Many companies operate cruises on the Nile, with some of the most popular ones being Discover Egypt, Red Sea Holidays, Uniworld, Orbital Travel, Saga and Kuoni. Most are on a Full Board basis, but some are ‘All Inclusive’. At Nile Cruises with GoCruise our main objective is to help you to choose the right cruise line and the right boat for you.
Most Nile river cruises are for 7 nights, and include at least 10 free excursions, although some 3 or 4 night itineraries are also available on the 5 star MS Royal Esadora. Cruise boats on The Nile generally sail from Luxor to Aswan, and back and you can also add a hotel stay, with the main resorts being Luxor, Cairo, Hurghada, Makadi Bay, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. If you wish to visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Gisa, you can do so while on a hotel stay in Cairo. Abu Simbel can be visited on an excursion from Aswan, either by coach or by air. Another great way to see Abu Simbel is on a Lake Nasser cruise, which is usually for 3 or 4 nights, and can often be combined with Cairo, a Nile cruise or perhaps a stay at Aswan or Luxor.
The last time I was in Luxor I spent 3 nights onboard the MS Grand Rose. If you click on the following link you can read my review of Luxor and the boat, which also has links to my videos and photos.
Since June 2012 there has been the opportunity to take a 14 night Nile cruise from Cairo to Aswan, or in the reverse direction, enabling you to visit all these sites from your boat. There are limited departures at certain times of the year, so contact Ian for more details.
Spectacular Egypt & Jordan – combine a 7 night Nile cruise, with 2 nights in Cairo and 4 nights in Jordan. This gives you the opportunity to see all the main sites on the Nile cruise, plus the Pyramids, Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, as well as Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea in Jordan.
Flights are generally on Mondays from Heathrow to Luxor where you join your boat. Flights to Cairo operate on most days of the week from Heathrow. Please note that as I am based in the UK, I can only arrange flight inclusive trips if you are departing from the UK, although I can also arrange ‘cruise only’ on the Nile.
The most popular time of the year for UK visitors to Egypt is from November to March, when the temperatures are lower, but there are departures 52 weeks of the year.
As an independent cruise consultant, with the backup of ABTA (J5035) and ATOL (0944) protection, Ian Warren is able to book cruises with any of the ocean or river cruise lines, not just Nile Cruises. I am always happy to answer any questions you might have on anything to do with cruising, and to give you a competitive quotation, so please do not hesitate to contact me. You can phone me any day between 8am and 8pm, or complete the online enquiry form. If you would like to search for any river or ocean cruise, based on cruise line, ship, destination, port or departure date, then visit www.gocruisesearch.co.uk.
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