The Nile is the longest river in the world, where man-eating crocodiles bask in the sun, and, long ago, Queen Cleopatra lounged in her royal boat, awaiting her lover.
Nile Cruises presents the land of the pharaohs, pyramids, queens and crocodiles from the perfect comfort of a Nile cruise. Along the banks are stunning monuments, temples and tombs. Enjoying Egypt is best aboard Nile Cruises.
The boats on Nile Cruises are often called floating hotels. Luxury defines these cruises, with excellent restaurants, hot tubs and swimming pools. Use the exercise room, play tennis or snookers. You can shop, or read in the library.
Nile Cruises offers an illuminating look into the past. Five thousand years ago in rural Egypt, villagers built homes of mud brick. Donkeys pulled wooden ploughs in the fields. Today, you can witness this ancient past from the comfort of your deck.
Reserve a suite, a large room or a small room. All accommodations offer private baths, TVs and air conditioning.
On board, entertainment calls while Egypt floats serenely by. Socialize at a cocktail party. Watch graceful belly dancers or Nubian shows. See a play. Don traditional apparel. Dance in the disco area, or enjoy movies every night.
International and local cuisine is offered. You’ll eat at buffets, offering both hot and cold delicacies.
The journey to Upper Egypt is pure pleasure between October and the mid-April when the weather is cool and bracing. The Esna Lock closes for maintenance for the first two weeks in June and December. This may disrupt your schedule. Otherwise, most cruise boats run throughout the year.
Typical Nile Cruises are offered in either three, four or seven night blocks. Prices vary and rise during Christmas and Easter.
Nile Cruises offers hotel stays. The Great Pyramids are a mystery awaiting your gaze. Djoser’s Step Pyramid in Saqqara invites your imagination. See the Sphinx in Giza. Look through the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. Visit the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple. Peek over the High Dam in Aswan.
Along the Nile River, see temples built in honour of Pharaoh Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes and the Valley of the Kings. Marvel at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. The Unfinished Obelisk and the Philae Temple wait for you.
Advice and Tips for Nile Cruises
Avoid dehydration. Drink plenty of bottled water, and use bottled water when brushing your teeth. Shun cold drinks and ice. The water is good for showering, but drinking bottled water is recommended. Wash your hands often.
Electricity and water services may be sporadic or restricted. Construction may be visible and noisy in locations you visit.
Dress for the season. Comfortable footwear is a must. Smart and casual dress is de rigueur. Men, trousers are required at dinner time. Ladies, carry clothing to “cover up” if necessary. Keep in mind that Egypt is a Muslim country.
Tips on board are an income source. Tally for tips when making out your budget.