- The five-star BlueBay Red Sea Cruise has a capacity for 300 passengers and will complete a tour of the Red Sea’s most emblematic cities for the first time, visiting Aqaba, Yanbu, Medina, Jeddah and Mecca.
Jamal Satli Iglesias, the BlueBay Hotels Chairman, presented the BlueBay Red Sea Cruise in Dubai today. The Spanish company aims to expand its tourism offer with its first cruise ship, and will visit historical sites in the Red Sea, including cities in the region like Mecca and Medina that were off limits to some until now. The Spanish company announced the news during the ATM (Arabian Travel Market) international tourism fair taking place in Dubai from April 23rd to 25th. BlueBay Hotels is the eighth Spanish hotel company by international presence and the 10th largest hotel group regarding hotel rooms.
“BlueBay Red Sea Cruise is the first BlueBay Hotels cruise ship where we’ve applied our hotel experience to levels of services and the very latest technology in infrastructure and equipment. Passengers can enjoy an experience that will immerse them in the history and traditions of the Red Sea’s most emblematic cities,” says Jamal Satli Iglesias, BlueBay Hotels Chairman.
The five-star cruise line with a capacity for 300 passengers will set sail in October 2018 and its final route of the season will be in June 2019. Passengers will visit some of the most important cities in the Red Sea for eight days, including Aqaba, Yanbu, Medina, Jeddah and Mecca. It is the first cruise ship to include cities like Mecca and Medina on its route, which are typically restricted to visitors. On the final day, passengers can also enjoy a visit to Petra, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 1985.
The Med Queen has 144 cabins and suites, both interior and exterior, offering a luxurious and comfortable stay. Services include several restaurants serving a wide range of dishes, and it also offers activities for children. The ship’s staff is available 24 hours a day to provide passengers with the best possible stay.
About BlueBay Hotels
BlueBay Hotels the eighth largest Spanish hotel company regarding international presence and the tenth largest Spanish hotel chain in terms of hotel rooms. The group has its headquarters in Palma de Mallorca and currently operates 53 hotels in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Caribbean under the hotels’ four brands: BlueBay Hotels & Resorts, Le Royal Hotels & Resorts by BlueBay, Blue Diamond and BelleVue Hotels & Resorts, which cater to its customers’ needs worldwide from luxury and grand luxury cultural tourism to an offer more centred on sun and beach tourism.
It operates 23 hotels in Spain divided between the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Andalucía, Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid.
BlueBay Hotels future development is based on innovation, quality and commitment to its customers and its 6000 employees.
The group and its different establishments have received several awards from leading companies within the tourism sector such as the Jetsetter Best Hotel, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Tomas Cook awards, the RCI awards and the Holiday Check awards, among others. Equally notable is the award for best company stand at Fitur 2014 and The Golden Fleece from the Santiago Order received by the Chairman of BlueBay Hotels, Jamal Satli Iglesias for his work of exceptional merit.
 According to the 12th edition of Hosteltur’s ranking of large hotel chains.