The Karim and Juliana Palace are identical ships, both small and comfortable and distinctly created to provide the privacy, elegance and luxury. They were designed and built in 1984 and renovated in 2004, and appointed to be as the large ships on the Nile. All public areas are air-conditioned. There is a 24 hour reception available to the guests, for whatever needs they would require. Please note that departures are only on Mondays. Nile Cruises can only be booked for 7 night durations.
Sample Cruise / 7 Night cruise excursion including full-pack itinerary - Subject to change;
Monday; Check-in on arrival. Overnight onboard in Luxor.
Tuesday; Sail to Edfu via Esna Lock. Overnight onboard in Edfu.
Wednesday; Visit Edfu temple and sail to Aswan. Overnight onboard in Aswan.
Thursday; Visit the High Dam, the temple of Philae and sail or motorboat around the islands of Aswan. Overnight onboard in Aswan.
Friday; Optional trip to Abu Simbel (not included in the excursion pack - see notes below). Sail to Kom Ombo, visit the temple and sail to Esna via Edfu. Overnight onboard in Esna.
Saturday; Sail to Luxor. East Bank visists; Luxor and Karnak temples. Overnight onboard in Luxor.
Sunday; West Bank visits; Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings & Valley of the Queens. Overnight onboard in Luxor.
Monday; Check-out after breakfast
NB. This is a sister boat, guests will be accommodated on either M/S Karim Palace or M/S Juliana Palace. Visa cards are not accepted for extras. This cruise can be booked with or without shore excursion tours. The shore excursions can be booked locally but pre-booking is recommended as it represents a significant saving. The Abu Simble excursion costs approximately £124.00 by plane or £75.00 by road and can only be purchased locally. All Shore excursions are escorted by a professional Egyptologist English speaking guide.
M/S Karim or Juliana palace check in Monday, departure from Luxor on Tuesday at 12:00 pm. Please note, Nile Cruises can only be booked for 7 night durations.
Please note: the M/S Karim or Juliana is not suitable for guests using wheelchairs or for parties with children under the age of 6
Please note: rates and conditions are not valid for Egyptian passport holders FACILITIES:Facilities on the cruise ship include swimming pool, full air-conditioning, sun loungers, reception, main restaurant (80 persons), lounge bar (100 persons), Jacuzzi, sun deck bar, pub and bazaar.
Sample Cruise / 7 Night cruise full excursion package itinerary - Subject to Change:
East Bank: Karnak and Luxor Temples.
West Bank: Valley of the Kings, valley of the Queens and Madinet Habu
Aswan: Philae Temple and Felucca sailing around the Botanical Garden
Sample Cruise / 7 Night cruise Light excursion package itinerary - Subject to change:
East Bank: Luxor Temple.
West Bank: Hatshepsut Temple.
Aswan: Philae Temple and felucca sailing around the botanical gardens.
Please note All Inclusive is sold as All Inclusive LIGHT during the Winter 2010 & Summer 2011 season (from 1st November, 2010 till 31st October, 2011) On all inclusive drinks are included from 6pm to 11pm served 3 times per week on sailing days (Beverages are charged for the remaining days).
Please note: Map shows the rough area of the hotel and may not be 100% accurate.