If you want to visit Abu Simbel in 2014 there are a number of ways to do it, including a Nile cruise or a Lake Nasser cruise.
On a 7 night Nile cruise you will travel from Luxor to Aswan and back. While you are in Aswan you will be taken on excursions to the High Dam and a ride on a Felucca, both of which are included in the price of your holiday. In addition, you will be able to purchase an excursion to Abu Simbel, either by road which takes about 3.5 hours, or by air.
The other way to see is Abu Simbel is on a Lake Nasser cruise, which is usually for 2 – 4 nights in duration, and your boat will tie up near the temple and you can walk to it. The visit is included in the price of a Lake Nasser cruise.
For more details, and independent advice, call Ian at Nile Cruises with GoCruise on 01455821770 or 08002922850