NILE RIVER CRUISE BOATS
The following are Keene Luxury Travel's Recommendations
To go to Egypt and not do a Nile cruise you miss a very unique and important part of an Egyptian tour. There are over 300 cruise ships on the Nile.
The Nile Cruise Boats vary from really bad to really nice products. Below are links to my personal reviews on some of the best cruise ships on the Nile. I think the choice of ship is critical as standards are not what Americans are used to and getting ill is something we all wish to avoid. All feature an Egyptian night where everyone dresses up in Egyptian clothing, an outdoor barbeque on the deck weather permitting and lots of western food. We spoke to many guides and the consensus was that these boats were definitely among the best.
Sonesta Star Goddess
Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
Sunboat IV - Abercrombie and Kent
Alexandra the Great
No pictures were allowed but this is a wonderful boat.
Personal Review of M/S Salacia
No personal experience for a review of this boat.
Oberoi Zahra Website
Cruising the Nile - What to expect:Click for more details of sights on the Nile Cruise.
The trip along the Nile is very enjoyable. There is some time to relax and enjoy the ship however it is a very busy schedule. You can take a 3, 4 day or 7 day trip. It is very rushed in a shorter time period so the 7 days is a wonderful way to go to get the best of everything. You go from Luxor to Aswan and then back again from Aswan to Luxor. You get to see different things on each day. The temples and monuments are all along the Nile and your cruise includes visits to the temples as you sail from port to port. As you sail down the river the sights you see are really quite remarkable. It is a leisurely pace and you can really enjoy seeing all the farmers on the sides of the river bank. Most wave and it is a series of "kodak moments"