Here at Egypt Escapes, we’re experts at planning the most amazing cruise packages along the iconic river Nile. When it comes to choosing the ships you’ll travel on, we ensure your every need will be met and you’ll travel in the utmost luxury along the exotic river delta. In this post, we’ll focus on some of our best cruise ships that operate on our most popular holiday packages – the Nile cruise and stay. Our cruise and stay packages offer the best of both worlds – the opportunity to combine a fabulous Nile river cruise with a luxurious stay in a Red Sea resort.

If you’re interested in booking one of these fantastic holidays, then here’s a rundown of the most popular cruise ships that operate on our cruise and stay routes:

  1. MS Presidential Commodore

This is one of our most popular cruise ships. It features 77 sumptuously furnished en-suite cabins, all of which are air conditioned and equipped with a minibar, telephone, TV and safety deposit boxes. The double and single cabins are available on both upper and lower decks; and on-board facilities include a swimming pool, sundeck, table tennis, internet connectivity and an onboard shop that sells jewellery and souvenirs. In addition, guests enjoy 24-hour room service, including a laundry service, and can relax knowing that the reception is also manned 24 hours a day. The restaurant, bar and sundeck accommodate 140 people so you’ll never struggle to find a place to relax; there’s also a TV lounge available that offers a choice of videos and games. When it comes to dining, you’ll enjoy sumptuous meals in the on-board restaurant and to top the day off, there’s also fabulous evening entertainment on offer, including belly dancing and a Nubian show. However, with the number of fantastic excursions on offer we understand how precious sleep can be, so rest assured that all entertainment finishes at 11pm! Oh – and as an added bonus, to help you unwind after exploring the ancient temples, you can even book a massage on this fabulous cruise ship.

  1. MS Royal Viking

The sun deck alone on this floating palace makes it worthy of our top ten – given it’s one of the largest on any cruise ships on the Nile! It’s easy to see why, with two bar areas and a plunge pool, along with seriously glamorous seating and sunbathing areas. The sophistication doesn’t stop there, as the 68 exterior-facing, en-suite deluxe cabins all feature full-length panoramic windows and come fantastically appointed. Air conditioning, complementary toiletries, a shower over bath in the en-suite, dressing table and seating area are just some of the extras you can enjoy on this luxurious cruise ship. There are four spacious decks for you to enjoy, an exquisite dining room and separate lounge bar; really, this is the height of luxury and is an amazing way to experience your Egyptian adventure.

  1. MS Viking Premiere

This is another 5-star cruise ship that’s an extremely popular choice for cruise and stay tourists. The ship features a large deck with a swimming pool and deck bar, a fabulous restaurant for gourmet dining and a separate lounge bar that offers a fantastic variety of evening entertainment. All 57 cabins are exterior-facing, meaning you face out over the Nile and can take in the breath-taking views. They’re also, of course, really well-appointed, with amenities including en-suite facilities, a satellite LCD TV, air conditioning, mini fridge and twin beds.

  1. MS Blue Shadow

You’ll experience the height of luxury in this brand new 5-star cruise ship. Accommodation onboard comprises 54 deluxe cabins and three suites, all of which boast the latest in modern amenities. Individual air conditioning, panoramic windows, satellite flat-screen TV’s and of course the most elegant of en-suite facilities await guests in these luxurious cabins. When it comes to dining, this cruise ship offers a first class service. During the day, afternoon tea is served on the sundeck and the restaurant offers a delicious mix of local and international cuisine. The ship also has an on-board spa as well as a swimming pool on the sundeck; and in the evenings, guests can enjoy traditional evening entertainment.

  1. MS Steinberger Minerva

Cruise in sophistication on board the MS Steinberger Minerva. Spacious, elegant cabins with panoramic windows and Juliet balconies are just the start of your 5-star experience. On board there’s a glorious sun deck complete with a freshwater swimming pool as well as a pool bar. The ship even has its own gym, if you feel the workout exploring sites such as the Valley of the Kings just isn’t enough steps for your Fitbit! Massage treatments, a sauna and steam bath are also available for guests to enjoy. Fine dining is on offer in the on-board restaurant and there’s an opulent lounge bar, where you can sit back and enjoy cocktails as the iconic scenery glides by. If you just feel like relaxing in your cabin, 24 hour room service is available.

  1. MS Esplanade

This 5-star floating hotel is another modern, stylish cruise ship within our fleet. With spacious, artistically-decorated interior spaces and tastefully furnished en-suite cabins that offer amazing amenities, including panoramic views, you’ll experience a truly first class cruise onboard the MS Esplanade. The sun deck features a swimming pool and jacuzzis, as well as plenty of seating;  guests can also enjoy the serendipitous ambience of the Plaisir Lounge Bar and will enjoy à la Carte meals in the Belle Vue restaurant (which we’re sure you will agree, is very aptly named!) One final thing to tempt you? This cruise ship also has a fully equipped spa, to help soothe away any tensions and really calm the senses.

  1. MS Emilio

This superior cruise ship is the latest addition to the Emilio Prestige Line. With 72 superior cabins, all of which are appointed to the latest in amenities and luxuries, this modern cruise liner is a joy to holiday on. Guests can enjoy four main decks as well as a sun deck – with a swimming pool – and drinks can be enjoyed in the sundeck and lounge bars. Other facilities include a sauna and jacuzzi, a massage room and an on-board gym. Fabulous buffet-style dining is on offer in the main restaurant, so you can eat as much or as little as you want. Indeed, this is part of the cruise experience guests enjoy the most!

  1. MS Tuya

This traditional-style Nile cruise ship is extremely popular among our clientele, and remains one of our firm favourites. It offers stylish, flexible accommodation, with king-size, twin-bedded and connecting rooms all available in the luxurious cabins. Fully renovated in 2017, all mod cons are available, and cabins not only have the 5 star amenities you’d expect, but also have panoramic windows and sound proof windows, meaning you’ll truly unwind and be able to relax on this fabulous cruise ship. There are also a multitude of facilities available on board, including three restaurant and bar facilities, a swimming pool with jacuzzi, an in-house spa, medical clinic, business centre, gift shop, beauty salon and boutique. As if that wasn’t enough of a draw, this cruise ship also features a separate children’s pool and children’s club, so this is definitely the best cruise option for families.

  1. MS Odyssey

What better way to experience your Egyptian odyssey than on board the MS Odyssey? This cruise ship offers flexible cruises between Aswan and Luxor, and all aspects of your excursions are handles and organised on board. All the amenities you’d expect can be found on board, including a sundeck, swimming pool, gift shop, a TV lounge, sumptuous dining, a decadent bar, fantastic evening entertainment and a massage service. There are some 70 cabins on board, all of which are en suite, air conditioned and fully equipped. It’s easy to see why this is one of the most established cruise ships on the Nile today, it really does set the standard.

  1. Jaz Royale

Make your Nile river cruise a truly unforgettable experience on the regal Jaz Royale. The ship offers amenities that rival even the most luxurious of hotels, and features two sun decks, a swimming pool and jacuzzi, a gift shop, sumptuous bar and elegant dining. The cabins are not only spectacular but also extremely spacious, with suites measuring 35sqm in size, and even the double size cabins spanning 22 sqm. When it comes to cabin amenities, no expense has been spared, with en-suite facilities, air conditioning, satellite TV with in-house movie channels, an in-cabin music system, safe, mini bar and ample closet space all coming as standard. The main and upper deck cabins also offer large panoramic sliding windows to allow you to really take in the majestic vista.


If that’s whetted your appetite and you’re interested in booking the holiday of a lifetime, one that’s surely on most people’s bucket list, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Contact us on 020 3944 7935 or you can use our live chat service to book your dream Egyptian holiday.

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