When your ship arrives in port in Aqaba, your shore excursion starts when you meet your private driver for the roughly 3.5-hour ride to the Dead Sea, traveling in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
At 1,377 feet (420 meters) below sea level, the Dead Sea sits at the lowest dry point of elevation on Earth and is known for its water density and high concentration of salt and other minerals — perfect for floating. When you arrive, you have access to the beach resort and about two hours of free time to enjoy the lake. Go swimming and coat yourself in the lake's mud, whose minerals are believed by many to help with a variety of ailments.
Lunch at the resort is included. When your time at the Dead Sea is up, you'll be returned to the port in Aqaba to end your shore excursion.