MY Carlton Queen goes on Red Sea expeditions all year round. Itineraries include Thistlegorm Wreck, Abu Nuhas, Ras Mohammed, and Straits of Tiran, as well as Daedalus, Brothers, Elphinstone route, including Deep South and St. Johns. This vessel is for comfortable exploration and leisure. It has more than 15 years of experience in diving and tourism. The onboard crew members are filled with the knowledge of the area and with proficient expertise that will surely give guests the best service. Our primary goal is that you feel at home and experience plenty of positive memories.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
Many divers noted that the dive guides changed the itinerary so that they could get the best dives in their schedule.
Some people said the liveaboard has made many upgrades in the last two years including a new A/C compressor, new updated rooms and new furniture etc.
People stated that the meals were exceptional and they could not believe it came out of the small kitchen on board.
Some people mentioned that the boat is faster than most liveaboards.
Things we don't like:
A couple of people noted that the heat was unbearable on some days and that made the stay on board uncomfortable.
Some people were taken back by the lack of warm showers on the trip.
Diving on the Carlton Queen in Egypt
MY Carlton Queen has a rising record when it comes to safety. It is a beautifully designed yacht launched in 2002 and recently upgraded in 2014. It has a length of 36m with a speed of 12 knots. This yacht has safety equipment with Egyptian coastal license requirements.
This vessel has four decks and 12 en-suite cabins, and it can welcome a total of 24 guests. Each cabin has two beds or a double bed, shelves, a large mirror, drawers, various cupboards, and air- conditioning. There are en-suite bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer in each room as well. There are four cabins on the upper deck and six cabins on the lower deck and two cabins on the bow with bunk beds. This yacht has two covered sun decks with cozy rattan furniture. Passengers can enjoy the sunset and the ocean view while drinking beer on the second floor. The front sun deck with covered mats is the best place for sunbaths. The saloon has A/V entertainment, and the latest movies are played there as well. Photographers can enjoy editing pictures in the computer room. Everyone can enjoy sharing their photos online with friends and family by using the onboard free Wi-Fi.
The fully air-conditioned dining area is serves meals in a buffet-style with a variety of local and western food. Snacks and complimentary drinks are available all day. There is an excellent selection of wine and beer on board. Vegan, vegetarian and other special dietary requests are available upon booking. We advise limiting these requests to food allergies and religious beliefs.
The dive deck platform is spacious enough for every diver onboard. The special wood boxes with electrical outlets for charging and other essentials for storing are ready to use. Rinse hoses are available for maintaining dive gears and desolation plants for everyone to enjoy a warm shower after every swim or dive. Guests can enjoy other water sports like kayaks, jet ski, water ski, and snorkeling too. There are two large zodiacs for easy drop-in and drop-off. At night a particular silent generator is used to reduce the noise.
Ras Mohammed is a famous national park and one of the well-known diving sites in Egypt. Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef have beautiful corals and a teeming reef life. There are many pelagic fishes such as jacks, barracudas, and trevallies. There are various reef sharks like the blacktip and the grey sharks. Elphinstone Reef is also known for exotic marine life. The reef is near the open sea, and it is filled with plateaus and caves. The Red Sea exploration welcomes you all year round.