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Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise
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Description :

The Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise offers a cosy atmosphere to enjoy the best of a 5-star ship and the main attractions between Luxor and Aswan in southern Egypt. The cruise also provides many entertainment and recreation options on board. Discover unique monuments while enjoying upscale accommodations.


Inclusions :
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board 5-star cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary are in the group
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Luxor and Aswan
  • English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes

Exclusions :
  • Any extras and personal spending
  • Tipping

Cruise Facilities :
  • 77 cabins
  • Restaurant, lounge and bar
  • Meeting area
  • Sun deck with swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beauty salon
  • Telephone
  • Doctor on calls on board
  • Laundry service & housekeeping
  • Gift shop
  • Pool bar
  • Gym

Cabin Facilities :
  • Air conditioner in all cabins
  • Panoramic windows in each cabin
  • Satellite colour TV
  • Video-on-demand channels
  • Mini bar
  • Safe in all cabins
  • Private bath/shower with hairdryer

Itinerary

We will welcome you in Aswan upon your arrival and lead you to the cruise. Boarding will take place before lunch.

Afterwards, we will visit the Aswan High Dam, built as a solution to the Nile floods.

Next, let's explore the Unfinished Obelisk, which would have been the largest ever in Egypt built if completed.

Finally, a stop on Agilkia Island to explore the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Have fun with a Nubian presentation at night.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

We will sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple dedicated to Sobek and Horus.

The cruise will sail towards Edfu, where after lunch we will visit the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all in Egypt.

The ship heads towards Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

In Luxor, the tours start in the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of the pharaohs during the New Kingdom period.

Then, we will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, a temple that differs in style and is unique.

A brief stop at the Colossi of Memnon, the statues of King Amenhotep III, before returning to the ship for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, respectively dedicated to the god Amun and the largest among all ancient temples that still exists.

Have fun with a Belly Dance performance before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Check out takes place after breakfast. We will take you to the train station or airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Upon your arrival in Luxor, our representative will give you the necessary assistance at the airport or train station and will transfer you to the cruise.

After lunch, let's visit the Karnak Temple, which is the largest existing religious complex from the ancient world, followed by the Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the god Amon.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

After breakfast, we will visit the Valley of the Kings, burial place of several pharaohs of the New Kingdom, such as that of Ramses II and Tutankhamen.

Then we will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, a temple of unique design and importance.

Finally, let's see the twin statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III known as Colossi of Memnon.

Return to the ship to sail towards Edfu and enjoy a Belly Dance show before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast on board, we will land in Edfu, home of the Temple of Horus, the falcon-headed god.

This temple is the most well-preserved among all in Egypt.

Time to sail towards Kom Ombo, which is home to the only double temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods, Horus and Sobek, the crocodile-headed god.

We will sail towards Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast on board, we will be in Aswan. The first stop of your tours will be at Aswan High Dam.

This dam solved the Nile flooding issue.

Next, let's see the Unfinished Obelisk, which remains lying in the quarries of Aswan, but if finished would have been the biggest of all of Egypt.

Finally, a visit to Agilkia Island, where the beautiful Philae Temple is located; it is dedicated to the goddess of love Isis.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Your cruise ends after breakfast. We will transfer you to the airport or train station in Aswan, from where you will return home.

Meals: Breakfast


May - September (04 Days / 03 Nights)

  • US$ 535 Per Person in Triple Cabin
  • US$ 549 Per Person in Double Cabin
  • US$ 749 Per Single Cabin
October - April (4 Days / 3 Nights)

  • US$ 615 Per Person in Triple Cabin
  • US$ 629 Per Person in Double Cabin
  • US$ 889 Per Single Cabin
May - September (05 Days / 04 Nights)

  • US$ 709 Per Person in Triple Cabin
  • US$ 729 Per Person in Double Cabin
  • US$ 999 Per Single Cabin
October - April (5 Days / 4 Nights)

  • US$ 809 Per Person in Triple Cabin
  • US$ 829 Per Person in Double Cabin
  • US$ 1165 Per Single Cabin


REVIEWS

I had a great experience in Turkey & Egypt. It has such marvellous places to visit. The blue mosque and Giza Pyramids are amazing.

Victor P. Eisenhower

We booked with Nile Cruise Vacation an 8 days Trip to Egypt. They planned our trip nicely and gave us more than what they promised.

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Ethel S. Brown

We felt super safe and really appreciated the promptness and attention to every detail that made our tour a success.

Richard Robinson


Frequently Questions

Mosques and all other places of worship occupied a high and greatly respected place in the hearts of most Egyptians There aren’t really special clothes to be put on while visiting a mosque in Egypt; however, conservative attire would be highly recommended. In some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.

Usually, the check-in time is at 11:00 AM after breakfast and before Lunch. As most Flights arrive much earlier, Immediate access to your cabin will be provided if available. If the option is unavailable, however, you will kindly be asked to wait until check-in time. A good way to kill time and make the most of the previous situation is to start your tours early in your trip.

Normally, Nile Cruise Check out Time is at 8:00 or 9:00 AM right after Breakfast. However, if your Flight or Train is running late, all the cruise facilities are under your beck & call,  except the Cabin and the Restaurant. Moreover, you can safely keep your luggage onboard your designated Cruise and explore the city until your flight/train departure time.

The two standard meal plan variations for a Nile Cruise is All-inclusive & Full Board with the Latter being the most common. Full Board options include all meals in either a Set menu of Buffet form, served at a fixed time with the meals & food with quality and variety differing depending on the quality of the cruise itself. Items that are not included in the meal plan are beverages except for the breakfast tea, coffee, juice, afternoon tea are all complimentary & free of charge. As for the Second meal plan criteria, The  all-inclusive meal plan that includes all types of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks

For The Nile Cruise Crew: Usually, there are around 50 to 70 employees onboard the cruise ship and all contribute to make your trip a wonderful journey. Considering this fact, it's advisable to Equally distribute the tip amongst the crew. Although there's a strict rule against tipping during the trip a great way to do it is to leave an envelope at the cruise reception with the total amount which they will divide equally amongst the crew members. In conclusion, tipping is an act of courtesy and not obligatory by any means.