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Movenpick MS Darakum - Nile cruise

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The exquisite interior of this magnificent vessel has been tastefully crafted with intricate Moroccan inspired design. Boasting a wide range of facilities, large stylish sun decks and first rate service, the Mövenpick MS Darakum offers exceptional value for such a luxurious cruise on the Nile.

Cabins on the Movenpick MS Darakum

There are 44 cabins, 2 Junior Suites, 4 Senior Suites and 2 Panorama Suites. All are air-conditioned with bath, shower, television and minibar, and most with large windows.

Standard Cabins are located on the lower and main decks and Superior Cabins are located on the upper decks. Junior Suites are located on the main deck. There are 2 Senior Suites and 2 Panorama Suites located on the upper deck and 2 Senior Suites located on the top deck.

Facilities on the Movenpick MS Darakum

The MS Darakum has been designed to the highest standard and offers an excellent service. Facilities include a restaurant, pool, bar, lounge and minigym.


DAY 1 Upon arrival, embark your ship Mövenpick MS Darakum, one of the largest and most impressive vessels cruising the Nile. Docked in one of Luxor’s smartest private docking areas, discover the ship’s glorious facilities, including a stylish lounge and sun deck. Spend tonight in Luxor.

DAY 2 This morning visit the West Bank and see the Colossi of Memnon who once guarded the Mortuary Temple but now stand alone. Visit the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, entering temples still covered in original paintings and colours. Make a stop at the Temple of Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh and visit an ancient temple built in a strangely modern style. Experience an exciting moment this afternoon as the Darakum sets sailfor Edfu, as you watch life on the banks of the Nile pass by. Overnight in Edfu.

DAY 3 Sail to Kom Ombo, a unique double temple dedicated to Sobek and Haroeris, set on a beautiful site on the banks of the Nile. Continue sailing to Aswan and visit the fascinating Nubian Museum. Overnight in Aswan.

DAY 4 After breakfast, marvel at the High Dam, an amazing feat of engineering built to provide electricity for rural areas of Egypt. Visit an ancient quarry where you will see an obelisk broken during carving. Finally, visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, situated on a small island on the Nile. After lunch enjoy some time to explore the beautiful and ancient sights of Aswan situated on the First Cataract of the Nile, or take a leisurely and scenic sail in a felucca. Overnight in Aswan.

DAY 5 Today is free for you to explore Aswan or alternatively partake in a recommended optional excursion (at extra cost) by air to Abu Simbel. An exciting 30 minute flight will transport you to this spectacular archaeological site on the banks of Lake Nasser, where ancient attractions include the Great Temple built by Ramses II. Dating back to the 13th Century BC but entirely relocated to save it from flood waters in the 1960s, Abu Simbel is now part of a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the temples and have a chance to stand at the feet of the colossal statues of Ramses II, which are over 20 metres high. Overnight in Aswan.

DAY 6 Set sail for Luxor. Enjoy time on board simply watching the sights of the Nile pass by and soak up the sun from the Darakum’s sun deck. Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 7 During your early morning visit to the East Bank, see the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor, built in honour of the Egyptian sun god Amun Ra. Walk through the majestic hypostyle hall with its magnificently painted pillars and gaze at the collective work of 13 centuries of successive pharaohs. Drive to Qena and visit Dendera Temple which has scenes on the external wall portraying the famous Queen Cleopatra and her son Caesareon. Drive back to the boat to relax.

DAY 8 Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight, or choose to extend your trip.

A cabin on the Movenpick MS Darakum The bar area on the Movenpick MS Darakum The lobby on the Movenpick MS Darakum The pool area on the Movenpick MS Darakum

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