The sleek Alexander The Great offers a sophisticated cruise experience with exceptional standards and smart accommodation. With an intimate atmosphere, tasteful decor and stylish furnishings, it is the perfect way to cruise the Nile in style.
Life on board
There is a stylish lounge bar in which to relax and enjoy a cocktail while the two upper decks provide a pool with a Jacuzzi and a large crescent shaped bar where you can enjoy a drink under the stars. There's also a Spa offering massage treatments and a Turkish bath, Internet room, fitness facilities and a gift shop.
During your stay on the Alexander The Great breakfast, lunch and dinner is included and all meals are taken in the 'Red Fiesta' restaurant situated on the third deck. This elegant restaurant has large panoramic windows overlooking the Nile and offers a variety of international cuisine with buffet breakfasts and lunches and a la carte dinners, whilst the barbeque on the pool deck is a great place to enjoy traditional oriental food and music under the stars.
All of the 30 air-conditioned cabins have Nile views and are individually designed to provide an attractive blend of colour, texture and atmosphere. The spacious cabins measure 25 square metres and all have en-suite bathroom with bath tub, bathrobes, hairdryer, vanity mirror and natural toiletries; there is also a mini-bar, satellite LCD TV and personal safe.
Features & facilities onboard
- Lounge bar
- Boutique shops
- Beauty salon*
- Sun deckwith complimentary sun loungers and parasols
- Swimming pool
- Room service (not 24 hour)
- Fitness equipment*
- Spa offering massage treatments and Turkish bath*
- Internet room*
- Laundry and concierge services*
*Please note that some services and facilities are subject to a local charge. Wi-Fi is available onboard in the lounge bar for a local charge of E£30 per half hour. Clients can also rent a dongle to use in their cabin for the same charge. It should be noted that the connection is via a mobile signal and service can be intermittent along remote stretches of the Nile.
- Built: 1982
- Renovated: 2003
- Refurbished: 2010
- Length: 70m
- Width: 11.5m
- Height: 9.5m
- Decks: 4
Itinerary - 1 night Luxor & 6 nights Cruise
- Exterior cabins with view
- Full board with buffet breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner
- Evening entertainment
- Exciting itinerary with all excursions included (except Abu Simbel)
- Qualified Egyptologist to guide you around
- Resort transfers and airport taxes
- Personal luggage allowance
The Alexander the Great operates on a Monday only and includes 1 night spent at the Old Winter Palace in Luxor BB & 6 nights cruise FB
Departures every Monday.
Day 1: Depart from either London Gatwick or Manchester, fly direct to Luxor. On arrival transfer to the 5 star Old Winter Palace in Luxor for a stay of 1 night.
Day 2: Morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the Alexander The Great whereupon you will take your first excursion to visit the temples of Luxor and Karnak. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor
Day 3: An early morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. On arrival back at the boat, a buffet lunch will be served and the boat will set sail for Esna. Afternoon tea will be served on The Club sun deck. In the evening enjoy a welcome cocktail and presentation of the yacht's crew in the lounge bar (smart dress). After an a la carte dinner in the restaurant, watch a Nubian dance show in the comfort of the lounge bar. At some stage during the evening the boat will pass through the lock at Esna then docks overnight.
Day 4: Early morning sail to Edfu. Wake up at leisure and after breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu. Afterwards, the boat will sail to Kom Ombo while you enjoy lunch in the Red Fiesta restaurant. In the evening there will be an Egyptian BBQ dinner on the sun deck with the opportunity for guests to dress up in traditional Egyptian costumes. Overnight Kom Ombo.
Day 5: Early morning sail to Aswan. Morning tour by felucca (sail boat) around the islands. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Overnight on board in Aswan.
Day 6: The day can be spent at leisure on board the boat or you may wish to take an optional excursion to Abu Simbel either by coach (approx £60) or by air (£100).
Day 7: Today the boat will sail to Kom Ombo in the early morning. After breakfast the day will begin with a morning visit on foot to the Temple of Kom Ombo. Afterwards the boat sails to Esna while lunch is served on board. Afternoon tea is served on The Club sun deck. Dinner, evening entertainment and overnight in Esna.
Day 8: Morning at leisure as the boat heads to Luxor. On arrival in Luxor, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight or transfer to your next resort