Wonderful Experience But Boarding a Nile Cruise Is a Life-Changing Experience

There are different Nile cruises available according to the availability and dates of travelling of the tourists. Some are for three days while other go as long as a week. Taking a Nile Cruise is not just a vacation, but a tour with history along with a dash of luxury.

Everything you need to know about Nile Cruises

Route of Nile Cruise

Nile Cruise usually operates between Luxor and Aswan having multiple stops in between. A short journey is converted into a long one by adding more stops during the sailing. Usually the stops are between temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Esna. For a longer journey, the cruise halts at Dendera and Abydos and later continues the standard route.

Best time to take the Nile cruise

The best time to take the cruise is between November and March. The weather is slightly colder but a pleasant one. Due to high demand, the prices are usually on the higher side but the experience is worth it. While May to September is a low season due to excessive heat, but the prices are dropped.

How to reach the cruise

There are number of domestic and international flights that fly till the south of Egypt. Other than that, it is highly recommended to use domestic flights till cities like Luxor and Aswan and then take the local transport till the cruise destination. There are coaches available as well, but flights have always been a safer and less time consuming option.

Meals on the boat

There are usually two types of plans available for the tourists: one is where all meals are available in a buffet style, at fixed time. The menu varies but the time is fixed. Another type is where the all meals, including beverages are served which includes local alcohol. Usually the latter package is available with the cruise which happens for a week.

Check-in and Check-out time

For all Nile cruises, the check-in time is 11:00AM. They cruise staff provides the tourists an option of leaving the luggage on the boat and exploring the nearby cities. By the time the tourist arrives, the cabin is ready with the luggage placed there.

The check-out time is usually 8AM post breakfast. This leaves the tourist to visit nearby famous tourist spots before leaving if the flights are scheduled late in the evening.

Dresses to wear during the holiday

It is recommended to wear soft fabric clothes that are breathable during the day while the nights can be a little chilly so warm clothes can be needed. During the stops, it is best to wear modest clothes while in the cruise it is acceptable to wear shorts or swim suits.