The M/S Nile Sapphire is one of the largest vessels on the River Nile. The reception desk provides full services including international telephone. The restaurant (on lower deck) serves both – international and Egyptian cuisine for 140 guests. The very spacious lounge bar (on main deck) offer panoramic views of the Nile and is tastefully furnished. The lounge offers international bar services with a dance floor and music system for evening entertainment.
The sundeck stretches the full length of the boat, has a swimming pool as well as a pool side bar surrounded with cane tables, chairs and sun loungers. The gift shop on board offers a variety of gifts and souvenirs from Egypt.
Boat’s Amenities & Public Areas
The M/S Nile Sapphire has 70 cabins:
All cabins overview the River Nile and they feature:
Day 1 Wednesday: Arrival Aswan – Cruise Embarkation
Cruise embarkation before lunch. In the afternoon, we offer you a felucca trip to enjoy magnificent views of the Nile, flowing through amber desert and granite rocks, around emerald islands covered in palm groves and tropical plants. Dinner and overnight on board. Meals (L/D)
Day 2 Thursday: Aswan Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast on board. In the morning, visit Philae Temple located on Agilka Island. Optional visit to the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam. Back to the boat. Sail to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon, optional visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The other side is dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder. Sail to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board. Meals (B/L/D)
Day 3 Friday: Optional Edfu Temple
Breakfast on board. Optional visit to Edfu Temple. Of all the temples in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved. Sail to Esna, cross the lock and sail to Luxor. Optional visit to Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor. Meals (B/L/D)
Day 4 Saturday: Cruise Disembarkation – Luxor Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast and disembarkation. Your tour in Luxor (frequently characterized as “the world’s greatest open air museum”) will start with the Valley of the Kings. For a period of nearly 500 years, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of Ancient Egypt. In modern times, the valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun and is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. On the West Bank, you will also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and see the Colossi of Memnon. Afterwards, you will cross the Nile and visit Karnak Temple on the East Bank. Meals (B)
* This itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to navigational restrictions.
* The itinerary may change in sequence but all visits will be offered.