The Great Temple of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt

Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser, otherwise known as the Nubian Sea in Southern Egypt is the world’s largest artificial lake, formed following the construction of the Aswan Dam in the mid-1960s.

A cruise across its tranquil waters visits the lesser-known temples as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abu Simbel, a highlight of any trip to Egypt.

Unlike the River Nile, Lake Nasser only has large cruise ships on which you stay during your cruise. Please ask us to run through the differences of each boat to find the right one to suit you. Combine a cruise on Lake Nasser with a stay in Luxor, Aswan, Cairo or in conjunction with a Nile Cruise.


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Statue of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt

Explore Egyptian Temples

Visit the treasures of ancient Nubia including the Temple of Ramses II and sites of Amada, Derr and Penout.

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The Great Temple of Ramsses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt

Abu Simbel

Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Abu Simbel, a must see after the pyramids of Cairo.

M.S. Kasr Ibrim, Nile & Lake Nasser Cruises, Egypt

Cruise Lake Nasser

Take a three or four-night cruise on the peaceful, calm waters of Lake Nasser on a luxurious motor vessel.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

The Oberoi Zahra £££££

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Oberoi Zahra is a contemporary boat with simple and elegant décor. Each of the 25 Luxury Cabins has expansive views of the river framed by large picture windows and the two elegant suites offer extremely spacious accommodation with a separate living area and their own private terrace with Jacuzzi.

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The Oberoi Philae £££££

Oberoi Philae is a traditional-looking luxury Nile cruiser, with a contemporary and elegant interior. Each of the 22 spacious cabins and suites has large French doors offering wonderful views of the Nile and some of the Luxury Suites have a private terrace with heated whirlpool. With all-day fine dining on offer in both the main restaurant and Poolside Restaurant, enjoy curated menus spanning Western, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines designed by the Oberoi chefs. Invigorating spa treatments compliment a temperature-controlled pool, an air-conditioned fitness centre and beauty salon.

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