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Louis heads for Red Sea December 19, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in News Cruises.

Louis Cruise Lines announced yesterday that it would be starting cruises in the Red Sea as of this month until next April aboard the Sapphire.

Operating from Safaga port in Egypt, the cruise includes visits to Aquaba in Jordan, Sharm El Sheik, Suez and Hurghada in Egypt.

With a capacity of 12,263 tonnes and a length of 149 metres, the Sapphire can accommodate 660 passengers in 290 cabins. The cruises begin every Wednesday and include one night’s stay in a five-star hotel and well as transport to and from the Sapphire. Sights include Luxor and St Catherine’s Monastery.

Louis Cruise Lines > Louis started operating short cruises out of Limassol, Cyprus to the Eastern Mediterranean from the early 70s, a programme that is still in force. Louis Cruise Lines, a subsidiary of Louis plc, listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange, has over the years evolved and expanded its cruise programmes. Today with a fleet of 13 cruise ships the company also operates cruises from the ports of Genoa and Marseilles to the West Mediterranean, North Africa as well as to the Eastern Mediterranean. From the port of Piraeus, Louis Hellenic Cruises sails to the Greek islands and Eastern and Western Mediterranean.

Four of the cruise ships, namely M/V Thomson Destiny, M/V Thomson Spirit, S/S   The Emerald and M/V The Calypso are chartered to Thomson Cruises of TUI AG and another one, the Arielle, to Transocean of Germany.

Related Links > http://www.louiscruises.com

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