3 Best Dahabiya Nile Cruises
Many people would agree that Egypt is an amazing country to visit. To begin with, it has so many spectacular ancient monuments to see and explore. most people would also agree that the ideal way to thoroughly experience the magic of these monuments is by way of a Nile River cruise. While virtually any sort of Nile cruise is magical experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are so much better.
Because Dahabiys are a lot smaller than the average cruise ship cruising on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a much more family-type experience. For the most part, Dahabiya river yachts usually have fewer than 12 rooms. Some may only have 8 or 10, and there are no doubt some which have could possibly have as many as 15. During low season, it is not impossible for a family or group of friends to be the only people on board. Most Dahabiyas will sail providing there are a minimum of 4 rooms booked. Right, lets look at 3 of the most popular Dahabiya Nile River cruises.
1. Merit Dahabiya Nile River Cruise 8 Magical Days
It is possible to book both 5-day and 8-day cruises on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this Dahabiya is so amazing. If you choose the 5-day cruise, you will probably regret not booking the longer 8-day cruise. With the 8-day cruise, you will also have the option to visit the the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel which are among the most cherished ancient monuments in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile River cruise starts in Luxor and ends in Luxor. Guided tours are provided in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. During these outings, you will get to see some of the finest ancient attractions in Egypt, including attractions like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.
The Merit Dahabiya is a 5-Star twin sail river yacht with 10 deluxe cabins. It has beautifully decorated dining facilities, as well as bars, a reading lounge, and even an outdoor Jacuzzi. All the on board staff have had training to deal with emergencies and fires, and with a physician standing by 24/7, you truly are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya River Cruise 8 Days and 7 Nights
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya carried her first passengers in 2009, making it a newer and more modern Dahabiya compared to some other Dahabiyas. This elegant sail boat has five standard cabins and 2 deluxe suites, all with their own private terrace. All rooms have TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and telephones with direct outside line access. Other nice features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a stylishly decorated common lounge and a spacious sundeck.
if you book your cruise through a respected tour operator, you will get to enjoy several professionally guided onshore excursions during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the Sonesta Amirat only has 7 berths, it is a good choice for families and groups of friends. (In such cases, it is a budget friendly option that sets a private cruise within reach.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Nile River Cruise A Flawless 5-Night Cruise Experience
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river yacht is another quite a few sites which you wont see in most mainstream cruise itineraries. It is especially well-suited for those who would rather avoid large crowds. The Nour El Nil Nile cruise includes a number of guided tours but it doesnt include any tours or excursions in Luxor
Regardless of which one of these Dahabiyas you choose for your cruise, you can be confident that it will be a breathtaking experience you will never forget.