Iberotel Crown Empress

The Crown Empress is a 5* deluxe cruiser sailing the spectacular River Nile in style & grandeur. Its cabins are comfortable and elegantly furnished with large panoramic sliding windows, offering you an immersive experience on board the cruise. It is the ideal cruise to explore the magnificent sites along the River Nile and includes facilities such as a swimming pool, sun deck with loungers, pool bar and restaurant to cater to your needs. After a day exploring the incredible sights enjoy a steam bath, sauna or massage on board the Crown Empress. Let the journey along the River Nile be an unforgettable experience with the Iberotel Crown Empress.

Cruise Highlights:

  • All Inclusive option
  • Gift Shop
  • Large Sun Deck with Swimming Pool
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon ride
  • Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel

  • Guide Price:

  • £1,315 Per Person
  • Price Based On: 2 adults sharing a Lower Deck Twin Cabin on Full Board, with return flights from London Heathrow, return private taxi transfers, 20kg baggage. See More

  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights
    5 Days, 4 Nights
    4 Days, 3 Nights

  • Board Basis:

  • Full Board (All Inclusive available at extra charge)

  • Star Rating:

  • 5 star

  • Cruise Type:

  • River Cruise

  • # of Cabins:

  • 128 Cabins (117 double cabins, 3 single cabins and 8 suites)

  • Start / Finish:

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights: Luxor - Aswan - Luxor
    5 Days / 4 Nights: Luxor - Aswan
    4 Days / 3 Nights: Aswan - Luxor

  • Departures:

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights & 5 Days / 4 Nights: This cruise departs on a weekly-basis every Monday.
    4 Days / 3 Nighs: This cruise departs on a weekly-basis every Friday.
    (Subject to availability)

  • Optional Extras:

  • - Hot Air Balloon Ride (approx £120pp)
    - Abu Simbel by Road (approx £165pp)
    - Abu Simbel by Air (approx £346pp)

What's Included:

  • Itinerary:
  • 7 Night, 4 Night or 3 Night Nile Cruise Itinerary View Full Itinerary

  • Meals Included:
  • 7 Nights: 6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 7 Dinners. Starting with lunch on day of check in and ending with breakfast on check out day.
    4 Nights: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners. Starting with lunch on day of check in and ending with breakfast on check out day.
    3 Nights: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 3 Dinners. Starting with lunch on day of check in and ending with breakfast on check out day.

  • Guide:
  • English speaking Egyptologist included

  • Excursions:
  • All excursions are included as per cruise itinerary below. (Except optional extras).

  • Entrance Fees:
  • Enrance Fees included as per cruise itinerary below

  • Assistance:
  • On-board 24 hour assistance available

  • Vehicles:
  • Minivan or coach depending on group size

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from your chosen UK airport with 20kg baggage allowance

  • Transfers:
  • Private transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection


What's Not Included:

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guides and crew

  • VISA Fees:
  • VISA Fees - $25pp

Note: * It may be necessary to amend the itinerary due to prevailing local circumstances. We will endeavour to provide you with as much notice as possible. As so many sites are visited, a Nile Cruise may not be suitable for the very elderly, people with walking difficulties or children. Please note that some excursions may take place very early in the morning. Optional excursions shown may be available to pre-book, and where a tour is capacity controlled and participants are limited it may be advisable to do so. All tours/activities/excursions are operated by local, independent suppliers and your contract will not be with us, but with them, subject to their terms and conditions. When booked locally we are not responsible for the availability, operation, or any risks that may be involved with these tours/activities/excursions.

Full Itinerary

Embarkation In Luxor

Day 1 | Monday

Upon your arrival in Luxor and after your check-in on board the Crown Empress you will visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples in the afternoon. In the evening you will enjoy dinner on board and overnight stay in Luxor.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

West Bank - Edfu

Day 2 | Tuesday

After your breakfast you will visit the West Bank and its incredible sights, then in the afternoon set sail to Edfu via Esna. In the evening you will stay in Edfu.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Edfu-Kom Ombo-Aswan

Day 3 | Wednesday

In the morning you will visit the incredible Edfu Temple before setting sail to Kom Ombo where you will enjoy some free time to explore. From there you will sail to Aswan for an overnight stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Aswa

Day 4 | Thursday

Following your breakfast on board you will visit Aswan including the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. In the evening you will stay in Aswan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

(Optional) Abu Simbel - Aswan

Day 5 | Friday

After your breakfast you will have the chance to go on an optional visit to see Abu Simbel. In the afternoon after lunch you will visit the botanical gardens of Aswan by Felucca. Overnight stay in Aswan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Aswan-Kom Ombo-Edfu

Day 6 | Saturday

In the morning you have free time in Aswan before you sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Kom Ombo Temple. In the afternoon you will set sail to Edfu for an overnight stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Luxor

Day 7 | Sunday

Whilst you enjoy your breakfast on board you will be sailing to Luxor via Esna. On arrival you will have free time in Luxor and stay in Luxor overnight.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Luxor (Disembark)

Day 8 | Monday

Enjoy your final breakfast on-board before disembarkation. You will then be transferred to the airport or to a hotel if you have booked an extended stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Luxor Embarkation

Day 1 | Monday

Upon your arrival in Luxor and after your check-in on board the Crown Empress you will visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples in the afternoon. In the evening you will enjoy dinner on board and overnight stay in Luxor.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

West Bank- Edfu

Day 2 | Tuesday

After your breakfast you will visit the West Bank and its incredible sights, then in the afternoon set sail to Edfu via Esna. In the evening you will stay in Edfu.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Edfu-Kom Ombo-Aswan

Day 3 | Wednesday

In the morning you will visit the incredible Edfu Temple before setting sail to Kom Ombo where you will enjoy some free time to explore. From there you will sail to Aswan for an overnight stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Aswan

Day 4 | Thursday

Following your breakfast on board you will visit Aswan including the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. In the evening you will stay in Aswan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Aswan (Disembark)

Day 5 | Friday

After your breakfast in the morning you will disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport or extend your stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Aswan Embarkation

Day 1 | Friday

Upon your arrival in Aswan and after your check-in on board the Crown Empress you will visit Aswan including the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. In the evening you will stay in Aswan.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Abu Simbel- Edfu

Day 2 | Saturday

After your breakfast you have the option of visiting Abu Simbel before sailing to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon you will set sail to Edfu. In the evening you will stay in Edfu.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Edfu-Luxor

Day 3 | Sunday

In the morning you will visit the incredible Edfu Temple before setting sail to Luxor where you will enjoy some free time to explore. Overnight in Luxor.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Luxor (Disembark)

Day 4 | Monday

Following your breakfast on board you have some time to visit Luxor before your transfer to the airport or extend your stay.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Note: * It may be necessary to amend the itinerary due to prevailing local circumstances. We will endeavour to provide you with as much notice as possible. As so many sites are visited, a Nile Cruise may not be suitable for the very elderly, people with walking difficulties or children. Please note that some excursions may take place very early in the morning. Optional excursions shown may be available to pre-book, and where a tour is capacity controlled and participants are limited it may be advisable to do so. All tours/activities/excursions are operated by local, independent suppliers and your contract will not be with us, but with them, subject to their terms and conditions. When booked locally we are not responsible for the availability, operation, or any risks that may be involved with these tours/activities/excursions.

Cabins:

The Iberotel Crown Empress features 117 double cabins, 3 single cabins and 8 suites. The main and upper deck have large panoramic sliding windows and all cabins feature air conditioning, marine satellite, TV, private W/C, bathtub, hair dryer, safety box and mini bar at extra charge.


Dining & Entertainment:

Main restaurant

Lounge bar

Sun deck bar


Sports & Leisure:

Large sun deck with swimming pool

Pool bar

Steam bath, sauna and massage (extra charge)


Special Facilities:

24hr reception

Internet Service (extra charge)

Laundry service (extra charge)

Doctor on call (extra charge)

Beauty salon (on request)

Gift shop


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