Egypt for every season: Your guide to Nile cruising

Images aboard the m/s Nebu with a backdrop of the pyramids in Egypt
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Sarah Sweeney February 14, 2019

Egypt for every season: Your guide to Nile cruising

Vantage’s five new cruises on the custom-built m/s Nebu will unveil Egypt’s antiquities while astonishing travelers with luxury. But with so many options, we’ve crafted this handy guide to choose the right cruise for you. But no matter which you pick, you’ll be guided by knowledgeable onboard Egyptologists, enjoy the Nebu’s bevy of luxurious amenities, and experience a roster of Cultural Discoveries that will bring you closer to the heart and soul of this storied land.

Gold of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Wonders on the Inaugural Cruise of m/s Nebu
Portrait view of the Sphinx
Join the Nebu’s inaugural voyage during this exclusive, one-time departure! Seven unforgettable inaugural features await, including a private Sphinx visit and a starlit gala dinner and dance inside Luxor Temple — and that’s just to name a few. You’ll also spend two nights in Alexandria — the birthplace of Cleopatra and the center of her world — and enjoy a four-night stay at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, where you’ll visit the Giza Plateau, UNESCO-listed Old Town, and the great gilded treasures inside the renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.
• One departure only: February 10, 2020
• 15 days, with a 7-night expedition cruise down the Nile
• 20 sightseeing excursions and Cultural Discoveries, plus 7 exclusive inaugural features: A gala welcome dinner with entertainment in Cairo; private Sphinx visit; camel ride in Giza with views of the Pyramids; starlit gala dinner and dance inside Luxor Temple; sunset felucca sailing with sparkling wine on the Nile; galabiya (traditional Egyptian costume) party with live entertainment; and an onboard belly-dancing show!

Luxury on the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Wonders
On board the m/s Nebu, twin bed room with a view of the Nile River Decadence and luxury are the buzzwords on this ultra-lavish voyage that combines a 7-night Nile cruise with some of Egypt’s finest accommodations, including the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo and the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria. And while there’s no more effortless way to see Egypt’s ancient wonders than aboard the m/s Nebu, there’s one great temple the Nebu cannot reach: Abu Simbel. Situated above the Aswan High Dam, on the banks of the vast Lake Nasser, this destination takes several days to reach by boat, or several hours by coach. Nonetheless, many people make the trek, as this temple, built by the great pharaoh Ramses II, is renowned for its magnificence.
• 15 days
• 33 sightseeing excursions and Cultural Discoveries, including a visit to Abu Simbel

The great pyramids of EgyptSail with the Sun God: Nile River Summer Cruise through Egypt
On this 12-night cruise, you'll slip back through the millennia and placid waters to discover the glories of ancient Egypt, from the edge of the delta on the Lower Nile to the cataracts of Aswan on the Upper Nile. Visit temples and tombs less traveled, including Akhenaten and Abydos, while ticking those classic sights — the Pyramids and Sphinx — off your list. Plus, you can make this voyage a beach vacation with a post-trip extension to Alexandria, the “Pearl of the Mediterranean.”
• 13 days
• 18 sightseeing excursions and Cultural Discoveries

Incomparable Monuments: Timeless Cruising on the Nile Statues at Luxor
Maximize your time and your value with this 7-night cruise tour. This all-inclusive Egyptian journey makes an ideal option if you’re already overseas, or are just on the lookout for a shorter tour. Starting in the ancient city of Thebes, known today as Luxor, you’ll visit the highlights of Upper Egypt including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Kom Ombo, the Temple of Philae, and more. You’ll also take part in festivities like a traditional galabiya party and enjoy an onboard belly-dancing show.
• 8 days
• 11 sightseeing excursions and Cultural Discoveries

Ancient Wonders: Egypt & Nile River Cruise Ariel view of Egypt with shadow in plane aboard a plane
Hit all of Egypt’s highlights on one seamless tour. On a four-night stay at the JW Marriott Cairo, you’ll uncover the major monuments as well as the breadth of Cairo’s culture — from Old Cairo to the Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili bazaar to the Giza Plateau. Then you’ll fly to Luxor for a seven-night Nile cruise that includes Aswan, the Temple of Kom Ombo, Elephantine and Kitchener’s islands, and more. Extend your adventure to Alexandria for the ultimate Egypt getaway.
• 13 days
• 22 sightseeing excursions and Cultural Discoveries

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