Aswan Nile Cruises – Nile River Cruises from Aswan to Luxor

Aswan Nile cruises are designed and meticulously structured for people who want to enjoy the best of both worlds; a world of luxury, and a world of ancient wonders. From short 4-Day cruises, to longer 8-Day adventures on the water, it is easy to find the perfect Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, and one which matches your budget as well.

Nile cruises are your gateway to the best ancient sites in Aswan; the best in Luxor, and the best in all the places where you will be stopping along the way. Enjoy absolute luxury on board your chosen cruise liner; dine on fine cuisine, as you explore the ancient world the way it should be explored.


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Movenpick Royal Lotus Nile Cruise
MS Amarco Nile Cruise
Nile Cruise Itinerary
Salacia Nile Cruise
Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise
MS Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise Ship
Movenpick MS Royal Lily
Sonesta St George Nile River Cruise
Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise
Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile Cruise
Movenpick MS Royal Lotus
7 Day Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise
Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruise

Are Aswan Nile cruises safe?

Yes, going for a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor is very safe. Protection is provided by the Egyptian government and there is ample security at all attractions that are featured in most itineraries. With that having been said, de do recommend that you book your Nile cruise through a reputable tour operator

How much is a Nile cruise?

It really isn’t possible to say how much Aswan Nile cruises cost because prices can vary quite dramatically depending on which Nile cruise ship you travel on. Prices also depend on when in the year you choose to visit Egypt for your cruise. Last but not least, Nile cruise prices tend to increase annually.

Can you cruise the Nile River?

Yes, Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor or from Luxor to Aswan are exceptionally popular among tourists. You can also cruise from Cairo to Aswan or Luxor if you want a more immersive experience.

Do Nile cruise boats have Wi-Fi?

Most of the modern Nile cruise ships, including most Dahabiya cruise boats have Wi-Fi access on board. However, free Wi-Fi is not included in all cruises, and/or may only be available in certain areas on board the vessel, so enquire before you book.

Are mosquitos a problem in Nile cruises?

Mosquitos are generally not a significant problem during a Nile River cruise, but expect to get bitten a few times, especially if you spend time out on deck in the evenings when the ship is docked. Consider packing in some insect repellent if you wish to avoid being bitten.

Do I need vaccinations for Nile cruise?

As of the time of this supposed to be written, there were no mandatory vaccination requirements for visiting Egypt, and the same applies to Nile River cruises. Some vaccines are recommended for travel to Egypt but not compulsory. Seek professional advice before traveling if this is something which concerns you.

Breathtaking Nile Cruises from Aswan to Luxor

Nile Cruises from Aswan to Luxor

Nile cruise pool deck with a wonderful view of the River Nile

All of our high quality Aswan Nile cruises begin with some wonderful sightseeing in Aswan itself before the cruise ships begin their journey along the Nile towards the fascinating city of Luxor. Sightseeing in Aswan typically includes a visit to the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and And the magnificent Temple of Philae. This sightseeing tour usually takes place on your first day after you have enjoyed your first lunch on board te vessel.

These cruises have different durations, ranging from 4 days to 8 days, but they are all designed and structured to ensure you have one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

Aswan Nile Cruises to Suits All Tastes and Budgets

Contrary to what many people believe, Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor are not only for the rich and wealthy. In fact, depending on which cruise package you choose, your time spent on the water can cost you considerably less than what you might pay for a good hotel in any of Egypt’s immortal cities such as Cairo for example.

Our cruises all take place on board 5-Star cruise ships, and they all include full board and lodging, a range of excellent services and no shortage of wonderful amenities, things like fitness centers, Spa and massage facilities, a large outdoor swimming pool and etc. Most of the cruises listed on our site will also include some onboard entertainment such as belly dancing shows and folkloric shows.

Even people who are traveling on a somewhat tight budget can now experience the magic of the Nile River Valley and its many ancient attractions in comfort and style. For those travelers who have more money to splash out, and for those who want to experience the very epitome of luxury and comfort, cruise ships such as the Oberoi Philae and the Oberoi Zahra never fail to please. The Oberoi Zahra has, after all, often been described as a floating palace, offering those whose budgets can accommodate the extra cost a truly fantastic experience which is second to none.

World-Class Service All the Way

The high level of service you will experience throughout the duration of your cruise becomes apparent from the moment you step off the plane or train in Aswan, where one of our tour managers will be standing by to meet you and to assist you in any way they can. Your transfer to Aswan Port will take place in one of our modern air-conditioned vehicles, and in almost no time at all, you will be boarding your new luxury home on the Nile.

Enjoy luxuriously comfortable accommodation Taste truly appointed cabins and suites along with all the amenities you would expect to find in a luxury hotel. Most of the cruise ships featured on our website provide a very generous buffet breakfast in the mornings,  followed by an excellent lunch in the afternoons and mouth-watering dinners in the evenings. You can be sure that you will be enjoying excellent food on board throughout your cruise.

Of course, The biggest highlight of our Aswan Nile cruises, is the fact that you will visit many of Egypt’s finest and most cherished ancient attractions. You will also have an egyptologist guide with you when you visit all these fascinating ancient sites in order to ensure that your experience will be more rewarding than ever.

Exploring the Ancient Wonders of Upper Egypt from Aswan to Luxor

Aswan Nile Cruises - The River Nile at Aswan

The River Nile and the mighty Sahara Desert

All our Aswan Nile Cruises begin with some sightseeing in Aswan. This typically includes a visit to Aswan High Dam and a visit to Philae Temple, although itineraries can differ from one cruise package to the next. Philae Temple is one of Egypt’s most famous ancient sites, and one which has a fascinating history, not least because it was very nearly lost forever when the water level of Lake Nasser started rising following the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Thanks to a huge international effort, the entire temple was relocated to higher ground, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Depending on which cruise package you choose, your cruise ship may leave Aswan the next morning, or it may remain in Aswan a second night. For example, if you book our 8-Day Aswan to Luxor cruise on board the luxurious Oberoi Zahra cruise ship, you will spend two nights on board in Aswan, visiting Philae Temple again on your second night in order to enjoy a spectacular Sound and Light show.

Some of our Aswan Nile cruise packages also include an opportunity to enjoy an optional tour to Abu Simbel to see the two magnificent rock-hewn temples of Pharaoh Ramses II

After your ship leaves Aswan, it will head to Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, and finally on to the ancient city of Luxor. All our Aswan to Luxor Nile River cruises include sightseeing excursions at all of these places, other than in Esna, although some of the longer cruise packages do include an overnight stay on the water in Esna. How long you spend in these places depends entirely on what cruise package you choose. For example, a 4-Day Aswan to Luxor cruise might only include a brief sightseeing stop at Kom Ombo and Edfu before continuing on to Esna, whereas an 8-Day cruise might involve an overnight stop at all the places you visit.

Regardless of which cruise package you choose, you will however get to visit the amazing Temple of Kom Ombo. This is essentially a twin temple complex that was built to honor two different Gods. Some cruise packages will also include a trip on board a traditional falucca boat. However, excursions such as this are generally only included in our longer and somewhat more costly cruise packages.

All our Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor also include a visit to Edfu Temple. It is believed that this remarkable temple took more than 25 years to build. It is also Egypt’s best-preserved ancient temple, thanks to the fact that it remained buried under the sand for more than 2000 years.

After your stop at Edfu, your next sightseeing opportunities typically begin when you arrive in Luxor. With short 4-Day cruises, you will usually visit Luxor’s most famous historical sites, such as Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and then your cruise officially ends. With our longer cruise packages, you can usually expect to spend an additional night on board the cruise ship in Luxor, as well as a night in Quina.

Choosing the Perfect Aswan to Luxor Nile Cruise

Aswan Nile Cruises - Elephantine Island

Elephantine Island, Aswan

All of our Nile cruises from Aswan to Luxor are special, and all carry the promise of an unforgettable experience, but different people have different tastes and requirement, so it is important to choose the right cruise package if you want to have the ultimate experience.

Some Aswan Nile Cruises include onboard entertainment which others don’t. For example, some cruises include cocktail reception parties; Egyptian Belly Dance shows, and even lively onboard discos. Others, such as those on board the Oberoi Zahra or the Oberoi Philae focus more on relaxation than they do on lively entertainment.

It is also worth noting that not all cruise ships are suitable for disable passengers or passengers with special needs. Although it is not the only wheelchair friendly ship operating between Aswan and Luxor, the MS Amarco is perhaps the most wheelchair-friendly one of them all.

All the cruise ships featured in our Aswan to Luxor cruise packages have no shortage of world-class amenities, from large open-air swimming pools, to well-equipped gyms; fully stocked bars, and etc. If you have any queries regarding our various cruises, or the cruise ships featured in them, simply contact us and one of our professional tour managers will be ready to answer any questions you may have, and to assist you in any way they can.

At Egypt Tours Plus, our primary goal is to offer bespoke Aswan Nile Cruises that not only meet your expectations, but exceed them, to find and book your dream cruise.


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Last Updated on February 9, 2024