Nile Queen II

Sail on the beautiful Aggressor Nile Queen II and travel back in time to see the land of the pharaohs that has changed little since they ruled. Your adventure includes guided tours of Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and many other ancient sites between Luxor and Aswan. The Nile Queen II is a spacious 155 ft. vessel with a 26 ft. beam, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is sail powered with supporting motors. She has 220-volt power onboard (with attached plug in).

Comfortable accommodations for 20 guests include 10 spacious staterooms with central air-conditioning. A private bathroom, picture windows with views, mirrored dresser, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls are included. Each stateroom has a 32-inch flat screen TV. The vessel has a beautiful spacious salon, large shaded sun deck, hot tub, chaise lounges and deck chairs, and bar.

There is a variety of nightly entertainment, movies, games and more. We have a selection of 700 classic and new release movies on a hard drive that can be viewed in the boats salon or taken to your stateroom on a small flash drive to watch. However, if you have a favorite movie, digital slide show or a video to share, we encourage you to bring it along.  * Boat photos coming soon!

Master Stateroom

Cabins 9 & 10

One Queen Bed,  32" Flat Screen TV/media, Large Windows, Mirrored closet, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Fresh Towels, Central Air Conditioning and Private Bathroom. Master Bedroom Size 16’ x 8.5’ and Master Bathroom Size 9’ x 5’.

Deluxe Staterooms

Cabins 1-8

Two Single Beds, 32" Flat Screen TV/media, Large Windows, Mirrored closet, Bathrobes, Hairdryer, Fresh Towels, Central Air Conditioning and private bathroom. Deluxe Room Size 10’  x 10’  and Deluxe Bathrooms Size 10’ x 5’.


Yacht Specifications

Port: The Nile, Egypt

Built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.

Length: 155 ft.

Beam: 25 feet

Passengers: 20

Staterooms: 10

Boarding: Saturday 10 :00am

Check out: Thursday 8:00 am

 

Nile River Cruise Itinerary

The Nile Queen II departs every Saturday for 6 days/5 nights traveling from Luxor to Aswan. Guests will see breathtaking views while sailing on the Nile where you will stop for day trips to see ancient ruins, archaeological treasures, and ancient villages.

DAY 1:  LUXOR

After arriving in Luxor in the morning from either Cairo, Hurghada or Port Ghalib, guests are met at the airport, transferred to the Nile Queen II for a 10:00 am boarding. After guests check in, unpack, meet the staff and have lunch at 1:00 pm, a half day tour follows at 2:30 pm to:

The Karnak Temple: The large complex consists of many temples and chapel ruins. It is dedicated to Theban Triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. The temple of Amun-Re, head of the Theban Triad, is one of the three main temples of the complex and consists of pylons and a Hypostyle Hall. The hall is home to various colossal statues and columns.

Luxor Temple:  This beautiful temple is located on the east bank of the Nile River. The inner part of the temple was built by the King Amenhotep III, and the outer part by Ramesses II. Additional chapels built by Tuthmose III are found at the rear of the temple. The six station shrines consisting of different sphinxes, separate the Luxor temple from the Karnak area. After touring the temples lunch is served at the De-Luxe Local Restaurant

After sightseeing, guests return to the Aggressor Nile Queen II for dinner around 8:00 pm and spend their first night on the Nile River.

DAY 2 :  LUXOR

After a 7:00 am breakfast, guests transfer to West Bank in an air-conditioned vehicle and visit:

Valley of the Kings: This valley contains tombs of the pharaohs including Tutankhamun and is the burial place of the Egyptians of the New Kingdom. This valley consists of the two valleys, the East valley, where the majority of tombs are situated and the West valley.

Hatshepsut Temple:  This mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located beneath the Deir el-Bahari complex, near the Valley of Kings. The sculpture situated in the temple depicts the story of the birth of the Queen.

Valley of the Nobles:  The valley is in an area of the West Bank called Sheik Abd El Korna. The site includes the rock tombs of ancient Egyptian nobles and high officials who served the ancient pharaohs. The tombs are colorfully adorned with decorations that appear freshly painted despite being thousands of years old.

Colossi of Memnon:  These are the twin stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III standing in the Theban region across the Nile River. The statues depict Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the seated position, facing towards the Nile River with his hands resting on the legs.

Lunch at a local restaurant around 1:30 pm.

After guests tour the west bank, they visit the Temple of Khrum. After sightseeing, guests return to the Aggressor Nile Queen II for dinner around 5:30 pm and continue sailing along the Nile River.

DAY 3:   EL KAB AND EDFU

El Kab: Monday morning after an 8:00am breakfast, guests can visit El Kab. El Kab, on the East Bank of the Nile, was once the capital of Upper Egypt and is still home to the Temple of Nekhbet, as well as a row of fascinating decorated tombs carved into the slope of the mountain. Upon docking, guests embark on a beautiful walk through a small fishing village to visit the necropolis.

Edfu: Monday morning after lunch around a 2:00pm lunch, the Nile Queen II will arrives at Edfu, home of the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the god Horus. This is among the best preserved of all Egyptian temples. Horse and carriages will take guests to the temple through the bustling city streets.

DAY 4:  GEBERL SILSILEH AND EL BASHIER ISLAND

Gebel Silsileh: Early Tuesday morning after a 9:00 am breakfast, guests experience the Nile flowing at its narrowest between two mountain ranges. Guests are often the only visitors at this fascinating site as the larger Nile vessels are not allowed to stop in that part of the river. After visiting the small temple of Horemheb and walking through the sandstone quarries, where ancient Egyptians cut stone for many of their most famous temples, guests visit a picturesque café to enjoy tea and shisha. El Bashier Island: In the afternoon, the Aggressor Nile Queen II visits the island of El Bashier where guests can swim and explore the island. In the evening, guests enjoy a traditional Bedouin barbeque on the island.

DAY 5:  KOM OMBO

Kom Ombo: The temple was built during the Ptolemaic period on the site of an older temple and at one of the most beautiful bends in the river. The temple was dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god. After enjoying the temple, guests will visit the new crocodile museum, that includes many mummified crocodiles, attesting to the historic importance of the animals in this region in Egypt.

DAY 6:  CHECKOUT AND ASWAN

Aswan: Guest awake to the beautiful sight of the desert closing in on the river at Aswan Bridge. Check out is at 8:00am. Guests have the option to visit the Aswan Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk, and lunch at a local restaurant. The tour ends at 2:00pm and is included in the trip package price.

For guests continuing on to the Abu Simbel:
Abu Simbel: Guests will depart at 7:00am to meet their guide and visit the High Dam. Staff will transfer guests to the airport for a short flight to Abu Simbel around 10:00am. Guests have the chance to visit Abu Simbel Temple and fly back to Aswan to meet their guide at around 1:45pm. Guests will have the chance to visit the Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk and then proceed back to the Aswan airport around 6:55pm. 

* Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather and logistics, and is at the Captain’s discretion.

Aggressor Adventures recently installed new solar energy panels aboard the 20-passenger Nile Queen II® Dahabayia-style yacht, which will use the sun’s rays to generate up to 3,000 kw power rather than relying on carbon-emitting diesel engine generators. Adopting cleaner energy sources at its worldwide safari lodges, liveaboard scuba yachts and floating resorts is just one part of the Aggressor Adventures Green the Fleet sustainability initiatives program.

Solar panels mounted above the Nile Queen II’s covered, open-air lounge generate enough power to maintain the vessel while she is in port. This system can replace up to three gallons of diesel use per hour. The cumulative reduction of thousands of gallons over one year is vital to preserving the Nile River’s water quality and Egypt’s air quality. The Nile Queen II’s staff will soon upgrade the solar and battery systems to generate 5,000 kw of power.

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