Lake Nasser Cruise MS Eugenie
The Eugenie was proudly named to evoke an historic event in Egypt`s recent past: the grand opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, attended by the crown heads of Europe including the Empress Eugenie of France. The completion of the Suez Canal marked Egypt’s passage into modernity, and a new era of international trade and interaction.
The M.S. Eugenie was constructed in 1993 in the style of a turn-of-the-century Nile steamship. It is 74 meters long, with just 52 cabins for maximal comfort, and two luxurious suites. Each cabin has an ensuite bathroom with shower, washbasin, w.c. and hairdryer. The Eugenie’s facilities include a sauna, steam bath, exercise equipment, sun decks, a swimming pool, air-conditioning and state-of-the-art water filtration systems.
Likewise the Eugenie, the first ship to sail Lake Nasser, launched a new era of tourism, offering travelers fresh vistas of Egypt’s natural beauty and archeological treasures. Lake Nasser extended the boundaries of Egypt’s touristic possibilities, while the Eugenie reminds us of this ancient country’s endless capacity for renewal.
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Since Egypt's Prehistoric times the Nile River valley provided the only route from the Mediterranean world to interior Africa, with Nubia as the point of contact between the two, a highway for diverse cultures and political powers during thousands of years. However, it is recent history that provides two of the greatest feats known to man. One the building of the immense dam at Aswan and the other the engineering marvel of saving the various antiquity sites that lined the old river shores. The Egyptian dam took 30,000 men working around the clock for ten years to complete. The reservoir that was created now stretches
some 300 miles from the dam all the way into the Sudan. Varying in widths it averages about 6 miles across. Dotted with hundreds of islands and abundant wildlife it features scenery combining natural beauty with incredible history. Cruising aboard luxurous ships, designed with a hint of history yet featuring the most modern conveniences. We have two Deluxe ships on the lake.
As the worlds largest man-made lake, Lake Nasser is approximately 310 miles in length (1550 square miles) and, in places, can reach a depth of 600 feet. The lake was created in the 1960s when the world famous High Dam was built. Together with the old Aswan Dam it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. It is named for Gamal Abdel Nasser, president of Egypt from 1956-1970. Part of the area Lake Nasser covers today was once the site of the temples of Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II around 1200 B.C. Lake Nasser has arguably the best freshwater fishing in the world for both Nile perch and Tiger Fish.