February 12 – 21, 2026

Luxor, Petra, Jeddah, & more aboard the EXPLORA I.

Join Malaka Hilton on this unforgettable journey through the ancient and modern wonders of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Visit iconic archaeological wonders and destinations of legends, simmering with romance and discovery. From the ancient magic of Petra to the majestic tombs of Luxor, embark on a timeless journey through the myths and legends of the Red Sea.

Embarkation: Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

EXPLORA I

February 12th, 2026 – Ancestral Luxor and Karnak Unravel the mysteries, and marvel at the artistry and scale, of some of Ancient Egypt’s most important and impressive monuments, which rise from the fertile plains and palm groves of the River Nile. Safaga’s port sits on the Red Sea’s dazzling coastline, where gorgeous beaches and super waters for diving and snorkeling await. Unwind here, amid the colorful fish life, or lie back to soak in ever-reliable sunshine.

Soak in the surroundings on boats, which meander up and down the river, or head out to tick off as many of the remarkable ruins as you can. Cultural treasures like the World Heritage Site listed Valley of the Kings – carved into the copper rock of the desert – provided elaborate resting places for Ancient Egypt’s revered Pharaohs. Built between the 16th and 11th centuries BC, no fewer than 63 temples have been discovered here so far. Head into incredibly preserved tombs, decorated with majestic and mystical symbols and colorful artworks. See famous sites like the cursed tomb of King Tutankhamun, and the imposing rise of Queen Hatshepsut’s temple, amid the countless highlights and wonders.

Spend the day exploring before boarding for an overnight stay on Explora I.

The Journey

February 13th, 2026 Departure of Ancestral Luxor and Karnak Safaga will set your imagination spinning as the gateway to the world’s greatest ancient wonders, from stony burial chambers, mighty monuments and expressive artistry to modern Red Sea escapades.

Board Explora I and Depart at 19:00

February 14th, 2026 Capture Aqaba’s Big Picture Arrival: 08:00

Welcome Middle Eastern culture with a splash of adventure in Jordan’s sun-kissed centre. Visit the stunning rock-hewn Petra and take a four-wheel-foray to the rust-colored sands and towering rocks of UNESCO-listed Wadi Rum.

Petra, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a breathtaking testament to human ingenuity and artistry. Wander through the Siq, a narrow gorge that leads to the Treasury, a majestic facade carved into the mountainside. Explore the Royal Tombs, temples, and amphitheaters, each whispering tales of a bygone era.

Departure: 22:00

February 15th, 2026 – Sharm El-Sheikh Charm Awaken in Sharm El Sheikh, after a evening of cruising.

Sharm El Sheikh, nestled on the Sinai Peninsula, is a portal to a kaleidoscope of experiences. Here, the desert whispers tales of ancient empires, vibrant bazaars dazzle the senses, and crystal-clear waters beckon adventurers beneath the waves.

Dive into raw desert adventures, glittering souq wares, a riot of colorful corals, and touch the beating heart of Cairo for the great Pyramids and Sphinx.

Sharm El Sheikh is more than just a beach destination. It’s a portal to a world where ancient history meets modern adventures, where the desert meets the sea, and where every step is a journey into the heart of Egypt’s vibrant culture. Embrace the spirit of adventure, and prepare to be enchanted by the magic of Sharm El Sheikh

Departure: 17:00

February 16th, 2026 – Ancient Ain Sokhna Beautiful, energizing, mezmerising and meditative. Where bohemian days meet soirees of luxury wonder.

Arrival: 07:00

Pile into the acres of nature that make Sokhna a playground for discovery before setting off to cast Egyptologist eyes on the immortal greats at the Pharaohs’ old stomping ground, visiting iconic landmarks that stand as testaments to their ingenuity and power.

Nestled on the shores of the Red Sea, Sokhna beckons with a captivating blend of natural beauty and ancient history. This vibrant coastal town offers a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of Egypt, both above and below the waves.

Departure: 21:00

Aboard Explora I

February 17th, 2026 – Day at Sea Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Explora I: A blueprint of exquisite design and environmental technologies, blending luxury, sustainability, and innovation. With 461 ocean-front suites, 9 culinary experiences, and 3 outdoor and 1 indoor pools, Explora I offers guests an extraordinary journey through the world’s most captivating destinations.

View the Arabian sea of the side of your balcony on your first day at sea.

Explora I offers a variety of world-class restaurants, lounges, and amenities to its guests. Guests can enjoy a unique tasting menu that changes seasonally, showcasing the finest ingredients from around the world at Anthology. Atolla serves a variety of international cuisine, with a focus on fresh seafood and Mediterranean dishes. East Market offers a variety of dishes from China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Grill by Explora Journeys serves up classic American cuts, as well as seafood and vegetarian options. The Restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including international cuisine, regional specialties, and themed nights.

Guests can relax and enjoy a drink or light meal at the Explora Lounge, or take in stunning views of the ocean and the ship at the Sky Bar.

The Aft Pool offers stunning views of the ocean and is a great place to relax and soak up the sun. The Cove Pool is a more secluded pool, perfect for a peaceful swim. Exhale Spa and Wellness offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps. The state-of-the-art Fitness Center offers a variety of equipment and classes. The well-stocked Library offers a variety of books, magazines, and newspapers to relax and enjoy. Explora I also offers a variety of shore excursions to explore the ports of call.

And don’t forget to visit the Gelateria & Creperie at The Conservatory for a delicious treat!

February 18th – 19th, 2026 – The Mecca of Jeddah

Arrive to Jeddah midday and unload from the ship.

Immerse yourself in the bustle and buzz of Saudi Arabia’s oldest city. Pilgrimage to Islamic holy towns, unearth secrets in the backstreets of UNESCO-celebrated Al-Balad, explore ruins and floating mosques, then unwind strolling amongst the charms of the Corniche. Seek breathtaking Edge of the World views, shop heaving souks and set out to Moon Mountain.

Jeddah is a city that has something to offer everyone, from its rich history and culture to its modern marvels and endless adventures. Whether you are seeking spiritual enlightenment, cultural immersion, or simply a relaxing vacation, Jeddah is the perfect destination to end your adventure.

February 20th, 2026 – Day at Sea

Enjoy another day at sea, surrounded by vibrant waters and backdrops. Enjoy the many entertainment, relaxation, and dining options available to you as you relish in your final full day and night on board. Watch the video below for an inside spotlight on the esteemed dining available on board.

February 21st, 2026 – Arrival back to Luxor (Safaga)

Depart the ship and spend the day exploring Luxor or transport to the airport to depart from a magical trip.

Call Jolene DiRocco at 941-951-1801 at extension 106 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today! You may e-mail at jolene@admiraltravel.com.

For current pricing and availability, please inquire.

A $250 per person Admiral Travel booking fee will apply. (VIPLane members complimentary)

Inclusions

  • Unlimited Free Wifi
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Onboard entertainment
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines, and spirits
  • Multiple restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • In-suite welcome bottle of Champagne
  • Shuttle services from port to city centre (where required/available)

Exclusions

  • On-Shore Excursion costs and dining

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All payments made to or on behalf of Admiral Travel are non-refundable unless stated otherwise
  • If minimum numbers are not met for a hosted departure, prices are subject to change / increase to confirm same program on a private basis
  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for ATI to host the journey.
  • ATI hosts reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.