Cruising down the Nile River in Egypt has been a fantasy for many people over the millennia. Everyone from Anthony and Cleopatra to the average person planning a holiday wishes to float idyllically down this historic river and gaze upon the monuments to men and gods which grace both its banks. In times past such cruises were reserved for royalty and the wealthy. But that has changed. Today anyone who wants to can cruise the Nile. There are Nile cruises of various durations, levels of luxury and prices available for people who want to enjoy this glorious experience.
If you are considering a cruise in Nile river, you have a number of very good options. They can range from a dinner cruise on the Nile which lasts a few hours to an in-depth tour of the Nile and the monuments and communities along its banks which can last days or weeks. You need only consider your goal, budget and the length of time you have for your Nile cruise trip and you can find one which is right for you. No matter which of the tours you choose, cruising on the Nile is an unforgettable experience.
Nile cruises are generally rated using the star system. There are 2, 3, 4, 4+, 5 and 5+ star options. Generally, the more stars a cruise is rated the longer and more in-depth the experience they provide and the more they cost. But you do not have to break the bank to afford a cruise along the Nile. Several of the lower cost cruises offer great opportunities to enjoy the river and its surrounding areas. They may focus on specific monuments or areas or just provide an opportunity to experience dawn, sunset or starry night on this world renowned river with your loved ones.
There are several different classes of cruises. Cheap cruises are often short trips offered on older ships with only outside cabins and rooms with no balconies. Moderate one’s generally offer large cabins, more stops and longer duration. Luxury cruises provide large cabins with balconies, all cabins are located on the upper decks and have telephones, music systems, satellite television, air conditioning, ceiling to floor windows offering panoramic views, spa centres with massage rooms and Turkish baths and several dining and shopping options are available on board. Ultra luxury Nile cruises offer the opportunity to sail from the Aswan High Dam to Luxor in splendour. They offer numerous sigh-seeing tours to Egypt’s most popular places and monuments including the Valley of the Kings and Karnack Temple, world-class cuisine, richly appointed sound-proof cabins with fine upholstery and parquet floors.
Looking upon the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and Egypt’s other great monuments from the deck of a cruise ship on the Nile is breath-taking. Staring into a starlit Egyptian sky while supping on sweetmeats or enjoying an exotic open air massage under a brilliant sky while easing down Nile provides perfect peace and tranquillity. Come experience a great trip cruise on Nile.