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How To Book A Nile River Cruise

Boarding one of the Nile River Cruises is one of the most interesting experiences you can have while being in Egypt. You will be able to discover the true beauty of the Nile Valley and Upper Egypt while boarding a floating hotel and this is such an exceptional tour that most tourists seek to have while planning a wonderful tour in Egypt. There are tens of Nile cruises in Egypt with different schedules, shapes, amenities, and we will try today via our article to assist you in the best possible way to know all about information about Egypt Nile cruise and how you can easily book the best Nile cruise tour for you.

Most travelers get confused between a Nile Cruise, Dahabiya, and a Felucca tour so we will explain the difference to you. Nile cruises in Egypt are medium size and they move via solar motors. Most Nile cruises contain 40+ Cabins, big dining restaurants, a gym, a swimming pool, a club lounge, and many other facilities & amenities that differ from a cruise to another. Nile cruises are operated between Luxor & Aswan and this allows you to visit the most recommended sightseeing in Luxor, Aswan, and in-between.

Nile Cruises from Aswan to Luxor take 4 days/ 3 Nights and most of them can be arranged on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If your tour starts from Luxor, then you can enjoy the 5 days/ 4 Nights Nile Cruises that operate on Saturdays, Mondays, and Thursdays. If you would like to have a long journey while sailing the longest river in the world then you can have the 8 days / 7 Nights Nile Cruise tour that starts from either Luxor & Aswan of course with a different schedule based on the Nile Cruise itinerary & schedule.

When it comes to Dahabiya Nile Cruises, you will find it totally different with its smaller size that relies on wind and can have only 10 cabins. This is a private boat and it also has a schedule that differs from a Dahabiya to another. There are so many facilities on its board that can let you spend one of your dream vacations in Egypt.

Regarding Feluccas, they are very small boats when comparing to Nile cruises and they operate only short rides. Feluccas don’t have any cabins and they depend mainly on wind for their movement.

5 Steps to Book A Nile River Cruise

5 Steps to Book A Nile Cruise - Trips In Egypt

In order to be able to have a Nile cruise tour, you need to have a fixed pickup & drop-off points to be able to know which itinerary you need to follow. There are more than 300 different Nile Cruises in Egypt from different categories & rates. To be able to figure out which one best fits your dream vacation, you need to follow the following steps:

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1- Choose The Best Time to Have A Nile Cruise

The best time to have a Nile Cruise tour is the period between October and April as the temperature during the daytime is about 30 degrees calicoes and at night it gets to be 20 degrees calicoes and this is the perfect weather o be able to get on board of the Nile Cruise, enjoy the best tours to Egypt’s sightseeing in Luxor & Aswan, and not to get affected by very hot weather. So while planning a tour in Egypt, you need to check first which month you would like to choose for your vacation, contact your tour operator and ask them about the state of weather during the required period, and to make sure that you will enjoy your dream vacation as you have always wanted.
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2- Decide the Pickup Point of Your Nile Cruise

Boarding a Nile Cruise depends on where you will be during the required date of your tour. If you are going to start your tour from Luxor, our team will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor or From Luxor airport to start your 5 days Nile cruise tour or your 8 days tour. If you are going to start your tour from Aswan to have your 4 days or 8 days tour, then we will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan or from Aswan Airport. If you are in Cairo and would like to have the 4 days or 5 days or the 8 days Nile Cruise tour, then we will be more than happy to book your domestic flights from and to Cairo and you will be transferred from and to your hotel in Cairo by our team.

If you are in Hurghada, we will transfer you also from and to your hotel in Hurghada and book all of your transportation whether the cars, train tickets, etc to ensure the best & the most interesting tour for you.
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3- Define Your Budget For A Nile Cruise Tour

Nile cruises differ based on their quality/category and rates. There are 5* Nile cruises, 5* Deluxe Nile Cruises, and 5* High Deluxe Nile River Cruises, and each one of them offer different quality of food on its board, cabin facilities, and cruise amenities so it will be very helpful if you mentioned your budget to be able to book the best Nile Cruise category for you based on your requirements. Read more about the top 20 Nile cruise ships that sail from Luxor or Aswan.
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4- Check the Nile Cruise Availability

Once you choose the date of your tour, your travel agency will check the Nile Cruises itineraries, check their sailing dates & timing to find the best options for you. Just like what we have mentioned at the beginning of our article, Nile cruises have tens of different schedules and to be able to check-in your cruise in the correct day & time, you need to let your travel agency arrange everything for you, inform you about the names of the cruises that best fit your schedule and budget and you can then confirm which cruise you would like to go for and confirm your tour.
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5- Contact Your Travel Agency

Booking a Nile Cruise now has become much easier as you don’t have to contact all Nile cruises to know their rates, schedules, sailing dates, pickup & drop off points, etc. as now all of what you need to do is to send a tour inquiry to your travel agency with the required date of the tour and let the rest on them. They will check the best available options for you, arrange our tour itinerary accordingly, and choose the most recommended tourist sites for you. So booking a Nile Cruise tour has become a very easy mission now especially if it has been with “Trips In Egypt“.

Nile Cruise Food And Beverages

Nile Cruise Food - Trips In Egypt

There are two types of accommodation on the board of Nile Cruises in Egypt. Either to have a Full-board accommodation that is going to include breakfast, lunch, dinner either in an open buffet or based on a set menu in some cruises. There are also some cruises that offer afternoon tea, captain’s cocktail, and soft drinks on its board. The other type of accommodation is based on all-inclusive accommodation and this can be found while booking the 7 nights Nile cruise accommodation. There are many beverages that can be found in this issue including Mineral water, hot, hard & soft drinks, coffee, tea, etc.

Entertainment Onboard Your Nile Cruise

Entertainment Onboard Nile Cruise - Trips In Egypt

Some Nile cruises arrange entertainment programs on its board to provide its customers with the most memorable experiences on its board and among those shows, you can find the Nubian Show while being in Aswan, the Formal managers’ cocktails party and Galabiya Party which is an Egyptian show with Folkloric vibes and all of them wear the Egyptian Galabiya. For more entertainment, some Nile cruises offer a Galabiya for each traveler on its board to enjoy the Egyptian Folkloric experience while dancing and singing over the Egyptian music.

Nile Cruise Check-ins & Outs

Nile Cruise Check-ins & Outs - Trips In Egypt

Nile cruises are similar to hotels in Egypt with check-in and out timing and you can check-in your Nile Cruise at 12:00 pm and check-out after breakfast around 08:00 am. You can arrange with your travel agency the best timing for you whether to start your tour first and then check-in your cruise, etc in order to have the desirable tour.

What to Wear While Being Onboard A Nile Cruise?

What to Wear While Being Onboard A Nile Cruise - Trips In Egypt

There is no specific dres’s code to be committed to while boarding a Nile cruise and the most important thing is to wear the most suitable & comfortable clothes for you. In summer, you need to put on sunscreen to protect yourself from the heat of the sun, have your hat & sunglasses and this is very helpful to have the best accommodation. In winter, it gets cold at night so you need to bring thick clothes with you in order not to get cold.

Book A Nile Cruise Tour With “Trips In Egypt”

With “Trips In Egypt”, you will be able to book your Nile cruise tour in the best and the most effective way. Our operation department will be there for you at any time and will work on your inquiry from the moment you send us a request. We will check the availability & costs for you, let you know all of the necessary information, and assist you in having your dream vacation. Check now the best Egypt Nile Cruises.

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