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Reveal the Mystic of Egypt & the Nile River

Egypt's Nile River

Nile River Cruises in Egypt, AfricaJourney along the lifeline of Egyptian civilization, experiencing incredible sights that include ancient temples, tombs, and local villages. Measuring 4,160 miles, the Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing north from Lake Victoria through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt. Passing rainforests, mountains, savannas, swamps, and desert landscapes, it culminates in the fertile Nile Delta and drains into the Mediterranean Sea.

The Nile river is the combination of three long rivers in central Africa: the White Nile, the Blue Nile and the Atbara. The White Nile, which begins at Lake Victoria in Uganda, supplies about 28 percent of the Nile's waters in Egypt. The Blue Nile, which originates at Lake Tana in Ethiopia, provides an average of 58 percent of the river's water. The much shorter Atbara River, which also originates in Ethiopia, joins the main Nile just north of Khartoum, Sudan, and provides about 14 percent of the Nile's Egyptian flow.

The Nile enters Egypt near Wadi Halfa, a Sudanese town that was completely rebuilt on high ground when the original city was submerged by the creation of the High Dam in Aswan. As a result of the dam's construction, the Nile begins its flow into Egypt as Lake Nasser. After it snakes through the narrow gorges, reservoirs, and dams near Aswan, the Nile's fertile floodplain widens and thrives. At Qina, 1,000-foot limestone cliffs force the Nile to change course to the southwest before turning northwest once again. From here, the elevation slowly diminishes and the valley again expands to include an agricultural plain beyond which lies the interminable Sahara.

Nile River Cruises

Included is the Name of the Game

Included for Every Avalon Guest:

  • Spacious outside deluxe stateroom
  • Large closets with shelves for ample storage & in-room safe
  • Comfortable beds with premium mattress toppers
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower and separate bathtub, hairdryer, and premium bath amenities
  • Large desk with convenient power outlets
  • Individual climate control
  • Plush bathrobes & slippers
  • Professional Egyptologist and staff to help throughout your cruise
  • Included sightseeing accompanied by Certified Local Guide
  • Selection of Local FavoritesSM offering unique cultural activities & interactions with locals

Cruising in Style

Nile River Cruises in Egypt

The newest ship of the Sonesta Nile fleet is the Sonesta St. George. Noted as one of the most elegant ships on the Nile, the St. George offers a full-service spa and fitness center, restaurant, bars, nightly entertainment and guided excursions.

Ship Features:

  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Sun Deck with shade system
  • Plasma screen TV, equipped with the latest technology and featuring a live sailing channel
  • Double-glass panoramic french windows that open to bring in fresh breezes from the Nile
  • Coffee and tea facilities
  • Individual climate control
  • Cultural highlights on board

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Spacious Deluxe Staterooms

Nile River Cruises in Egypt

Standard Features:

  • Bathrooms equipped with spa unit, including steam bath, Jacuzzi and water massage
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe & mini bar
  • Plasma screen TV, equipped with the latest technology and featuring a live sailing channel
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Digital Safe
  • Double-glass panoramic french windows that open to bring in fresh breezes from the Nile
  • Individual climate control
  • Mini-bar with complimentary local beer, soft drinks & bottled water

Superior Hotels

Every Avalon hotel has been carefully selected by our regional experts. With high-quality service, desirable amenities, spacious guestrooms, and central locations, each is sure to exceed your expectations. View a cruise itinerary for a full list of hotels, amenities and photos.

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