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MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise

  • Duration4 Nights or 3 Nights
  • Cruise TypeDeluxe Cruise
  • AvailabilityFriday from Aswan
    Monday from Luxor

Cruise Overview

If you dream of an unforgettable journey through ancient Egypt, the Esmeralda Nile Cruise offers a luxurious and upscale way to turn that dream into a reality. This five-star cruise ship is meticulously designed to provide an extraordinary experience that seamlessly blends modern luxury, refined amenities, and the rich tapestry of ancient history.

The MS Esmeralda Nile cruise has luxurious accommodations:

Boasting 73 cabins and suites, the Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship showcases an impeccable sense of style and elegance. Each cabin and suite is adorned with tasteful decor and all the amenities you’d expect from a top-tier hotel. The ship can accommodate up to 146 passengers, ensuring an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. A highlight of every cabin is the private balcony, which offers breathtaking views of the majestic Nile River and adds an extra layer of enchantment to your voyage.

Unwind in Style and Serenity:

Beyond the beautifully appointed accommodations, the Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship offers a range of facilities to help you unwind and rejuvenate after a day of exploration. Dive into the inviting waters of the large swimming pool, maintain your fitness routine at the well-equipped fitness center, or indulge in well-deserved pampering at the onboard spa. For those moments when you want to relax and socialize, there are several lounges and bars to choose from, each offering a unique atmosphere and selection of beverages.

Tailored Itineraries for Every Traveler:

The MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise understands that travelers have unique interests and preferences. Therefore, the ship provides various itineraries to cater to diverse tastes and needs. Regardless of the chosen route, all tours include visits to some of Egypt’s most iconic ancient sites, such as the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple Complex, the enigmatic Valley of the Kings, and the majestic Temple of Horus in Edfu. What truly sets the Esmeralda Nile Cruise apart is its rare opportunity to explore the astounding Abu Simbel temples, an architectural marvel constructed by Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, now safeguarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Culinary Delights Aboard the Esmeralda Nile Cruise:

Gastronomy aboard the Esmeralda is a journey in itself. The ship’s talented chefs craft diverse international and local dishes, ensuring there’s something to satisfy every palate and dietary requirement. The main restaurant is the primary venue for these delectable creations, where you can savor the flavors of Egypt and the world. For a unique alfresco dining experience, the BBQ grill on deck is a delightful option. Additionally, the lounge bar remains open throughout the day, offering a selection of snacks and beverages to enjoy at your leisure.

Service That Exceeds Expectations:

The Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship is renowned for its warm and attentive staff, who excel at paying attention to the finer details of your journey. A friendly face will welcome you with a refreshing drink and a welcoming smile as soon as you board. Throughout your voyage, the ship’s multilingual guides are readily available to answer any questions about the historic sites you visit, ensuring a deeper understanding of Egypt’s rich heritage. The dedicated staff consistently goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is comfortable and truly memorable.

In conclusion, embarking on the MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of ancient Egypt while enjoying unparalleled style and comfort. This voyage promises an unforgettable experience thanks to its upscale amenities, knowledgeable guides, and meticulously planned schedule. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a seasoned traveler, or simply seeking a unique and memorable adventure, the Esmeralda Nile Cruise is the perfect choice for your next expedition. Discover the magic of the Nile in the lap of luxury and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Cruise Facilities

Free WiFi
Swimming Pool
Private bath
Safe Box
Smart TV
Gift Shop
Mini Bar
Air Condition
Other Facilities
  • Lounge bar & Library located in the main lounge
  • Swimming pool, bar & Sun deck
  • Boutique & Jeweler shop on the Mezzanine floor
  • Internet corner & Wi Fi with charge.
  • Laundry & dry cleaning facilities
  • Golden Plate of Crystal Hygiene Company
  • Individual safes in each cabin
  • Major credit cards are accepted on board
  • Sound proof on all decks & Ultra violet water treatment

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

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually start at 8 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • You can make any changes to the itinerary if you have any special requests.
  • 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.


  • Prices are in US dollars per person per trip 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.

Tipping in Egypt

Tipping is not included in any of our packages and is entirely up to the discretion of travelers. Although it is not mandatory, it is of great importance to the people who take care of you while traveling.

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.

Optional Visits & Entry Tickets

All our packages and tours of Egypt do not include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering the pyramids from inside, the mummies’ room in Museum, or entering the Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

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.

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

Children Policy

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


  • 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.

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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Norman Reed

Family Traveller

My wife and I recently booked a 7-night Esmeralda Nile Cruise and had an unforgettable experience. We especially enjoyed the food, which was delicious and varied. We also loved the itinerary, which included visits to some of Egypt’s most iconic temples and tombs. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. We highly recommend the Esmeralda Nile Cruise to anyone seeking a unique and unforgettable travel experience.

June 4, 2023

Joel Scott

Group Traveller

Our experience aboard the Esmeralda Nile Cruise was nothing short of magical. We were enveloped in luxury from the moment we stepped onto the MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship. The cabin was spacious and elegantly appointed, with a private balcony that allowed us to soak in the breathtaking views of the Nile. The staff was incredibly attentive, always ready with a smile and a helping hand. The guided tours to historic sites like the Karnak Temple Complex and Abu Simbel temples were informative and awe-inspiring. This journey was a dream come true, and we will cherish the memories forever. Thank you, Esmeralda Nile Cruise!

April 11, 2023

Nicholas Morris

Couple Traveller

Our Esmeralda Nile Cruise was a journey we will forever treasure. The MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise exudes elegance, and our cabin felt like a home away from home. The private balcony allowed us to savor the mesmerizing Nile views in solitude. The onboard amenities, from the pool to the spa, perfectly balanced relaxation and adventure. The Esmeralda Nile Cruise delivered a seamless blend of luxury, history, and adventure that we will cherish forever.

February 15, 2023

Jane Doe

Solo Traveller

I’ve always dreamed of visiting Egypt, and my recent Esmeralda Nile Cruise was the perfect way to do it. The ship was luxurious and comfortable, the food was delicious and varied, and the itinerary was perfectly balanced between sightseeing and relaxation. Overall, I had a fantastic experience on the Esmeralda Nile Cruise, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable way to see Egypt.

January 10, 2023

Frank Martinez

Solo Traveller

As a solo traveler, embarking on the Esmeralda Nile Cruise was a decision I’ll never regret. The MS Esmeralda Nile Cruise Ship offered a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The accommodations were elegant, and the onboard amenities were a delightful surprise. Dining on the deck under the starlit sky was a highlight of each day. For solo adventurers seeking a perfect blend of history and luxury, the Esmeralda Nile Cruise is an ideal choice.

October 25, 2022
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