3 Best Dahabiya Nile Cruises
There is no denying the fact that Egypt is an incredible destination to visit. To begin with, it has so many amazing ancient sites to see and explore. Many people would also agree that the ideal way to fully experience the magic of these sites is by way of a Nile cruise. While just about any Nile cruise is magical experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are in a whole new league.
Because Dahabiys are considerably smaller than the average cruise ship operating on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a much more private experience. In most cases, Dahabiya river yachts usually have less than 12 rooms. Some have 8 or 10, and there are probably some which may have could possibly have as many as 15. Outside of the high season, it is not uncommon for a family or group of friends to be the only people on board. Most Dahabiya river yachts will sail so long as there are a minimum of 4 rooms booked. Okay, lets take a look at three of the best Dahabiya cruises.
1. Nile Cruise on the Merit Dahabiya A Week in Paradise
One can book 5-day or 8-day cruise on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this sail boat is totally unforgettable. If you choose the 5-day cruise, you will probably regret not booking the extended 8-day cruise. With the 8-day cruise, you will also have the option to visit the the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel which are among the finest historical attractions in Egypt.
The 8-day Merit Dahabiya cruise commences in Luxor and terminates in Luxor. Guided tours are provided in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. During these excursions, be taken to see some of Egypts best ancient sites, including sites like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.
The Merit Dahabiya is a traditional river boat with 10 deluxe rooms. It has beautifully decorated dining facilities, along with bars, a reading lounge, and an outdoor area where passengers can enjoy a jacuzzi. All the on board staff have received training to deal with unforeseen emergencies and fires, and with a medical professional on call 24/7, you really are in good hands.
2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya Nile River Cruise 7 Nights in the Lap of Luxury
The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya entered service in 2009, making it a more recently launched vessel compared to some other Dahabiyas. This elegant sail boat has five standard rooms plu two deluxe suites, all of which have a private terrace. All cabins have televisions, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and telephones. Other nice features include an Oriental-type Jacuzzi out on deck, a stylishly designed area with comfortable seating and a spacious sundeck.
As long as you book your Nile cruise through a reputable tour operator, you will get to enjoy a number of skillfully guided tours during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the Sonesta Amirat only has 7 berths, it is a perfect choice for families and groups of friends. (In such cases, it is easy and affordable to enjoy a private cruise.
3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Cruise A Flawless 6-Day Cruise Experience
The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river boat is a quite a few ancient relics which dont feature in many other Nile cruise itineraries. It is particularly well-suited for people who prefer to visit the less touristy sites in Egypt. The Nour El Nil Nile cruise includes multiple sightseeing outings but it does not include any sightseeing tours in Luxor
It does not matter which of these Dahabiyas you choose for your cruise, you can be confident that it is going to be a breathtaking experience you will not soon forget.