Emperor Superior | Red Sea Liveaboard - Red Sea

  • Guests 25
  • Rooms 9 twin cabins, 2 bunk cabins & 1 double cabin
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks International and local buffet meals
  • FacilitiesWooden hull, Free Nitrox, Tek friendly
  • Diving 3-4 dives a day,
  • Diving Extras Prepay for kit hire and PADI courses
  • Internet Access Free WiFi signal depends on location

About Emperor Superior

Emperor Superior is a popular Red Sea liveaboard, operating a range of a itineraries departing from Hurghada. Outstanding menus on board, and free red wine is offered with dinner compliment the supereb diving of offer. Time to embrace the Red Sea with this experienced crew.

Measuring 37m, Emperor Superior will take no more than 25 recreational divers across a range of cabins. Below decks there are 8 twin berths and 2 bunk style cabins. On the upper deck there is a double bedded cabin and twin cabins. Please do specify which cabin you would prefer at the time of booking - upper deck and single cabins are available for a supplement. All of the cabins are well equipped with air-con and ensuite bathrooms (WC/shower). Cabin towels are provided for you during the cruise.

Throughout Emperor Superior, your comfort has been considered. The dive deck is impressive with space for all the kit and a camera table. No need to crowd on this boat! She is equipped with nitrox and can support all kinds of diving. Nitrox is free for all certified nitrox divers. As with all of the Emperor Fleet, safety equipment meets International standards. Move into the spacious dining and salon areas where you will find air-con, gallery player and TV and stereo. The dining area is the next important area of the boat. Outstanding menus are offered on board.. As you head upstairs there are also two sundecks. There is even free Wi-Fi (available where there is a telephone signal).

Twin/bunk berth cabins

There are 9 twin berth cabins and 2 bunk cabins. 1 twin is located on the upper deck. All cabins have air-con and ensuite bathrooms (WC/shower) and two towels per guest. The spacious dining and salon areas offer air-con, media player and TV and stereo.

Main deck single

There is a compact single cabin. All cabins have air-con and ensuite bathrooms (WC/shower) and two towels per guest. The spacious dining and salon areas offer air-con, media player and TV and stereo.

Double suite

There is 1 upper deck double bedded suite. All cabins have air-con and ensuite bathrooms (WC/shower) and two towels per guest.

Boat layout

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Red Sea is between 4-5 hours flying time direct from the UK. Scuba Travel have over 20 year's experience in the Red Sea and have carefully selected a fleet of luxury liveaboards and superb hotels that meet our exacting standards. Explore the sheer beauty of the Red Sea on a Red Sea liveaboard from North to South. Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and El Gouna are popular resort locations, whilst Marsa Alam, El Quesir and Hamata are perfect for those looking for quiet escapism.

Weather and Climate

Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July to August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt's so called 'winter' the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly, depending on your personal preferences.

Travel

Flight options

As standard our holiday packages are based on flights from London Gatwick, direct to your Red Sea hub - Sharm el Shekh, Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Where possible, we are happy to offer regional departures, in particular Manchester. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

Most flights to Egypt are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights to Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Egypt, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Our representative will be waiting either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard or resort holiday package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.

Info

Included in your holiday

Flights, transfers, accommodation on full board basis, 12l tanks and weights. Free red wine is offered with dinner.

Excluded

Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, nitrox or on board souvenirs. Soft drinks, speciality coffees and alcohol are all available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip. Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges.

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip.Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

All onboard prices are in Euro, but Sterling, US Dollars are accepted (subject to onboard exchange rate).

Phone coverage

Itinerary dependent. Most of Emperor Superiors Itineraries will have phone coverage when close to shore.

Plugs and electricity

2 pin European sockets. Plugs are located on dive deck, saloon and in cabins.

Extras

Hire equipment

We offer a very wide range of rental equipment onboard Emperor Superior including side mount and technical equipment. Emperor Superior is rebreather friendly and have tanks, softnolime, helium and oxygen upon request.

Extras

Emperor Superior offers a wide range of courses on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options.

Souvenirs

There is an on board boutique selling t-shirts. All stock items are subject to availability.

Nitrox/Gas

Free

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Normally £250 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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