Nile River Cruises - in the footsteps of Tutankhamen
The Arabic Republic of Egypt in North East Africaâ€” the land of Pharaohs and pyramids fascinates with its mighty monuments from the ancient Egyptian era and the amazing diversity of animal life along the Nile.
Nile River Cruises - where they take place and when to go
At an immense 6671 km in length, the Nile rises in the mountains of Rwanda and Burundi and discharges into the Mediterranean. On its long journey it flows through the states of Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt. The best time for the adventure of a Nile River Cruise is between October and April.
Nile River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions
Starting in Luxor you are immediately confronted with one of the absolute highlights of Egypt: what is probably the world's largest religious temple complex: the Karnak temple. You can also admire the mystical Valley of the Kings, Egypt's necropolis, in which the ostentatious cliff tombs of the rulers of the New Empire are to be found.
The Nile River Cruise then takes you on to Edfu. This is the starting point for a visit to the country's best preserved temple, the Temple of Horus.
In Kom Ombo you can see the symmetrically laid-out "double temple". The camel market is also worth visiting.
Further to the South, Aswan, with its 4 km long and roughly 111 m high dam, is a particularly interesting tourist destination on the Nile River Cruise.
The journey then continues across the world-famous reservoir, Lake Nasser to Abu Simbel. This is the site where Egypt's most important building, the mighty cliff temple of Rameses the Great, the Temple of Abu Simbel, was built. Four gigantic 21 m high statues of the Pharaoh are enthroned at the temple gate as if to protect it.
The Nile River Cruise - an unforgettable journey
You have a broad range of boats at your disposal for this trip.
On one of the specially constructed riverboats you will be able to enjoy excellent service and comfort in a homely atmosphere, treating yourself to selected culinary delicacies.
Enter into the mystical world of gods and Pharaohs and set off on a Nile River Cruise that you are unlikely ever to forget...
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Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.