Nile River Cruises

Nile River Cruises

Ancient pyramids, colorful bazaars and temples that were already ancient by the time Cleopatra took charge only begin to describe the highlights of a Nile River cruise through Egypt. Itineraries generally include tours of landmark sights in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, as well as visits to more secluded temples such as Abu Simbel. With so many things to see, a Nile River cruise includes plenty of tours, but there's also time to relax and watch the world float by.
Come Aboard My Nile River Cruise
Get a first-hand glimpse of a Nile cruise in Egypt, a bucket list trip for many travelers longing to see the pyramids.
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  • Known as the longest river in the world, the Nile river is located in northeastern Africa and runs through ten countries, including Egypt – the focus of Nile River cruising.


  • Cairo (Port Said)
    Cairo (Port Said)
    Pick up just about any travel guide on Cairo, and you'll read about ...
  • Luxor
    Once known as Thebes, Luxor served as the base for Egypt's ruling ...

River Cruise Reviews

  • 09/16
    The cruise was to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary, and the Emerald Sky had all the facilities we were looking for when making our decision which company to book with. These included good food, excellent service from crew and staff, ... Read more
  • Superb!   abkisa
    My wife and I had not done a river cruise and weren't sure what to expect but we were very pleased. We were welcomed onboard with a cold drink and a smiling crew. Osanka and Stephanie made check-in effortless. The ship was spotless, bags arrived ... Read more
  • 09/16
    This was our second river cruise with scenic and we cannot recommend Scenic enough....from the very start of the process - booking through to arriving home - the whole experience was absolutely fantastic. We sailed from Nuremberg up the river Main ... Read more
  • Budapest to Bucharest   GBPSilver
    Previous experience with river cruising was in Russia last year where, although we enjoyed the experience, the accommodation and food were rather spartan, so we were not quite sure what to expect with Emerald; what a surprise, a beautiful almost new ... Read more
  • Relaxation   fergusandpushkin
    First river cruise.Will not be the last as all aspects of it were first class. Had several ocean cruises, difficult to compare but the big difference for us was at the end of an ocean cruise you feel exhausted and in need of a holiday, at the end of ... Read more
  • River of Gold-Douro   desert traveler
    Great trip on viking on douro river. two night stay in lisbon prior to trip, we stayed at the tivoli lisboa hotel-very nice and great location. had a half day tour provided and then time to explore on our own. we then coached to porto. stopped ... Read more
  • Best Cruise Ever!!!   vtumminello
    Let me start by saying that Crystal advertised this cruise as a 6 star experience.We were not disappointed.Fantastic in every way possible.If I could give 7 stars, I would!! My wife and I were looking for an upscale river cruise to celebrate ... Read more
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