Karim Nile cruise Egypt booking, prices, reviews, itineraries
Karim Nile cruise built in 1917. The Nile river cruise Paddle Steamer renovated in October 1998. In fact, SS Karim Nile cruise again renovated during 2009. The cruise used by King Fuad I of Egypt and then by his son King Farouk. Moreover, after the Egyptian revolution, SS Karim cruise used by the state. It hosted President Gamal Abd El Nasser and later on President Sadat and his wife Gihan. It still powered by its original 1917 steam engine and stern quarter wheel paddles. The Nile river cruise ship offers in fact 7 night Nile cruise tour from Luxor. SS Nile cruise Karim today combines the comfort of the modern era with the grandeur of the bygone past.
In fact, the cruise decorated in a period style. It is with many subtle reminders of her distinguished past. The restaurant serves a splendid selection of both – international and Egyptian cuisine. It is with buffet and waiter service. With 32 covers, this elegant g room allows for dining in one sitting. It provides an intimate setting for dinner parties on board. The bar lounge offers a full international bar service. The cruise features library with a collection of books dating back to 1849. It also features a dance floor and music system.
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Outside, the lower sun terrace provides a shaded area with elegant tables and chairs. In fact, cruise Karim also features deck bar service. Moreover, the upper deck has sun loungers and Jacuzzi pool. Furthermore, it is home for the ship’s steam funnel with original ship’s steam whistle. The reception area has colorful stained glass windows through to the restaurant. The reception provides full services including safe deposit boxes and international telephone. Read the cruise reviews, details and itineraries. Check out the cruise prices and book Karim Nile river cruise Now!
- 04 Decks.
- 28 Twin & double cabins.
- 04 single cabins.
- 02 suites.
Guest Cabin Facilities:
- En suite bathroom with WC and shower.
- Music system.
- Hair driers.
- Direct dial telephone.
- Air conditioning with control.
- Safe box.
- Satellite-TV (when boat docked).
SS Karim Nile cruise Facilities & Services:
- 24-hour reception desk.
- Restaurant for all in one sitting.
- Cozy lounge.
- Swimming pool.
- Lounge and sun deck bar.
- International telephone.
- Folklore party and belly dancer.
- Nubian party, dance shows and disco .
SS Karim Nile cruise Technical Data:
- 48 m length.
- 15 m width.
- 1.4 m. draft.
- (Waste) water purification system.
- Fire-proof and sound proof walls and ceilings.
- Approved by the American Bureau of Shipping .
- 08 Days / 07 nights Ex Luxor every Monday.
Tour itineraries details:
Upon arrival Luxor airport there will be a meeting and an assist by our representative. And then, there will be a transfer to SS Karim cruise by private coach. In fact, the embarkation on the cruise will be before the lunch. The lunch, dinner and the overnight will be also on the Nile river cruise board.
The breakfast will be also on SS Karim Nile cruise board. And then, the Nile cruise ship will sail to Esna to visit Esna temple. In fact, the temple dedicated to the ram headed God Khnum, the God of Creation. Thutmose III laid the foundation of the temple in the 18th Dynasty. The Ptolemaic and Roman Emperors completed the temple from 40-250 AC. In fact, their names recorded all over the temple walls. And then, we will be back to the Nile cruise ship. The lunch will be also on the cruise board. In fact, you will take your lunch on the board while the cruise sails to Kom Ombo.
Over there, we will visit the temple of Sobek. In fact, the temple built by the Ptolemy and located about 28 miles north of Aswan. The temple dates back to Ptolemy’s and built on a high dune which overlooks the Nile river. And then, we will return back to the Nile cruise. The tea and the coffee also served in the early evening on the cruise board. While we sail to Aswan, we will enjoy an amazing oriental dinner. We will also enjoy the dance all night away to the Egyptian folklore party. The overnight will be also on the cruise board.
The breakfast will be also on the boat board. Today, we will visit Aswan High Dam which built in 1960. In fact, it contains 18 times the material which used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The Dam is 3215 feet thick at the base, 363 feet tall and 11,811 feet long. And then, we will go ahead to visit the Unfinished Obelisk. The obelisk made of the red granite which used for the ancient temples and colossi. In fact, the granite came from the quarries in Aswan area. Around these quarries, there are many inscriptions. The inscriptions are of which describing successful quarrying projects.
The Unfinished Obelisk located in the Northern Quarry. It still lies where a crack discovered as it felled out from the rock. The obelisk weighs more or less than 2.3 million pound. It is the world largest piece of stone which ever handled. In fact, a crack occurred and let to abandon it. Then, we will visit the fascinating Philae temple which risen from the water of the Nile river. And then, we will be back to the Nile cruise ship. The lunch will be also on the cruise board. Moreover, there will be tea and coffee which served in the early evening on the cruise board. The dinner and overnight will be also on the cruise board.
The breakfast will be also on SS Karim Nile cruise board. The time will be at leisure on the Nile river cruise board. In fact, you will take the lunch meal also on the Nile river cruise board. Moreover, you will also take the afternoon tea and coffee in the early evening on the cruise board. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the cruise board.
** Optional Tour: There will be an excursion to Abu Simbel temples. In fact, it will be either by private coach or by domestic flight.
The breakfast will be also on the cruise board. And then, we will sail to Edfu. The lunch will be also on the board. Once we arrive, we will visit the beautiful preserved Edfu temple. The temple known as the temple of Horus, the Falcon God. In fact, the temple built in 237 BC during the reigns of six Ptolemy’s. The temple indeed is the best temple which preserved in Ancient Egypt. Moreover, the temple is the second largest after Karnak temple in Egypt. The huge temple constructed over the site of a smaller earlier temple.
In fact, the later structure of the temple faces north to south. It leaves the ruined remains of the older temple pylon to seen on the east side of the first court. In fact, little known about the first temple of Horus. An inscription shows that the New Kingdom rulers Ramses II and III did building work there. And then, we will be back to the Nile cruise for taking the afternoon tea and coffee. Moreover, the dinner and the overnight will be also on the cruise board.
The breakfast will be also on the cruise board. And then, we will sail to Luxor. In fact, the lunch will be also on the Nile cruise board. Moreover, there will be tea and the coffee which served in the early evening on the cruise board. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the cruise board.
The breakfast will be also on SS Karim Nile cruise board. And then, we will start the tour by crossing to the West bank of the Nile river. Over there, we will visit the Valley of the Kings. In fact, the valley features many tombs which chiseled deep into the Cliff side. From the 18th to the 20th dynasty, Memphis area and Pyramid style tombs abandoned. It was in favor of the West bank of the Nile in Thebes. Moreover, several great leaders as well as many less important rulers buried there. In fact, more tombs discovered even today. The most famous is where Howard Carter discovered the treasure of Tutankhamen in 1922.
Continue to the Valley of Queens to visit the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The design of the temple set at the head of the valley and overshadowed by the peak of Thebes. Our last stop will be at Colossi of Memnon. In fact, the site built by Amenhotep III as a mortuary temple. Moreover, the site guarded by two gigantic statues of Amenhotep. And then, we will be back to the Nile cruise. The lunch will be also on the cruise board. And then, we will visit Karnak temple, the largest temple built by a man. Continue to visit Luxor temple which built by two Pharaohs, Amenhotep III and the King Ramses II. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the cruise board.
The breakfast will be also on the cruise board before we disembark. And then, there will be a transfer to Luxor airport for catching your flight back.
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