Top 4 Cruises on Lake Nasser
A cruise on Lake Nasser can be just as unforgettable as any Nile River cruise. The timeless ruins, temples and tombs that you can visit and explore during a cruise on Lake Nasser might not be as magnificent as the monuments you see during a Nile cruise, but they are still so incredible. Lake Nasser cruises also seem to provide a very distinguished sense of tranquility. You will find less boats on the lake, which means that, you are likely to bump into fewer tourists at the various monuments you visit during your your cruise.
For visitors who have never experienced a cruise in Egypt, a Nile River cruise would probably be your best choice. On the other hand, if you have already experienced Nile River cruise, a Lake Nasser cruise is certainly recommended. As with Nile cruises, cruises on Lake Nasser also include plenty of sightseeing and the same sort of comfort and luxury. Here are the top 4 Lake Nasser Cruises:
1. Luxury Sai Lake Cruise
One of the first things many visitors notice when they book a Sai Lake Nasser cruise is the massive size difference between this boat and the typical Nile cruise ship. Another quality which makes this boat different is the fact that it is made entirely from wood. The owners of this lake Nasser cruiser had three main goals when they had this vessel built.
They wanted a boat that would be able to provide a magnificent experience in this off the beaten track region of Egypt. They wanted to boost tourism in this region. Finally, they also wanted a boat that is eco-friendly. To this end, nearly all electricity on the boat is obtained from solar panels. At present, visitors can choose between a 4-day Lake Nasser cruise. 4-day cruises begin in Aswan and terminate at Abu Simbel. 5-day cruises on Lake Nasser begin at Abu Simbel and terminate in Aswan.
2. 3-Night or 4-Night Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser Cruises
The Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser cruise ship is owned by the Steigenberger Hotel chain. It is about the same size as the large tourist boats one sees regularly on the Nile. In terms of accommodation, the Omar El Khayam has 68 double berths. It also has 8 Grand Suites and 4 Royal Suites. All rooms and cabins have large sliding windows and private balconies.
Facilities on board include a conference area; a pool, two sundecks along with a whirlpool; a gift shop; a fitness area and a spa and massage area. Rooms and berths have the same kind of facilities that you would expect to find in any 5-star hotel room.
3. 4-Day and 5-Day Nubian Sea Cruise on Lake Nasser
As with the two lake cruisers already discussed, the Nubian Sea is also a 5-Star cruise ship. It is a large cruise ship, with roughly the same occupancy capacity as the Omar El Khayam. When you book a cruise on this ship, you could just as well be booking a room on a floating hotel that whisks you away to see some of Ancient Nubia’s hidden treasures. The Nubian Sea really does offer a flawless and totally unforgettable cruise experience.
4. 5-Star Prince Abbas Lake Nasser Cruise
The Prince Abbas lake cruiser is part of the Movenpick Hotels and Resorts group. Lake Nasser cruises on this ship are usually only sold by travel specialists that are more concerned about quality than they are about prices. Like other cruise ships owned by this company, the Prince Abbas has a range of cabins to suite different tastes and budgets. From luxury Presidential suites to more reasonably priced Deluxe cabins, a cruise on the MS Prince Abbas can be as luxurious as you want it to be.
All 4 of the cruise vessels discussed above are all equally as luxurious. Apart from the Sai cruiser, the others are also much the size.
3-Night and 4-Night cruises can be enjoy on all four lake cruisers discussed in this post. The 4-day and 3-night itineraries all begin at Abu Simbel and they end at Aswan. All the 5-day cruises begin in Aswan and they terminate at Abu Simbel. Irrespective of which boat you pick, your cruise will be an experience which you will never forget.