AmaWaterways has announced its 25th river cruise ship, the AmaDahlia, scheduled to set sail on Egypt’s Nile River beginning September 2021. The 11-night cruise and land adventure,  Secrets of Egypt & Nile itinerary, includes a 7-night roundtrip river cruise from Luxor and is paired with three nights pre- and one night post-cruise stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons, Cairo at The First Residence.

During the itinerary, guests will follow expert guides  to legendary locations like the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens, as well as be treated to exclusive private access to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari and a Nubian village. While in Cairo, they’ll come face-to-face with Egyptian treasures like the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—the 4,000-year-old Great Sphinx and three Pyramids of Giza; the Egyptian Museum, featuring the exquisite collections of King Tut; and a private tour of the principal workplace of the President of Egypt, the Abdeen Presidential Palace. 

On board the AmaDahlia (rendering).

Newly designed to accommodate only 68 guests, the AmaDahlia will feature 34 luxurious staterooms, 24 of which are spacious balcony suites measuring up to 430 sq. ft. Onboard amenities include a sun deck bar and swimming pool, fitness room, hair and nail salon, two massage rooms and two restaurants—The Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table, offering a 7-course tasting menu. Guests will be treated to authentic nightly entertainment including a belly dance show, a galabeya (a traditional Egyptian gown) party and a darawish show.

The river cruise, sailing roundtrip from Luxor, and Cairo program—with intra-Egypt flights between Cairo and Luxor—will operate seasonally from September through to May each year. To complement this immersive 11-night cruise and land adventure, Secrets of Egypt & the Nile will be offered with optional extensions including pre-program, three nights in Dubai or four nights in Jordan (Amman and Petra) and post-program, four nights in Israel (Jerusalem).

Recommend guests book by June 30, 2020 for early booking rewards combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Guest Privilege Rewards program for returning guests.

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