The Nile river is perhaps the most well known and renowned in the world so it is no surprise that Nile Cruises are among the most popular and countless numbers of people embark on them every year. What can you expect from a cruise along the Nile though and how can it be turned into the kind of holiday that you will never forget?
Perhaps the most enchanting thing about a Nile cruise is the excursions that are on offer. The Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings are two sights that no-one should miss and just about every cruise ship will offer a trip to these locations.
Indeed, the majority of Luxury Nile Cruises will come with their very own Egyptologist who will be able to give you, the passenger, expert knowledge on the places and sights that you are seeing and even some of the ones that you casually pass by when you are on the cruise ship. Other excursions can include the Temple of Horus, the High Dam and many cruise lines will offer an added excursion to the Abu Simbel.
However, one of the best ways to enjoy your cruise along the Nile is to just watch the goings on as your ship strolls along its calm waters.
The way of life for many people who live in this part of the world has hardly changed for thousands of years and you can see this in the small fishing villages that line the banks of the famous river; sometimes just enjoying the natural landscape while viewing ordinary people going about their daily lives can be as fantastic relaxation tool and something that a great number of people enjoy.
A Nile Cruise can be for just a few days or longer
A cruise along the river Nile can be as short as a few days or as long as a few weeks. It all depends on your budget and how much of the area you want to see and visit.
If you are on a constricted time frame then a short cruise between Luxor and Aswan can be a good idea as this will only last a few days and you can still take in many of the sights in the process.
The great thing about the Nile, that is often missing on other smaller rivers, is that it is deep and wide meaning that the ships that travel down it can be rather large.
This opens up a whole world of opportunity on the boats themselves and most cruise ships are more akin to hotels in the sense that they have a great number of things to do on board from bars and restaurants to swimming pools and even nightclubs in some.
Whether it is Cairo, Luxor or Aswan you travel to and from, the fact is that this is a cruise itinerary that is renowned all over the world and as such you can expect a high level of service and also a first class holiday as well. One things for sure, those who go on a cruise down the Nile are never left disappointed.