With flourishing marine life, including kaleidoscopic hued fish and reefs, lapping crystalline waters, white sand atolls and palm-fringed uninhabited islands, the Red Sea coast is a real spectacle. And without a doubt one of the best ways to discover the beautiful and diverse Arabian shore is from a boat, preferably a sleek luxury liner. Thankfully, this is now possible for the first time for people living in Saudi Arabia, where Red Sea Spirit cruise ships have started operating.
So anyone based in the Kingdom looking for staycation ideas can add setting sail to take in some stunning sun-soaked backdrops from a sumptuous upper deck to the the diverse range of experiences available this summer. And it’s the perfect choice for those who like a blend of culture and adventure and are also hoping to relax.
Sail into the azure waters of the Red Sea on an all-inclusive luxury cruise tailormade to enchant all your senses. Escape into a world of wonder, and we will ensure we make it worth your while. #CruiseIntoSummer #Saudi pic.twitter.com/qdQT66xJ0E— Red Sea Spirit (@RedSeaSpirit) August 8, 2020
Red Sea Spirit, known for a wide variety of onboard leisure, dining and entertainment options, is offering two Red Sea cruise itineraries. The first, which departs from the King Abdullah Port in King Abdullah Economic City, spans three nights (four days). As well as reclining with a sea view, guests get to discover Yanbu and Ras Abyadh. The second option, which is a four-night trip (five days) and departs from the same port, allows guests to spend two days in NEOM and Magna in addition to visiting Yanbu and Ras Abyadh.
The cruises have been launched as part of the Saudi Tourism Authority’s (STA) “Break Free” campaign, which aims to shine the spotlight on the gems the Kingdom has to offer and boost domestic tourism. The campaign is particularly focused “to provide exceptional leisure tourism services on the Red Sea, providing a wider array of options and raising awareness of the many natural and cultural treasures that lie along the Saudi Red Sea coast,” according to an STA statement. Running until the end of September, the initiative promotes 10 destinations around Saudi Arabia, including Umluj and Ahsa. Holidaymakers can rest assured the authority has partnered with the Ministry of Health, tour operators and others to put strict safety measures in place to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.