|Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the worlds most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. Luxor on the western banks of the Nile in Upper Egypt is another famous destination, as this is the site of the majority of the most impressive monuments. Luxor was the capital and religious center of the pharaohs for a long time. Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings.
The fascination with Nile Cruises is understandable. For many viewing ancient Egypt in a highly comfortable and relaxing manner must be the main pull of the Nile Cruises. Actually, it is not the best way to see as much of Egypt as possible given a one or two week vacation, nor is it the cheapest, but it is probably the most comfortable way.
On most typical tourist class Nile Cruises, it is best to inquire not only of the ship, but the size and type of room you will be staying in, and its position in the boat. It is best to avoid rooms near the engine or over a noisy bar. Usually such rooms or areas are reserved for crewmembers, but not always.
Many of the Nile Cruise boats though have accommodations, amenities and facilities which more approach that of an ocean cruiser than a river boat, this is especially true for the newer and therefore more modern river boats.
All in all a Nile Cruise is a great way to see Egypt in comfort and style, with a considerably bit of romance thrown in as a bonus.