The Nile River is the longest river in the world at 4,132 miles (6,650 kilometres) flowing through eastern Africa, Sudan & Egypt where nearly all the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt are found along its riverbanks. It rises south of the equator and flows northward through eastern Africa to Khartoum in The Sudan and Lake Nasser, over the Aswan dams, through Egypt to Cairo and then drains into the Mediterranean Sea between Alexandria and Port Said. River cruises between Luxor and Aswan are a comfortable way of visiting ancient sites like the Valley of the Kings and Philae.
Excellent service, good food, interesting excursions and good speakers. Not luxurious but good value for money. Not a cruise for those who want casinos and dancing girls but for more serious-minded and, dare I say, older travellers.
Cruise Line: Swan Hellenic
Destination: East Asia
Cruise Ship: Minerva