- Phone: (201) 579-8253
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- Fax: (201) 791-4771
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- Category : Tourism
- Date : 21 August, 2015
- Tags : Cruises
All of the cruises we use are 5 Stars Cruises, regardless of category, feature outside Nile view cabins with private baths, individually controlled air-conditioning, telephone, TV/video.
All meals, transfers to / from antiquity sites plus the service of a fluent English speaking guide (unless you prefer another language. We have guides fluent in virtually all major languages.), entry fees, service charges and taxes.
Most visitors to Egypt make a cruise on the legendary Nile River a requisite excursion in their travel itinerary — sailing on the Nile River in a high standard cruise ship is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable excursion one can take when visiting Egypt. Be warned; the Egyptian people believe if you drink water from the Nile River, you will return to Egypt.
The Nile, the longest river in the world, located in northeastern Africa. From its principal source, Lake Victoria, in east central Africa, the Nile flows north through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea, a distance of 5584 km (3470 mi). From its remotest headstream in Burundi, the river is 6,695 km (4,160 mi) long. The river basin covers an area of more than 3,349,000 sq km (more than 1,293,000 sq mi).
In pre-historic times, primeval forests covered the river banks when the river was a vast swamp composed of rushes, papyrus, and weeds. However, due to thousands of years of human intervention, the Nile throughout Egypt flows peacefully through green fields—looking much like a rich, well cultivated European plain.
The Delta, an area of about 10,000 square miles, is a broad swamp intersected by canals. The Mediterranean Sea influences this region bringing a regular winter rainy season. The Upper Nile valley is one great waterway, with insignificantly small irrigation canals scattered along its length. It is much drier than the Delta, with little to no rain. The lack of seasons makes it much easier to cultivate the land in the Upper Nile. Thus it was cultivated first and is much less swampy than the Delta, which is still being converted into arable land