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What is a Nile Cruise?
A Luxury Nile Cruise boat is a highly appointed, floating, 5-star hotel, with most of the facilities of a normal 5-star hotel, including a relaxing sun deck and swimming pool. All your meals are included, though beverages and bottled water are not included. You will have your own en-suite, air-conditioned cabin (we book upper deck cabins wherever possible), and full use of all the boats facilities (restaurants, ships, sun deck, swimming pool, etc) We use several different cruise boats on the Nile, and we will inform you exactly which boat we will use enough time before your departure, as the boats shuttle back and forth on the Nile between Aswan and Luxor, with regular breaks for cleaning and maintenance. However, we regularly inspect to ensure they are of the same 5-star deluxe standard.

All of the boats offer comfortable accommodation and have mainly twin bedded cabins all of which are air-conditioned and have private facilities. All of the cabins have panoramic windows affording views of the passing river bank. all the boats have added a fridge, internal telephone and TV with local and video channels. Suites are also available if you want to have that little bit of extra comfort.

These cabins are larger than standard berths and have a double or twin beds and are equipped with en-suite facilities, internal telephone, fridge and TV local channel. One of the pleasures of cruising is the food and your Nile cruise operates on a full board basis with buffet breakfast followed by lunch and dinner which can either be a set menu or buffet style. The only additional expenses are drinks, tips, souvenirs and optional excursions available on board. A credit system operates on board the boat whereby all extras will be billed to your cabin. There is limited money exchanging facilities on board, so it is advisable to ensure that you have enough local currency although your guide will allow time for a bank stop during your cruise.

The lounge bar is the perfect place to relax on comfortable sofas and enjoy a cocktail before dinner and entertainment in the evenings.

On the sundeck you will find a plunge pool with sun beds and towels, there are also chairs and tables in a shaded area where you can relax. The reception area has safety deposit boxes and there's even shop on board where you can buy souvenirs and essentials
What a difference between Nile Felucca and Dahabya Cruise?
Nile Felucca is a sea-craft, made to a traditional design, with broad canvas sails. Essentially, the craft is reliant on wind-power with no motor, and are dependent upon the wind factor to propel forth, so itineraries are subject to change from time to time. The craft carries between 5-10 passengers comfortably and the deck is strewn with soft colorful cushions and rugs and equipped with a canopy that offers shade and protection from the elements. Your felucca will cruise from picturesque Aswan through to Kom Ombo, taking in some stops at points of interest en-route with various stops, planned or impromptu, the peaceful routine of life aboard allows us to escape the stress of everyday life! We dock at shoreline for dinner and later sleep under the stars.

All meals are included in the cruise and cooked on board by the crew. Accommodation is on the cushioned boat deck itself. There are no ablution facilities aboard, however the captain makes regular stops en-route, for both sightseeing, ablutions and indeed swimming in safer areas of the Nile River, where the water is fast flowing and the swimmer is at minimum risk of contracting bilharzias.

Traveling down the Nile by felucca is a 'must-do' in Egypt. The sun setting across the Nile in the evening aboard a graceful felucca can't be beaten! Please be an environmentally friendly. While on the Nile please place all toilet paper and sanitary items in the bags provides and we will dispose of them.
The felucca captains (crew) are totally responsible about make it sail and stop in some routes, also they cook all the meals on board Water, soft drinks and beer can be purchased aboard at very reasonable cost, a tally for which is kept. You are not permitted to take on board any drinks that the crew sells. Drinks for sale will be stored in a cold box and the crew will ensure they are kept icy cold. On the last day, everybody pays his or her drinks bill with the felucca captains.

Dahabya Cruise is a boat has three good size comfortable and homely cabins (two twins and one double), one comprising of an en-suite include shower, toilet and wash basin and shared bathroom for other rooms. Good storage and a beautiful window view of the Nile are available to all the guests Of the ship. Your kitchen is fully stocked with food upon departure and your kitchen staff will be on hand to rustle up local Egyptian delicacies when you desire. Drinks and refreshments are also provided upon request (At extra cost per item). No need to worry about running out of supplies as the ship will be restocked when moored just sit and enjoy the food in the Bedouin styled internal dining area or up on deck.

Seating areas and sun beds will be on deck throughout day and night so you can experience the magical wonders of Egypt in glorious sunshine or by moon light whilst star gazing. There is also no chance of missing out on that vital sun tan when you are relaxing on deck (The boats accommodation is full board so Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are all on offer).

As for the chef's cooking… simple and refined, it will delight your palate. the secret? Perfectly fresh products, bought daily in the market or directly from gardeners and farmers along the way (no frozen food on board). The "menu offers exquisite, typically Egyptian dishes". Served in an abundance fresh vegetables, of course; also farm-bred chickens, wood-pigeons, ducks and fish.

Afterwards, wonderful deserts, lovingly concocted by the chef.

Drinks on board? Mineral water and tea throughout the day, cups of strong Turkish coffee or fresh fruit juice.
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