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AmaWaterways’ newest ship, AmaLilia, is plying the waters of the Nile River, responding to North America’s growing interest in adding Egypt to their ever-expanding bucket list. The ship is the brand’s second to float on the Nile and features upscale regionally inspired decor, has 41 staterooms, including 13 suites. AmaLilia embarked on its inaugural voyage in April 2024.

“Few countries grip the imagination quite like Egypt, with its massive pyramids, secret tombs, colorful markets and the majestic Nile River coursing through it all. There is no better way to discover Egypt than by cruising the Nile,” said Kristin Karst, Co-founder and Executive Vice President of AmaWaterways, in a press statement. “We now have two beautiful ships traversing the picturesque stretch of the river on a round-trip cruise from Luxor, including two nights in Aswan. Now is a unique opportunity for travelers to explore Egypt with fewer tourists around, and the feedback from guests who traveled recently has been incredibly positive.”

AmaWaterways’ Nile Exploration

The 11-night Secrets of Egypt & the Nile cruise and land package includes a 7-night round trip river cruise from Luxor, along with a 3-night pre- and 1-night post-cruise stay in Cairo at The St. Regis Cairo. AmaLilia is designed for 82 guests and has luxurious staterooms with panoramic views and suites up to 522 sq. ft. Onboard amenities include a sun deck bar, swimming pool, fitness room, salon, massage room and two restaurants serving locally inspired cuisine.

AmaLilia at night. (Photo by AmaWaterways)

“With its rich history and legendary landmarks, Egypt is one of the most fascinating destinations in the world,” said Rudi Schreiner, President and Co-founder of AmaWaterways, in a press statement. “The launch of our second ship in Egypt underscores our confidence in the country’s timeless appeal and the unforgettable experiences it offers. We expect to see a surge in travelers eager to witness the beauty of Egypt firsthand.”

Your clients will enjoy nightly entertainment and excursions led by Egyptologists. The cruise will take them on a deep dive into Egypt’s history, with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and landmarks such as the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. In Cairo, excursions include the Egyptian Museum, the ancient capital of Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara. The itinerary also features a private tour and lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace.

AmaLilia will operate this itinerary from September through June each year, offering a comprehensive Cairo program with intra-Egypt flights between Cairo and Luxor.

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