Elegant and sophisticated, the MS Grand Rose offers a taste of understated luxury. Whether you are setting off to explore the sites or simply wiling away the hours to the sound of water lapping gently against the bow, you will enjoy first class service from the experienced and attentive crew.
All the cabins are tastefully furnished and offer a stunning Nile view. The sun deck is perfect for topping up your tan as you sail the Nile. And as the sun slips beneath the horizon, enjoy a cocktail in the Tulip bar before dining in style at the ship’s excellent Jasmin restaurant. MS Grand Rose is available to book as Nile Cruise or as a Cruise & Stay package.
Day 1: Embark on the Cruise
Luxor, is the site of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes, and home to many of the most renowned monuments, tombs and temples. It is the starting point for your Nile cruise. You will transfer by coach to your chosen cruise ship in Luxor.
Day 2: Luxor and East Thebes
After breakfast visit the East bank of Thebes and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. At the vast open air museum of Karnak, marvel at the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 134 columns. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board, and overnight in Luxor.
Day 3: Luxor and Western Thebes
Travel to the West Bank, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, final resting place of the Pharaohs; there is an optional visit to Tutankhamun’s tomb*. Other highlights include the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut, the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, and Medinet Habu temple. In the afternoon, sail to Esna. Dinner is on board and you overnight at Esna.
Day 4: Kom Ombo to Aswan
The cruise continues via the impressive sight of Kom Ombo standing sentinel at a bend in the river. Visit this unusual double temple, built in 250BC to honour the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, before sailing on to Aswan.
Day 5: Agilika & the High Dam
Visit the unfinished obelisk first thing, then take a motor boat from Aswan to the island of Agilika and the Temples of Philae, devoted to Isis, and visit the famous Aswan High Dam Enjoy an optional day trip to Aswan Nubian Village national park*
Day 6: Aswan
A free day to explore Aswan and its lively Souk, enjoy the optional early morning excursion to Abu Simbel*, or to simply relax on board. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride along the Nile, before embarking and sailing to Kom Ombo. Overnight at Kom Ombo.
Day 7: Sail to Luxor
Enjoy a day soaking up the view, as you sail downstream, arriving in Luxor in the evening. Enjoy your last evening in style with the Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple*.
Day 8: Disembark the Cruise
All cabins are exterior cabins with Nile views. They have double or twin beds, bath with shower, WC, air conditioning (seasonal), satellite TV, safe and hairdryer. There is a telephone and mini-bar, both at extra charge.
Standard Cabins have a cosy lounge area, large Nile view window, and sleep 2 adults.
Middle Deck and Upper Deck cabins feature larger, panoramic windows. Sleep 2 adults.
Suites have a larger open-plan lounge area and additional panoramic window. Sleep 2 adults.
Sun deck with swimming pool.
Sun loungers, parasols and towels are provided.
Live evening entertainment – includes music, shows & belly dancing
Fully-guided itinerary with 10 free excursions
Buffet breakfast and lunch
Buffet or set menu dinner
Tea, coffee, cakes and snacks
Soft and local alcoholic drinks by the glass – 10.00 to 24.00
Activities and entertainment as listed
Middle Deck £50 pp
Upper Deck £80 pp
Suite £110 pp
At extra charge unless stated
24 hour room service
Christmas & New Year gala dinners
Please note sailing times and itineraries maybe subject to change, for operational reasons. The boats may not be suitable for the less mobile. On each cruise English speaking local guides will join you for the visits to the historical sites but they may not travel on the cruise boat with you.
Tipping is expected in Egypt.