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  ROYAL RUBY NILE CRUISES


Cruise in comfort and style on board the MS Royal Ruby. From the moment you step on board the experienced and friendly staff will ensure your cruise is a memorable one. Relax on the large sun deck and soak up the the ever moving scenery or enjoy a drink in the Panorama bar after a days sightseeing.

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Accommodation
All the 66 standard cabins measure 21 square meters and have have Nile facing panoramic windows. All cabins feature air-conditioning, en-suite shower facilities, hairdryer, mini-fridge and TV.

Life on board

The large restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a lounge bar with a offering a range of drinks is a good place to sit and watch the world go by from the large panoramic view. On the large sun deck there is a swimming pool for a refreshing dip during the day and a bar serving drinks plus sunbeds in which to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Nile.

Facilities onboard include:

  • Restaurant
  • Lounge bar
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Large sundeck
  • Plunge pool
  • Laundry service
  • Sun deck bar

Our Classic Nile itinerary takes you from Luxor to Aswan, visiting some of the most spectacular ancient sites in the world including the stunning Valley of the Kings the burial place of Pharoahs including that of Tutankhamen and the breathtaking temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Day 1:
Depart from the UK, fly direct to Luxor. On arrival transfer to your chosen ship (approx 20 minutes) for a seven night cruise. A welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead will take place either this evening or the following morning, depending on your flight arrival time.
Day 2:
An early morning start crossing over to the West Bank of the Nile to visit The Valley of the Kings, (for an extra charge you can visit the Tomb of Tutanhkhamun, see your guide for more details), Hatshepsut's Temple, the Valley of the Queens and Colossi of Memnon. (This whole morning tour takes approximately 5 hours.) On arrival back at the boat, a buffet lunch will be served and the boat will sail for Esna. The afternoon can spent relaxing on the sundeck while watching the varied local life on the river and its banks. Afternoon tea will be served on the sun deck. After Dinner, there's a small informal cocktail party where the management of the boat is introduced to everyone. At some stage during the evening the boat will pass through the lock at Esna then dock overnight in Edfu 3-4 hours later.
Day 3:
Wake up at leisure and after breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu. Afterwards, there is time to roam the local market where you will be able to prepare for this evening's Galabeya Party. Back on board the boat lunch will be served as the boat sails to Aswan. This wonderful journey takes approximately 10 hours and gives you chance to take a dip in the plunge pool, read a book or simply to enjoy the view. In the evening there will be a Galabeya party, where everyone dresses up in traditional Egyptian costumes for dinner and the party games. Late that night the boat will dock in Aswan for a stay of two nights.
Day 4:
Morning visit to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries, the Unfinished Obelisk and then by boat to the Temple of Philae. In the afternoon sail by felucca around Kitchener's Island and its Botanical Gardens. After dinner, tonight's entertainment will be an Egyptian style 'Treasure Hunt'.
Day 5:
Today can be spent either at leisure or on optional excursions. The most popular excursion is to the Temple of Abu Simbel which is available by coach (approx £65) or by air (approx £130). In the afternoon an optional excursion to a Nubian Village via camel or boat can be arranged. In the late afternoon the boat will sail to Kom Ombo and a visit to the Ptolemic Temple usually takes place that evening. Dinner, evening entertainment and overnight on board.
Day 6:
The day is spent at leisure as the boat heads to Luxor arriving later that evening. After dinner, enjoy the delights of a traditional Belly Dancer.
Day 7:
The day can begin with an optional Hot Air Balloon trip giving you a bird’s eye view of the magnificent wonders of the West Bank and the surrounding countryside (approx cost for a 45 minute flight is £70 per person this trip can also be taken on Day 8). Afterwards join a morning visit to Temple of Karnak, the papyrus museum and the traditional perfume shops of Luxor. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Luxor, afterwards there is ample opportunity to explore the markets of Luxor for souvenirs and gifts. That evening there is an optional excursion to the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple.
Day 8:
The morning can be spent at leisure or take an optional Hot Air Balloon flight (see above). In the afternoon, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight or continue to your next resort.

 

  RESERVATION ENQUIRIES

Please note that there maybe child age restrictions on this cruise.

*Throughout June the cruises will be sailing from Esna to Aswan and back to Esna, a number of the excursions will be by road. This is due to the Esna Lock being closed*

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