Cruise Guide to Aqaba, Jordan

Planning your cruise call to Aqaba, Jordan

Located at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba, cruise visitors will access the country of Jordan via the Red Sea on exotic cruise itineraries serving the Middle East.

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Top Sights: Petra and Wadi Rum

The biggest challenge for cruise visitors will be figuring out how to spend time in port. Located 30 miles from Aqaba is Wadi Rum and just a little further, 60 miles away off the Desert Highway, is Petra.

Wadi Rum. Photo by loufi
The archaeological site of Petra. Photo by ChrisYunker

Cruise Sights in Aqaba

World-class diving. Photo by BBM Explorer.

Areas of interest in Aqaba:

  • Aqaba Gateway – shopping and home to The Jordan Experience, a 25-minute 3D movie about the Red Sea, Wadi Rum, and Petra.
  • Mamluk Fort – built in the 12th century by the Crusaders of Jerusalem.
  • Museum of Aqaba Antiquities
  • Aqaba Marine Park
  • Tala Bay – beach resort

Cruise Shopping

Silver Bedouin jewelry is a popular souvenir and can be found among the markets located throughout Aqaba.

Learn more – Ready to cruise?

Cruises around the Middle East region are popular segments of World Cruises. There are some cruise lines that also feature the region exclusively. Port Collectors looking for exotic locations to complete their bucket list will be impressed with Jordan.

Learn more about Jordan by visiting the Visit Jordan Tourism Board

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