MS Alexander The Great Nile Cruise sails from Luxor Port on Mondays and offers an oasis of tranquillity on your River Nile Holiday. Understated elegance is noticed as soon as you step aboard into the light, uncluttered reception. Pale walls, stylish sofas and tropical plants provide contemporary finishing. MS Alexander The Great is without doubt one of the best cruise experiences available on the Nile.
Make yourself at home in one of the 28 luxury suites with glorious River Nile view. All of the air-conditioned cabins have River Nile views and are individually designed to provide an attractive blend of colour, texture and atmosphere. The spacious suites measure 25 square metres and all have en-suite bathroom with bath tub, bathrobes, hairdryer, vanity mirror and natural toiletries; there is also a mini-bar, satellite LCD TV and personal safe.
The sleek MS Alexander The Great offers a sophisticated cruise experience with exceptional standards. It is the perfect way to cruise the Nile in style. There is a lounge bar in which to relax and enjoy a cocktail. The two upper decks provide a pool with a Jacuzzi and a large crescent shaped bar where you can enjoy a drink under the stars. There’s also a Spa offering massage treatments, Turkish Bath, fitness facilities and gift shop. All meals are taken in the ‘Red Fiesta’ restaurant situated on the third deck. This elegant restaurant has large panoramic windows overlooking the Nile and offers a variety of international cuisine. Whilst the live BBQ on the pool deck is a great place to enjoy traditional oriental food and music under the stars.
MS Alexander The Great is available as part of a 7-night cruise package tour from £1499pp including return flights from the UK and full-board basis on the boat. It is also possible to extend your stay on the Red Sea Riviera with one of our luxury, all-inclusive properties with 14-night packages available from just £1899pp.
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MS Alexander The Great Nile Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 – Embark your cruise ship, unpack your bags & get comfortable then enjoy a welcome meeting and 5-star dinner with overnight stay on board in Luxor.
Day 2 – Luxor (Nile Cruise). Visit of the East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples opportunity. Lunch on the cruise. Noon time sailing to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board in Edfu.
Day 3 – Nile Cruise sailing around 9am to Kom Ombo and visit Sobek Temple opportunity. After visit sailing to Aswan with arrival around 21hrs, dinner and overnight on board in Aswan.
Day 4 – Morning in Aswan with opportunity to visit the High Dam, Philea Temple and Felucca trip on the Nile. Afternoon at leisure with chance to explore Aswan, try the excursion to the Nubian village or have a ride on a camel along the Nile arranged by the guide on the spot. Overnight on board in Aswan.
Day 5 – Early morning (optional) visit to the famous temple of Abu Simbel in the south of Aswan or you can just spend a relaxed morning on the sun deck. Afternoon sailing (around 14hrs) back north to Edfu and arrival (around 21hrs) overnight on board in Edfu.
Day 6 – In the morning sailing to Esna, around (10hrs) with chance to visit Temple of Khnum. Then time to relax and enjoy the cruise sailing downstream to Luxor (approx 1430hrs). Afternoon possibility to join the tour to the heart of the city of Luxor. Overnight on board in Luxor.
Day 7 – Morning opportunity to explore West Bank including Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Evening visit to the sound and light show at Karnak Temple (optional), then stay overnight on board in Luxor.
Day 8 – Breakfast on the cruise then transfer to your home bound flight or possible extension at beach hotel in Hurghada or Marsa Alam.
This is a sample itinerary and may differ slightly from real experience depending on weather, time of year or unforeseen circumstances.
During your cruise you can choose to join the professional Egyptologist guided excursions, relax on the boat or disembark & spend your time exploring Egypt your own way! Please note: Cruise ship requires a USD 200 supplement for adults and USD 100 for children ages 4-11 for sightseeing (including transportation, guide, and entrance fees). Destinations include Karnak, Luxor, Edfu, Hatshepsut, and Kom Ombo temples, King’s Valley, and the High Dam. Alternately, guests may choose to sight see independently.
MS Alexander The Great Nile Cruise Review:
Meander lazily down the Nile on a seven-night luxury cruise onboard Alexander the Great. A modest yet unfailingly chic ship, it’s the perfect base for a journey through Egypt’s most exotic and ancient haunts. This ship is smaller than your average Nile river cruise boat – with only 28 suites in total, really giving you a feeling of space, personalised service and exclusivity. Dinner is always an event with a swanky dining area serving delicious buffet and a la carte dishes, with regular live music or dancing shows. Laze by the pool or on the sun deck bar with a cocktail, try out the gym, or visit the spa for a Turkish bath or a massage treatment. Cabins are surprisingly spacious with seating areas and en suite bathrooms and each faces outwards, giving you glorious Nile views. You’ll begin and end your journey in Luxor, a city built on the site of Ancient Thebes, where you’ll visit the Valley of the Kings and the towering and Colossi of Memnon. You’ll sail on to Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo and spend two nights in Aswan, a beautiful city with thriving markets and tiny palm-fringed islands speckling the water. Our offer includes seven nights on-board the Alexander the Great in a spacious Double Cabin (with a Nile view), on a full-board basis. This means you’ll be covered for buffet breakfast and lunch, afternoon tea (on selected days), a la carte dinner and regular evening entertainment too. Flights are included from various Uk airports, as well as return airport transfers. If this wasn’t enough, you’ll also have a qualified Egyptologist onboard to impart their knowledge.