The deluxe MS Steigenberger Legacy is the epitome of high standards; with an elegant cruise experience you’ll never forget. The 5-star cruiser includes a large sundeck and pool, spacious cabins and an impressive restaurant offering continental, regional and traditional Egyptian specialties.
Once you’ve indulged in a day of relaxing and taking in panoramic views provided by the magnificent MS Steigenberger Legacy, relax in the comfortable lounge bar. Designed with the Nile in mind, there are plenty of facilities to make your trip a memorable one.
Whether it’s your first visit to the Nile or you are a frequent traveller, the MS Steigenberger Legacy is a fantastic way to see the sights of Egypt.
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
The 74 spacious cabins offer en-suite bathrooms with a shower, panoramic windows, satellite TV, air-conditioning, a safe, mini-bar and hairdryer. They are complete with modern furnishings to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The large sundeck provides opportunity to relax in the sun on the sun loungers or you can take a dip in the pool, plus a daily tea time service with snacks and cakes can be enjoyed in the seating area. Also on board passengers can use the fitness equipment or take advantage of the beauty salon which is available on request. The boat also offers a lounge area inside with panoramic views and a gift shop.
The spacious main restaurant offers excellent cuisine and includes menus of continental, regional or traditional Egyptian specialties served buffet style. A daily tea time service can be enjoyed on the sundeck, offering snacks and cakes, Or you can relax in the lounge bar with a drink and snacks.
£145 per person. Includes: locally produced mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee*. Red and white wine, beer, and spirits. (*exc. machine coffees e.g. cappuccino, latte) Drinks are served by the glass between the hours of 11am and 11pm.
Middle Deck £80 per cabin
Upper Deck £120 per cabin
Single Supplement* £249 per person
*Christmas, Easter, New year £399 per person
Drinks Supplement £145 per person
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.