Emperor Echo is a deluxe standard liveaboard runs by the famous Emperor Fleet, it provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area with high standard quality, it can accommodate up to 25 guests.

Angel

15/08/2018

It was a great price per value. The crew and the guides were exceptionally fantastic and the boat met all expectations. Easy to get the gear on, always perfectly loaded... everything a "...

Description

Boat

Emperor Echo is the latest addition to the Emperor Red Sea Fleet offering exceptional value for money for the 'eat-sleep-dive-repeat diver'. Completely refurbished in 2018 with 31 meters in length and 7.75 meters in width, with its double engines, it cruises at 10 knots per hour.

Emperor Echo has 4 decks in total, offering guests spacious social spaces as well as personal privacy, there is a spacious and contemporary saloon, restaurant and lounging areas.

On the upper deck, there is a large lounge with sofas, licensed bar, guests can relaxing on the sofa, watching TV or enjoy the movies from the DVD station or paly board games with others. Whilst the sun deck is perfect for reflecting on the day as the sun goes down. It has a bright and airy saloon and a spacious dining area with bar on the main deck as well.

Emperor Echo usually offer buffet style meals with a variety of dishes to suit everyone. Plus water, tea, coffee, soft drinks, afternoon snacks, crisps/chips, cakes, biscuits, fruits are complimentary, along with free red wine with dinner and a bar on the upper deck. For any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian or any allergies, please inform us prior to booking.

The top level sun deck is partially shaded and has chaise longues, chairs and tables. It is the perfect place to enjoy the sun and relax while enjoying the beauty of the Egyptian scenery.

Emperor Echo also has limited free WiFi (for internet browsing and connecting with communication applications only when in signal).

Emperor Echo is rebreather-friendly and offers free NITROX, all diving and safety equipment as well as a photography charging station and four dive guides.


Cabin

Emperor Echo has 13 guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 25 guests onboard.

All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, mini safe, 220V power plug facilities.

1 Panorama Suite :
Located on the upper deck, the largest cabin onboard, with a king-size double bed, bathroom with shower, panorama seaview windows.

2 Upper Deck Cabins :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with one double bed or two separate single beds, bathroom with shower, seaview windows.

2 Main Deck Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two separate single beds, bathroom with shower, seaview windows.

1 Main Deck Cabin :
Located on the main deck, this cabin comes with one double bed or two separate single beds, bathroom with shower, seaview windows.

6 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two separate single beds, bathroom with shower, portholes. Three of these cabins are can be change to a double bed cabin if needed.

1 Single Cabin :
Located on the lower deck, this cabin comes with one single bed, bathroom with shower, portholes.


Diving

  • On some routes : No Night Dive will be allowed (see Itineraries)

  • Normally 3 - 4 dives per day (depends on the route/conditions)

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • No dive will be provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available free of charge for Nitrox divers
  • 15L Tanks: Limited available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional charge
  • Technical Dive:Available on special cruise with supplement
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Limited available free of charge for guests
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Visa, MasterCard or cash (USD/EUR/EGP)
  • Crew Number:10+, include 2+ dive guides

Itineraries

Emperor Fleet - RED SEA Cruise Itineraries

Check in is usually after 18:00 on arrival day until late. Check out is at 09:00 on the last day.

There is no night diving at The Brothers, Deadalus, Rocky and Zarbagad Marine Parks so bear that in mind when choosing your itinerary. Some dive sites are visited by day boats but we include them in our itinerary because they are highly regarded.


Liveaboard Safaris Options :

Simply the Best - 8D/7N - Hurghada/Marsa Ghalib - Hurghada/Marsa Ghalib
Dive sites include :
Elphinstone, Brothers, Deadalus Reef
Diver requirments :
Emperor recommend that you have 30 logged dives to join this trip.

Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone - 8D/7N - Hurghada/Marsa Ghalib - Hurghada/Marsa Ghalib
Dive sites include :
Panorama Reef, Middle Reef, Abu Kafan, Salem Express, Brother Islands, Abu Dabab and Elphinstone
Diver requirments :
Emperor recommend that you have 30 logged dives to join this trip.

South & St. Johns - 8D/7N - Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib
Dive sites include :
St. Johns, Fury Shoals Reef System
Diver requirments :
You don't need a minimum number of dives, but you should be comfortable with drift dives.

Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone - 8D/7N - Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib
Dive sites include :
St. Johns, Fury Shoals Reef System
Diver requirments :
Emperor recommend that you have 30 logged dives to join this trip.

Famous Five Cruise - 8D/7N - Hurghada to Hurghada
Dive sites include :
Rosalie Moller, Abu Nuhas, Thistlegorm, Ras Mohamed, Brother Islands, Salem Express
Diver requirments :
Emperor recommend that you have 30 logged dives to join this trip.

Reefs & Wrecks - 8D/7N - Hurghada - Hurghada
Dive sites include :
Abu Nuhas, Straits of Gubal, SS Thistlegorm, Ras Mohamed, Straits of Tiran, Ulysses and others
Diver requirments :
You don't need a minimum number of dives, but you should be comfortable with drift dives.

Get Wrecked ! - 8D/7N - Hurghada - Hurghada
Dive sites include :
Explore the famous Northern Red Sea wrecks: Abu Nuhas, Ulysses, Rosalie Moller, Thistlegorm and others
Diver requirments :
Emperor recommend that you have 20 logged dives to join this trip.


Airport Transfers inlcuded in the Rate :

Only the transfers shown below are included on boarding and disembarking days. Should you require any other transfer please contact our agents.

Hurghada Airport - Hurghada Marina (boat) or local hotel
Scheduled Arrival pick up time : 18:00 (Nov - Apr) | 18:00 or 21:30 (May - Oct)
Scheduled Arrival drop off time : 09:30 (All year round)
Approx. transfer time : 20-30 mins

Hurghada Airport - Marsa Ghalib Marina (boat) or local hotel
Scheduled Arrival pick up time : 18:00 (Nov - Apr) | 18:00 or 21:30 (May - Oct)
Scheduled Arrival drop off time : 09:30 (All year round)
Approx. transfer time : 3hrs

Marsa Alam Airport - Marsa Ghalib Marina (boat) or local hotel
Scheduled Arrival pick up time : 18:00 (All year round)
Scheduled Arrival drop off time : 09:30 (All year round)
Approx. transfer time : 20-30 mins

On arrival you will be met outside the airport arrivals hall. If you are staying at a hotel, please let us know the name and Emperor Fleet will contact you in the hotel the evening before with a pick-up time. Approximate transfer times depend on the number of stops on route.

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Destinations Egypt
Facilities Nitrox support, Tech Friendly, Camera station, Internet, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
19/01/2019 to 26/01/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $10.60 Detail
26/01/2019 to 02/02/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $10.60 Detail
02/02/2019 to 09/02/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $10.60 Detail
09/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $10.60 Detail
16/02/2019 to 23/02/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $10.60 Detail
23/02/2019 to 02/03/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $12.29 Detail
02/03/2019 to 09/03/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $10.60 Detail
16/03/2019 to 23/03/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $10.60 Detail
23/03/2019 to 30/03/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $12.29 Detail
06/04/2019 to 13/04/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $11.16 Detail
13/04/2019 to 20/04/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $12.85 Detail
20/04/2019 to 27/04/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $12.52 Detail
27/04/2019 to 04/05/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $12.63 Detail
11/05/2019 to 18/05/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $13.42 Detail
18/05/2019 to 25/05/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $13.19 Detail
25/05/2019 to 01/06/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Hurghada From $12.63 Detail
01/06/2019 to 08/06/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $11.50 Detail
08/06/2019 to 15/06/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $13.19 Detail
15/06/2019 to 22/06/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $11.50 Detail
22/06/2019 to 29/06/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $11.50 Detail
06/07/2019 to 13/07/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Hurghada From $12.52 Detail
03/08/2019 to 10/08/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $12.52 Detail
10/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $12.85 Detail
17/08/2019 to 24/08/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $12.29 Detail
24/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $12.52 Detail
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $12.85 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $13.19 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $11.73 Detail
21/09/2019 to 28/09/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $13.08 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Marsa Ghalib From $11.73 Detail
05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 7 nights Egypt Marsa Ghalib - Hurghada From $13.98 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $14.32 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $14.32 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $14.32 Detail
02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $14.32 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $14.32 Detail
16/11/2019 to 23/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $14.32 Detail
23/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $14.32 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Egypt 7 nights Lower Single From $10.60
Egypt 7 nights Lower Deck From $901.67
Egypt 7 nights Main Deck From $958.10
Egypt 7 nights Upper Deck From $980.67
Egypt 7 nights Upper Double From $1,037.09

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)

Useful information

Egypt

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being from March to November.

Visa's : All visitors to Egypt need an entry Visa to enter Egypt. For many nationalities visa can be purchased on arrival in Cairo or Hurghada for 25 USD. However, please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure you have the proper documentations.

Climat : The climate of the Marsa Alam and Hurghada have a subtropical desert climate with mild warm winters and hot summers.

  • Day Temperature: Summer time 33C/ 91F - Winter time 21C/69F
  • Night Temperature: Summer time 26C/78F - Winter time 17C/62F

Water : the average Water temps in the summer months you can expect 27°- 29°C/ 80°- 84°F, while in the winter months the temps can drop down to 23C/ 74°F.

Clothing : Dress accordingly to the seasons, light clothes in summer, and warmer clothes for the cooler winters.Please plan to travel light, as on all live-aboard dive yachts, space is limited.

Plugs : Type C electrical plugs (Europe standard) 220V @ 50Hz

Flights : Many international flights arrive directly from Europe and Asia to Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh International Airports.

Currency : Local currency is the Egyptian pound (EGP), other currencies can be easily changed at banks or money changers, and international ATM's are available. Credit Cards (Mastercard/ Visa) are widely accepted.

Diver's reviews (1)

Angel, 15/08/2018

It was a great price per value. The crew and the guides were exceptionally fantastic and the boat met all expectations. Easy to get the gear on, always perfectly loaded... everything a "liveaboarder" whats to see. It's fair to mention the amazing food with the huge range of variety, including the desserts. The trip was great. To say something not that positive, a little bit of smelling in the cabins due to toilets, but nothing to worry about.

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