Confirmed dates have just been released for the ‘Long Nile Cruise’ route for 2020 departures. This incredible journey follows the River Nile from Cairo in the north of Egypt, all the way to Aswan and the High Dam in the south, where the river becomes Lake Nasser and Egypt borders Sudan. Due to the challenging length and diversity of the route only a couple of ships are capable of managing the completion and one of which is the ultra-luxurious MS Jaz Royale. In 2020, you can cruise down the Nile in comfort and style on-board the 5-star Jaz Royale for a truly exclusive experience. Elegantly designed and beautifully furnished, the Jaz Royale promises guests an unforgettable journey through mesmerising, exotic scenery. 14-night packages are available from just £2899pp including return flights, a full-board basis and full excursion package. There are also options to upgrade to all-inclusive onboard. Shorter cruises are also available from Cairo to Luxor from just £1899pp with options to extend your holiday in Luxor and/or continue your Nile Cruise to Aswan on a different boat.
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Jaz Royale Nile Cruise offers 8-11nts (Cairo-Luxor) and 14nts (Cairo-Aswan) itineraries available from just £1899pp and £2899pp respectively including flights, full-board (upgrade to all-inclusive available) and excursions, get in touch for details and to book.
The Jaz Royale boasts amenities that are comparable to those at the best hotels in the world. Board this floating world of luxury and experience the ancient wonders and the sights of Egypt first hand.
Jaz Royale Long Nile Cruise Sample Itinerary:
DAY 1: CAIRO Arrival day into Cairo where you will be met by a representative and transferred to the Jaz Royale. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: CAIRO Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Giza where the famous Pyramids stands as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great Sphnix, which has kept its secrets for centuries. Afternoon at your own leisure. (Optional Tours available through your guide). Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: CAIRO Depart after breakfast to visit the Egyptian Museum containing treasures from Egypt’s ancient past and including the wonderful Tutankhamun collection. Continuing to the Citadel located on a limestone plateau, the Citadel built to withstand the onslaught of the Crusaders has wonderful views over Cairo city. Afternoon at your leisure (Optional Tours available through your guide). Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Cairo.
Day 4: BENI SUEF Enjoy the beauty of the Nile whilst sailing from Cairo to Beni Suef. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Beni Suef.
DAY 5: EL MINYA A full day’s sailing to Minya. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Minya.
DAY 6: MINYA After breakfast visit three of the rock-tombs of Beni Hassan that are carved into the high limestone cliffs of the east bank of the Nile. The painted scenes depict the daily lives of the rulers and their families including scenes of desert hunting, weaving, spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds. Sailing to Tel El Amarna Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Tel Amarna.
DAY 7: MINYA TEL-AMARNA Morning sailing to Tel El Amarna. After breakfast visit the Tel El Amarna site, once the city of Akhenaten, the Pharaoh known for his revolutionary religion that worshiped Aten. Continue to the Tuna El Gabal, the necropolis of Khmun, to visit the Tomb of Petosiris, Tomb of Isadora and the sacred Catacombs of Thoth then on to the Ashmunien. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Assuit.
DAY 8: ASSUIT TO SOHAG Full day sailing to Sohag. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Sohag.
DAY 9: EL BALYANA An early morning sail to El Balyana. Enjoy breakfast and visit Dendarah is one of the best preserved in Egypt. After visiting Dendarah you will visit Abydos Temple, the holy city of Osiris God of the Dead and the New Kingdom Temple of Seti 1. You will be transferred back to the boat in Nagaa Hamadi. Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Nagaa Hamadi.
DAY 10: LUXOR An early morning sail to Luxor whilst enjoying your breakfast on board the beautiful Jaz Royale. After lunch visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak located on the East bank. Dinner on board overnight in Luxor.
DAY 11: LUXOR Breakfast on board followed by a visit to the beautiful West Bank. Visit the sites of the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepshut. Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Luxor.
DAY 12: EDFU Early morning sailing to Edfu. After breakfast visit the Temple of Edfu, one of the best preserved Temple in Egypt. Afternoon sailing to Kom Ombo. Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Kom Ombo.
DAY 13: KOM OMBO – ASWAN After breakfast a morning visit to the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. This Temple, unlike many others in Egypt, was dedicated to two gods; the Southern section is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile headed man, god of fertility, and the Northern section to the Falcon headed god Horus. Lunch and Dinner on board sail to Aswan and overnight in Aswan.
DAY 14: ASWAN After breakfast there is an option of a morning leisure or an early morning. Optional excursion to Abu Simbel provided. This impressive Temple built by Rameses II stands on the banks of Lake Nasser. After lunch on board, there is a relaxing trip around Elephantine Island to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island. Dinner and overnight in Aswan.
DAY 15: ASWAN Your amazing journey has come to an end you will disembark Jaz Royale.
The Jaz Royale has 50 spacious cabins and 2 suites over 5 decks. This is a floating luxury at its finest and a great way to experience the ‘Long Cruise’ and the magic of the Nile.
***BREAKING NEWS***MS Jaz Royale Confirmed Sailing Dates for 2020***
Long Cruise Aswan – Cairo from £2899pp
M-S Jaz Royal Long Cruise Cairo – Aswan from £2899pp
M-S Jaz Royal Long Cruise Luxor – Cairo from £1899pp
M-S Jaz Royal Long Cruise Cairo – Luxor from £1899pp
Alternative ‘Long Nile Cruise’ option is the MS Darakum which sails from Cairo-Aswan on a 14nt itinerary. The cruise also offers 8, 9 and 11nt itineraries which consist of Cairo-Luxor and reverse cruises.
Tailor made itineraries are available, please contact us for a bespoke quote.