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Saudi Arabia and Red Sea Cruise


Chart a course for adventure on a scintillating luxury cruise around the glistening Red Sea. The phenomenal MSC Bellissima will be your home for seven unforgettable nights, during which time you will be able to take advantage of a myriad of exceptional leisure features, dine in a host of enticing restaurants and unwind in elegant living spaces. Your voyage of discovery will also see you stop at a variety of enchanting destinations in Saudi, Jordan and Egypt, where you’ll enjoy glorious sunny days and be able to discover a range of incredible attractions and awe-inspiring activities.

Eight nights from £949pp, including flights, pre-night hotel and 7-night cruise.

Only available by calling 01244 957 785.

Itinerary


  • Day 1 – Depart Jeddah, Saudi
  • Day 2 – Arrive Alrass Alabyadh, Saudi
  • Day 3 – At sea
  • Day 4 – Arrive Aqaba, Jordan
  • Day 5 – Arrive Safaga, Egypt
  • Day 6 – Arrive Al Wajh, Saudi
  • Day 7 – Arrive Yanbu al Bahr, Saudi
  • Day 8 – Arrive Jeddah Saudi

Ports of Call


Ar Ras al Abyad, Saudi

Ar Ras al Abyad is a charming port of call in Saudi Arabia's Al Madinah province which is located next to towering hills, pristine sands and the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea. Known as Coastal White Head, this enchanting sun-kissed Middle East gem is a great place to relax and unwind in the glorious sunshine. The calm waters are perfect for scuba diving and swimming, while the inviting sands offer a chance to catch some rays on a sun bed, surrounded by beauty, mystery and tranquillity. You'll also discover superb dining venues serving delicious fresh seafood dishes.

Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is a delightful coastal city on the north eastern tip of the Red Sea which is surrounded by towering mountains, rolling deserts, glistening waters and unspoiled coral reefs. You'll discover a rich history and culture, vibrant city life and inviting sandy beaches when you visit this delightful port of call. Aqaba's centre is a bustling network of streets and alleyways behind the 'Corniche' beach road. The city, which boasts excellent hotels, superb restaurants and a charming 12th century fort, is a great base for setting out to explore some of Jordan's major attractions including the famous lost city of Petra and the enchanting protected desert of Wadi Rum.

Safaga, Egypt

The quaint port town of Safaga on Egypt's Red Sea coast is home to charming shops, lively markets and excellent restaurants. It is also a popular base for tourists setting out to discover the wonders of the city of Luxor. Safaga, which is a leading exporter of phosphates, is close to glorious black sand dune beaches, the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea and thrilling water sports. Popular activities include quad biking, camel rides, boat trips to Tobia sandbank island in the middle of the bay of Safaga and scuba diving beneath the waves to explore the enchanting coral reefs.

Al Wajh, Saudi

The coastal city of Al Wajh in Saudi's Tabuk Province is home to charming old hilltop houses, striking architecture, wonderful beachside parks and sensational seafood restaurants. You'll also discover a bustling fish market, golden sandy expanses and Al Wajh Castle, an enthralling landmark which was built in 1875 and features a cannon and surveillance tower which kept guard over the port in bygone days. Al Balad is a fascinating near-abandoned old fishing town in the corner of the city which features deserted streets and ancient Hejazi buildings made from Red Sea coral.

Yanbu Al Bahr, Saudi

Yanbu Al Bahr is the lively northern area in the port city of Yanbu which is renowned for its stunning beaches, glistening Red Sea waters and myriad of water sports. Located in Saudi's Al Madinah province, Yanbu Al Bahr is home to a charming old town and an imposing waterfront corniche. You'll also discover an array of enthralling historical buildings, as well as excellent restaurants, lively coffee shops, a huge shopping mall and luxury hotels. The area is a magnet for diving enthusiasts wishing to marvel at the marine life on the unspoiled coral reefs off the coast of Yanbu Al Bahr.

Jeddah, Saudi

This bustling cosmopolitan port city in Saudi's Hejaz region which really has the wow factor with its wonderful architecture, rich culture and charming waterfront. Jeddah, which acts as a gateway to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina, also boasts superb museums, delicious Hejazi cuisine and lively souks. Stroll along the magical Corniche seafront promenade which is home to the iconic King Fahd’s Fountain or visit the captivating 7th century Al-Balad quarter of the city where you'll discover traditional homes built from coral. The Red Sea, which is the source of the city's legendary seafood, is a magnet for water sports lovers and boasts mesmerising reefs and golden sands. Key attractions in this enthralling metropolis include the famous floating Al Rahma Mosque, Kingdom Tower and Fakieh Aquarium.

MSC Bellissima


Unforgettable experiences and moments of pure pleasure are waiting to be enjoyed on a luxury cruise holiday aboard the innovative MSC Bellissima. This incredible vessel serves up a spectrum of sublime leisure features, endless entertainment, a smorgasbord of dining options and sumptuous cabins and suites designed for comfort and relaxation. Indeed, there’s something to please absolutely every guest, with LEGO-themed clubs and an aquapark for children, and superb sports, fitness and spa facilities for grown-ups. Guests will also find a bowling alley, XD interactive cinema, a video game arcade and F1 simulators, as well as being able to enjoy fabulous live music acts, shows and evenings at the casino.

MSC Experiences


Bella Experience

The MSC Bellissima’s Bella Experience includes the following:

  • Wide variety of superb specialities on board, with the chance to request your preferred dinner sitting
  • Buffet open 20 hours a day
  • Broadway-style entertainment and a packed programme of daily activities
  • Access to the pool, cutting edge panoramic gym and open-air sports facilities
  • Choice of dinner sitting (subject to availability)

Additional benefits available for a supplement:

  • Breakfast in cabin
  • 24-hour room service
  • Access to private sun deck
  • Special events for children

Please note that details, including times and benefits, may be subject to change. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. You will be provided with full details of the inclusions on boarding the ship.

Fantastica Experience

The MSC Bellissima’s Fantastica Experience includes the following:

  • Wide variety of superb specialities on board, with the chance to request your preferred dinner sitting
  • Buffet open 20 hours a day
  • Broadway-style entertainment and a packed programme of daily activities
  • Access to the pool, cutting edge panoramic gym and open-air sports facilities
  • Priority choice of dinner sitting (subject to availability)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast in cabin
  • 50 per cent discount on fitness classes and personal trainer (subject to availability)
  • Special events for children

Additional benefits available for a supplement:

  • Access to private sun deck

Please note that details, including times and benefits, may be subject to change. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. You will be provided with full details of the inclusions on boarding the ship.

Aurea Experience

The MSC Bellissima’s Aurea Experience includes the following:

  • Unlimited consumption of selected drinks in all bars, self-service buffet and main dining rooms
  • Complimentary spa package for each adult, including access to the thermal area for entire cruise, Balinese massage, solarium and welcome cocktail
  • Complimentary wellbeing products, bathrobe and slippers
  • Complimentary access to the exclusive sun deck
  • Priority boarding and luggage (on embarkation day only)
  • Free time dining in a dedicated area of the restaurant

Please be aware that in respect to Saudi law, alcohol will not be served during the calls in Saudi Arabian ports. Alcohol will, however, be available when the ship sails in International Waters. Drinks can be consumed in all onboard bars and restaurants, but does not cover signature venues, including Jean Philippe Chocolate, Coffee, Crepes and Gelato. Please note that details, including times and benefits, may be subject to change. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. You will be provided with full details of the inclusions on boarding the ship.

Cabins and Suites


Interior

  • Double or single beds (on request)
  • Armchair
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi (for a fee)
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Vanity area and hairdryer
  • Digital cruise assistant

Ocean View

  • Window with sea view
  • Double or single beds (on request)
  • Armchair
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi (for a fee)
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Vanity area and hairdryer
  • Digital cruise assistant

Balcony

  • Balcony
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi (for a fee)
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with a shower or bathtub
  • Vanity area with hairdryer
  • Digital cruise assistant

Suite

  • Angle balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi (for a fee)
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Bathroom with a bathtub
  • Vanity area with hairdryer
  • Digital cruise assistant

Ship Facilities and Activities


  • Aquapark
  • Swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • LEGO-themed mini and junior clubs
  • Teens’ club
  • XD interactive cinema
  • Video game arcade
  • F1 simulators
  • Bowling alley
  • TV studio and bar
  • Sports facilities
  • Theatre
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • Fitness classes
  • Power walking
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Retail outlets
  • Suspension bridge
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty services
  • Guest services
  • Medical centre
  • Excursions office
  • Conference facilities

Dining


Lighthouse

  • Main restaurant
  • International and Mediterranean cuisine

Le Cerisier

  • Main restaurant
  • International and Mediterranean cuisine

HOLA! Tapas Bar by Ramon Freixa

  • Spanish restaurant

Butcher’s Cut

  • American-style steakhouse

Kaito Teppanyaki

  • Teppanyaki restaurant

Kaito Sushi Bar

  • Japanese cuisine

L’Atelier Bistrot

  • French cuisine

Marketplace Buffet

  • International cuisine
  • Offers breakfast, lunch and dinner

Il Ciliegio Restaurant

  • Main restaurant
  • International and Mediterranean cuisine

Posidonia Restaurant

  • Main restaurant
  • International and Mediterranean cuisine

Sea Pavillion Hot Pot by Jereme Leung

  • Oriental fusion cuisine

Bars, Lounges and Entertainment


Bellissima Bar and Lounge

  • Cocktail bar and ballroom

Champagne Bar

  • Serves champagne and fine cold food

Edge

  • Cocktail bar

Grand Canyon Bar

  • Indoor pool bar

Infinity Bar

  • Pre-dinner bar

Masters of the Sea

  • English pub

Sky Lounge

  • Piano lounge and bar

Sports Bar

  • Serves drinks and hot dogs

TV Studio and Bar

  • Serves cocktail and drinks

Atmosphere Bar North

  • Outdoor pool bar

Atmosphere Bar South

  • 24-hour food venue

Atmosphere Ice Cream Bar

  • Serves ice cream

Horizon Bar

  • Panoramic sun deck bar

Jean-Philippe Chocolat & Cafe

  • Chocolate and coffee bar

Jean-Philippe Crepes & Gelato

  • Ice cream parlour and creperie

Carousel Lounge

  • Entertainment and dining venue

Attic Club

  • Night club/disco bar

Imperial Casino

  • Casino and bar

London Theatre

  • Entertainment and conference venue

Horizon Amphitheatre

  • Sun deck amphitheatre

Premium Drinks Package


Upgrade to the MSC Premium Drinks Package for only £120pp. Please be aware that in respect to Saudi law, alcohol will not be served during the calls in Saudi Arabian ports. Alcohol will, however, be available when the ship sails in international waters. The package includes the following:

  • Draught and bottled beers
  • Wide selection of wines by the glass (sparkling, white, red and rosè)
  • Wide selection of cocktails
  • All aperitifs (bitters and liqueurs)
  • All standard and premium spirits
  • Selection on non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Soft drinks and fruit juices by the glass
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Classic hot drinks (espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte and hot tea)
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable cocktails
  • Premium mineral water (75cl)

Drinks can be consumed in all onboard bars and restaurants, but does not cover signature venues, including Jean Philippe Chocolate, Coffee, Crepes and Gelato. Details, may be subject to change. You will be provided with full details of the inclusions on boarding the ship.