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Pharaohs, Pyramids and the Nile River

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  • Cruise Overview
  • day 1
    Luxor
     
  • day 2
    Edfu
     
  • day 3
    Kom Ombo
     
  • day 4
    Aswan
     
  • day 5
    Aswan, Kom Ombo & Edfu
     
  • day 6
    Edfu
     
  • day 7
    Luxor
     
  • day 8
    Luxor
     

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

A vegan voyage aboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Featuring 53 luxury staterooms and suites complete with private balconies, your vegan home-away-from-home is spacious and cozy. Known as one of the best Nile cruise ships, the Sonesta Moon Goddess features a gourmet restaurant, discothèque, jogging track, gym and an expansive pool and sun deck for your enjoyment. You will be able to relax in comfort and style whilst receiving five star service, equivalent to that you would expect in a deluxe resort ashore.

Dining
The main dining room serves, breakfast, a buffet lunch and à la carte dinners, while the lounge offers light meals for lunch and dinner, as well as a wide range of cocktails.

Entertainment
Onboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess guests can enjoy the dancefloor, belly dance shows, cocktail parties, Galabaya parties, in which guests wear Egyptian-style fancy dress, and other shows.

Enrichment
Sonesta and Vegan Travel offer guided excursions with knowledgeable Egyptologists to ancient temples, tombs and ruins.

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure
23-05-20 Luxor - -
24-05-20 Edfu - -
25-05-20 Kom Ombo - -
26-05-20 Aswan - -
27-05-20 Aswan, Kom Ombo & Edfu - -
28-05-20 Edfu - -
29-05-20 Luxor - -
30-05-20 Luxor - -
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, lock closures or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate cruise programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This schedule is subject to change. Your final itinerary will be provided with the cruise tickets.

Sonesta Moon Goddess

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

A vegan voyage aboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Featuring 53 luxury staterooms and suites complete with private balconies, your vegan home-away-from-home is spacious and cozy. Known as one of the best Nile cruise ships, the Sonesta Moon Goddess features a gourmet restaurant, discothèque, jogging track, gym and an expansive pool and sun deck for your enjoyment. You will be able to relax in comfort and style whilst receiving five star service, equivalent to that you would expect in a deluxe resort ashore.

Dining
The main dining room serves, breakfast, a buffet lunch and à la carte dinners, while the lounge offers light meals for lunch and dinner, as well as a wide range of cocktails.

Entertainment
Onboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess guests can enjoy the dancefloor, belly dance shows, cocktail parties, Galabaya parties, in which guests wear Egyptian-style fancy dress, and other shows.

Enrichment
Sonesta and Vegan Travel offer guided excursions with knowledgeable Egyptologists to ancient temples, tombs and ruins.

Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

Imagine opening your balcony door to see a new and breathtaking part of Egypt each morning. A stateroom with a balcony is a great way to make your all-vegan cruise adventure even more memorable and truly take in Egypt.
This impressive balcony stateroom offers the elegance of a private balcony with furniture, plus our standard stateroom amenities:
individual climate control, direct-dial phone, safety deposit box, mini-bar, satellite television, hairdryer. The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 203

Premium Deluxe Balcony Stateroom

Imagine opening your balcony door to see a new and breathtaking part of Egypt each morning. A stateroom with a balcony is a great way to make your all-vegan cruise adventure even more memorable and truly take in Egypt.
This impressive balcony stateroom offers the elegance of a private balcony with furniture, plus our standard stateroom amenities:
individual climate control, direct-dial phone, safety deposit box, mini-bar, satellite television, hairdryer. The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 308, 309, 311, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319

Premium Deluxe Plus Balcony Stateroom

Imagine opening your balcony door to see a new and breathtaking part of Egypt each morning. A stateroom with a balcony is a great way to make your all-vegan cruise adventure even more memorable and truly take in Egypt.
This impressive balcony stateroom offers the elegance of a private balcony with furniture, plus our standard stateroom amenities:
individual climate control, direct-dial phone, safety deposit box, mini-bar, satellite television, hairdryer. The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 403, 405, 406, 408, 410, 411

Presidential Suite

Feel like a King or Queen or Pharaoh in our large Suites. Our suites are designed to wow you. Imagine opening your balcony door to see a new and breathtaking part of Egypt each morning. A stay in a Presidential Suite is a great way to make your all-vegan cruise adventure even more memorable and truly take in Egypt.
Amenities: Individual climate control, direct-dial phone, safety deposit box, mini-bar, satellite television, hairdryer. The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Where do I fly to?

Luxor Airport (LXR) is 7km east of central Luxor. EgyptAir operates regular flights from / to Cairo.
Vegan Travel also offers exclusive charter flights between Cairo, Luxor and Cairo. 
All details can be found here.

Do you offer a pre-cruise extension? 

Yes, we offer a pre-cruise program in Cairo!
All details can be found here.

Is Egypt safe to visit?

Tourism is the primary source of revenue for the Egyptian economy, therefore the government has taken exceptional steps to ensure safety and security for tourists. With Vegan Travel, your safety - on the Nile and traveling within the country - is paramount to us and we take great pride in ensuring your Egyptian adventure is smooth and stress free. Egyptian cities are generally very safe and frequently patrolled by police and military, especially at airports and in any area where tourists frequent. Egyptians have a well-earned reputation for warmth and kindness, and hold no negative feelings toward foreign visitors. Tourism numbers dipped considerably after the 2011 Revolution, but now, as the political and economic situations have stabilized, tourism numbers have rebounded as visitors have happily and safely returned to Egypt to experience this magnificent country and all of its incredible wonders.

What are the travel documents required to enter Egypt?

For the vast majority of travelers to Egypt, a valid passport and a travel visa is required. A visa can easily be purchased at the airport when you arrive. The cost for a single-entry, 30-day tourist visa is $25 (or equivalent in Euro), must be paid in cash (no credit or debit cards accepted), and your passport must be valid for at least six months. Citizens of all European countries, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and United States can obtain a visa upon arrival. (Egypt does allow visa-free access for certain countries such as Bahrain, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macao, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia.) Visas can also be purchased beforehand through Egypt’s Visa e-Portal: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg. Forty-one different nationalities are eligible to purchase the e-visa, however, it’s far easier to simply buy the visa at the airport.

What types of clothing are recommended for traveling in Egypt?

Egypt is a Muslim country and visitors should, as with any foreign country, make an effort to be respectful of the country’s customs and culture. On the ship of course, you can wear any sort of beach attire you want. At other inland tourist areas, such as Cairo or Luxor, however, relatively conservative attire is recommended as Egyptians generally dress more modestly than in many parts of Europe and North America. Women especially should avoid tight clothing and revealing necklines, and keep their shoulders and knees covered. Men should avoid wearing shorts when going ashore. In general, in order to be respectful of local customs in Egypt, when visiting the sites of Luxor or Cairo, it’s best to wear loose-fitting pants and long-sleeve shirts.