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MS Iberotel Crown Empress Nile Cruise

Dimensions:  110 m length.  14.80 m  width.  1.54 m  draft
The Iberotel Crown Empress is the largest vessel in Travcotel’s fleet. It measures approximately 110 meters in length and is designed to give all guests a real taste of sailing aboard a premium Nile cruise liner. The Crown Empress has the space to give you the ultimate in Nile cruising holidays in complete freedom and comfort.

This majestic ship is crewed by professional and exemplary staff from the Iberotel Hotels, Resorts and  cruises team, making a cruise with the Empress an experience that you will always remember. You can enjoy yourself with the entertainment programmes at the ship's distinctive bar and lounge serving imaginative drinks and cocktails. For days when there is no sightseeing you can always laze by the pool with a refreshing drink in hand, admiring  the distinctive scenery  blending natural beauty and ancient wonders as they glide  by.  Split over five-decks (accommodation on four) this majestic vessel has all the amenities and facilities you could desire for a perfect, personalised, Nile cruise holiday.

Accommodation
With 128 cabins onboard, the Iberotel Crown Empress provides a wide choice of accommodation:

  • 117 Double cabins
  • 3 Single cabins
  • 8 Suites with balcony

The upper deck (2) has 35 double cabins while the upper deck (1) features 40 double cabins and 8 suites.  The main deck houses 34 double and 2 single cabins and the lower deck is home to the remaining 8 double cabins and 1 single cabin.  Cabins are 19 m² and Suites are a generously proportioned 38 m².  Main and upper deck cabins have large panoramic sliding windows and suites have balconies with a wonderful view of the river Nile.

Every cabin or Suite is fully air conditioned (individually controlled) and all cabins feature:

  • Private W/C, bathtub and hairdryer.
  • Marine satellite TV, internal telephone and music system.
  • Safe for storing valuables
  • Mini bar/fridge
  • Guests choosing Suite accommodation will also receive
  • Complimentary stationery
  • Bathroom slippers and bathrobes embroidered with gold logo

Dining & Leisure Facilities
Expansive enough to accommodate all passengers in one sitting, this deluxe cruise ship’s main restaurant prepares international style cuisine and serves up the opportunity to taste local dishes and flavours. The Iberotel Crown Empress gives you fine gourmet dining and extraordinary cuisine with various menus crafted with great care by the team of talented chefs to satisfy all tastes.  Bookings are made on a full-board basis with daily rich tea time service.

The luxurious and expansive lounge has a well stocked bar serving fine wines, cocktails, juices and flavoured coffees.  Or indulge yourself by the pool bar sipping refreshing drinks while admiring the view from the magnificent Sun deck.  If you feel more energetic, then try out the deck games or use the fitness equipment.

The facilities are as impressive as the ship and reflect the Five-star status of the vessel and include a 24 hour reception service and a laundry service.  The swimming pool and pool bar are located on the large Sun deck that takes up the entire 110 m length of the top deck of the ship.  Parasols and traditional wooden deck chairs and loungers are provided for your comfort and relaxation.  A gift shop on board will supply treasured souvenirs or you can indulge yourself in the beauty salon (open twice weekly in Luxor and Aswan) or ease away the aches and strains with a sauna, steam bath or massage.  Keep in touch through an international telephone and fax service or surf the Internet (charged extra).  Enjoy music and folkloric performances held in the special ambience of the loun

Itineraries
The Iberotel Crown Empress typically cruises between Luxor and Aswan.
The 7 night/8 day cruise programme sailing from Luxor and returning to Luxor would usually consist of:
Day 1.  Check in and overnight on board the Iberotel Crown Emperor.
Day 2.  Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor.   Sail on to Edfu via Esna and overnight on board.
Day 3.  Sail to Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus Temple.  Sail on to Kom Ombo and overnight on board.
Day  4.  Sail to Aswan.  Visit the High Dam, unfinished Obelisque and Philae Temple.  Overnight on board in Aswan.  (The shorter 4 night/ 5 day cruise programme would include a visit to the Botanical Gardens by Felucca before an overnight in Aswan and check out on Day 5).
Day 5.  Optional visit to the Temples of Abu Simbel  (extra charge applies) in the morning.  Afternoon trip to the Botanical Gardens in Felucca.  Overnight on board in Aswan.
Day 6.  Early departure, sailing to Kom Ombo.  Visit the Sobek Temple then sail on to Edfu before steaming on to Luxor via Esna.
Day 7. Visit the West Bank of Luxor and the ancient monuments of Thebes.  In the afternoon, your time is yours to spend at leisure before overnighting on board at Luxor.
Day 8.  Check out
The 3 night/4 day cruise programme sailing from Aswan to Luxor would normally consist of:
Day 1.  Check in before lunch.  Visit the High Dam, unfinished Obelisque and Philae Temple.  Overnight on board in Aswan.
Day 2.  Early departure for Kom Ombo.  Visit the Sobek Temple, then sail on to Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus.  Sail on to Luxor and overnight on board.
Day 3.  Visit the West Bank of Luxor and the ancient monuments of Thebes in the morning.  In the afternoon, tour the Temples of Karnak and Luxor.  Overnight on board.
Day 4.  Check out.

Last Updated (Thursday, 27 January 2011 16:29)

 

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