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MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

  • Duration4 Nights or 3 Nights
  • Cruise TypeDeluxe Cruise
  • AvailabilityWednesday from Aswan
    Saturday from Luxor

Price: $500

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Blue Shadow Nile Cruise Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey as we delve into the enchanting beauty of the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise. Floating along the iconic Nile River, this exceptional cruise promises to transport you to a world of awe-inspiring wonders. With a unique blend of luxury, comfort, and breathtaking scenery, the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise offers an experience like no other. As you step aboard this floating paradise, you’ll be greeted by attentive staff, luxurious accommodations, and world-class amenities. Indulge in delectable cuisine, unwind in spacious cabins, and savor the stunning views of the Nile from the sundeck. From ancient temples and historical sites to charming villages and picturesque landscapes, each stop along the cruise will unveil a new chapter in Egypt’s rich history and natural beauty. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a leisure seeker, the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise caters to all. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Egypt with expert-guided tours and educational programs, or relax and soak up the tranquil ambiance of the serene Nile River. Prepare to create lifelong memories as we embark on this captivating journey along the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise. Let the beauty of the Nile mesmerize you and uncover the secrets of ancient Egypt’s allure.

Exploring the nile with Blue Shadow Nile Cruise: An Unforgettable Journey

MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise offers an unforgettable opportunity to explore Egypt’s ancient history in unparalleled style and comfort. With its luxurious amenities, knowledgeable guides, and stunning itineraries, this cruise promises an expedition you’ll cherish forever. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a seasoned traveler, or someone seeking a unique and memorable vacation experience, the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise is the perfect choice for your next adventure through the sands of time.

The route and itinerary of the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

The Blue Shadow Nile Cruise takes you on a mesmerizing journey along the Nile River, allowing you to explore Egypt’s ancient wonders and hidden gems. The cruise typically starts in Luxor, the historical city known for its magnificent temples and tombs. From Luxor, you’ll sail towards Aswan, passing through picturesque landscapes and charming villages.

During the cruise, you can visit iconic landmarks such as the Karnak Temple Complex, the Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Philae. Expert-guided tours will provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of these ancient sites, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wonders of Egypt.

Accommodation and amenities on board the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

Step aboard the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise and be greeted by luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities. The cruise offers a range of cabins to suit different preferences, from cozy rooms to spacious suites. Each cabin is elegantly designed, featuring modern amenities and breathtaking views of the Nile.

The cruise also boasts a variety of amenities to enhance your onboard experience. Relax and unwind on the sundeck, soaking up the sun while enjoying panoramic views of the Nile River. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the onboard pool or rejuvenate your senses with a relaxing spa treatment. The attentive staff ensures your every need is met, providing exceptional service throughout your journey.

Highlights of the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

The Blue Shadow Nile Cruise is filled with highlights that will leave you in awe. One of the most unforgettable experiences is witnessing the sunrise or sunset over the Nile River. As the golden hues paint the sky, the serene beauty of the river creates a truly magical atmosphere.

Another highlight of the cruise is exploring ancient temples and historical sites. The Karnak Temple Complex, with its grand columns and intricate carvings, is a sight. The Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of pharaohs were once hidden, offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of ancient Egyptian royalty.

Exploring the ancient Egyptian wonders along the Nile

The Blue Shadow Nile Cruise allows you to step back in time and unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Each stop along the cruise unveils a new chapter in Egypt’s rich history and cultural heritage. Expert-guided tours provide in-depth knowledge about the temples, tombs, and archaeological sites, making your journey educational and enlightening.

One of the must-visit sites is the Temple of Philae, located on an island in the Nile. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, this temple is a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture. As you explore its intricate hieroglyphics and marvel at its grandeur, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural legacy of Egypt.

Experiencing the local culture and traditions during the cruise

While exploring the ancient wonders of Egypt is a highlight of the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise, the cruise also offers opportunities to experience the vibrant local culture and traditions. At each stop, you’ll have the chance to interact with locals, visit local markets, and witness traditional crafts being practiced.

Immerse yourself in the local way of life as you stroll through bustling bazaars, sample authentic cuisine, and learn about the customs and traditions of the Egyptian people. The warm hospitality of the locals will make you feel welcome and provide a deeper understanding of Egypt’s rich cultural tapestry.

Activities and entertainment on board the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

Beyond the historical and cultural experiences, the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise offers a range of activities and entertainment to keep you engaged throughout your journey. The cruise provides a glimpse into Egypt’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene, from live music performances to traditional dance shows.

For those seeking adventure, the cruise offers optional excursions such as hot air balloon rides over the Nile, camel rides through the desert, and snorkeling in the Red Sea. These activities allow you to explore Egypt’s diverse landscapes and natural wonders, creating unforgettable memories.

Dining options and culinary delights on the cruise

Indulge your taste buds with the delectable Blue Shadow Nile Cruise cuisine. The onboard restaurants serve various dishes, from traditional Egyptian delicacies to international favorites. Enjoy a lavish buffet breakfast, a leisurely lunch on the sundeck, and a sumptuous dinner accompanied by live music.

The cruise also offers themed nights to savor authentic Egyptian cuisine and experience the region’s flavors. From aromatic spices to tempting desserts, the culinary delights on the cruise showcase the richness and diversity of Egyptian gastronomy.

Booking and planning your Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

Booking in advance is highly recommended for this unforgettable journey along the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise. Visit the official website or contact a trusted travel agency to secure your spot. The cruise offers different packages and durations, allowing you to choose the option that best suits your preferences and schedule.

When planning your trip, consider the best time to visit Egypt, considering the weather and tourist season. The cruise operates year-round, but certain times of the year may offer more favorable conditions for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Why the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise is an Unforgettable Journey

The Blue Shadow Nile Cruise provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the enchanting beauty of Egypt’s iconic Nile River. From ancient temples and historical sites to charming villages and picturesque landscapes, every moment of the cruise is filled with awe-inspiring wonders.

By immersing yourself in the fascinating history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking scenery along the Nile, you’ll create lifelong memories that will stay with you forever. The Blue Shadow Nile Cruise offers a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and adventure, ensuring an unforgettable journey that captivates your senses and leaves you longing for more.

Embark on this enchanting voyage and let the beauty of the Nile mesmerize you as you uncover the secrets of ancient Egypt’s allure. The Blue Shadow Nile Cruise awaits, ready to take you on an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually starts at 7 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • For reservations, contact us, and your reservation will be confirmed with one of our travel advisors.
  • After booking the trip, we will send you a voucher with all the booking details.

The tour is available in:

English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French

Note: The Mentioned prices include a tour guide in English only; in case of requesting any other language, there will be an additional cost.

MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise Facilities

Free WiFi
Swimming Pool
Private bath
Laundry
Safe Box
Smart TV
Gift Shop
Mini Bar
Air Condition
Other Facilities
  • LCD Television sets and satellite channels
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • In house movie program and music system
  • Safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Telephones with international direct dial
  • Internet connection
  • All bathrooms with bath tub and hair dryer
  • Large panoramic windows
  • Automatic fire alarm
  • Automatic wakeup calls
  • Individually controlled air condition
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • Gift shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Restaurant
  • Gym, fitness room and sauna with aromatherapy
  • Swimming pool and bar
  • Lounge
  • Discotheques
  • Library
  • Table games
  • Spa
  • Bazaar
  • Jewellery shops

Blue Shadow Nile Cruise Itinerary

3 Nights Itinerary

Day 1:Wednesday - Aswan City Tour

Upon arrival at Aswan Airport or the train station, our representative will greet and assist you and then transfer you to your Egyptologist tour guide, who will accompany you on a fantastic tour of the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Philae in Aswan.

After your tours, you will be transferred to your Nile cruise boat in Aswan to embark with lunch, afternoon tea, and overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 2:Thursday - Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples

A scenic sail to Kom Ombo passes through the modern architecture of the stunning Aswan Bridge with breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat. When you arrive in Kom Ombo, your tour guide will accompany you to the temple that the gods Sobek and Haeroris share.

After your wonderful tour, lunch on board will be followed by sailing to Edfu for your time at the Temple of Horus (Edfu Temple).

Afternoon tea will be served on the upper deck while sailing to Luxor via Esna Lock, where you can witness local life and take some unforgettable photos.

Dinner and overnight on board the Nile cruise ship in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 3:Friday - Luxor West Bank

After arriving in Luxor, breakfast will be served onboard your Nile cruise ship, followed by your guided tour with a beautiful look at ancient Egypt along the east bank of the Nile in Luxor to the Karnak and Luxor temples. You will then be transferred to the Nile cruise in Luxor for lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner on board overnight on the Nile cruise in Luxor.

Please Note: There is free time to discover Luxor in the afternoon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 4:Saturday - Check Out & Luxor East Bank

Disembarking from the cruise After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to visit the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon with free time at leisure in Luxor and then you will be transferred to Luxor airport or train station for departure.

Meals: Breakfast

4 Nights Itinerary

Day 1:Saturday - Luxor East Bank

Our representative will greet and assist you when you arrive at Luxor Airport or the train station.

Then, your Egyptologist will accompany you on a fantastic journey along the east bank of the Nile in Luxor to the most famous historical landmarks known as the Karnak Temple and Luxor temple. Once you have completed your guided tour, you will be transferred to the Nile cruise ship in Luxor for boarding, including lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner on your Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan.

Please Note: There is an optional sound and light show at Karnak Temple in Luxor.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 2:Sunday - Luxor West bank

Enjoy a lovely breakfast on the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan before heading to the West Bank with your Egyptologist guide.

Take a fascinating journey back in ancient Egyptian history with a visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon, followed by a transfer back to the cruise ship in Luxor. You will spend the afternoon sailing along the ancient Nile to Edfu through the attractive lock in Esna, where you will have the opportunity to observe local life and take unforgettable photos.

Once you arrive in Esna, you can enjoy a wonderful dinner on the Nile cruise ship while mooring overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 3:Monday - Edfu & Kom Ombo

After a good night’s sleep, breakfast will be served onboard the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan, followed by your next wonderful tour with your guide.

Start your tour today by going to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, then return to the cruise to sail to Kom Ombo with lunch on the Nile River cruise boat. Your guide from the world of Egyptology will accompany you to visit the temple of Kom Ombo, shared by the gods Sobek and Harris, then sail to Aswan via the impressive Aswan Bridge to the magnificent lights of the Aswan Tombs of the Nobles with dinner and overnight.

On board the Nile cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 4:Tuesday - Aswan City Tour

Another exciting day awaits you after enjoying breakfast on the Cruise. Your tour guide will accompany you on a fantastic tour of the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Philae Temple in Aswan.

Then you will be transferred to your Nile cruise boat in Aswan for lunch and afternoon tea and overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 5:Wednesday - Check out

Disembark after breakfast with free time to explore the beautiful city of Aswan with its famous Nubian culture, then transfer to the Aswan airport or train station for departure.

Please Note: There is an optional flight to Abu Simbel (highly recommended) from Aswan by a private air-conditioned vehicle or by EgyptAir to explore the magnificent temples of King Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari of Abu Simbel and then return to Aswan for free time in Aswan on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price.
  • 4 or 3 nights accommodation on Nile Cruises on an FB basis
  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers in a modern private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights in and between Luxor and Aswan
  • English-speaking tour guide on board the cruise (share group tours)
  • One complimentary bottle of water per person per day
  • All transfers are by A-C vehicles with qualified drivers
  • All service charges and taxes
What is Excluded in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any additional meals and drinks
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to the guide, driver, cruise crew etc
  • Any optional tours & activities

Things to know about price policy

Prices Policy

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per Per 3 or 4 Nights Package, and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.
  • Rates Include Tours as Per Cruise Program
  • Rates Include Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Rates Include Transfers From Airport / Train Station / Hotel upon arrival
  • Triple Cabin is a Normal Double Cabin + Extra Bed or Sofa Bed

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • From 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • From 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • From 12 and Up adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Tipping on Nile Cruise

The tip is about $3-5 USD per person per night. For example, if you are 2 people staying 4 nights on a Nile cruise, the tip amount is $4 x 4 nights x 2 people = $32. So you leave $32 in an envelope at the front desk at the end of your Nile cruise.

Extra Expenses

Extra personal expenses on the trip may include a food tour, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses, and other services not listed.

Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

  • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
  • Additional transport that you require.
  • Tipping for the guide and driver after the trip.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Things to bring with you

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel
  • Water holder
  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Camera
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medication

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Andrew Wilson

Family Traveller

We couldn’t have asked for a more exceptional journey than the one we experienced on the MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise. The accommodations were sumptuous, and the sun deck provided stunning Nile panoramas. Dining was exquisite, and the variety of activities, from temple visits to local markets, was outstanding. The crew’s dedication to our comfort and enjoyment was evident throughout.

August 30, 2023

Mark Jackson

Solo Traveller

Our journey on the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise was enchanting. The cabins were elegantly appointed, and waking up to Nile views from our private balcony was surreal. Dining was a true culinary adventure, and the various excursions offered a captivating glimpse into Egypt’s history. The crew’s warmth and attention to detail made this voyage exceptional.

May 10, 2023

Paul Clark

Group Traveller

The Blue Shadow Cruise exceeded our expectations in every way. The accommodations were luxurious, and the sun terrace with the pool was relaxing. Dining was a gastronomic delight, and the excursions were both educational and exhilarating. The guides brought Egypt’s history to life, making each site visit memorable.

February 18, 2023

Olivia Turner

Solo Traveller

Our voyage on the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise was a dream come true. The cabins were elegant and comfortable, and the private balconies were lovely. Dining was a culinary masterpiece, and the lounge bar was a cozy spot to unwind. The excursions brought Egypt’s history to life, and the crew’s hospitality was exceptional. This cruise is a must for anyone seeking a blend of luxury and culture in Egypt.

November 15, 2022
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