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MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

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

Price starts from: $500

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Blue Shadow Nile Cruise Overview

We’re going on a trip you’ll never forget as we explore the beautiful Blue Shadow Nile Cruise. This one-of-a-kind cruise along the famous Nile River promises to take you to a world full of amazing sights. Taking the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise is like nothing else because it combines luxury, ease, and beautiful scenery like no other cruise. You’ll find friendly service, luxurious rooms, and top-notch services in this floating paradise. Enjoy delicious food, relax in roomy rooms, and take in the beautiful views of the Nile from the sundeck. At each stop along the deluxe Nile cruise, you’ll see a different part of Egypt’s history and natural beauty. There will be ancient temples, historical sites, charming towns, and beautiful landscapes. Whether you love excitement or want to relax, the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise has something for everyone. You can take walks and participate in educational programs with knowledgeable guides to learn about Egypt’s fascinating past, or you can unwind and take in the tranquility of the Nile River. As we start on this amazing Blue Shadow Nile Cruise trip, prepare to make memories that will last a lifetime. Let the beauty of the Nile take your breath away, and learn about what made ancient Egypt so appealing.

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

Imagine going on a trip through time to the heart of ancient Egypt. Everywhere you look, you’ll find secrets about pharaohs and grand buildings. You are welcome to join the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise, a fancy boat that promises more than a holiday. It promises an amazing trip through history.

As you arrive in the sun-kissed city of Aswan, get ready to discover the gems of this Nile-side paradise. The Philae Temple, a shrine for the goddess Isis, should be the first thing on your list. The building’s detailed designs and peaceful atmosphere will take you to a world of gods.

Next, go to the Unfinished Obelisk, a huge stone structure left unfinished long ago. Standing before this huge wonder, you can see how ambitious the pharaohs were. Then, get ready to be amazed by the Aswan High Dam, a modern engineering marvel controlling the Nile River.

But further south, you can see what Aswan is all about at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Abu Simbel Temple. The huge figures and interesting history of these two churches cut into the side of a rock will take your breath away.

The jewels keep coming as you cruise toward Luxor. Check out the Kom Ombo Temple, which is dedicated to two gods, and the Edfu Temple, a beautiful temple for the falcon god Horus.

Luxor is the most beautiful place in the world. You can return to a world of old customs and beauty at the Karnak Temple Complex, a huge open-air museum, and the Luxor Temple, which looks stunning at night. Remember to visit the Hatshepsut Temple, be amazed by the huge Colossi of Memnon, and learn about the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs rest in endless glory.

But that’s not all—the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise also offers one-of-a-kind extras, like hot air balloon rides over Luxor, trips to traditional Nubian villages, and even live music and dance shows on board.

The Blue Shadow Nile Cruise will take you on an amazing journey through Egypt’s ancient wonders. Let us take you on a trip through the beautiful Nile Valley, where history will come to life.

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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Top Activities to do in Aswan & Luxor.

From Luxor’s majestic temples to Aswan’s vibrant souks, Egypt Cruise Planner offers an array of immersive experiences that will transport you to the heart of Egypt’s rich history and culture.

  • Embark on a Majestic Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor

    Embark on an unforgettable journey above Luxor, the world’s greatest open-air museum. As the sun peeks over the horizon, your hot air balloon gently lifts off, revealing a breathtaking aerial view of ancient temples and the majestic Nile. Glide serenely over the Valley of the Kings and Queens, witnessing the timeless splendor of these ancient burial grounds from a unique perspective.

  • Experience the Authenticity of Nubian Village Life in Aswan

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of a Nubian village near Aswan. These colorful settlements, nestled along the Nile’s banks, offer a glimpse into the rich traditions and lifestyles of the Nubians. Wander through the brightly painted houses, interact with the friendly locals, and learn about their fascinating history and customs. Enjoy traditional Nubian life to make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Delve into the Enigmatic of Medinet Habu in Luxor

    Step into the past at Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Ramesses III. This architectural marvel in Luxor is a testament to ancient Egypt’s grandeur. Explore the well-preserved temple complex adorned with intricate carvings depicting victorious battles and daily life. The towering columns and vivid reliefs make Medinet Habu a must-visit destination for all travelers like you.

  • Delve into the Delights of Aswan's Spice Market

    Delve into the bustling Spice Market of Aswan, a sensory explosion of colors, scents, and flavors. Stroll through the vibrant alleys with stalls overflowing with fresh, aromatic spices, herbs, and exotic ingredients. Engage with local merchants, sample unique spices, and learn about their uses in traditional Egyptian cuisine. It’s an experience that captures the essence of Aswan’s rich cultural tapestry.

  • Witness the Enchanting Philae Temple Sound & Light Show

    Experience the magic of ancient Egypt at the Philae Temple Sound & Light Show. As the stars twinkle above, the temple comes alive with stunning lights and captivating narration, telling the tales of gods and goddesses. The interplay of light and shadow across the temple’s majestic structures, enchanting music, and dramatic storytelling create a mesmerizing spectacle that transports you back in time.

  • Embark on a Tranquil Felucca Ride along the Aswan Nile

    Set sail on a traditional felucca and glide gracefully along the Nile in Aswan. Feel the gentle breeze as you navigate the tranquil waters, witnessing the timeless beauty of the Nile Valley. Watch the sun set behind the palm-lined banks, casting a golden glow on the river. This peaceful boat ride offers a journey through the heart of Egypt’s enchanting landscapes and ancient history.

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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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