MS Nubian Sea Lake Nasser Cruise

The MS Nubian Sea Lake Nasser Cruise is a luxury 4 or 5 day cruise that explores the beautiful sites along the shores of Lake Nasser from Aswan or Abu Simbel. Guests will be amazed by Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali, Wadi El Seboua, Amada Temple and the magnificent Abu Simbel Temple, seeing these treasures from the calm waters while enjoying excellent facilities aboard the 5-star cruise ship.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

MS Nubian Sea Lake Nasser Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation - Visit Abu Simbel A representative from Travel Joy Egypt will collect you from your hotel in Abu Simbel or Abu Simbel airport and transfer you to the MS Nubian Sea Lake Nasser Cruise for check-in at 1pm. You will enjoy lunch onboard before visiting the iconic Abu Simbel Temple, constructed on the west bank of the Nile between the first and second cataracts by Pharaoh Ramesses II from 1303-1213 BC. Due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s, the temples were relocated in 1968 to a desert plateau 200 feet above and 600 feet west of their original location, which is now flooded. After the fascinating tour, afternoon tea will be served onboard followed by relaxation. Dinner will also be onboard, with overnight stay on the cruise. You have the option to experience the illuminating Sound and Light show at Abu Simbel Temple in the evening. The program uses enchanting music and projections within the temples to vividly portray how they appeared in ancient times. Earpieces provide multi-language commentary, creating an unforgettable experience bringing Pharaonic history to life.

You will begin your day with breakfast onboard the cruise. Then sail to Kasr Ibrim where you can admire views from the sundeck. Kasr Ibrim Citadel was once a formidable settlement high above the Nile but is now an island due to the Aswan High Dam. Lunch will be served onboard before your guide leads visits to Amada Temple and Derr Temple. Amada Temple was originally built by Thutmose III and later added to by his successors Amenhotep II and Thutmose IV. Next is Derr Temple, an excellent example of Ramesses II's signature rock-cut style, located originally on the eastern Nile shore. Finally you will see the rare Tomb of Pennut, a relocated rock-cut tomb belonging to a Kush Viceroy. Returning to the cruise after your tour, you will enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a traditional Nubian show for entertainment. Dinner will be onboard with overnight stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. You will admire iconic sites while gaining deeper historical understanding through expert guidance, then relax onboard your luxury floating hotel.

You will start the day with breakfast onboard before an early morning visit to Wadi El Seboua. This relocated site contains two New Kingdom temples as well as Temples of Dakka and Maharraqua. Most tour the Valley of Lions, a sphinx-lined path leading to a rock cut temple built by Amenhotep III dedicated to Horus. Intact structures include a brick pylon and courtyard walls with paintings. Lunch will be served onboard as you sail to Aswan. Dinner and overnight stay are included at Aswan. This journey along the waters of Lake Nasser allows exploration of vibrant histories built into the landscape. Expert guidance and luxury accommodations aboard the cruise ship provide enlightening and rejuvenating experiences on this culturally rich itinerary. All meals and excursions as described are included today and tomorrow as we continue our educational voyage with Travel Joy Egypt.

Breakfast will be served onboard your cruise ship. Then your Egyptologist guide will lead a tour of the Temple of Kalabsha. Located near the High Dam, this structure was relocated 30 miles south after flooding from the dam's construction. It features a blend of Egyptian and Roman artistic styles under its dedication to the Nubian god Mandulis. After exploring its walls portraying pharaohs, emperors and deities, you will check out from your luxurious floating hotel. A Travel Joy Egypt representative will then transfer you to your Aswan hotel, concluding your educational and rejuvenating Lake Nasser cruise adventure. Through expertly guided visits of landmarks along the river's shores from aboard your first-class accommodations, you have gained invaluable cultural and historical insights into this fascinating region. We hope you have enjoyed this immersive journey!

Day 1: Arrival at Aswan - Aswan Visits & Embark on the Cruise Upon arrival in Aswan city, a representative from Travel Joy Egypt will meet you and transfer you to your Lake Nasser Nile cruise ship where check-in and embarkation will take place. Lunch will be served onboard the cruise. Then an Egyptologist guide will take your group to discover great sights in Aswan including the High Dam. This dam was built by President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 to protect Egypt from Nile floods. Afterward a motorboat will sail on the Nile River, stopping at Agilika Island to visit the Temple of Philae. This temple was constructed in the Greco-Roman era and dedicated to Goddess Isis, mother of God Horus. Your tour will also include a visit to see the Unfinished Obelisk, one of Aswan's marvels. This immense structure was carved from red granite in honor of God Amun Ra. Following the tour activities, you will return to your cruise ship to spend the night onboard. Meals included: Lunch Dinner

Breakfast will be served onboard your cruise ship. Later, your Egyptologist guide will lead a tour of the Temple of Kalabsha located near the High Dam. As one of the earliest sites rescued from Lake Nasser, this temple was originally 30 miles south before being relocated due to dam construction. Its architecture has an interesting blend of Egyptian and Roman styles from the late Ptolemaic to early Imperial Roman period. Images include both Egyptian gods and Roman emperors worshipping together. Dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis, the temple offers insight into the religious and cultural practices of the time. Next on the itinerary is a visit to Beit el-Wali. Brought from the waters of Lake Nasser by an archaeological partnership, this temple has a symmetrical cruciform layout. Hewn partly from rock, it includes a deep entrance hall, columned antechamber and sanctuary worship space. Known as a speos temple, it provides an example of Nubian architecture before the flooding. Afterwards, the cruise ship will sail back to offer refreshments and serve lunch onboard before continuing downriver toward Wadi El Sebou while passing through the latitude of the Tropic of Cancer. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast onboard your cruise ship, the visit will start at Wadi El Sebou. Also known as the "Valley of the Lions", the site gets its name from the sphinx-lined avenue leading to the Ramesses II-era temple. Though moved to its present location in the 1960s, the complex was quickly abandoned and lay forgotten for years. Next, the group will return to the ship to enjoy lunch. Then the cruise will sail to Amada Temple, one of the oldest monuments surrounding Lake Nasser. Dating to Egypt's 18th Dynasty New Kingdom period around two centuries before Ramesses II and Abu Simbel, the temple architecture contains later carvings by Ramesses along with his son Merenptah. Constructed during an earlier phase of Egyptian history, Amada provides insight into religious practices and design elements from that time. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The morning will start with an early cruise to Kasr Ibrim for scenic views from the sundeck. Kasr Ibrim's citadel once overlooked the Nile River as a formidable fortress city, but now appears island-like due to the Aswan High Dam construction. Next, the ship will continue sailing toward Abu Simbel for a tour of its world-famous temples. Built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II between the 1st and 2nd cataracts, Abu Simbel contains two structures carved into the mountainside. In the 1960s, a decision was made to build a new dam which would flood the original location. Thus, the temples were meticulously dismantled and reconstructed on a plateau over 200 feet higher and 600 feet west of their prior setting. Following lunch onboard, visitors have the option in the afternoon and evening to experience a truly memorable Sound and Light performance at Abu Simbel Temple. Through melodic music and enchanting projected scenes, the program immerses viewers in the world of the ancient pharaohs. Presented in multiple languages via individual audio receivers, it conveys what the temples would have looked like in their heyday. This unforgettable show makes the Abu Simbel visit a lifelong memory for all who witness it. Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Optional Visit to Sound and Light Show at Abu Simbel

After breakfast onboard the cruise ship, it will be time for check-out. A Travel Joy Egypt representative will then transfer you to Aswan Airport where you can catch your flight back to Cairo, drawing the Lower Nile cruise to an end. Meals Included: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
  • Assistance of our personal during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Accommodation on board 5 star cruise on full board basis
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Aswan and Abu Simbel
  • Egyptologist guide during your excursions
  • All service charges and taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Any Extra meals and beverages.
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.
  • Any Optional tours may require.

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $2550
  • 2 Persons $1850 Each
  • 3 Persons $1600 Each
  • 4 Persons $1400 Each
  • 5 Persons $1150 Each
  • 6 Persons $1100 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $1050 Each

Why Choose Us?

Travel Joy Egypt Memories that Last a Lifetime:

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

Booking a trip is easy! Simply search for your desired destination, pick your preferred tour & date, send us inquiry.

Absolutely! We understand that time constraints vary for each traveler. Let us know your preferences, and we will tailor the tour accordingly.

No, You can book as a guest, just send us an inquiry!

Yes. Please contact our customer support team to discuss your specific booking and potential modifications.

Not always. Many destinations offer currency exchange services at airports or local money changers. However, checking your bank's foreign transaction fees and exploring travel cards or prepaid currency options might be beneficial.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

More About

MS Nubian Sea Lake Nasser Cruise Facilities

Accommodation

  • Large Panoramic Window which opens into a balcony
  • All cabins are fully air conditioned with individual control
  • Private bath with bath tub, hair dryer
  • Colored TV within house music and video channels
  • Dedicated movie channel
  • Mini Bar
  • International telephone in Cabins
  • Safety Box
  • Luggage Rack
  • Doctor available 24 hours around the clock
  • Internet access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry service & housekeeping
  • All major credit cards accepted

Other Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Air condition
  • Private bath with Shower
  • TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Doctor available 24 hours
  • Gift Shop
Book now