This luxury ship will sail you past the Nile’s iconic sights in real style. It’s made up of 5 decks, so it’s really spacious. Plus, it’s adults-only, so you can expect plenty of peace and quiet. On the open-air sundeck you’ll find a swimming pool, which is edged by sunbeds and parasols, and a bar that’ll keep you going with cold drinks.
There’s a timeless, elegant feel to the ship’s interiors. In the lounge bar, for example, it’s all dark woods, and plush red and gold seating. As for the cabins, they come with all the creature comforts – air-conditioning, satellite TVs and minibars are part of the package. Best of all, they feature panoramic windows that look out over the Nile. Opt for a Suite, meanwhile, and you can look forward to more space, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, and stylish décor that pairs black velvet headboards with funky monochrome bedspreads.
As for dining, there’s a buffet restaurant serving up round-the-world favourites and some traditional Egyptian dishes.
- Official Rating
- Floors: 4 plus sun deck
Stylish adults-only holidays, designed for two
- Contemporary style
- Great settings
- Top dining scenes
- Relaxed atmospheres
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Adults-only hotels
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with meals.
With a sundeck lined with sunbeds and parasols. You can enjoy those all-important views up here.
Serving up a range of international dishes and Egyptian classics.
Double cabin sleeps 2 with marine satellite TV and in-house video channels. They have a private bathroom, and large panoramic windows with a Nile view.
Suite sleeps 2 with a king-size bed, separate lounge, marine satellite TV, in-house video channels and a mini fridge. These rooms have a private bathroom, and large panoramic windows with a Nile view.
Fly direct to Luxor and join the boat, moored on the banks of the Nile.
Luxor - Karnak - Edfu
Today, you’ll tick off the Luxor and Kernak Temples.
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.
Spot a sphinx at the Temple of Luxor
This masterpiece of masonry – in the heart of the city – dwarfs the modern buildings around it. Built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, it’s packed with shrines, halls and obelisks. The big attraction, though, is the Avenue of the Sphinxes, a parade of ram-headed statues. Once upon a time, it was a processional route to the Temple of Karnak, 2 miles away.
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.
This morning, we’ll sail on to Kom Ombo – home to the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris.
Spend the whole day exploring Aswan – or relax back on the ship. Those getting out and about can take a trip to Aswan High Dam, stop at the Nubian Museum, which houses 3,000 antiquities, visit the waterside Temple of Philae, or hop on a boat across Lake Nasser – the world’s biggest artificial lake.
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.
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.
Aswan Free Morning
This is a free morning for you to enjoy Aswan at your leisure. We'll set sale in the afternoon. You can book up for the optional tour of Abu Simbel this morning.
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.
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.
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.
Denderah Temple is on the itinerary today.
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.
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.