Nile River Cruising Seasons

Cruising during Egypt's cooler months is highly recommended, with temperatures between October and April ideal for exploring the many temples which line its banks. Flowing south to north at a languid pace, the lengthy Nile is navigated by relatively small-sized cruise ships.

Major Nile River Cruise Lines

The Oberoi Zahra – Luxury Nile Cruiser

While most of the river cruisers on the Nile are 'feluccas' – traditional wooden sailing boats which have plied the river for centuries – a range of Nile River cruises offer more modern conveniences. Once such line is The Oberoi Zahra's Luxury Nile Cruiser, which among its many mod-cons boasts a fully-appointed spa on board.

Sonesta – The Moon Goddess

Sonesta's fleet of luxury Nile liners includes the popular Moon Goddess, which boasts luxuriously appointed cabins that open out onto private balconies. That makes viewing the surrounding countryside a breeze, while the Moon Goddess' many other attractions – including an on-board restaurant, gym and opulent pool and sun-deck – ensure it receives a steady stream of satisfied clientele.

MS Orchid – Nile Cruiser

Combining a mix of modern features with old-world colonial charm, the MS Orchid boasts over 60 well-appointed cabins and a mid-sized pool on its sun deck, allowing you to admire the sights of Egypt's stretch of the Nile in decadent luxury. Explore the Valley of the Kings, take a stroll along Luxor's historic West Bank or simply sit back and watch the world drift by on this perennially popular vessel.