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Old 11th March 2012, 05:01 PM
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Egypt is to reopen the historic cruise ship route along the Nile between Cairo and Aswan, it confirmed late last week.

Speaking at the ITB Berlin travel show, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour told attendees that the long Nile cruises between the capital Cairo and the southern city of Aswan would be resumed after a 16-year break

Egypt to restart Cairo to Aswan cruises - Economy - Business - Ahram Online

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great - how many days is the trip ???

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I wouldn't mind doing this myself.. Ramadan sounds a good time to me,

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I'm very interested in this, was planning a regular cruise this year but think best to do the full trip while it's open, and before all the tourists come back! Block booking anyone?

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I wouldn't mind doing this myself.. Ramadan sounds a good time to me,
I wouldn't hold your breath on this one......talk of starting these cruises again has been circulating around for the last couple of year that i know of....also you need to bear this in mind....Around the middle of April, locks on the Nile river are closed due to water levels, ultimate time for a Nile cruise is between October and mid April, when the weather is fairly cool, but the locks are all open. However, most cruise boats operate all year. If the locks are closed, cruise operators will arrange boats on either side of the locks, and a transfer must be made between boats.
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I wouldn't hold your breath on this one......talk of starting these cruises again has been circulating around for the last couple of year that i know of....also you need to bear this in mind....Around the middle of April, locks on the Nile river are closed due to water levels, ultimate time for a Nile cruise is between October and mid April, when the weather is fairly cool, but the locks are all open. However, most cruise boats operate all year. If the locks are closed, cruise operators will arrange boats on either side of the locks, and a transfer must be made between boats.
Thanks for this, was thinking of winter anyway, maybe December, still warm enough at night to sit out but not too hot during the day.

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Thanks for this, was thinking of winter anyway, maybe December, still warm enough at night to sit out but not too hot during the day.
Sounds a sensible time to go.....bearing in mind the further south you go the hotter it gets.

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The long holiday is coming around the corner, I want to take a cruise during that time, any recommendations for that?

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Thanks for this, was thinking of winter anyway, maybe December, still warm enough at night to sit out but not too hot during the day.
I usually cruise in May and last year I did December/January aswell and it was freezing! I wasn't prepared for how cold it was going to be, I was walking around in my flip flops trying to defrost in the sun, there was about an hour or two during the day when you could sit out and feel comfortable (if you could get out of the chilly wind) most people on the boat were on the sundeck fully clothed and wrapped in towels. It was way too cold to sit out in the evening, and for me this spoilt the cruise, everyone just sat in the lounge, apart from the hardcore smokers who will brave anything for a fag!
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The long holiday is coming around the corner, I want to take a cruise during that time, any recommendations for that?

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I was wondering how safe is a cruise ship in Egypt?and how much do they cost?

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