More than 250 motor cruise ships sail on the Nile downstream to the north between Aswan and Luxor, or the other direction. The cruise duration is between 3 and 7 days depending on the ship itinerary.

Some upmarket ships have a deluxe standard with spa and other luxurious facilities. Most ships have swimming pools.

Sailing on board a motor cruise ship is the most conventional way to explore the Nile. The sightseeing and entertainment programs have usually a standard pattern followed by most vessels.

If you prefer an anthentic voyage and a calmer mood then you should consider sailing on a Dahabiya.

There are also few existing old authentic steam ships (S/S Sudan) that still sail on the Nile.

Another exotic and adventurous way to explore the Nile is to sail on board a private felucca.

There are also cruise ships that sail to the south, between Aswan and Abu Simbel on Lake Nasser. The cruise duration is 3 or 4 days.
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