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Dinner cruise in Cairo: a clever idea for short trips to Egypt

A cruise on the Nile River is one of the most thrilling events in Egypt. In fact, my favorite part of the trip. It happens in the South, from Luxor to Aswan, and vice versa.

We enjoy shows of typical dances during the navigation along the enigmatic river and appreciate several meals while being constantly tempted by the pool and the bar. But unique experiences also happen off the ship when it docks in certain cities. These are opportunities for people going out with their tour guides to visit temples in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, and other places. 

Consequently, tourists with no opportunity to add a cruise to their travel plan face frustration. How to visit Egypt without at least one experience on the Nile?

To those people, I suggest a dinner cruise on the Nile River while they’re still in Cairo

A dinner cruise on the Nile River
Example of boat used for dinner cruises on the Nile River, Cairo area. (Narrow your expectations in terms of the quality of the ships. For instance, if someone promotes a ship as five stars, expect a quality compatible with four or three stars.)
Entrance to a boat dedicated to dinner cruise in Cairo

The event lasts for almost two hours, only navigating in the Cairo zone. While eating and drinking, tourists enjoy shows of typical dances.

Well, you are living an experience on the Nile.

That’s interesting, Damas. So, how can I book a table?

Ask your travel operator or your tour guide, and they will organize the team in Cairo. They drive you to the boat and later back to the hotel.

Usually, customers pay for the meal when the event ends, like in any restaurant. Or the price charged by the travel agent or the tour guide may include the food, with drinks paid separately.

Nile River cruises are magical moments that we never forget

Tables set to a dinner cruise in Cairo
Tables ready for dinner on a ship in Cairo.
Typical dances during the dinner show
Typical dances are part of the show.
Belly dance during the cruise in Cairo area.
Belly dance.

A fresh idea here, Damas. I will ask my travel agent to add the regular cruise on the Nile River to my itinerary. The problem is, now you make me wish to be part of a dinner like that in Cairo. Is it worth it? I mean, perhaps it’s too much to book the regular cruise in the South of the country and the dinner cruise in Cairo.

Why not? A second adventure on the Nile River can’t be too much, and, who knows, even a third one. 😉 After all, Egypt is fascinating, always ready to amaze us more.

I hope you live this unforgettable adventure with all the good Egyptian gods blessing your night.

Have a nice dinner.


GLAUCO DAMAS
» I live in the Algarve (South of Portugal). My first fiction book, for young adults, was published in 2001 in the Portuguese language — a time travel adventure with thousands of readers. I also wrote books and guides about travel and technology. Screenplays are my greatest passion.

» This is the English version of my blog G. DAMAS (Portuguese language, online since 2010). English is not my native language.

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