Egypt Specials Nile Cruises 2015
3nights 4days Nile cruise
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from Aswan to Luxor
Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Luxor #
Departures every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tour Highlights: Philae Temple, High Dam, Unfinished Obelisque, the Kom-Ombo Temple,
The Edfu Temple ,Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsute, the
Day 1: Arrival in Aswan and embarkation (Monday,Wednesday or Friday)
Arrival, meet & assist by our representative & Check in at Nile Cruise. Excursion tour to visit,
Philae Temple (The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest Temples in Egypt and it occupies about
a quarter of the island. It is the main Temple on the island, with its huge, complete, pylons and
beautiful scenes), High Dam (One of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the
twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902. The High dam
was constructed to protect Egypt from the floods as well as providing irrigation and electricity all
over Egypt. It is 3600 meters long. Visitors can easily locate lake Nasser which is a huge water
reservoir) and Unfinished Obelisque (The beautiful red granites that were used in building the
temples and monuments in the ancient days were brought from the quarries of Aswan. Now
while you are on a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk you can see innumerable inscriptions in the
area around the quarries. These are probably the descriptions of the various quarrying projects
that were undertaken in the past days). Transfer to Nile Cruise. Lunch on board Sail to Kom
Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Dinner & Overnight on board.
Day 02: Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor
Breakfast. Visit the Kom-Ombo Temple (Located in Kom Ombo town, 45 km north of Aswan. It
is built on a hillside overlooking the Nile. This temple was constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman
era for the worship of god Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile god. It is noted for relief engravings
on its walls which show ancient surgical tools, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby there are
three mummified crocodiles. They are now in Hathor’s chapel). Sail to Edfu. Visit The Edfu
Temple (Lies in Edfu town, 123 km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. It dates to the
Ptolemaic period. It was dedicated to the worship of god Hours represented as a falcon. It is one
of the most beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure that blends
Pharaonic and Greek architecture. Its grandeur competes with Luxor temples. It is the second
largest temple after Karnak. It also houses the Nilometer and a huge pylon at the entrance). Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party. Dinner & Overnight in Luxor. Day 03: Luxor Breakfast. Visit the West Bank including: Valley of the Kings (Is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis.), Colossi of Memnon (The two colossi are made of sandstone, which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Memes, or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. On the sides of the colossi there is a representation of the Nile god Hapi, bending together the lotus and the papyrus plants, symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt) and Temple of Queen Hatshepsute (Hatshepsut was the fifth Pharaoh of the18th-dynasty who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs. Her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power). Dinner & Overnight in Luxor. Day 4: Disembarkation and departure form Luxor After breakfast, Disembarkation. Check out from the Nile Cruise. Excursion tour to visit the Karnak Temple, which is a serious of temples, built in different reigns. Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with it’s 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsute and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Program includes:
3 nights on 5* Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with full board – excludes drinks
All your tours and excursions are with A/C cars
Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide
Entrance fees “except Tutankhamun Tomb and Ramses Tomb in the valley of Kings”
Return airport or railway station transfer in Aswan/Luxor
Program excludes: Tipping, Drinks Personal expenses (Laundry, Sauna, telephones…etc) Any meals not mentioned in the program Any Optional tours and entrance fees to Tutankhamun Tomb and to Ramses Tomb in the Valley of Kings
Cruise Ship names:
Monday Sailings from Aswan: 5*Standard: M/S Crocodile, M/S Sarya, M/S Jasmin, M/S Anni or similar 5*Deluxe: M/S Kira, M/S Mirage, M/S Nile Style, M/S Norma, or similar 5*Super Deluxe : M/S Monte Carlo, M/S Semiramis or similar
Wednesday Sailings from Aswan: 5* Standard: M/S Emerald, M/S Citadel, M/S Aton or similar 5* Deluxe: M/S King of the Nile, M/S Carnival, M/S Tamr Henna, M/S Nile Bride, M/S World or similar 5* Super deluxe: M/S Princess Sarah, M/S Monaco, M/S Mohito or similar
Thursday Sailings from Aswan: 5* Standard: Ms Aton to be advised 5* Deluxe: Ms Beau Soleil, Ms Emilio to be advised 5* Super Deluxe: Ms Royal Ruby to be advised
Friday Sailings from Aswan: 5*Standard: M/s Ra I., M/S Nile Jewel or similar 5*Deluxe: M/S Orchestra, M/S Royal Regency, M/S Tulip or similar 5* Super deluxe: M/S Prestige Emilio, M/S Royal Ruby , M/S Nile Story, M/S Hapi 5 or similar
Children 0-2 Years old (sharing with 2 adults): free Children 3-11 Years old (sharing with 2adults): 50% discount
Extras (excursions / flights and train) – prices valid until 30 April 2015 Abu Simbel excursion from Cairo by flight EGYPT AIR including transfers, flight and guide , excluding entrance fees: US$ 438 per person Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by flight EGYPT AIR excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide: Per Person: US$ 280.00 Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by flight CHARTER excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide: Per Person: 219.00 US$. (Upon Availability). Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by PRIVATE BUS including entrée fees + all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Deluxe A/C Bus + Guide: Per Person: 150.00 USD$ Per adult. Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by COLLECTIVE BUS excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Guide at the Temples of Abu Simple: Per Person: 38.00
USD$ Per adult. (We do not recommend the Collective Bus).
Domestic Air Cost : Cairo /Sharm : US$ 135 per person Sharm/ Luxor – US$ 135 per person Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan (Egypt air)- US$ 235 per person Cairo/Abu Simbel/Cairo – US$ 412 per person Cairo/Aswan – US$ 177 per person Cairo/Luxor – US$ 177 per person
SLEEPER TRAIN PRICES: Double cabin one way Cairo/Aswan or Aswan/Cairo: US$ 124 per person (based on two people in the same cabin) with dinner/breakfast Child (3-11Years old) US$ 106 with dinner and brekfast Single supplement for 1 person occupying a double cabin: USA$ 30
Double cabin one way Cairo/Luxor or Luxor to Cairo: US$ 124 per person (based on two people in the same cabin) with dinner/breakfast Child (3-11Years old) US$ 106 with dinner and breakfast Single supplement for 1 person occupying a double cabin: USA$ 30 with dinner and brekfast
Nile Cruise Ship Descriptions: M/S Crown Jubiliee, MS Crown Empress, MS Nile Dolphin, MS Nile Festival, MS Nile Domina Prestige Emilio, M/S Regency, M/S Princess Sarah, M/S Crown Jewel, M/S Crown Emperor, M/S Mojito, M/S Grand Rose, M/S Nile Style, M/S Monaco
M/S Crown Jubilee
Come and visit an ancient cradle of civilization on our stylish cruise ship M/S Crown Jubilee. On our Nile cruise, we will take you on a voyage filled with wonder. Lay back on the sundeck and relax whilst experiencing amazing views of the lush green banks of the Nile and ancient temples from a faraway age. We provide shore excursions for further exploration
of Egypt’s marvels. And on board, you will enjoy supreme comfort and highly attentive service from a staff of professionals. Dine on a mouth-watering selection of dishes. And afterwards, join us for an evening of lively entertainment. Nile Cruise Ship Cabins 80 cabins: 76 double and 4 single. All cabins of the Nile Cruise ship are equipped with the following amenities and features: ·Large panoramic window that can be opened and has a view on the River Nile ·Individually controlled air conditioning · Private bathroom with W.C. and shower/bathtub ·TV with satellite channels, in-house video channels and music system ·International telephone ·Individual safety box · Mini-fridge · Luggage rack ·Shaver plug ·Hair dryer
Nile Cruise Ship General Facilities: Accommodation is on a full board basis with daily tea time service. Aboard the Nile cruise ship, you will find a large, luxurious bar and lounge where you can enjoy a variety of entertainment programs and folkloric shows in the evening. The spacious restaurant room can accommodate all passengers at one seating. On the large sun deck overlooking the River Nile, you will find a swimming pool and a pool bar, with plenty of comfortable deck chairs, sun loungers and fitness equipment. Body massage is available against charge. For your greater comfort, there is a 24-hour reception service, full laundry facilities, a gift shop, and a beauty salon which opens twice weekly in Luxor and Aswan (by request). A doctor is on call when the boat docks at Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom-Ombo and Aswan.You can stay in touch with your home or business while cruising the river Nile via our international telephone and fax service. Please note that if the Nile cruise ship is fully chartered, we can arrange a meeting space.American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted. The electric current is 220 volts, 50 Hz. The ship has its own piers.
MS Crown Empress
Cabins & Facilities On board the beautifully appointed Nile Cruise ship, the M/S Crown Empress, you can experience some of Egypt’s wondrous ancient pharaonic sites, whilst enjoying every comfort you could wish for. Let us take you to the Temple of Luxor, or to the breathtaking Valley of the Kings. Pamper yourself on our Nile Cruise ship and enjoy new heights of culinary excellence, with inspired dishes reflecting the flavors of the region. Nile Cruise Ship Cabins 28 cabins: 117 double, 3 single and 8 suites. All cabins and suites of the Nile Cruise ship are equipped with the following amenities and features: a.. Large panoramic window that can be opened and has a view on the River Nile b.. Individually controlled air conditioning c.. Private bathroom with W.C. and shower/bathtub d.. TV with satellite channels, in-house video channels and music e.. International telephone f.. Individual safety box g.. Mini-fridge h.. Luggage rack i.. Shaver plug j.. Hair dryer Nile Cruise Ship Suites The suites of the Nile cruise ship have a bedroom and a living room. The windows open leading into a balcony. Special upgraded guest amenities are available in the suites including bathrobes and slippers, stationary sets, and a departure souvenir. Nile Cruise Ship General Facilities Accommodation is on a full board basis with daily tea time service. Aboard the Nile cruise ship you will find a large, luxurious bar and lounge where you can enjoy a variety of entertainment programs and folkloric shows in the evening. The spacious restaurant room can accommodate all passengers at one seating. On the large sun deck overlooking the River Nile, you will find a swimming pool and a pool bar, with plenty of comfortable deck chairs, sun loungers and fitness equipment. Body massage is available against charge. For your greater comfort, there is a 24-hour reception service, full laundry facilities, a gift shop, and a beauty salon which opens twice weekly in Luxor and Aswan (by request). A doctor is on call when the boat docks at Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom-Ombo and Aswan.You can stay in touch with your home or business while cruising the river Nile via our international telephone, fax service, and Internet facilities (against charge). American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted. The electric current is 220 volts, 50 Hz. The Nile cruise ship has its own piers.
Ms Nile Dolphin
Technical specifications: 72m, W 15m, 5 decks , Shipyard: Arab Contractors, Cairo 3x470hp MAN engines Generators: 2×388 KVA and 1×275 KVA (MAN) Triple propellers: Z-drive, steerable Water purifying system: Culligan, with stainless steel filters ,220V electric current At your service: ·Room service ,Business center with internet access , Airconditioned gym, Beauty salon, Doctor on call, Laundry service , All major credit cards accepted
Cabins All cabins have large, panorama windows that can be opened — so you can enjoy the view of the Nile, the palms and the desert… even from your bed. The cabins have mahogany furniture with brass art decorations in the Empire style, mini bar, satellite TV, a music and video system, mini-safe. All cabins have en-suite, pre-fabricated bathrooms with marble floors and wall decorations, full glass shower cabins with jet panels, toiletries, hairdryer, and loudspeaker so you can watch TV or listen to music even when showering. Suites have their own terrace. All cabins are airconditioned with individual controls. Our room service is proof that we value the tourist.s every minute.
Reception Step back several millenia into history by visiting the heritage of the great Pharaohs; upon your return on board the Nile Dolphin,we will take care of your comfort with all the mod cons of the 21st Century. Restaurant
Our elegant restaurant is located on the lower deck, with seating for 150, where we offer buffet service. For dinner, we offer table service also, whereby you can choose from several menu options. If you have special dietary requirements, let us know when you check in, and our chef will give you special attention during all your meals on board. We will indulge you with a large variety of international cuisine and local dishes. We have a galley up on the sun deck as well. A barbecue dinner, or your dessert, on the sun deck while cruising in the silence of the Nile, watching the sun set, or breakfast when the sun is coming up will make your stay unforgettable on board the Nile Dolphin. Lounge In our lounge on the fourth deck, with large panorama windows, we serve the most fashionable cocktails and drinks, which you can enjoy while gazing out onto the Nile. The lounge has seating for 140 and all the facilities to hold presentations, if you are on an incentive tour. Every evening we have special entertainment programmes in the lounge. Adjacent to the lounge, is our library where you can read in silence. It has a panorama terrace, so you can enjoy the view in silence, every so often glancing up from your book. Our library also has facilities for small business group meetings. The Nile Dolphin will make the occasion of mixing business with pleasure a unique experience. Our business centre with computers, printers and internet access on the third deck will allow you to easily get in touch with your business at home or with family members while enjoying your cruise on the Nile. Sun deck An oversized pool with deep and shallow water and two Jacuzzis will pamper you while relaxing in the sunshine. From the sun deck you can directly access the airconditioned gym and spa on the fourth deck. An infra sauna with color therapy and aroma therapy in our Spa section will treat your body and your mind. Ancient Egyptians thousand years ago used color therapy too – just another reminder of history.
M/S Nile Festival
M/S Nile Festival is a brand new Five Star Deluxe floating hotel exquisitely decorated throughout in a contemporary style and fully equipped to cater for your every need. Sit back, relax in luxury and take in the sights of the ever-changing scenery before you. Be one of the first to enjoy this plush Nile cruising experience.
Deck A; LOWER DECK consists of engine room, kitchen, 2 stores, restaurant, staff cabins. Deck B; MAIN DECK consists of 20 cabins, main lobby in the middle, laundry, staff cafeteria and senior staff accommodation. Deck C; MEZZANINE DECK consists of 26 cabins, 02 Royal Suites, store room, hairdresser, piano bar Deck D; LOUNGE DECK consists of 18 cabins, lounge bar, spa area, TV area, disco, store Deck E; SUN DECK consists of swimming pool, Jacuzzi, shower and bar.
Technical Data of M/S Nile Festival: • Length 72 meters • Width 14.5 meters • Total Height 11 meters • Draught 1.5 meters • 03x 480 HP onboard engines • 02x 412 HP onboard generators • Central sound system for the whole boat • Central video and TV, satellite with special navigation channel • Fire alarm, fire fighting with sparkler system • Central air conditioning system, controlled separately from each cabin M/S Nile Festival Facilities: • Main restaurant “160 seats” + Occasional BBQ’s etc on deck (sundeck summer time) • Lounge bar, Sundeck bar, Internet access, Swimming pool • Jacuzzi, Open air gym (limited equipment) Bazaar shop, • Major credit cards are accepted (Visa – Master Card) Cabins Facilities: • 66 cabins (62 standard cabins + 4 suites) • Cabin size 26sqm • All cabins with wide window, telephone, fridge, air conditioning, safe & plasma satellite TV
M/S Domina Prestige Emilio
Domina Prestige is the ship’s owner, they are a large Italian Hotel company with several hotels in Egypt. One of their properties is this Nile Cruise Ship – The MS Emilio. Hence “Domina Prestige Emilio” All Cabins are “Outside” and above the waterline. The top three decks are where the cabins are, the very bottom set of windows is where the Restaurant, Galley & Crew Areas are situated. Many of the cabins have full length French balcony style windows. Facilities Small swimming pool, main restaurant, sundeck bar, lounge bar, internet access, sun beds, seating areas, Jacuzzi, sauna, massage room, small fitness area, table tennis, jewellery shop, bazaar shop & on call doctor.
Cabins Standard cabins are equipped with a high standard bathroom which includes a bath with shower over, wc, wash basin & hairdryer , rooms are furnished with a large wardrobe, dressing table, TV, telephone, air-conditioning, safe deposit box & mini bar.
Voltage (volts): 220. All cabins are equipped with 2 pin southern European style sockets. Not all cabins have full sized floor length windows, a couple have picture windows instead. Deck Amenities Lower Deck Main restaurant (single sitting buffet style) No dressing up required for dinner, the only rule is ‘no shorts’ most guests dress smart casual. Jacket and Tie are not required. The cruise dining room is quite relaxed and informal, with an Egyptian Evening during the cruise that will give you the opportunity to ‘Walk like an Egyptian” Main Deck (Reception) 24hr reception, jewellery shop, information boards, seating area & lounge bar. Cabins. Be sure to check the information boards by the stairs regularly as these contain the departure times for the excursions and a whole host of daily information you will need to get the most our of the guided visits. The Reception staff along with many of the crew speak good English and will be able to assist you with and query you may have, of course you also have the luxury of having an Egyptologist who will be happy to answer any questions you have whilst on board on
during one of the excursions. The lounge area is just next to reception through the door to the right of the desk. It has plenty of seating to accommodate everyone on board and has smoking & non smoking areas, along with good air conditioning. The drinks prices a