Nile River Cruise

The 4000-odd miles long Nile is the largest river in the world. The River Nile has shaped the life of people in Egypt – both ancient and modern. A Nile Rive Cruise is an idyllic getaway that takes you through thousands of years of Ancient Egypt’s history with visits to temples and important historical sites.

Duration of a Nile River Cruise

Usually, 3 types of Nile River Cruises are available: 3-night, 4-night and 7-night. Any tour would include a visit to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae in Aswan and the temples of KomOmbo, Edfu, Esna. On return to Luxor after the Nile River Cruise visits are scheduled to the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh in Ancient Egyptian History.

  • On a 3-night Nile River Cruise travel is downstream from Aswan to Luxor.
  • On a 4-Night Nile River Cruise travel is upstream from Luxor to Aswan. There is no difference in the historical sites visit, a 3-night Nile River Cruise, the trip maybe better because it is more relaxed and leisure.
  • On a 7-night Nile River Cruise travel from Aswan to Luxor or Luxor to Aswan is great. The same sights are in store but the entire trip will be extremely relaxing and leisure, which for some people is the essence of what a holiday should be.
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An All-Inclusive Nile River Cruise

Most Nile River Cruise packages are all-inclusive. This includes transportation, accommodation and sightseeing tours and food. Drinks, laundry, telephone calls, and tips are not included.

Cost of a Nile River Cruise

Cost of a Nile River cruise will depend on which deck you select. The Upper Decks are priced higher than the Lower Decks but they also provide a better view. The Nile River Cruise will be more pleasant if a room is selected that is closer to the front of the ship where the engines noise is  the least.

Egypt has many wonderful sights to see and there are so many things to consider a Nile River Cruise. However, plan your trip with enough time on hand to at least include a Nile River cruise which is one of the best cruises in the world.

Nile River Cruise Companies

  • Insight Vacations
  • Trafalgar
  • Scenic Tours
  • Brendan Vacations
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Uniworld River Cruises
  • Collette Vacations
  • General Tours
  • Gap Adventures
  • SITA Tours
  • Lindblad Expeditions
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Adventures by Disney
  • Tauck World Discovery
  • Globus
  • Discovery Adventures
  • Contiki
  • Cosmos

Nile Riverboats

Company Ship Name Passengers Built Refurbished
A&K Sun Boat III 36 1993 -
A&K Sun Boat IV 80 1996 -
Avalon MS Royal Lotus 124 2005 -
Brendan La Traviata 90 2004 -
Brendan MS Giselle 120 1996 2005
Brendan MS Miriam 110 1997 -
Brendan MS Nile Sapphire 132 1993 2001
Cosmos Radamis II 160 2000 -
Globus MS Royal Lotus 124 2005 -
Insight MS Giselle 120 1996 2005
Insight MS Medea 118 1999 2004
Insight MS Miriam 110 1997 -
Insight MS Nile Sapphire 132 1993 2001
Insight Prince Abbas 130 1998 -
Insight River Tosca 82 2008 2010
Trafalgar MS Giselle 120 1996 2005
Trafalgar MS Miriam 110 1997 -
Trafalgar MS Nile Sapphire 132 1993 2001
Tauck Nile Adventurer 68 1990 2001
Uniworld Prince Abbas 130 1998 -
Uniworld River Tosca 82 2008 2010
Viking River Cruises MS Royal Lotus 124 2005 -
Viking River Cruises Prince Abbas 130 1998 -
Viking River Cruises Royal Lily 120 2007 -
Viking River Cruises Royal Lotus 124 2005 -