Top 3 Dahabiya Nile River Cruises
As most people would agree, Egypt is an absolutely fascinating country to visit and explore. To start with, it has countless amazing ancient attractions to see and explore. Many people would also agree that the ideal way to thoroughly experience the splendor of these monuments is by way of a cruise on the Nile. While just about any Nile cruise is unforgettable experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are so much better.
Because Dahabiys are a lot smaller than a regular cruise ship operating on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a far more family-type experience. For the most part, Dahabiya river yachts generally have fewer than 12 cabins. Some have 8 or 10, and there are probably some that could possibly have as many as 15. Outside of the high season, it is not impossible for a family or group of friends to be the only ones on board. Most Dahabiya river yachts will sail on condition that there are a minimum of 4 rooms booked. Right, lets look at 3 of the most popular Dahabiya Nile River cruises.
1. Nile Cruise on the Merit Dahabiya 8 Days of Magic
One can book 5-day or 8-day cruise on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this river yacht is totally unforgettable. If you choose the 5-day cruise, you will mostly likely 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 best historical attractions in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya Nile cruise commences 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 Egypts best ancient sites, 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 ten deluxe rooms. It has beautifully decorated dining facilities, as well as bars, a reading lounge, and an outdoor area where passengers can enjoy a jacuzzi. All the on board staff have received training to deal with unexpected emergencies and fires, and with a doctor standing by 24/7, you really are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile River Cruise 7 Nights in the Lap of Luxury
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya launched in 2009, making it a more recently launched vessel compared to some other Dahabiyas. This sleek-looking river yacht has five standard rooms plu 2 deluxe suites, all of which have a private terrace. All berths have TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and telephones. Other nice features include an outdoor Jacuzzi, a tastefully decorated lounge and a surprisingly large sundeck.
if you book your trip through a well-established tour operator, you will get to enjoy a number of professionally guided tours during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the Sonesta Amirat only has a total of 7 cabins, it is a good choice for large families or a group of friends. (In such cases, it is quite possible to have a truly private cruise.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Nile River Cruise A Breathtaking 6-Day Adventure
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river yacht is guided tours to many sites which dont feature in most mainstream cruise itineraries. It is very well-suited for travelers who prefer to visit the less touristy sites in Egypt. The cruise includes several sightseeing outings but it doesnt include any tours or excursions in Luxor
No matter which one of these Dahabiyas you choose for your cruise, you can be confident that it is guaranteed to be a magical experience you will remember forever.