MS Blue Shadow

MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise
Launched in October 2019, the MS Blue Shadow I and II (sister ships, same specs) are one of newest built ships to sail the River Nile. Offering different styles of cabins, from Double/Twin cabins to Royal Suites, you will be able to sleep in comfort during your cruise. Whilst onboard you can also make full use of all the facilities including 24 hour reception, sun deck, swimming pool, fitness equipment, sauna and massages, 24 hour room service, lounge bar, sun deck bar and a gift shop.

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MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1: LUXOR

Transfer from Hurghada Hotel to the Ms Blue Shadow. Dinner on board or for late arrivals a light snack will be served. Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 2: LUXOR – ESNA

Breakfast on board, early morning visit to the West Bank including the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, burial sites for many of the most powerful and successful pharaohs and high priests, the Temple of Hatshepsut and

Medinet Habu Temple. Lunch on board as the boats sets sail to Esna dinner on board. Overnight in Esna.

DAY 3: ESNA – KOM OMBO – ASWAN

Breakfast on board and morning visit of the Temple of Khnum at Esna. The temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, who was patron god of cataracts. Continue the journey south, for a brief stop at Edfu before sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the temple before dinner. 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. There is also a fascinating crocodile museum to visit with many artefacts and mummified crocodiles. Sail to Aswan and overnight in Aswan.

DAY 4: ASWAN

After breakfast, visit the High Dam in Aswan, built in 1960-1971 to provide electricity to the villages along the Nile, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Lunch on board and afternoon at leisure with an opportunity to revisit the Temple of Philae for an **optional sound and light show in the evening.

DAY 5: ASWAN

After breakfast there is the option of a morning at leisure or an early morning **optional visit to Abu Simbel. This impressive temple, built by Rameses II stands on the banks of Lake Nasser. After lunch on board, there is a relaxing boat trip around Elephantine Island to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island. Dinner and overnight in Aswan.

DAY 6: ASWAN – Edfu

Morning at leisure. Lunch on board and then set sail to Kom Ombo. After a brief stop at Kom Ombo, continue sailing to Edfu and overnight.

DAY 7: LUXOR

Breakfast on board as the boat sails to Esna and then Luxor to arrive in the afternoon. Lunch on board followed by a visit to the ‘world’s largest greatest open air museum’ at Karnak Temple, which covers a large area of land and includes several temples, the largest of them being the Temple of Amun. One last visit to Luxor Temple returning to the boat for dinner and last night on board.

DAY 8: LUXOR

Optional early morning balloon ride for the adventurous. Breakfast on board followed by check-out and onward transfer to the airport or next destination.

Sightseeing Highlights:
Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings (Tutankhamen), Hatshepsut Temple, Collossi of Memnon, KomOmbo Temple, Khnum Temple in Esna, Philae Temple in Aswan, High Dam of Aswan. English speaking tour guide (Egyptologist) at all tours. All ground transportation by modern A/C vehicles.

Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins. Very occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur for a ‘like for like’ replacement. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.

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  • Spacious Nile View Cabins
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Cabins

MS Blue Shadow Cabin

Tastefully and luxuriously furnished Cabins are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, minibar, satellite flat-screen TV, bathroom with a bathtub and hairdryer, climate control, Internet connection, telephones that enable international calls via direct dial, Panoramic Windows, & Safe box.

Facillites

While on board, guests can enjoy traditional dance and music performances, relax and refresh in our exquisite spa, in our swimming pool, on a sun-deck or in the comfort of their luxurious cabins.

Dining & Bars

The restaurant serves a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For evening dining, the restaurant offers an extensive mix of local and international buffet style dining.

Teatime in the afternoon when sailing, features an assortment of cakes and snacks on the sundeck.

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