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Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

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Gratuities included*

Free house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Shore excursions & land tour included*

Luxury hotel stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 04 Jan 2025
  • Sails from Luxor, Egypt
  • Ship S.S. Sphinx
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍2111165

Your Itinerary

Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan Cairo

Two night hotel stay in Cairo, Egypt Sat 04 Jan 2025

Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan Cairo

Upon arrival, transfer to the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza for your two night hotel stay, including breakfast

Saladin Citadel Cairo

Cairo, Egypt Sun 05 Jan 2025

Saladin Citadel Cairo

The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense – the colours, the sounds, the density of people – and it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Your local expert will show you a 12th century citadel, the beautiful Alabaster Mosque and an unsurpassed collection of priceless artefacts, including mind-boggling treasures once buried with the boy king Tutankhamen (B)

★ Featured Excursion - Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque & Egyptian Museum

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor Mon 06 Jan 2025

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor

A panoramic view of Luxor Temple

Luxor, Egypt Mon 06 Jan 2025

A panoramic view of Luxor Temple

Prepare to be amazed as you enjoy a tour of the legendary Temple of Karnak, a massive and astounding site, with gigantic columns, broad avenues lined with stone sphinxes and halls of truly epic proportions. Your local guide is a trained Egyptologist with fascinating insights to share.

Later, transfer to the port and embark the 5★ S.S Sphinx and set sail for beautiful Dendera. Uniworld’s new super ship will offer three gourmet dining rooms, a private dining room and an al fresco dining experience, a swimming pool, massage room and 42 gloriously appointed suites. Egyptian artwork, fabrics and hand-carved furnishings on board will bring the beauty of this region to life on board.

Enjoy a Gala Reception and dinner on board this evening (B, L, D)

★ Featured Excursion - Temple at Karnak

Dendera Temple

Dendera, Egypt Tue 07 Jan 2025

Dendera Temple

The impressive Temple of Hathor at Dendera was dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty. The temple dates to Egypt’s Ptolemaic era, when the heirs of Alexander the Great ruled over Egypt and adopted Egyptian culture and religion as their own.

★ Featured Excursion - Temple of Hathor

A panoramic view of Luxor Temple

Luxor, Egypt Tue 07 Jan 2025

A panoramic view of Luxor Temple

Return to Luxor for some time at leisure before visiting the ancient Temple of Luxor. The Temple of Luxor stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the once flourishing capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom. It was built over hundreds of years and even in ruins it is still an extraordinary place (B, L ,D)

★ Featured Excursion - Temple of Luxor

Kom Ombo temple

Luxor – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo, Egypt Wed 08 Jan 2025

Kom Ombo temple

The word “colossal” will take on a whole new meaning after today’s excursion to the gigantic twin statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. And that’s just the beginning - you’ll also visit the temple of one of Egypt’s rare female pharaohs as well as the Valley of the Kings, used as a royal burial place for nearly 500 years and where the mummified remains of Tutankhamen are on display (B, L, D)

★ Featured Excursion - Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple & Valley of the Kings

An aerial view of Aswan

Kom Ombo – Cruising the Nile River – Aswan, Egypt Thu 09 Jan 2025

An aerial view of Aswan

After visiting a temple dedicated to the crocodile god today (don’t miss the display of some of the 300 mummified crocs found in the local area), hop aboard a small boat for a birdwatching excursion along the Nile (B, L, D)

★ Featured Excursion - Kom Ombo Temple & bird watching boat ride and tea with a Nubian family

An aerial view of Aswan

Aswan, Egypt Fri 10 Jan 2025

An aerial view of Aswan

Today is an epic day, filled with wonders from start to finish. You’ll visit a marvel of modern engineering – the Aswan High Dam – as well as the Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Philae Temple complex, which was moved from one island to another back in the 1970s. But wait, there’s more. You’ll also take a ride in a felucca – a traditional Egyptian sailboat – and enjoy afternoon tea at a famous hotel depicted in Agatha Christie’s novel ‘Death on the Nile’. After dinner on board this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing (B, L, D)

★ Featured Excursion - Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple

★ Featured Excursion - Boat ride in a traditional Nile River felucca and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan

The ruins of the ancient temple of Horus in Edfu

Aswan – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo – Edfu, Egypt Sat 11 Jan 2025

The ruins of the ancient temple of Horus in Edfu

Spend the day at leisure or join an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel (B, L, D)

Nile River Cruises

Esna – Cruising the Nile River – Luxor, Egypt Sun 12 Jan 2025

Nile River Cruises

On today’s excursion, learn how the Temple of Esna was buried under debris for many centuries and is one of the last great Egyptian temples ever built. Your Egyptologist guide will share all sorts of fascinating insights about this significant cultural site and show you the façade bearing the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions ever recorded in Egypt. Later, savour the Nile’s majestic scenery as you cruise to Luxor (B, L, D)

★ Featured Excursion - Temple of Esna

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo, Egypt Mon 13 Jan 2025

After breakfast, disembark in Luxor, Egypt and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo

A panoramic view over Cairo

Two night hotel stay in Cairo, Egypt Mon 13 Jan 2025

A panoramic view over Cairo

Upon arrival, transfer to a luxury hotel for your two night stay, including breakfast. (D)

Great Sphinx

Cairo, Egypt Tue 14 Jan 2025

Great Sphinx

It’s a day of Bucket List Moments today as you venture to Ancient Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a number of amazing monuments to see – including the enigmatic Great Sphinx. After seeing the pyramids from afar last evening, you’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view them from an up-close perspective, the only way to fully appreciate their remarkable size and grandeur (B)

★ Featured Excursion - Memphis sites, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and Sakkara visit

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Wed 15 Jan 2025

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to London (B)

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

 

What's included *

  • Four night land tour including LUXURY HOTEL STAYS at the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, including breakfast
  • Full board cruising on board the brand new 6★ S.S Sphinx
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gratuities INCLUDED on board & on shore
  • 42 Elegantly appointed stateroom & suites with luxurious amenities
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on select excursions
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Services of an experienced Egyptologist
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 17th June 2024 and receive a FREE Regency Hamper

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Deluxe French Balcony (285 sq ft - 26.5 sq m).

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The Ship - S.S. Sphinx

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S.S. Sphinx offers an authentically immersive onboard experience, with bespoke decor by local artisans and materials sourced regionally - such as fine Egyptian cotton, marble and hand-carved blonde wood - to highlight Egyptian craftsmanship.

What’s onboard: 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station, Bistro, Gym, Lobby, Lounge, Massage Center, Reception, Restaurant, Swimming Pool and much, much more.

S.S. Sphinx

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Uniworld River Cruises FAQs

What plug sockets are in my cabin?

Europe and Russia sailings: The European standard 220 volts with a 110v outlet in every stateroom and suite. ROL Cruise recommends taking an adapter plug with you.

Egypt and Peru sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. You will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.

India sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.

Vietnam and Cambodia: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter. In Cambodia you will need a two-round-pin-type adapter plug and a three-flat-pin-type adaptor plug in Vietnam.


Is smoking permitted onboard Uniworld’s fleet?

Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor spaces. Smoking is not permitted in any inside space or in your stateroom/suite including E Cigarettes and Vapes.


What language is spoken on board?

The language spoken on board Uniworld’s fleet is English.


Is there a dress code onboard?

The dress code on board is smart casual.

On shore, comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

Clothing will be determined by the climate and shore excursions. Please be advised that some shore excursions will visit temples or holy sites – guests will need to cover their shoulders and knees.


When can I book my shore excursions?

Optional excursions are available to book once on board.


Are drinks included on board?

Europe: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Egypt sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are served during lunch and dinner on board.

India sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Peru sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served on board between 6am and 11pm throughout the cruise.

Vietnam and Cambodia sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.


Are there accessible cabins?

There are no accessible cabins on board, however all stateroom/suites have showers with handrails.


Are Uniworld river cruises able to cater to dietary needs/intolerances?

Uniworld can cater for most dietary requirements, please inform your ROL Cruise consultant of any dietary needs or allergies in advance so Uniworld can accommodate your needs.


Is Wi-Fi included on my Uniworld cruise?

Wi-Fi is complimentary on most sailings to Europe but cannot be guaranteed. It is not available on select Europe sailings, Egypt, India, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mekong or Peru sailings.


What is the baggage allowance on board?

Due to limited space on board, guests are permitted to bring one suitcase and 1 carry on, excess luggage will be subject to an excess baggage charge. If you are flying, you will need to check with the airline as they will have their own luggage restrictions.


Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are included for on board personnel. You may wish to tip ground staff, this is at your discretion.


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