You may have heard that having a Nile River Cruise is a typical experience that you can have in Egypt and many questions may come to your mind when it comes to planning a Nile Cruise tour. The first and the main question is how can you choose a good Nile Cruise and is it really safe to board a Nile Cruise in the middle of the Nile? And lots of other questions and through our article, we will introduce the most highlighted issues about the best Nile cruise ships and answer as many questions as we can regarding such a wonderful tour.
Best Nile Cruise Ships Sailing Between Luxor & Aswan
First of all, you should know that there are two major classifications for Nile cruises in Egypt based on the type of services and amenities you can find on board, and based on this, here are the two types of Nile Cruises that you can choose your Nile Cruise from:
5* High Luxury Nile Cruise Ships
Luxury Nile Cruises are the version of high luxury hotels in Egypt but in a floating shape. If you are looking for the most comfortable accommodation, the greatest notable services, amenities, and facilities, if you are looking for a luxury tour full of passion and excitement, then board one of our 5*high luxury Nile Cruise will definitely fill your satisfaction and make you get back home with a memorable experience and a lifetime adventure. There are some 5* high luxury Nile cruises in Egypt that will allow you to live like a real Pharaoh or a gorgeous queen in the land of miracles as you will receive the most fabulous services ever.
5* Deluxe Nile Cruise Ships
There are many 5* deluxe Nile cruises in Egypt that you will enjoy the most while getting on the board of any of them and have some wonderful time while making use of their interesting facilities for travelers on their board. It is very important for you to notice that there are many 5* deluxe Nile cruises that aren’t recommended because they have old furniture and the food served there isn’t of high quality as other cruises. That is why you need to make sure that you are booking your Nile cruise tour with a trusted travel agency to get the most incredible adventure you have always wanted.
We always make sure that we choose the best Nile cruises especially those which were recently renovated to offer an amazing experience that can’t be forgotten and we keep update the list of our 5* Nile cruises based on our guests’ reviews and feedback so we keep working with specific ones, add more to our list, and omit some others from our list if they have any negative feedback.
Top Deluxe & High Luxury Nile Cruise Ships
Here is a list of the most recommended 5* deluxe & 5* high luxury Nile cruises based on their classification in Egypt:
The Best 5* High Luxury Nile Cruise Ships
1. Mayfair Ship
If you are looking for the most luxurious accommodation on the board of a Nile Cruise, then MS Mayfair Nile cruise must be among your first choices as it offers the most unparalleled accommodation you can ever experience with its prestigious homey cabins and suites. The staff members on its board are really friendly and attentive. You can choose either to start your tour from Aswan or Luxor but anyway, you will definitely spend the best vacation in Egypt ever in life with us while booking Ms. Mayfair Nile Cruise.
2. Oberoi Zahra Ship
MS Oberoi Zahra Nile cruise offers amazing high luxury cabins decorated in a natural palette from which you will have the marvelous chance to enjoy the amazing uninterrupted River Nile view. Each cabin is furnishing with either a Kind-size bed or two queens and if you have a special request regarding your accommodation, you need to request from the beginning of your bookings to get the best availability for you.
3. Oberoi Philae Ship
MS Oberoi Philae Nile cruise is one of the 5* high luxury Nile Cruises that boast a fitness center and a bar on its board. You will enjoy many services on its board including a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi services, and concierge services as they really care for the entertainment and relaxation of tourists on board. Each deluxe cabin is equipped with an LCD screen, a coffee machine, a hairdryer, and a bidet.
4. Movenpick Royal Lily Ship
While boarding MS Movenpick Royal Lily Nile cruise, you will enjoy a special trip connecting land & water together. You will get the chance to explore the secrets and mysteries of 7000 years of great Egyptian civilization. This amazing flagship cruise contains 56 deluxe cabins in addition to 4 adorable Royal suites for extra luxury accommodation and enjoyment. Don’t forget to enjoy its interesting relaxing Spa and its Swiss-quality Services.
5. Farah Ship
Another true recommended 5* luxury Nile cruise is MS Farah Nile cruise which you can embark every Monday from Luxor or every Friday from Aswan. There are lots of uncountable amazing facilities & amenities on its board and all though its 60 deluxe cabins and its two impressive royal suites. On each cabin and suite, you will find cotton sheets, a hot tub, wood renovated furniture, and lots of other hypnotic services. While being on its board, you will have the chance to have a free Wi-Fi connection, telescope to explore the beauty of the sky, a terrific library, refreshing drinks, and lots of other amazing services which make it the best recommended 5* high deluxe cruise.
6. Acamar Ship
The owners of Acamar Nile cruise have decided to make their luxury cruise become a unique one in comparison to any other Nile cruise and that is why they have equipped their cruise with accessible services to give the opportunity for every traveler to enjoy the beauty of Egypt in the best possible way. In addition to this, it has some exquisite contemporary decorations and that is why it was awarded the title of ‘the Best Boat on the Nile’ in 2004 in addition to receiving the Golden Crystal award in 2005.
7. Sonesta Moon Goddess Ship
Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile cruise offers 49 luxurious cabins with balconies in addition to having 4 presidential suites that have private lounges. Each cabin and suite is equipped with a private balcony, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone, and some other fascinating features that will allow you to have the best accommodation while touring Upper Egypt’s landmark.
8. Tulip Ship
The stunning MS Tulip Nile cruise offers the best spacious areas on board so that you have a lot of fun and incredible accommodation. There are 42 different amazing deluxe cabins on its board and each cabin is equipped with a panoramic window in addition to 8 upper deck terrace suites and each suite has its own balcony. You will find on each cabin and suite its own facilities like an en-suite bathroom, a mini-fridge, a TV screen, a hairdryer, a telephone, and many other amazing things to enjoy your vacation at the most.
9. Sanctuary Sun Boat III Ship
The charming Sanctuary Sun Boat III Nile cruise has been classified among the top 5* high luxury cruise in Egypt with its fabulous Spa, gym, lounges, outside dining, and other luxury features. There are 36spacious cabins on its board and 3 spacious suites.
The Best 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise Ships
1. Crown Jewel Ship
MS Crown Jewel Nile cruise is such a wonderful recommended Nile Cruise since it allows you to discover the magical beauty of the Nile Valley while being on its board. It is a fabulous 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise that will amaze you with its swimming pool on its Upper Deck and the incredible programs that are organized dialing for tourists including its open buffet and the folkloric shows that can be witnessed while having your historical tour in the best tourist ancient sites.
2. Crown Prince Nile Cruise
Split over five-deck levels, the Crown Prince Nile cruise features 80 cabins including 4 single cabins. The travels between Aswan and Luxor. On the upper deck, you can enjoy the Sun deck that extends for the entire level. There are a lot of services and activities to be done from onboard. It also has nice staff with elegant hospitality.
3. Nile Style Ship
You can check-in MS Nile Style Nile cruise every Monday from Aswan and every Thursday from Luxor. The best thing about Ms. Nile Style is that there are 77 deluxe cabins on its cabins and all of them are really suitable and matching with all of the guests’ requirements. For extra enjoyment and luxury, you will find there 2 ambassador suites & 2 presidential suites, and those suits are prepared with the most imaginary arrangements that suit the taste of all travelers from around the world. This Nile Cruise was renovated twice, one in 2005 and the other time was in 2015, and was provided with truly elegant suites and an impressive dining room for more relaxation.
4. Moon Dance Ship
On the board of MS Moon Dance Nile cruise, you will receive the ultimate level of hospitality and we will choose the best cabins for you among its 60 deluxe spacious cabins and if you are looking for something more luxurious, you will definitely enjoy it while being accommodated in one of its luxury suites as it contains 8 impressive suites to enjoy the ultimate prestigious accommodation.
5. Concerto Ship
Among the most fabulous Nile Cruises that you can board while being in Egypt is MS Concerto Nile cruise that is known for its modern decorations, truly amazing renovated furniture, and the service there is excellent based on the feedback of tens of travelers. More than 132 travelers can be on its board and the maximum number of the deluxe cabins on its board is 63 in addition to four presidential suites for a more luxury option.
6. Steigenberger Regency Ship
You can check-in MS Steigenberger Regency Nile cruise every Monday from Aswan and every Thursday from Luxor. There are tens of facilities on its board making it a truly impressive cruise just like the private TV screen on each cabin, the internet facilities on board, the sun deck where you can relax and use its charming swimming pool, and much more amenities on board. There are 50 deluxe cabins on the board of Ms. Regency in addition to 2 luxury suites and we can’t forget to mention that it has been upgraded and joined the chain of Steigenberger so it definitely deserves to be tried whenever you get the chance.
7. Steigenberger Minerva Ship
When it comes to MS Steigenberger Minerva Nile cruise, we won’t find enough amazing words to describe how fabulous it is. While being on its board, you will enjoy its fascinating swimming pool, a lovely terrace with a lounge ad that is not all as each cabin features wood furnishings, some desirable services including a mini-bar, a large panoramic window, a TV, and many other facilities. Its suites are available with a balcony to allow you to enjoy the absolute beauty of the Nile River. You can get on the board of MS Steigenberger Minerva every Monday from Aswan for a 3 nights/4 days tour and every Thursday from Luxor for a 4 nights/5 days tour.
8. Steigenberger Legacy Ship
From its name, MS Steigenberger Legacy Nile cruise combines the luxury of the Steigenberger chain with the legacy and mystery of the fabulous attractions located in Upper Egypt and can be simply visited while boarding the breathtaking MS Steigenberger Legacy. There are 24-hour room services on its board in addition to dry cleaning services to enjoy the luxurious accommodation available on its board. You can get on the board of Ms. Steigenberger Legacy on Saturdays from Luxor and on Friday from Aswan. If you are looking for excitement and have a relaxation tour, then you can experience its outdoor pool and get some souvenirs from the gift shop on its upper deck.
9. Nile Premium Ship
MS Nile Premium Nile cruise was built in 2008 and was renovated in 2019 and that is why it is still among the top 5* Nile Cruise choices for the majority of tourists. On its board, there are 56 incredible well-furnished cabins and that is not all as there are also 2 ambassador suites & 2 presidential suites for luxury travelers who want to spend an amazing vacation touring the unforgettable historical monuments in Egypt.
10. Sonesta Nile Goddess Ship
MS Sonesta Nile Goddess Nile cruise is a very impressive example of 5* Deluxe Nile Cruises in Egypt. It has 45 deluxe cabins which are well-equipped with the most magical amenities including an LSD screen, a safe box, and access to the internet, and each of its cabins has a sliding door towards a private balcony. For families, you can experience being accommodated in one of its 4 presidential suites and that is how you are going to adore every single part of your accommodation.
11. Crown Jubilee Ship
In order to get on the board of MS Crown Jubilee Nile cruise, you need to check-in either on Thursday from Luxor for the 4 or 7 nights tour or on Monday from Aswan for the 3 nights tour. On the board of such a deluxe Nile cruise, you will find an amazing restaurant that serves the best oriental & international cuisine in Egypt. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, an amazing bar, truly interesting cabins with a TV screen with satellite channels and of course a private bathroom. There is a sun terrace on the board of Ms. Crown Jubilee to enjoy the terrific beauty of the view all around you.
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There are tens of other interesting Nile River Cruises through which you will have the chance to enjoy the most magnificent sightseeing in both Luxor and Aswan and we are always available for you so that you send us your request and it is going to be our responsibility to provide you with the most unforgettable and the safest tour in your life. Just contact us “Trips in Egypt” and let us achieve your dreams.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
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We have experience in vacation planning for more than 10 years & our staff consists of the most professional operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort create the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time advisors to fit your every possible need during your time in egypt. we always keep in mind that your safety & comfort are our main priority until you return home.
Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.