Niles cruises

Old Jul 12th 2007, 1:22 am
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-Wanderer
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I am thinking about a 1 week Nile cruise in Sep/Oct and I have heard that to
'beat the heat and crowds (and to suit their eating schedules) that the
cruise-tour organisers can get you up at 4am. Not a pleasant thoight doing
this many times on a one week cruise.
Anyone got any light to shed on this subject.
 
Old Jul 12th 2007, 4:43 am
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Kevin Heyes
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We've done a couple of Nile cruises.
Generally the cruises are from Luxor to Aswan and back.
There are optional excursions, which you don't have to take (or pay for), to a
variety of sites along the route by coach.
The visit to Abu Simbel from Aswan was a 3.00am start, but others were at
reasonable times and back to the boat for lunch.
If you want to you can just relax on the boat for the whole cruise. We had a
trip out most days and had a great experience.
We found the accommodation very clean and comfortable and the food and service
good.
There are many tour operators and about 400 boats on the river aparently.
We thought it good value and will go again.


In article <[email protected]>,
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>I am thinking about a 1 week Nile cruise in Sep/Oct and I have heard that to
>'beat the heat and crowds (and to suit their eating schedules) that the
>cruise-tour organisers can get you up at 4am. Not a pleasant thoight doing
>this many times on a one week cruise.
>Anyone got any light to shed on this subject.
>
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Old Jul 12th 2007, 5:04 am
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I took the Sheraton Nile cruise a few years ago and it was very
pleasant....it was nothing like you mentoned. However, I do think a
week would be a little too long....take the 3 or 4 day....and have a
great time.
Ellie
 
Old Jul 13th 2007, 9:22 am
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MisterMax
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Wanderer wrote:
> I am thinking about a 1 week Nile cruise in Sep/Oct and I have heard that to
> 'beat the heat and crowds (and to suit their eating schedules) that the
> cruise-tour organisers can get you up at 4am. Not a pleasant thoight doing
> this many times on a one week cruise.
> Anyone got any light to shed on this subject.
>
>
>
We took a 3 day cruise on Lake Nasser, the Nile above Aswan dam.
It was a good and relaxing trip on the MS Eugenie, one of a few allowed
on the lake. We weren't kept excessively busy, were well fed, but we
were up at 6 and 5:15 the last 2 days. The last to make our plane from
Abu Simbel back to Aswan.

We stayed up late one night to look at the stars in the clear dark sky,
unimpeded by any lights of any kind. I'd like to be there on August
12th to see the Perseid meteors.

There are a hundred or more cruise boats between Aswan (below the dam)
and Luxor. They looked like cattle boats.

Photos & narration at
http://buten.net/max/Egypt/10LNasser...10LNasser.html

- Max
 
Old Jul 13th 2007, 2:59 pm
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Alan S
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On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:22:49 +0100, "Wanderer"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>I am thinking about a 1 week Nile cruise in Sep/Oct and I have heard that to
>'beat the heat and crowds (and to suit their eating schedules) that the
>cruise-tour organisers can get you up at 4am. Not a pleasant thoight doing
>this many times on a one week cruise.
>Anyone got any light to shed on this subject.
>
>

I'm also interested. Could I add a question to yours. I'd
appreciate comments, good or bad, from people who have
cruised the Aswan-Luxor route. Which companies are good,
which bad, what pitfalls to watch for. I'm considering 3-5
days going downstream.

I'll also browse through tripadvisor and similar, but all
input is welcome.


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