Nile Legacy  

This adults focussed cruise teams stylish décor with big-league sightseeing. There’s an onboard pool and restaurant, too.

This luxury ship will take you to the Nile’s iconic sights in style. It’s made up of five decks, so it’s really spacious.

There’s a pool on the sundeck, with a bar for drinks. Talking of bars, there’s another one below deck. Meals come courtesy of a restaurant serving international buffet spreads.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until 24.00 and bottled water which can be taken on the excursions.  Snacks at set times.

Facilities

You can enjoy those all-important panoramic views here, while relaxing on the sundeck or taking a dip in the pool.

They serve a variety of international dishes, along side some Egyptian classics here.

Cabins

With these classic-style cabins, you can lie back and take in views of the iconic River Nile. They have twin beds. Plus, you'll also find air-conditioning, a fridge, and a flatscreen TV included.

With these classic-style cabins, you can lie back and take in views of the iconic River Nile. They come with a balcony for that bit of fresh air. And they have a king-size bed, and a lounge area. Plus, you'll also find air-conditioning, a fridge, and a flatscreen TV included.

Itinerary

  • Day1

    Check in

    Fly direct to Luxor and join the boat, moored on the banks of the Nile.

  • Day2

    Luxor - Karnak - Edfu

    Today you’ll tick off Luxor and Karnak Temples before sailing on to Edfu via Esna Lock.

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    Explore the Temple of Luxor

    Towering obelisks, walls etched with hieroglyphics, and statues of gods four times the size of a person – these are just some of the reasons thousands of people flock to the Temple of Luxor every year. Set on the east bank of the Nile, this ancient sanctuary was built in 1,400 BC to honour the gods Amun, Mut and Chons.

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    See the supersized Temple of Karnak

    This place takes top honours as the world’s largest man-made temple complex. It took some 1,300 years to finish it – each pharaoh wanted to make his mark on the site the ancient Egyptians dubbed Ipet-Isut or ‘The Most Perfect of Places’. The end result? A mix of temples, sanctuaries and chapels. The absolute don’t-miss is the 13th-century BC Great Hypostyle Hall with its 140 pillars.

  • Day3

    Kom Ombo

    This morning, we’ll sail on to Kom Ombo – home to the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, the falcon-headed god.

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    Kom Ombo Temple

    This temple is unique as it's dedicated to a pair of gods. Everything is duplicated, there are two entrances, two courts and two sanctuaries. The right side honours Sobek, the crocodile god, and the left is for Horus, the hawk-headed protector of Egypt.

  • Day4

    Aswan

    Spend the whole day exploring Aswan, the High Dam is on the agenda along with the Nubian Museum, the waterside Temple of Philae, and a motor boat trip around the Cataract islands. There's an optional trip, the Philae Sound and Light Show, for an extra charge, too.

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    Aswan High Dam

    From the top of Aswan High Dam, you can see why it was hailed as an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. The 3-kilometre-long construction is pivotal in controlling floods and providing irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. It serves up great views, too. They stretch right across the giant reservoir of Lake Nasser to Kalabsha Temple in the south and a massive power station to the north.

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    Philae Temple

    The Temple of Philae is set on Egilica Island after being moved, stone by stone, from flooded Philae Island. It’s a huge construction, with undamaged pillars and towers. The reliefs and images chiselled in to the walls of the vast halls do a great job of telling the story of Egyptian civilisation. They depict kings overcoming their enemies, and the goddess Isis with her son. Symbols carved by the Roman emperor Trajan and Coptic Christians have also stood the test of time.

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    Nubian Museum

    This museum houses a collection of treasures from Nubia, which translates as Land of Gold. Around 3,000 exhibits are arranged over 3 floors. Together, they tell the story of the development of this part of the Nile, from Pharaonic times to life under the rule of the Greeks and the Romans. There are large-scale models of temples and reconstructions of typical Nubian dwellings, plus rare statues and mummies.

  • Day5

    Free Morning in Aswan

    This is a morning for you to enjoy Aswan at your leisure. You can book up for the optional tour of Abu Simbel for an extra charge, if you choose. In the afternoon, the ship heads back to Luxor.

  • Day6

    West Bank

    Today, you’ll have the chance to cross the sights of the West Bank off your tick-list. Potter around the Valley of the Kings, explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and peer up at the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. You’ll stay overnight in Edfu.

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    Temple of Queen Hatchepsut

    This mortuary temple for the great Queen Hatshepsut is set at the bottom of a cliffside near the Valley of the Kings. It consists of 3 layered terraces accessorised with chapels, colonnades, and shrines. They’re covered in faded reliefs documenting the queen’s divine origins and details of her reign. Other scenes show trade expeditions and offerings to gods.

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    Shuffle through the Valley of the Kings

    Tutankhamen is the name most associated with The Valley of the Kings. The boy king’s burial chamber was discovered here in 1922 by Howard Carter. He isn’t the only person who was laid to rest in this valley, though. There are more than 63 burial chambers here, marking the final resting places of five centuries’ worth of Egyptian blue blood.

  • Day7

    Denderah

    Denderah Temple, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, is on today's itinerary.

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    Temple of Denderah

    Denderah Temple is dedicated to Hathor, the cow-headed goddess, and famous for the original signs of the zodiac. Climb up onto the roof to get some great shots of the temple and surrounding area.

  • Day8

    Check out

    Your cruise along the Nile comes to an end in Luxor where you'll be taken to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Unless of course you choose to extend your holiday in Egypt with a stay in one of our hotels.

Essential info

  • Children Onboard

    We don’t allow under 16s on our Nile cruises, but you may find that other travel companies accept bookings from children under this age so there may still be young children on board.
  • Excursions

    The excursions described in the itinerary are included in the price of your holiday, but visits to the sites can vary depending on water levels. Extra excursions are available to buy onboard.
  • Onboard Satellite TV

    Just so you're aware, marine satellite TV may go out of range from time to time, which can mean a loss of picture.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

Bad experience with RADAMIS II

I won't recommend this cruise at all. Entertainment was poor, reception desk...what can I say..I haven't seen such an unpolite people in my life. The food was ok. In general horrible experience,the only good part was the temples of course. More

Marieta S,

M. S. Dolphin

Went recently on a 4 day 3 night cruise starting from Aswan to luxor. The ship is a decent one with good hospitality. The cabins have large windows but no balconies. They are a tad bit dated but clean. Barely any space to put in an extra bed. Bathrooms are clean and functional. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served on the ship. Occasionally there is a tea and cake in the evenings. The spreads are generous with main course, salads and desserts. They are quite considerate towards vegetarians and will serve extra yogurt etc. There was an entertainment might as well which was quite enjoyable. Had a good time on the ship.More

BharathiMani, 297628

Relaxation at it's best - Nour El Nil Dahabiya Cruise

Five days of absolute luxury on this Dahabiya. Our hosts (Enricio and Elenora) and their crew were very professional, friendly and attentive - nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed 5 days mainly on the deck being pampered with the magical views of the Nile, 5 star restaurant cuisine and stunning sunsets. Our host Enricio has a wealth of knowledge on egyptology and accompanied us on shore excursions to discover the Egypt most tourists never see. I would have highly recommend this cruise and would love to repeat my experience in the future.More

judyharcoan, 255100

Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise - wonderful experience!

Wow what an amazing Cruise Ship total luxury - perfect for us! We were one of only two couples booked on the 5 night trip from Luxor to Aswan but we were told that the ship sails even if only one suite is booked. It was like our own private yacht. We had booked one of the two Luxury Suites with a jacuzzi, private terrace and couldn't fault it in any way. We especially loved sitting in the Jacuzzi watching the river life sail by after a hard days sight seeing. The food was extremely delicious (you must try the curries) with a varied choice. Mamdouh the Manager looked after us in every way ensuring that everything was perfect - he even rearranged the Schedule to include Kom Ombo for us. Try Mamdouh's Cosmopolitan Cocktails they were amazing! All the staff were extremely friendly and always greeted you with a smile. Special thanks to Mamdouh, Zezo, Kareem, Yosef, the chef and all the team for making our trip one to remember. We felt extremely safe throughout our 3 week trip of Jordan/Egypt and wouldn't hesitate to return.More

KimT755,

M S HAMEES (Movenpick)

An opportunity for the holiday of a lifetime. This was our second Egyptian cruise so we went for the “Original” cruise from Cairo to Luxor along a section that had been closed last time and included Akhenatan’s city of Armana and Abydos - with possibly the best ancient wall reliefs in Egypt - and therefore the world. We were initially surprised by the fact that there were only 22 of us on a boat designed for over 100, but were soon to realise the advantages of feeling that we had the whole of Egypt to ourselves because we seemed to be the only tourist boat on the Nile. Perhaps the absence of other tourists might be expected since this is not really a trip for first timers (who would be right to opt for star attractions like the Valley of the Kings and Abu Simbel) though we were surprised that we saw no other working cruise ships and very few tourists even at Luxor. As to be expected, you may think, in view of the security situation - but please think again. With the most thorough security arrangements you can imagine, we really did feel completely safe and the fact that so many misguided people are staying away meant that we could experience Egypt’s treasures much more intimately than was ever possible when we went with the crowds 10 years ago. I hope for Egypt’s sake that this situation won’t last, but for those who appreciate elementary statistics about the minimal security risks, this is a chance that won’t come again. The food, the accommodation, the brilliantly enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide and above all the cheerfully determined way all these people are intent on making their industry succeed in the face of considerable difficulties deserves your support - and you will be doing yourselves a great favour too. And if you agree that the interior styling of MS Hamees is a bit eccentric by modern European standards, it seems that the refurbished MS Darakum with its wonderful new Moroccan style interiors will be getting under way in the autumn. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have Egypt to yourself before it gets busy again. We went with VJV but you may like to go directly to Traveline EqyptMore

Cliff W, 186338

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