|The Oberoi Shehrayarr, Luxor To Aswan, Egypt.|
Photo Courtesy Of The Oberoi Group.
When we checked in for the cruise on the Oberoi Shehrayarr, it was to take a cruise on the Nile River in Egypt on the river between Luxor and Aswan. The Oberoi Shehrayarr also returns by taking passengers from Aswan to Luxor.
Our cruise was during the very slow tourist period; from December 30, 2,000 to January 02, 2,001.We had an excellent tour. And a Happy New Year! We highly recommend this ship and its crew! This is also the best time of the year to take this tour! ie... Its cool, quiet, not crowded, calm, no bugs, and no smell from the river!
Here is the Itinerary of the 4 nights (5 days) cruise departing from Luxor to Aswan:
The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.
Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.
The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.
We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.
We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.
A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.
The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.
Today there are more than 220 Nile cruisers on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, including 4 star, standard 5 star, deluxe and imperial Ultra deluxe.
After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange a tour of Aswan or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
Nile River Cruise Ship's can be arranged in the same way, however we suggest that you contact the Nile River Cruise's directly.
We do this, when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!
Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Cairo or Aswan; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.
|At The Beginning Of Our Ship Tour Of The Nile River: We Boarded |
The Ship On December 30, 2,000 And Were Greeted By This Nice Dinner!
On The Oberoi Shehrayarr Nile River Cruise Ship, Luxor To Aswan, Egypt.
We will only show photos of the views we had from the Oberoi Shehrayarr on these pages. That is because the sites we visited when off the Oberoi Shehrayarr are on our other Egypt web pages.
|There Was A|
Nice Upper Deck
To Relax On.
|George Had Been|
Worried For Weeks
That Our Accommodations
Were Going To Be Like
This Transport Boat!
Is Ready To Get This Show
On The Road "uh-Nile"
The Morning Of 31/Dec/2000
|George Is Ready Too!|
What A Place To Be To Celebrate
A New Year!
Many Other Passenger
Boats On The Nile
|We were Told|