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Egypt Nile Cruises

Egypt Nile Cruises

                
                 
 


If you choose to go on a Nile cruise for Nile tours, make sure that the cruise is taken as “all inclusive”, i.e. accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation! This option is the best way for you to see all the possible Temples en route.

We would therefore recommend, for health and safety reasons, to choose only the five star or 5 star + Nile cruises! The cost for one night accommodation, ranges between $90 and $150 per person per night in a twin room.

Today there are more than 220 Nile cruisers on the Nile  between Luxor and Aswan, I various classes of 4 star, standard 5 star, and 5 star deluxe and imperial Ultra deluxe.


Your Cabin Location

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Prices of accommodation depends largely on which deck you have chosen to stay, staying in the lower decks is generally cheaper than staying on the upper deck. Try and obtain a plan of the boat before you book. Your cabin will be fitted with air-conditioning and a TV set. Any good cruise boat will keep the cabins that are closer to the engine, for the staff! The guests staying away from engine noise.


There in 3 different types of Nile Cruise itineraries

03 Nights Cruise
Usually departs from
Aswan to Luxor

04 Nights Cruise
Usually departs from
Luxor to Aswan

07 Nights Cruise either
Luxor to Aswan or
Aswan to Luxor

This 7 nights itinerary basically includes all the visits mentioned above, but divided over 7 nights, which gives you in total more more free nights to relax. It is very good choice for those who seek full relaxation.


What You Should Know when on a Nile Cruise

Food on board:


Accommodation aboard the Nile cruise is entirely based on full board basis. (All meals are included ) mostly in an open buffet manner with  many varieties, depending of type and quality of the cruise boat you have selected; these meals are served with a fixed timetable each day.

Tea and coffee are available on board, served every day around 5:00 pm to 5:30. Other drinks are offered in the bar area are with additional cost.

Dress Code

During the daytime, while touring, you can wear whatever you really like,(Shorts are ok)  though due to the extreme heat it is recommended you wear lightweight clothes.

While relaxing on board, and in doors you may wear shorts and swimming costumes, if you wish. Breakfast and lunch can be taken dressed like this, but for dinner, please wear smarter clothes! But beware of too much exposure to the sun! Apply plenty of high factor sun block!

Nightlife:

Every day there is an entertainment programme, which differs from one boat to the other. On most cruise ships the first day is usually a cocktail party, presented and run by the boat manager, where they offer free drinks and introduce the  senior staff on board. This party is also known as  “The manager’s party”, where the manager introduces his crew to the passengers on board.  It is Advised to wear smart causal cloths during this cocktail.

 2-Another night there is a “Galabia party”, where you will be encouraged to get Egyptian outfits and wear the local Galabia. To buy a Galabia, it will cost you around 50-70 LE, but if you do not wish to buy one, you can hire one from the bazaar shop located onboard.

If you choose to buy your Galabia from outside the boat There are many bazaars outside the Temples that you will be visit during your cruise. Don’t forget to haggle hard!

-Another night will have a Nubian show, where you will see Nubian dancers and singers in their local outfit.

-The last evening’s entertainment is usually has: a belly dancing show, a juggler’s show (whirling dervishes) with local singers and bands.

Your dress on board:

During daytime, while touring, you can wear whatever you really like,(Shorts are ok)  though due to the extreme heat it is recommended you wear lightweight clothes.

While relaxing on board, and in doors you may wear shorts and swimming costumes, if you wish. Breakfast and lunch can be taken dressed like this, but for dinner, please wear smarter clothes! But beware of too much exposure to the sun! Apply plenty of high factor sun block!

How to pay your Extra bills:

All extras such as consumed beverages, laundry, and telephones bills, should be settled and paid at the last day of your cruise when you check out. Payment can be made with credit cards, traveller’s cheque, or cash. Make sure you have enough cash, just in case your credit card transaction didn't go through.

Please note: Many Nile cruise boats do not accept personal cheques or money orders ! many other don't accept travellers checks as well

Tipping:

Don’t forget to leave tips for the cruise staff, not less than $ 5-8  USD PER PERSON PER DAY! 
This tipping should be given to the boat reception,  simply put your tip in an envelope and hand it over to boat reception. This money later will be distributed  evenly among the crew on board. This way each person will get his fair share.

Please Note: This does not include tipping to your Tourist Guide, this should be separate, and it is entirely up to you to decide the amount of tip that you will give to him/her. Know that these are only guidelines, gratuities are personal matter and tipping is entirely at the discretion of the individuals.

 Health and Safety on board Egypt Nile Cruises:

All Nile cruises are equipped with safety features and life jackets are normally placed under your cabin bed.

You should avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol especially if you have equilibrium problems. You are not just putting yourself at risk but also the other guests and staff too.

People with equilibrium problems should not spend too much time on deck at night, on a fast moving ship; it is dangerous in case you fall over.

Smoking in bed is dangerous; the mattresses are very flammable!

People who tend to sleep walk should never take a cabin with a balcony, an inside cabin with a window would be far safer.online

Make sure that you know where the muster stations are, in case you have to abandon ship.

If you get sick whilst on board, some cruise boats have a resident doctor on board. If not, they have doctors assigned in each town that can be called on in case of emergency.

Nile Cruise other useful tips:
  Firstly after checking-in at a cruise, it is advisable to leave your valuables in your rooms'  safety deposit box.  As all cabins have a private safe
If you wish to buy any items from the shops on board, the opportunity for shopping is generally limited due to the small size of these shops. But on the other hand you will get plenty of time to check what you are buying, and haggle over the price!
 arrow To call home, most of the cruise boats offer telephone facilities on board, but the sound quality is not as good as onshore.
We would recommend visiting a bank, to change your money, before cruising, as most of the boats do not offer exchanging money facilities and you will not get access to onshore banks while you are cruising.

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