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Accommodations

M.Y. HARMONY V
The intimate M.Y. HARMONY V is a 25-cabin vessel tastefully appointed with a warm, intimate atmosphere. Newly rebuilt and redesigned, this motor yacht can enter smaller ports and inlets, offering an authentic coastal cruising experience.

Each stylish cabin is outside and features two twin beds or one double bed, rich wood paneling, air conditioning, large window, private bathroom with shower, vanity, mini refrigerator, hair dryer and safe.

The ship’s spacious dining room accommodates all guests at a single, unassigned seating and specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Early-risers’ coffee, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner are served daily. House wine and beer are included with dinner.

Additional public areas include a sun deck with lounge chairs and shaded outdoor dining and bar, inviting indoor lounge and bar and a salon. Limited Internet access is also available on board.

The M.Y. HARMONY V’S English-speaking, European crew provides courteous, professional service. The ship is meticulously maintained and updated to ensure a high level of comfort and compliance with the highest environment and safety standards.

Antiquities of the Nile Valley and the Red Sea

 

Antiquities of the Nile Valley & the Red Sea
March 9 - 19, 2011

This spellbinding journey through the Nile Valley and across the Red Sea reveals an ancient land of golden deserts, lush oases, stunning seascapes, centuries-old Bedouin culture and an unwavering spirituality. Cruise aboard the inviting, yacht-like M.Y. HARMONY V and stand face to face with the Sphinx in the shadow of Giza’s pyramids, explore one of the earth’s most pristine underwater environments at Ras Mohammed National Marine Park and bask in the glory of the legendary “Rose-Red” city of Petra, hewn from sandstone cliffs by the ancient Nabataeans 2,000 years ago. Wind through dramatic wadis to the birthplace of monasticism at the foot of Mt. Sinai in the secluded mountains along Egypt’s Red Sea coast. Spend two nights in the awe-inspiring and historic city of Luxor, walk in the footsteps of Ramses II in ancient Thebes and visit the wondrous Valley of the Kings and the tremendous Temple of Karnak. The two-night Cairo Post-Program Option provides further insight into Egypt’s fascinating spiritual history.


 

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

INCLUDED FEATURES

EXCLUSIVE GOHAGAN TRAVEL SERVICES

CAIRO POST-PROGRAM OPTION


Experience a comprehensive alternative to traditional Nile cruises.

Cruise aboard the intimate, newly rebuilt M.Y. HARMONY V, which is specifically designed to call at small ports inaccessible to larger ships.

Enjoy a full program of expert guided tours, including a special excursion to the Monastery of St. Catherine at the foot of Mt. Sinai and a visit to the Chapel of the Burning Bush.

Marvel at the breathtaking antiquities of Ancient Egypt, the monasteries of Sinai and the Red Sea, and the fabled “Rose-Red City” of Petra on an overnight excursion that includes a mesmerizing candlelit walk to the Treasury and accommodations in the MOVENPICK HOTEL.

On an awe-inspiring excursion in Luxor, spend two nights in the deluxe STEIGENBERGER NILE PALACE LUXOR HOTEL, tour the ancient temples of Luxor and Karnak, two of the world’s most important archeological sites, and visit Luxor’s West Bank, featuring the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Nobles and the Valley of the Kings, with visits to the tombs of Tutankhamun and Ramses IV.

Drive through Wadi Rum among the towering, wind-carved sandstone and granite rock formations.

Unravel the mysteries of Egypt with expert Egyptologists as your guides.


 

Cost  Special Tulane pricing is from approximately $4595 per person plus airfare and based on double occupancy.

Booking  For booking information please contact Thomas P. Gohagan at 800-922-3088, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

Brochure Request

Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901 alumni@tulane.edu