Measuring an impressive 110 metres in length the Iberotel Crown Empress is the largest cruise ship on the Nile, which means it has been designed to offer every possible comfort and luxury while you tour many of the famous sights along the Nile. Featuring a total of 5 decks this majestic ship boasts a dynamic deck plan, which includes 128 cabins as well as a host of leisure/recreational facilities that will help ensure there is never a dull moment. While sailing along the Nile between trips to all the famous attractions guests can spend time on the upper deck of the ship where you will find a large swimming pool surrounded by many deck chairs and loungers to help you make the most of the sun, which also comes complete with a pool bar for a variety of refreshments. Should you be feeling a particular need to unwind, perhaps after a day out, then you could always treat yourself to a massage or spend some time in the ship's Jacuzzi. Alternatively the Iberotel Crown Empress also boasts a luxurious lounge/bar where you can go for some quiet time during the day or in the evening there is all sorts of entertainment to enjoy such as traditional shows, disco, dance and music while enjoying the wide range of drinks and cocktails. If that wasn't enough then you could visit the beauty salon (open twice a week) to help you look your best and there is a 24-hour reception service that will help ensure all your needs are met with a laundry service, currency exchange, medical assistance, meeting space on request and an international telephone/fax service to help you keep in touch with family/friends back home.
The Iberotel Crown Empress features a total of 128 rooms/cabins that are spread over 4 of the 5 decks of the ship and consists of 117 double rooms (19m2), 3 single rooms and 8 suites (38m2), which feature a balcony and additional amenities. You will find all the rooms and suites on board come with everything you need to help you enjoy the cruise in comfort with: individual air conditioning - a large panoramic window - TV with satellite channels - music system - in-house video channels - international telephone - safe deposit box - mini-fridge - private bathroom with WC and bath/shower - hairdryer.
#Eating and Drinking
Along with all the luxury amenities on board the Iberotal Crown Empress there is also a large elegant restaurant that can easily sit all the guests on board. The restaurant benefits from air conditioning like the rest of the ship and offers guests a wide selection of international dishes as well as the chance to try some of the local flavours during your trip, and is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you are ever in the need of a cool drink or refreshment then you can always head to the ship's main bar and lounge, which is open all day and has a wide range of wines, beers, juices and cocktails, or there is also the pool bar that serves many drinks while under the sun by the pool.
The Iberotel Crown Empress operates several different cruise schedules to cater to a variety of guests, whether you are looking for shorter or longer cruise. Options available include the 4-day/3-night Aswan/Luxor, the 5-day/4-night Luxor/Aswan that embarks on Thursday and the 8-day/7-night Luxor/Luxor cruise that also embarks on Thursday.
Day One (Thursday): Check-in and overnight on board.
Day Two: Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples. Sail to Edfu via Esna. Overnight in Esna.
Day Three: Early sail to Edfu and visit Horus Temple. Sail to Kom Ombo and overnight in Komombo.
Day Four: Sail to Aswan. Visit the high Dam, unfinished Obelisque and Philae Temple. Overnight in Aswan
Day Five: A.M. Optional visit to Abu Simbel. P.M. Visit the botanical Garden by Felucca. Overnight in Aswan.
Day Six: Early sail to Kom Ombo, visit Sobek Temple. Sail to Edfu. Sail to Luxor via Esna.
Day Seven: A.M. Visit the West Bank. P.M. Free time on board. Overnight in Luxor.
Day Eight: Check-out.
**To make sure that the excursions mentioned are included in your holiday, please book the room type stating that excursions are included**