Egypt & the Red Sea Cruises
Egypt & the Red Sea is a great destination, not just for an ocean cruise but also for taking an incredible Nile cruise. You can see some general details below, and also follow this link to my dedicated website Nile Cruises with GoCruise.
The main ports of call on the Mediterranean coast are Alexandria and Port Said, from where you can take an excursion to Cairo to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx, as well as the Egyptian Museum. The main port on the Red Sea coast is Safaga, from where you can take an excursion to Luxor, which has a lot of fantastic places to visit. These include the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, the Temples of Queen Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor, as well as the Colossi of Memnon.
A 7 night Nile cruise enables you to see and learn so much about ancient Egypt, in an enjoyable and relaxing way. You fly to Luxor and join your Nile cruise boat, and over the next 7 nights you will sail to Aswan and back, calling at Kom Ombo and Esna. Included in the price of the cruise you will have 10 excursions, escorted by a fully qualified Egyptologist. These will include a selection from the following: –
- Valley of the Kings
- Valley of the Queens
- Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- Temples of Karnak and Luxor
- Colossi of Memnon
- Temples of Horus and Sobek
- Temple of Philae
- High Dam at Aswan
- Felucca ride
Click on the following link to see the photos I took in June 2014 of interesting places to visit in Luxor.
There would also be the chance to take optional excursions to the amazing Abu Simbel, a flight in a Hot Air Balloon, or attend a Sound and Light Show at one of the Temples.
A Nile cruise can also be combined with 2 or more nights in Cairo, or how about a nice relaxing stay in a hotel in a Red Sea Resort. There are options for All Inclusive, both in hotels and on your Nile cruise boat. The following link will take you to my other website, Nile Cruises with GoCruise, where you will find a lot more information.
Lake Nasser Cruise
A short cruise of 3 or 4 nights on Lake Nasser is a great way to experience the Nubia area of Egypt, and also to view Abu Simbel, as your boat will moor very close to it. A couple of popular boats on Lake Nasser are MS Eugenie and MS Kasr Ibrim. You can combine your time on Lake Nasser with a stay in Cairo, Aswan or Luxor, or even with a Nile cruise, and we can arrange a great holiday for you.
(Page updated June 2014)