Egypt Nile River Cruise and Cairo Tour – March 2024

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Egypt Cruise, Exotic Group Trips, Nude Cruises
Group Trip Name:
Egypt Cruise and Land Tour
Destination:
Egypt
Start Date:
March 2, 2024
End Date:
March 13, 2024
Host Couple:
Castaways Host Couple

Nile River Cruise and Cairo Tour

Add Optional Tours to Jordan, Jerusalem or Red Sea

March 2-13, 2024
Very Limited Suites Availability

UNIWORLD  Cruise’s 5-Star
All Suite Luxury River TOSCA Ship

Join an Optional Land Tour Extension after your Egypt Trip.  Scroll to the bottom for details.

Red Sea (post-cruise) – $1,949/person, double occupancy

Here’s a detailed Trip Report from our recent ship/itinerary Egyptian visit (by James & Champagne, Castaways Travel)

The Egyptian Bucket List Trip

Join your friends and Castaways Travel on this once-in-a-lifetime trip hosted by James & Champagne on the award-winning all-suite UNIWORLD Nile River five-star River TOSCA.   This adventure includes a 7-night luxury Nile cruise and 4 nights in Cairo at the Ritz-Carlton five-star hotel for land tours to Giza, the Pyramids, Sphinx and more.

This all-suite vessel was rated by the Egyptian government as the # 1 ship on the Nile and for a great reason: It is home to as much wonder as the river it cruises on!  Taking inspiration from the colonial era, this ship is elegantly designed with wood finishes and cozy public spaces!

James & Champagne have traveled to Egypt previously and visited all sites below included in the itinerary including the Nile cruise, Cairo, Aswan and Luxor.  In addition, James & Champagne hosted and escorted seven (7) UNIWORLD river cruises over the past 20 years on all major European rivers including Russia’s Volga, the longest river in Europe.

The Daily Itinerary

See detailed itinerary for this terrific Nile Cruise, Cairo and Pyramid adventure including the River Tosca cruise and escorted land tours (included).   Itinerary, ports of call and transiting through locks on the Nile River are subject to deviations and timing.  Shown below are just some of the sights you will tour in Egypt….up close and personal.

ALERT:  This is a conventional cruise; nudity and top free are NOT permitted anywhere on the ship. 

All payment transactions are NOT REFUNDABLE. Optional travel protection is highly, highly recommended.   U.S. residents are eligible for coverage; please call and ask for a quote.  Insurance premiums will vary by age of the insured, coverages selected and U.S. state of residence.  You may also include airfare costs if you self-ticket.

Cruise/Tour Features

Cruise/Tour Highlights

  • Giza’s Great Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Cairo Museum
  • Luxor/Karnak
  • Aswan Dam
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Five-star hotel accommodations at Ritz Carlton
  • Five-star UNIWORLD River TOSCA all suites, all meals, tips, amenities, beer & wine while dining, shore excursions and more
  • Includes domestic air between Cairo and Luxor
  • Visit to Abu Simbel extra.

See detailed daily Itinerary at bottom.

The ship’s suite package includes:

  • Hotel Accommodation for up to 82 guests in 41 hotel rooms at the Nile Ritz Carlton in Cairo (4 nights).
  • Breakfast at hotel in Cairo.
  • Cruise accommodation in well-appointed river view suites.
  • Meals onboard daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard.
  • Gala Reception on embarkation day.
  • All gratuities for ship’s staff and crew.
  • Shore excursions and performances
  • Domestic flights between Cairo and Luxor to board the ship in Luxor.
  • Scheduled arrival and departure transfers in Cairo and in Luxor.
  • Onboard fitness center, spa, an expansive Sun Deck with shaded cabanas and swimming pool.
  • Ship wide Internet and Wi-Fi access.  Disclaimer:  Cell signal/WiFi service can be intermittent on certain parts of the Nile.

Additional costs for personal purchases

  • Airfare to Cairo is extra
  • Optional Travel Protection Insurance
  • Beverages offered on board outside of standard inclusion above
  • Other international air and air taxes
  • Communication, satellite telephone charges
  • Passenger laundry
  • Optional shore excursions (such as Abu Simbel), services and optional activities sold on board (such as Sunrise Hot Air Balloon ride over Valley of the Kings and Nile Valley)
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport costs, visa fees, taxis, extra tips, etc.

Cruise Suite Rates/person*

  • Royal Suite $14,495/person – Non-refundable*
  • Grand Suite $8,995/person – Non-refundable*

Single private rate is double the above price.  International airfare and personal consumption on board are extra.

Royal Suite (651 sq ft) – Double the Grand suite footage
Beautifully appointed Royal suites feature a French balcony and custom-made beds draped with the finest bed linens. Added conveniences include a vanity and make-up mirror, generous built-in closets, a hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, iPod® docking station and flat-screen television with satellite channels as well as generous sitting area. Private bathrooms have both a bathtub and shower and are stocked with thick towels, cozy robes, his and her slippers and soothing bath amenities.

Grand Suite (313+ sq ft)
All beautifully appointed suites feature a French balcony and custom-made beds draped with the finest bed linens. Added conveniences include a vanity and make-up mirror, generous built-in closets, a hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, iPod® docking station and flat-screen television with satellite channels. Private bathrooms have both a bathtub and shower and are stocked with thick towels, cozy robes, his and her slippers and soothing bath amenities.

Cruise Payment* Schedule

Initial Deposit and all future payments are 100% non-refundable. 

  • 1st Deposit – Due upon booking (10%) *
  • 2nd Deposit – Due by March 2, 2023 (30%) *
  • 3rd Deposit – Due by June 2, 2023  (30%) *
  • Final Payment – Due by November 2, 2023  (30%) *

*All payments are 100% non-refundable.  Since travel is in 2024, optional travel protection insurance is highly recommended for U.S. residents.   Ask your Castaways travel advisor for details.  Cost varies by age of insured, U.S. state of residence and value of the coverage you choose to insure.  You may add on self-purchased airline tickets.

Cancellations:  

Per terms of the ship charter contract, all payment transactions are NOT refundable without insurance.

Terms & Conditions

When you approve, complete your reservation and make your payment to Castaways Travel, you agree you have read, understand and will abide by the Terms & Conditions of Castaways Travel (CastawaysTravel. com) shown on each of its webpages and its parent company, Fox Travel, Fox Ascoli Travel, Inc. (Foxtravel.Net) and the UNIWORLD cruise/tour package restrictions and terms of the UNIWORLD cruise contract.       You agree in writing to pay in full for your cruise and vacation you authorize Castaways Travel to arrange by entering into a contract for Castaways’ services subject to cancellation terms, penalties and fees from both Castaways, travel suppliers and UNIWORLD River Cruises, tour operators and agents.   Passengers are advised and acknowledge  d/b/a “Venture Management Associates,” a wholly owned affiliate of Castaways and Fox Travel, holds the vessel contract.   In addition, passengers are subject to UNIWORLD terms and conditions, Egyptian immigration policies and UNIWORLD health and safety protocols which are subject to change.   Your 2024 UNIWORLD cruise/tour package is subject to existing and subsequent UNIWORLD terms and conditions, amendments and any future additions extending into 2024.

* Due to the ship’s contract, every payment transaction is Non-Refundable.   Since the trip is in 2024, it is highly suggested you arrange optional travel protection insurance in case of cancellation, medical issues, interruptions, delays, injury, hospitalization, death or other causes stipulated by the travel insurance policy available from Allianz for U.S. residents.  The insurance premium varies by age of passenger at the time of sailing, U.S. state of residence and choice of coverage you choose.  See more about Allianz travel insurance here or contact your Castaways’ Travel Advisor for a quote at Jennifer@castawaystravel.com

Deck Plan

  • PYRAMID DECK – Upper deck
  • PHARAOH DECK – Mid deck
  • CAIRO DECK – Lower deck/embark and disembark
  • NILE DECK – Bottom deck
  • Click to enlarge deck plan below

Itinerary

NOTE:  Itinerary, ports of call and timing are subject to change and are not guaranteed.   Timing transitting locks on the Nile River is subject to deviations from the intended schedule.

Post-Cruise Optional Hosted Land Tour – Red Sea Extension

Red Sea (post-cruise) – $1,949/person, double occupancy

Contact

Castaways Travel via phone 281-465-4960, 800-470-2020 or Email us at: Jennifer@CastawaysTravel.com  or  Reserve a Suite