After a long hiatus, the ferry service between Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada returns, with the Arab Bridge Maritime Company (ABM)’s high-speed craft, Queen Nefertiti. With Egypt’s Minister of Transportation in attendance, the 7th of December of last year saw the first crossing between the two renowned tourist cities, promising that many scenic trips are yet to come.
Founded by the governments of Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq, the Arab Maritime Company, which owns and operates several marine units, decided to revive the liner service in light of the renewed upturn in tourism in the holiday destinations. Lacking a regular route between the two – with only a couple of flights per week – Queen Nefertiti is the only liner sailing between Sharm El Sheikh and Hurgada.
Queen Nefertiti has been chosen for the task for its speed and balance, in addition to its ability to meet a diversity of needs, boasting the capacity to welcome 580 passengers, cargo, 130 cars, and up to six buses aboard.
Saving time, expenses, and effort, ABM’s service offers a comprehensive preannounced schedule for the two-hour-and-a- half trip, providing fixed prices with an 80 kg free baggage allowance for each passenger. The company also ensures a smooth online booking experience – whether transportation is for regular passengers, vehicles, or goods – as well as dealing with a group of accredited travel agencies and tickets distributors.