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MS Eugenie Lake Nasser Cruise

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The M.S Eugenie is designed in the style of an elegant turn-of-the-century Nile steamship. The M.S Eugenie was the first ship to sail on Lake Nasser and offers travellers the opportunity to discover the archaeological treasures which surround this vast lake. This ship features warm wooden panelling throughout and plush red and green antique furnishing. Discover Lake Nasser and the treasures of the River Nile on this fantastic voyage of discovery. Discover the mysteries of Upper Egypt on the Deluxe Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan then transfer to the M.S Eugenie to explore the enchanted Nubian treasures of Lake Nasser. Your journey concludes with a stay in a luxurious 5* hotel in Cairo. This Nile Cruise showcases the best of Egypt.

  • MS eugenie, the first ship to sail Lake Nasser This cruiser was named after the empress of France, to commemorate the opening of the Suez canal in 1869. Designed in the style of a turn-of-the-century Nile Steamship, the Eugenie was the first ship to sail on Lake Nasser.
  • Cabins designed for maximum comfort Eugenie has 52 cabins and 2 luxurious suites. All cabins have an ensuite bathroom with shower, washbasin, WC and hairdryer. Upper deck cabins hav a private balcony. Main deck cabins also have a private balcony. Lower deck cabins do not have a balcony.
  • Lake Nasser and her amazing sites The construction of the High Dam, resulted in the creation of Lake Nasser and the UNESCO project that saved the Nubian sites that were endangered by submergence from the water. The itinerary on board will allow passengers to sail from Aswan to the Greatest temple of all Abu simbel and view so many of these amazing sites.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - Luxor
Arrive at Luxor Airport transfer to your Nile Cruise. Spend your first 4 nights on the Deluxe Sonesta Nile Goddess or Deluxe Sonesta Star Goddess. Check-in Luxor. Overnight Luxor.

Day 2 - Luxor Esna
Visit the attractions of the West Bank and Karnak and Luxor Temples on the East Bank of the River Nile. Transfer by road to Esna.
Overnight Esna

Day 3 - EdfuKom Ombo
Visit Edfu Temple and sail to Kom Ombo.
Overnight to Kom Ombo

Day 4 - Kom OmboAswan
Visit Kom Ombo Temple and sail to Aswan where you visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae.
Overnight Aswan

Day 5 - M.S EugenieLake Nasser
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to M.S Eugenie for your 3 night 5* Lake Nasser Cruise. Visit the Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi.
Overnight in Aswan.

Day 6 - AswanAmada
Sail to Wadi El Seboua crossing the Tropic of Cancer en route. Visit Wadi El Seboua, the Temple of Dakka and Temple of Meharakka before sailing to Amada.
Overnight Amada.

Day 7 - AmadaAbi Simbel
In the morning, visit the Temple of Amada and Derr as well as the tomb of Penout. Sail to Kasr Ibrim and see the site from the sundeck of the ship as entrance to the site is not permitted. Sail on to Abu Simbel to visit Abu Simbel Temple. In the evening you can enjoy the optional Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel Temple (ticket not included).
Overnight in Abu Simbel.

Day 8 - Cairo
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Abu Simbel Airport for the domestic flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo.
Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel for 3 nights at the 5* Deluxe Grand Hyatt Cairo (see hotel page for more information).

Day 11 - Egypt Holiday Extension or Fly Home
Transfer to Cairo Airport for your Egypt holiday extension or your international flight home.

Please note:

  • The order of the itineraries may be amended as a result of low-water levels, adverse weather conditions, lock closure or other unforeseen circumstances. Moorings at night are usually alongside other cruise vessels and sightseeing, when possible is organised to avoid the heat of the midday sun.
  • Please note we can combine any cruise with any hotel if you have a preference; please contact our reservations department to enquire further.
  • Please call our reservation staff for flight upgrades and supplements.
  • Subject to availability
  • Prices and itinerary may change
  • During the month of June & 1 - 15 December itineraries may be subject to change due the Esna Lock closure.
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