The Best 4 Lake Nasser Cruises
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 breathtaking as the sites you see during a typical Nile River cruise, but they are still magnificent. Lake Nasser cruises also seem to offer a very distinguished sense of tranquility. You will find fewer cruise ships on Lake Nasser, which means that, you are likely to see fewer tourists at the different sites you visit during your Lake Nasser cruise.
For visitors who have never experienced a cruise in Egypt, a Nile cruise would most likely be a better choice than a Lake Nasser cruise. If you have already been for a Nile cruise before and now you are in the mood for another cruise, a Lake Nasser cruise could be just what you are looking for. As is the case with Nile cruises, cruises on Lake Nasser also include lots of sightseeing and the same level of comfort. Here are the top 4 Lake Nasser Cruises:
1. 3-Night or 4-Night Sai Lake Nasser Cruise
One of the first things people notice when they book a Sai Lake Nasser cruise is the significant difference in size between Sai lake cruiser and your average Nile River tourist boats. Another thing which makes the Sai stand out is that it is an artisanal wooden-built vessel. The owners of this boat had 3 primary objectives when they commissioned this vessel.
They needed a boat with the mean give tourists a magnificent experience in this off the beaten track region of Egypt. They wanted to boost tourism in this region. Last but not least, they wanted a vessel that do as little harm to the environment as possible. To make this possible, nearly all on-board power comes from solar panels. At present, those looking to book a cruise can choose between a 3-night cruise and a 4-night cruise. 4-day cruises start in Aswan and terminate at Abu Simbel. 5-day cruises start at Abu Simbel and terminate in Aswan.
2. Luxury Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser Cruises
The Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser cruise ship is owned and operated by the Steigenberger Hotel chain. It is roughly the same size as most of the large Nile cruise ships. As far as accommodation is concerned, it has 68 double rooms. For those who want a bit more luxury, there are also 8 Grand Suites and 4 Royal Suites. All accommodations include large sliding windows and private terrace.
Amenities include a conference area; a pool, two sundecks and a whirlpool; a souvenir shop; a fitness area and a spa and massage area. Cabins and suites have similar facilities that you would expect to find in in a 5-Star hotel.
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 very good looking cruise ship, more or less the same size as the Omar El Khayam. When you book a lake cruise on this vessel, you are essentially booking a room on a floating hotel that takes you for an adventure you will never forget. The Nubian Sea really does offer a flawless and totally unforgettable cruise experience.
4. 5-Star Prince Abbas Lake Nasser Cruise
The MS Prince Abbas belongs to the Movenpick Hotels and Resorts group. Cruises on this vessel are usually only sold by tour operators that focus more on quality than they do on prices. Like other cruise ships owned by Movenpick, the Prince Abbas has a selection of suites to suite different tastes and budgets. From luxury Presidential suites to more affordable Deluxe births, a Lake Nasser cruise on the 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 lake cruiser, the others are also more or less the same size.
4-Day and 5-Day cruises can be enjoy on all four boats discussed in this article. The 4-day cruises all start at Abu Simbel and they terminate at Aswan. All the 5-day and 4-night itineraries start in Aswan and they terminate at Abu Simbel. Regardless of which river cruiser you choose, your cruise will be an experience which you will never forget.