Lake Nasser Cruises

Lake Nasser Cruises

About LAKE NASSER

As one of the world's largest artificial bodies of water, Lake Nasser's dimensions are staggering. From the High Dam it stretches over 300 miles (480 km) down into Sudan and, in places, spreads to over 22 miles (35 km) in width. It is also the most stunningly beautiful, unspoiled region of Egypt. The lake was created as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam across the waters of the Nile between 1958 and 1971. Many species of animals and birds have settled in the man-made Lake as well as Nile Crocodiles. Lake Nasser cruises provide the opportunity to admire the wildlife, beautiful scenery and of course visit the temples of Abu Simbel.

LAKE NASSER

  • Aswan - Philae Temple & High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk.
  • Aswan - Nubian Museum; Sound & Light show at Philae.
  • Abu Simbel - the two temples of Abu Simbel are the most magnificent in the world. The first temple was built by the Ramses II, the other for his wife Queen Nefertari.
  • Kalabsha Temple and Wadi el Seboua Temple.
  • Temples of Amada & Derr and the tomb of Penout.
  • Kasr Ibrim – an archeological site in Lower Nubia. It has remained a major site for archaeological investigations.

M/S Eugenie

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LuxuryM/S Eugenie

Cruise Options:
3 nights        Aswan to Abu Simbel        Friday
4 nights        Abu Simbel to Aswan        Monday



Elegantely traditional, this turn of the century steamer has modern day comforts and spacious interiors full of warmth.

Accommodation: Built in 1993 in a ‘turn-of-the-century’ Nile steamer style, The Eugenie features 52 cabins and 2 luxury suites. Each cabin and suite has ensuite bathroom with shower and hairdryer; some have a balcony. The suites are located on the Upper Deck and have a large balcony or terrace and sitting area.

Facilities: Swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, shaded deck and sun deck are fi tted with oriental sitting areas.

Dining: The main restaurant offering international dishes; cocktails and beverages are served at Safari lounge, Lounge bar and Cat bar.
 


M/S Jaz Omar El Khayam

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LuxuryM/S Jaz Omar El Khayam

Cruise Options:
3 nights        Abu Simbel to Aswan        Friday
4 nights        Aswan to Abu Simbel        Monday
7 nights        Aswan to Aswan                 Monday



A modern & stylish cruiser with high standards of service and amenities. Features include windows opening on to a private balcony with seating area.

Accommodation: There are 68 well-appointed cabins, 12 luxury Grand suites & Royal suites, all fully equipped with air-conditioning, TV, minibar, safe, panoramic sliding window and balcony.

Facilities: Cleopatra Spa & Health Club, sauna, massage room, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, billiard room and gift shop.

Dining: The main Abu Nawas restaurant offers international, traditional dishes and a selection of fi ne wines in an intimate atmosphere. The Bashawat, Mamlouk lounge bars and the El Kheima Sun deck bar serves a selection of drinks and refreshment.


M/S Kasr Ibrim

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LuxuryM/S Kasr Ibrim

Cruise Options:
3 nights        Abu Simbel to Aswan        Wednesday
4 nights        Aswan to Abu Simbel        Saturday



An elegantly and tastefully designed cruiser that combines traditional 1920’s Middle Eastern style with classic travel.

Accommodation: All 55 cabins and 10 luxury suites are decorated in a 1920’s Art Deco style and feature ensuite bathroom, hairdryer and some with balcony. Suites have a bathroom with Jacuzzi, sitting area, balcony or terrace.

Facilities: Swimming pool, sauna, steam room, sun deck and shaded deck.

Dining: The lounge bar offers cocktails & beverages and the main restaurant international dishes.


LAKE NASSER

  • Dress appropriately - light clothing during the day, but at night and in the early morning is better to wear warm clothing.
  • Video cameras are strictly forbidden in the temples of Abu Simbel, whether at morning or during the sound & light show at night.
  • Photography camera is strictly forbidden inside the temples of Abu Simbel, but you can buy photo albums for the mural paintings inside the temples, and it's widely available in the shops surrounding the temples.
  • It's prohibited for the tour guides to give an explanation inside the temples, so they explain the temple from the outside and then they allow a free tour inside the temples.
  • If you want to buy some gifts and souvenirs from Abu Simbel, the shops around the temples are the best suited for that.
  • The Nubian house "ESKALLEH" is recommended if you would like to enjoy tasty Nubian food and spend a very nice time listening to the Nubian music.
  • If you reach Wadi El Sebou' at night, enjoy watching the Milky Way at the sky.
  • Carry Egyptian pounds in change for all sorts of things including the toilets.
  • Bring a bottle or two of water (they can charge a fortune for water), hat, sun cream and wear comfortable sturdy shoes.

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