There are too many Nile Cruises in Egypt, about 300 Nile Cruise boats or more and it docks in different Marinas in Luxor or Aswan. So you have to arrange the pickup from Airport / Train Station to your Nile Cruise before your Arrival with a specific company to avoid the hassles of taxi and other transfers to your Nile Cruise before your Arrival.
When to book a Nile cruise trip?
The high season for Nile cruises is in between November and February; when the temperatures are 30 degrees Celsius in the day time and about 20 degrees Celsius at night. The low season is from June to august months, the temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius.
How to reach your Nile cruise?
Nile Cruises Start from Luxor:
You can reach Luxor by several ways. From Cairo you can take the Train or Domestic Flight (Recommended). From Hurghada you can reach Luxor by Bus or Private Car. Also you can reach Luxor by Domestic Flights from Sharm El Sheikh.
Nile Cruises Start from Aswan:
You can reach Aswan by Train and Domestic Flight from Cairo and by Bus from Hurghada (Not Recommended).
Entertainment on Nile cruises:
Most Nile Cruises have a Discotheque, Belly Dance Show, fancy Galabia Party and Nubian Folkloric Show Every day there is a full entertainment program, which differs from one boat to the other.
Nile Cruise Food and Beverage
There are two types of Nile Cruise Package which are:
Nile Cruises on Full Board Basis:
The Majority of Nile Cruises is on Full Board Basis. All meals are included and are in an open buffet style (Or Set Menu in Some Cruises), some days there are many varieties, depending of the type and quality of the cruise boat; these meals are served with a fixed timetable. In Some Cruises, Tea and coffee is available, while on the move, every day at 5:00 pm. Other drinks are offered in the bar area.
Nile Cruises on All Inclusive Bases:
Very Few Nile Cruises are on All Inclusive Basis (Very Expensive, For 7 Nights Only). All Inclusive includes Full Board Basis and All Beverage such as Mineral Water, Soft Drink, Hot Drink, Coffee, Tea, Juice etc..
What Is the Check In and check out Time? When The Tours Starts?
Nile Cruises Check In Time:
Normally the check in time is at 11:00 AM before Lunch. So if your Flights come very early in Morning you can start your tours directly after coming from Airport or Train Station before it come too hot then when you finish your cabin will be ready for you.
Nile Cruises Check Out Time:
The Checkout Time is at 8:00 After Breakfast. So if your Flight or Train is in the Afternoon you can still use the Cruise Facilities but Not the Cabin or the Restaurant, Also You can leave your luggage’s at the Cruise and take some tours.
What to Wear During My Nile Cruise Trip?
During The Daytime Tours in summer, it is recommended you wear lightweight clothes. But you have to put in your mind that Egypt is a Muslim country, so respect must be given to this, particularly when visiting temples and other religious monuments.
On Board Your Nile Cruise You can wear shorts and swimming costumes, if you wish.
How to plan your trip and Best Nile Cruise itinerary