Aggressor Nile Queen river cruise | Scuba Travel

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

ADD A NILE CRUISE FOR ONLY £795 IN 2020 WHEN BOOKED WITH RED SEA AGGRESSOR 2. Departs every Saturday from Luxor to Aswan on a 5 night cruise

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


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.


Flight options

Our holiday packages with Tornado Marine Fleet are inclusive of flights from London Gatwick for a fully ATOL bonded holiday. A supplement may apply for regional departures if possible. 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. Our advertised liveaboard packages with Emperor and Aggressor fleets exclude flights. Please ask for a quote to add these to your booking. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can arrange transfers as required. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your boat space is confirmed by us.


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.Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Or you can now 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


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


Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


Flights to Egypt are charter flights with TUI or EasyJet. TUI seating is allocated at check in and you cannot check in online. For EasyJet flights you will be able to manage your booking online with the airline directly and select any payable seating/baggage extras.

Check in

Egypt does not permit digital boarding passes. You must print your boarding passes/flight coupons for both flights. TUI do not enable online check EasyJet allow online check in via their website


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


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.


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


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


Included in your holiday

Your liveaboard accommodation is based on a double/quad cabin on a full board basis - your last night dinner is not included in your charter package


International flights, domestic flights and any overnight stays where required are not included in your trip. Please ask your travel consultant for a quote to add these


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 on the final morning morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew.


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


Hire equipment



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


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.


Unlimited Nitrox is $100 per 7 night charter/ $150 per 10 night charter


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for your Aggressor liveaboard package will be 50% of the trip cost. Your final balance will be due 100 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. We do not take AMEX. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

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


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
Plus travel on a second Aggressor trip in 12mths for an extra $100 discount or $200 on your third trip in 12 mths.
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

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.


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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