harbour on the morning of the second day. 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 12 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive US$ 41 onboard credit.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 50% to the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 6 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 21 guests and 4 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 25 guests).

Add-on package: If you have time before or after your dive safari, 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.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The MV Emperor Echo has a total of 13 cabins across 3 decks. There are 5 twin bed cabins, 1 double bed cabin, and 1 dedicated single bed cabin on the lower deck. 3 cabins are located on the main deck (2 have twin beds and 1 can either have twin beds or a double bed). A double bed cabin with gorgeous panorama views is on the upper deck, together with 2 twin/double bed cabins. All the cabins have private en-suite bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Windows (upper and main decks) or portholes (lower deck)
  • Private bathroom facilities with hot water shower, towels, and hand basin
  • Wardrobe, shelves, and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • 220V electricity supply with round 2-pin sockets
  • Fire detectors
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 15 / 15

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