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  • Introduction

    A Nile cruise is much more than just a room-and-sightseeing package. It is an escape to the tranquility of relaxing under the sun, visit temples of the Pharaohs and enjoy freshly prepared traditional cuisine, the staff are friendly yet respectful, attending to your every wish with efficient calm.

    The Blue Shadow consist of 54 Cabins and 3 Suites. All Cabins have windows.

    While on board, guests can enjoy traditional dance and music performances, relax and refresh in our exquisite spa, in our swimming pool, on a sun- deck, or in the comfort of their cabins. This Five-star Nile cruise offers you a trip to remember, an extensive program of onboard entertainment as well as giving you easy access to the sights and scenery of the Nile and Upper Egypt. Fully furnished Cabins are equipped with individully controlled air conditioning, minibar, satellite flat-screen TV, bathroom with a bathtub and hairdryer, climate control, Internet connection, telephones that enable international calls via direct dial, window, & Safe box. Enjoy the international cuisine served at our main restaurant & have your favorite drinks at Lounge bar or Pool bar.

    Egypt, the most mysterious and unforgettable place the world can offer. MS Blue Shadow will allow you to experience Egypt’s treasures and discover its ancient history though an exotic excursion on the Nile on a cruise ship that will transform your vacation into a fantasy turned into reality.

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  • Guest Rooms Overview

    The Blue Shadow has a range of cabins to choose from including:

    • 54 cabins twin / double
    • 3 suites

    All cabins have:

    • TV
    • Air conditioning
    • Safe
    • Mini bar (not stocked)
    • Telephone with international dial
    • Internet connection
    • Bathroom with bath and over
    • bath shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Music system

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  • MS Blue Shadow Dining & Leisure Facilities

    The MS Blue Shadow is a 5* Nile cruise boat. The boat has a stylish interior with excellent facilities. Enjoy freshly prepared traditional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. Guests can select from the varied buffets of seafood, local and international cuisine.

    Relax by the pool on the large sun deck or enjoy a drink by the bar. With well-appointed fully equipped cabins and suites and first class service from friendly staff, all make for a special cruising experience for guests.


    The restaurant serves a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For evening dining, the restaurant offers an extensive mix of local and international buffet style dining. Teatime in the afternoon when sailing, features an assortment of cakes and snacks on the sundeck.

    Enjoy freshly prepared traditional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere in the elegant restaurant. Guests can select from the varied buffets of seafood, local and international cuisine.

    Dress code: Lightweight and informal summer clothes are the norm of the day, with shorts and t-shirts being acceptable. In the evening, informal smart / casual attire is expected.


    On board facilities include:

    • Main Restaurant serving buffet food
    • Air conditioned bar
    • Lounge with a dance floor
    • Large sundeck with bar and swimming pool
    • Air conditioned massage room
    • Boutique, beauty and gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Internet facilities (when docked – intermittent service & chargeable on board)

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  • MS Blue Shadow Itinerary

    12 FREE Excursions included (no hidden extras)

    • Valley of the Kings
    • Valley of the Queens
    • Karnak Temple
    • Aswan High Dam
    • Temple of Hatshepsut
    • Colossi of Memnon
    • Edfu
    • Luxor Temple

    • Esna
    • Temple of Philae
    • Felucca Ride
    • Kom Ombo Temple
    • Abu Simbel (optional)
    • Hot Air Baloon (optional)
    • Sound and Light Show (optional)

    Day 1

    Arrive at Luxor airport and transfer to your 5* cruise vessel. Dinner on board and overnight stay in Luxor.

    Day 2

    Early morning visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board and afternoon at leisure. Dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.

    Day 3

    Morning visit to the East Bank which combines a visit to Luxor Temple, originally joined to Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes and Karnak temple which covers a huge area and includes several temples, the largest being the Temple of Amun. In the afternoon set sail to Esna lock and overnight in Esna.

    Day 4

    Breakfast on board and set sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris and overnight in Kom Ombo.

    Day 5

    Set sail early to Aswan and visit the High Dam in Aswan, the Unfinished Obelisk – still rooted to the bedrock of pink granite - and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Overnight in Aswan.

    Day 6

    *Optional excursion to the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel by road or air. Morning at leisure for those clients not taking the optional Abu Simbel trip, a chance to relax on the sun deck, or stroll around Aswan. In the afternoon, relax and enjoy a boat trip around Elephantine Island which will lead you to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island given as a gift in 1890. Overnight in Aswan.

    Day 7

    Sail towards Esna, lunch on board and sail to Luxor arriving late afternoon. Overnight in Luxor.

    Day 8

    Check-out and transfer to Luxor international airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances.

    Traditionally, a tip is expected at the rate of £5.00 per person per night which includes coach drivers, bell boys, housekeeping staff, crew, bar/restaurant staff and all off the boat tipping. Additional tipping is not expected.

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  • Explore Ms Blue Shadow

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