The Best 4 Lake Nasser Cruises
If you have already enjoyed a Nile cruise, you will find a Lake Nasser cruise equally as enjoyable. The timeless ruins, temples and tombs that you can marvel at during a Lake Nasser cruise might not be as breathtaking as the sites you see during a Nile River cruise, but they are still so incredible. lake cruises also seem to offer a very distinguished sense of tranquility. There are less cruise ships on the lake, which means that, you are likely to bump into fewer tourists at the various monuments you visit during your your cruise.
If you have never been on a cruise in the Land of the Pharaohs before, a Nile River cruise would most likely be a better choice than a Lake Nasser cruise. If you have already been for a Nile cruise before and now you are in the mood for another cruise, a Lake Nasser cruise could be just what you are looking for. As is the case with Nile cruises, cruises on Lake Nasser also include lots of sightseeing and the same sort of comfort and luxury. Here are the top 4 Lake Nasser Cruises:
1. 3-Night or 4-Night Sai Lake Nasser Cruise
One of the first things people notice when they are contemplating booking a cruise is the huge size difference between this boat and the average Nile cruise ship. Another quality which makes the Sai unique is that it has been made from timber rather than from steel. The owners of this vessel had 3 primary objectives when they commissioned this vessel.
They wanted a vessel with the mean give tourists an unforgettable experience in this less frequented region of Egypt. They also wanted to showcase some spectacular monuments which many visitors never even hear about. Finally, they also wanted a boat that is eco-friendly. To this end, nearly all on-board power comes from solar panels. At this time, those looking to book a cruise can choose between a 3-night cruise and a 4-night cruise. 3-night cruises begin in Aswan and finish at Abu Simbel. 5-day cruises on Lake Nasser begin at Abu Simbel and finish in Aswan.
2. 3-Night or 4-Night Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser Cruises
The Omar El Khayam is owned and operated by the Steigenberger Hotel chain. It is roughly the same size as most of the large Nile cruise ships. when it comes to accommodation, it has 68 double rooms. For those who want a bit more luxury, there are also 8 Grand Suites and 4 Royal Suites. All accommodations include large sliding windows and private balconies.
Amenities include a conference area; a pool, two sundecks and a whirlpool; a gift shop; a fitness area and a spa and massage area. Cabins and suites have the same kind of facilities that you would expect to find in In any good and reputable hotel.
3. 4-Day and 5-Day Nubian Sea Cruise on Lake Nasser
As with the two lake cruisers already discussed, the Nubian Sea is also a 5-Star cruise ship. It is a large lake cruiser, similar in size to the Omar El Khayam. When you book a Lake Nasser cruise on this boat, you are essentially booking a room on a floating hotel that whisks you away to see some of Ancient Nubia’s hidden treasures. The Nubian Sea really does offer a flawless and totally unforgettable cruise experience.
4. Luxury Lake Nasser Cruise Aboard the Prince Abbas
The MS Prince Abbas cruise ship is owned by the Movenpick Hotels and Resorts group. Lake Nasser cruises on this boat tend to be offered mostly by tour operators that focus more on quality than they do on prices. Like other cruise ships owned by this company, the Prince Abbas has a range of suites to suite different tastes and budgets. From luxury Presidential suites to more affordable Deluxe births, a a lake cruise on the Prince Abbas can be as luxurious as you want it to be.
All 4 of the cruise vessels discussed above are all equally as luxurious. Apart from the Sai Lake Nasser cruiser, the others are also very similar in size.
4-Day and 5-Day cruises are available on all four boats discussed in this post. The 4-day and 3-night itineraries all begin at Abu Simbel and they end at Aswan. All the 5-day and 4-night itineraries begin in Aswan and they finish at Abu Simbel. Irrespective of which cruise ship you opt for, your onshore excursions will allow you to see so many marvelous ancient wonders.