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Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile Cruise

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Description :

The 5-star luxury river cruiser Sonesta Moon Goddess offers tastefully decorated accommodations and 4 or 5 days itineraries between Luxor and Aswan. You will visit the best of Ancient Egypt in style and with comfort. Come and see all the details!

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 in 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 :

  • Private balconies
  • Air conditioned cabins
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private bath/shower with hair dryer
  • Satellite colour TV
  • Protection and smoke detector in each cabin
  • Spa centre and message
  • Swimming pool, bar & sundeck
  • Safe box in each cabin
  • Telephone system with international calls.
  • Doctor on calls on board
  • Gym
  •  Laundry service & housekeeping
  • In-room Dining available until midnight
  • Main Dining Room, Lounge, Sun Deck Bar
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Fully-purified water, filtered and softened before distribution
  • Fitness and Recreation Areas
  • All major credit cards accepted


Upon arriving in Aswan, we will greet you and take you to board on the cruise before lunch.

We will sail on the Nile by Felucca boat around Kitchener's Island.

Enjoy the afternoon tea while admiring the sunset.

At night, have fun with the Nubian folk show on board.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

After breakfast, you will visit the High Dam, built to solve the problems caused by the Nile floods.

Then, let's visit the Unfinished Obelisk, which would have been the largest ever built had it not been for

a crack to have interrupted the works.

Before returning to the ship, you will visit the charming Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Sail to Kom Ombo. Explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Sobek and Horus.

The cruise continues towards Edfu while you enjoy the afternoon tea.

At night, have fun at the captain's welcome reception and at the Disco Party after dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, we will visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is the best-preserved of all.

The ship sail towards Luxor.

Have fun at the Galabeya Party on board, a traditional Egyptian dress.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, we will visit the Valley of the Kings, where dozens of pharaohs were buried during the

New Empire period; the site hides many tombs.

Across the valley, let's visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, a temple of unique architecture.

A quick stop by the Colossi of Memnon, the statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, and return to the ship for


In the afternoon, explore the Luxor Temple, built between 1400-1000 BC, followed by the Temple of

Karnak, the largest in the world.

At night, have fun with a belly dance show on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Check-out is after breakfast. We will accompany you to the train station or airport.

Meals: Breakfast

We will welcome you upon your arrival and transfer you to the cruise.

After lunch on board, we will visit the Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the god Amun. Then the

Karnak Temple, the largest ancient religious complex in the world.

At night, have fun with the Belly Dance presentation on board and, after dinner, the Disco party.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

After breakfast, explore the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, burial place of dozens of pharaohs during

period of the New Empire, such as Tutankhamen and Ramses VI.

Next, visit the Queen Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple, unique in design and style.

The ship sails to Edfu.

Enjoy welcome drinks from the captain. After dinner, enjoy the Disco Party.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast on board, we will visit the Temple of Edfu, also known as the Temple of Horus.

Sail towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple that served two gods: Sobek and Horus.

At night, have fun with at the Galabeya Party, a traditional Egyptian dress.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Check-out takes places after breakfast. Afterwards, we will visit the High Dam, which solved the Nile

flooding issue.

Let's visit the Unfinished Obelisk, which most probably was ordered by Queen Hatshepsut.

Finally, we will sail to Agilkia Island to explore the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

When the tours finish, we will take you to the airport or train station.

Meals: Breakfast


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.

Dorothy R. Davenport

You can Absolutely TRUST Nile Cruise Vacation for an Amazing Trip to Egypt and Jordan! It's one of the best Egypt-based private company.

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.