Aggressor Nile Queen river cruise - Red Sea

  • Guests 16 passengers
  • Rooms 2 Master staterooms and 6 deluxe staterooms
  • Restaurants All means are included - breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.
  • Food and Drinks Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard
  • FacilitiesNile Queen is sail powered with supporting motors
  • Diving This is a non diving holiday extension
  • Diving Extras NA
  • Internet Access Email is available onboard through a wifi system. There is a charge for incoming and outgoing email. Private calls may be made from the yacht.

About Aggressor Nile Queen

Many divers have explored the beauty of the Red Sea, with her underwater marvels, but now you can compliment your diving experience with a 6 night river cruise on the Aggressor Nile Queen. Sail on this beautiful vessel and step back in time. Discover the land of the pharoahs as you drift from Luxor to Aswan, soaking up a way of life that has changed little in millennia.

The Aggressor Nile Queen has 2 Master staterooms, each with a queen bed and 6 deluxe staterooms, each with two twin beds. Each cabin is laid out with a private bathroom, picture windows with views, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls are included. Each stateroom has a 23-inch flat screen TV able to play a selection of 700 movies or 700 hours of television.The yacht has a beautiful spacious salon, large sundeck with shading, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar and a complete photo/video center. All meals are included. Tuck into breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages (local alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard. Linens are changed as requested and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed.

Your Aggressor Nile Queen itinerary will stop for day trips to see ancient ruins, archaeological treasures, and ancient villages. This is an action packed experience. Clothing should be lightweight, comfortable sportswear and swimsuits are a must. A light sweater or jacket is ideal for evenings. Dress is always casual and informal. Additional items you may want to bring are sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and walking shoes for your time on shore.

Nile Queen is sail powered with supporting motors. While the Nile flows from south to north, it does so with a very minimal current. This current is easily overcome by the strong southernly winds that blow year-round in this area of the country.

- Day Temperature: Summer time 41 C - Winter time 25 C
- Night Temperature: Summer time 29 C - Winter time 15 C
- Luxor and Aswan have a subtropical desert climate with mild warm winters and hot summers.

Master Staterooms (# 1 - 2)

One Queen Bed, Picture Windows, Mirrored wardrobe, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Fresh Towels, Central Air Conditioning and Ensuite Bath.

Deluxe Staterooms (# 3 - 8)

Two Single Beds, Picture Windows, Mirrored wardrobe, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Fresh Towels, Central Air Conditioning and Ensuite Bath.

Itinerary map

Boat Layout

Please request availbility using the form below - departures are weekly

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Red Sea is between 4-5 hours flying time direct from the UK. Scuba Travel have over 20 year's experience in the Red Sea and have carefully selected a fleet of luxury liveaboards and superb hotels that meet our exacting standards. Explore the sheer beauty of the Red Sea on a Red Sea liveaboard from North to South. Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and El Gouna are popular resort locations, whilst Marsa Alam, El Quesir and Hamata are perfect for those looking for quiet escapism.

Weather and Climate

Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July to August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt's so called 'winter' the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly, depending on your personal preferences.

Travel

Flight options

As standard our holiday packages are based on flights from London Gatwick, direct to your Red Sea hub - Sharm el Shekh, Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Where possible, we are happy to offer regional departures, in particular Manchester. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Or you can npw apply online by clicking here Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

Most flights to Egypt are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights to Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Egypt, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Our representative will be waiting either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard or resort holiday package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.

Info

Included in your holiday

Your Aggressor package Includes accommodation in a double/twin cabin on a full board basis with soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine. There is a full itinerary of daily excursions.

Excluded

This holiday excludes international flights to Luxor or Aswan. Excluded are local souvenirs, tipping and you will need an Egyptian tourist visa. Ask your travel consultant for a quote if you would like us to arrange international or domestic flights. On board payment can be made by cash, Visa or Mastercard credit card.

Tipping

Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew.

Currency

USD and Egypitan pounds cash. On board payment can be made by cash, Visa or Mastercard credit card, but there may be a local surchage and payments progressed in Egyptian pounds.

Phone coverage

Generally good, but service may be patchy in certain areas

Plugs and electricity

220V with European round pin plugs

Extras

Hire equipment

NA

Extras

You may want to bring cash for local souvenirs whilst on land excursions

Souvenirs

There is a mini-boutique onboard with assorted t-shirts, and miscellaneous items. All your purchases will be charged on the last day of your trip when you arrive in Aswan.

Nitrox/Gas

BA

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Aggressor Nile Queen will be £650. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

DAY 1 Saturday: LUXOR

After arriving in Luxor in the morning from either Cairo, Hurghada or Port Ghalib, guests will be met at the airport, transfered to the Nile Queen to board at 10:00 am. After guests check in, unpack, meet the crew and have lunch topside, your half day afternoon Luxor tour will begin to:

The Karnak Temple: It is a large complex consisting of many destroyed temples and chapels. It is dedicated to Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. The temple of Amun-Re, head of the Theban Triad, is one of the three main temples of the complex and consists of pylons and a Hypostyle Hall. The hall is home to various colossal statues and columns standing erect.

Luxor temple: This attractive temple is located on the east bank of the Nile River. The inner part of the temple was built by the King Amenhotep III, and the outer part by Ramesses II. You can find the chapels built by Tuthmosis III on the rear side of the temple. The six station shrines, consisting of different sphinxes, separate the Luxor temple from the Karnak area. Guests will eat lunch at De-Luxe Local Restaurant

After sightseeing, you return to the Aggressor Nile Queen for dinner and your first night on the Nile.

DAY 2 Sunday: LUXOR - NILE CRUISE

After breakfast, guests will transfer to West bank in an air-conditioned vehicle and visit:
Valley of the Kings: This valley is known to contain tombs of the Pharoahs like Tutankahmun and is the burial place of the Egyptians of the New Kingdom. This valley consists of the two valleys, the East valley, where majority of tombs are situated and the West valley.

Hatshepsut Temple: It is the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut located beneath the Deir el Bahari complex, near the Valley of Kings. The sculpture, situated in the temple depicts the story of the birth of the Queen. The temple was once home to the various statues of Queen and Osiris which have now been destroyed.

Valley of the Nobles: Is in an area of of the West Bank called Sheik Abd El Korna. The site has rock tombs of Nobles and high officials of ancient Egypt, who once served the ancient Pharoahs. It is renowned for the decorative tombs with colored paint that looks as if it was just painted even though they are thousands of years old.

Colossi of Memnon: These are the twin stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III standing in the Theban region across the Nile River. The statues depict Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the seating position, facing towards the Nile River and his hands resting on the legs.

After your west bank tour you will rendezvous with the Aggressor Nile Queen at ESNA for lunch and to visit the Temple of Khrum. After sightseeing, you return to the Aggressor Nile Queen for dinner and sailing on the Nile.

DAY 3 - 5: Over the following 3 days your itinerary will include:
El KAB - El Kab, located on the East Bank of the nile, was once the capital of Upper Egypt and is still home to the temple of Nekhbet, as well as a row of fascinating decorated tombs carved into the slope of the mountain. Upon docking, you will embark on a beautiful walk through a small fishing village to visit the necropolis.

EDFU - The boat will arrive at EDFU, HOME OF THE Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Horus. This is among the best preserved of all Egyptian temples. Horse and carriage will take you to the temple through the busy city streets.

GEBEL SILSILEH - Here, the Nile, flowing between two mountain ranges, is at its narrowest. You will usually be the only visitors at this fascinating site as the large Nile cruisers are not allowed to stop here. After visiting the small temple of Horemheb and walking through the sandstone quarries, where ancient Egyptians cut stone for many of their most famous temples, you will visit a picturesque cafe to enjoy tea and Shisha.

KOM OMBO - The temple was built during the Ptolemaic period on the site of an older temple and at one of the most beautiful locations on a bend on the river. The temple was dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god. After enjoying the temple, you will visit the new crocodile Museum, which contains many mummified crocodiles, attesting to the importance the creatures played in the this region in ancient times.

DAY 6 Thursday - Check Out
Awake to the beautiful sight of the desert closing in on the river at Aswan Bridge. Check out is 8 am. Guests have the option to visit the Aswan Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk, and lunch at a local restaurant. This tour ends at 2:00pm and is included in your package price.

This is a sample itnerary only - your exact cruise itinerary is subject to change according to weather conditions and Esna lock situation.

Guests may also depart in the morning, or after your tour, to Abu Simbel by domestic flight for continuing your holiday. For details on Abu Simbel, please contact your travel consultant
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