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Splendors of Egypt and the Nile

12 Day Cruise from Cairo to Cairo

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12 Days
1 Country

Egypt

6 Cities

Cairo, Luxor, Dendera, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Esna

1 Meal

1 Farewell Dinner

Comfortable

Mainly 2 and 3 night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size 120 passengers

Uniworld River Cruises

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S.S. Sphinx

The S.S. Sphinx offers two gourmet dining venues, a swimming pool, massage room, and 42 gorgeously appointed suites. This Super Ship vessel offers an authentically immersive onboard experience, with bespoke decor by local artisans and materials sourced regionally—such as fine Egyptian cottons, marble, and hand-carved blonde wood—to highlight Egyptian craftsmanship while minimizing our carbon footprint.

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For 12 adventure-filled days, experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury.* Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the entrancing Temple of Luxor. Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers as you venture forth into the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Arrive at Cairo International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, a Uniworld representative will be on hand to greet you and escort you to the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza or to the stunning Nile Ritz-Carlton (or similar).

Cairo
Optional Experiences
Alexandria (PRE)

NOTE: Alexandria excursion requires an extra night stay. The duration of the excursion is split between approximately 4 hours in destination and 4 ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
A Night at the Bazaar

The famous medieval marketplace that is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must-visit for travelers to Cairo. Made up of a seemingly endless system of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 2

Cairo

The ancient quarter of Cairo is intense—the colors, the sounds, the density of people—and it’s likely been this way for thousands of years. Your local expert will show you a 12th-century citadel, the beautiful Alabaster Mosque and an unsurpassed collection of priceless artifacts, including mind-boggling treasures once buried with the boy king Tutankhamen.

Note: Dressing modestly is recommended as a show of respect for the culture and customs of the Egyptian people. In particular, women should ensure that shoulders are covered and legs are concealed at least to the knee on all shore excursions throughout this itinerary.

Cairo
Featured Excursions
Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum

Your tour of this historic city includes a visit to the Citadel of Salah al-Din, a massive compound containing mosques and museums and offering bre...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
A Night at the Bazaar

The famous medieval marketplace that is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must-visit for travelers to Cairo. Made up of a seemingly endless system of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 3

Cairo, Fly to Luxor (Embark) Cruising the Nile River, Dendera

Prepare to be amazed at the legendary Temple of Karnak, a massive and absolutely astounding site, with gigantic columns, broad avenues lined with stone sphinxes and halls of truly epic proportions. This evening, you’ll revel in a Welcome Reception and Dinner onboard.

Note: Flights to Luxor depart early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize tour scheduling. Before dinner onboard this evening, guests will be treated to a folkloric dance performance. A local band of dancers, in traditional costumes representing different Egyptian districts, will perform a Whirling Dervish show.

Cairo, Fly to Luxor (Embark) Cruising the Nile River, Dendera
Featured Excursions
Temple at Karnak

After a short flight to Luxor on the east bank of the Nile, you can stroll through the grand avenues of sphinxes and halls of gigantic columns of t...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Day 4

Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor

Like its twin shrine, the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the once flourishing capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom. It was built over hundreds of years and even in ruins it is still an extraordinary place. You’ll also visit the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty.

Dendera, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor
Featured Excursions
Temple of Hathor

The impressive Temple of Hathor at Dendera was dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty. The temple dates to Egypt’s Ptolemaic era, when t...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Temple of Luxor

Enter the temple through the great pylon—a ceremonial gateway—where two enormous statues of Ramses II still stand, along with a pink gr...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Day 5

Luxor, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo

The word “colossal” will take on a whole new meaning after today’s excursion to the gigantic twin statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. And that’s just the beginning—you’ll also visit the temple of one of Egypt’s rare female pharaohs as well as the Valley of the Kings, used as a royal burial place for nearly 500 years and where the mummified remains of Tutankhamen are on display.

After dinner onboard tonight, guests will enjoy a Galabeya Party with music, dancing and singing by crew members. Guests are encouraged to bring their own Galabeya clothing.

Luxor, Cruising the Nile River, Kom Ombo
Featured Excursions
Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings

Get an up-close view of two gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, better known as the Colossi of Memnon. Sixty feet (18 meters) tall and gazin...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Day 6

Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, Aswan

After visiting a temple dedicated to a crocodile god today (don’t miss the display of some of the 300 mummified crocs found in the local area), hop aboard a small boat for a bird-watching excursion along the Nile.

Kom Ombo, Cruising the Nile River, Aswan
Featured Excursions
Kom Ombo Temple

The Kom Ombo Temple, unlike most ancient Egyptian temples, is dedicated to two gods—the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus the Elde...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Life on the Nile Tour by Motorboat

After a scenic cruise to Aswan, take a small boat along the banks of the Nile on a bird-watching excursion. Watch out for colorful native birds, di...

See More
Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
Dune Surfing & Swimming in the Nile

Add this tour onto today’s boat tour to experience the environment of the Nile from a different perspective. Start by surfing the sand dunes ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 7

Aswan

Today is an epic day, filled with wonders from start to finish. You’ll visit a marvel of modern engineering—the Aswan High Dam—as well as the Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Philae Temple complex, which was moved from one island to another back in the 1970s. But wait, there’s more. You’ll also take a ride in a felucca—a traditional Egyptian sailboat—and enjoy afternoon tea at a famous hotel depicted in Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile.

After dinner onboard this evening, you’ll be treated to an enchanting Nubian show featuring traditionally attired performers, live music and dancing.

Aswan
Featured Excursions
Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Isis

The Aswan High Dam, completed in the 1970s, is a marvel of modern engineering that boasts some truly epic dimensions—it is 11,800 feet (3,597...

See More
Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Featured Excursions
Boat Ride in Traditional Nile River Felucca and Sunset Tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan

Today you will sail serenely down the Nile in a felucca— a small traditional boat with large triangular sails—a wonderful way to experi...

See More
Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
Philae - Sound & Light show

While many visit Philae Temple to explore the during daylight hours, tonight guests will take advantage of an entertaining and educational option i...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 8

Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Edfu

Spend the day at leisure or join us for an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

Aswan, Cruising the Nile River, Edfu
Optional Experiences
Temples of Abu Simbel

The Temples of Abu Simbel were constructed by King Ramses II—one of Egypt’s most celebrated Kings. Built in 1244 B.C., Abu Simbel sat on the west b...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 9

Esna, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor

On today’s excursion, you’ll learn how the Temple of Esna was buried under debris for many centuries and is one of the last great Egyptian temples ever built. Your Egyptologist guide will share all sorts of fascinating insights about this significant cultural site and show you the façade bearing the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions ever recorded in Egypt.

Later, savor the Nile’s majestic scenery as the ship cruises to Luxor.

Esna, Cruising the Nile River, Luxor
Featured Excursions
Temple of Khnum

The Late Roman Temple of Esna lies on the west bank of the Nile about 34 miles (55 kilometers) south of Luxor. Buried under debris for many centuri...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Day 10

Luxor (Disembark), Fly to Cairo

Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Then, check in to your luxury hotel where you’ll have time to relax before dinner.

Note: Flights to Cairo depart early in the morning to take advantage of more favorable weather and traffic conditions, and to optimize tour scheduling.

Luxor (Disembark), Fly to Cairo
Included Meals Farewell Dinner
Optional Experiences
National Museum of Egyptian Culture

Hatshepsut, the most powerful female Pharaoh of all time, and the expansionist Thutmose the Great boast two of Ancient Egypt's most enduring legaci...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Grand Egyptian Museum Trial Visit

The Grand Egyptian Museum—or the “GEM”—is set to be the largest archeological museum in the world. For now, much of the highly anticipated museum h...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
A Night at the Bazaar

The famous medieval marketplace that is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must-visit for travelers to Cairo. Made up of a seemingly endless system of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 11

Cairo

It’s a day of Bucket List Moments today as we venture to see a number of amazing monuments—including the enigmatic Great Sphinx. You’ll have a thrilling opportunity to view the pyramids from an up-close perspective, the only way to fully appreciate their remarkable size and grandeur.

Cairo
Featured Excursions
Pyramids at Giza, the Great Sphinx, and Sakkara Visit

At the Giza Necropolis, the face of ancient Egypt—the Great Sphinx—awaits your visit. With the body of a crouching lion and the he...

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Included in Trip

Featured Excursions

Optional Experiences
A Night at the Bazaar

The famous medieval marketplace that is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must-visit for travelers to Cairo. Made up of a seemingly endless system of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 12

Depart Cairo

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a memorable optional extension in Jerusalem.

Note: Ship schedule and order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Tour to port of destination by motorcoach and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to the impact of water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors.

Depart Cairo
Optional Experiences
Alexandria (POST)

NOTE: Alexandria excursion requires an extra night stay. The duration of the excursion is split between approximately 4 hours in destination and 4 ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

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Featured Excursions
Citadel of Salah al-Din, Alabaster Mosque and Egyptian Museum

Your tour of this historic city includes a visit to the Citadel of Salah al-Din, a massive compound containing mosques and museums and offering bre...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Temple at Karnak

After a short flight to Luxor on the east bank of the Nile, you can stroll through the grand avenues of sphinxes and halls of gigantic columns of t...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Temple of Hathor

The impressive Temple of Hathor at Dendera was dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty. The temple dates to Egypt’s Ptolemaic era, when t...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Temple of Luxor

Enter the temple through the great pylon—a ceremonial gateway—where two enormous statues of Ramses II still stand, along with a pink gr...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings

Get an up-close view of two gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, better known as the Colossi of Memnon. Sixty feet (18 meters) tall and gazin...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Kom Ombo Temple

The Kom Ombo Temple, unlike most ancient Egyptian temples, is dedicated to two gods—the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus the Elde...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Life on the Nile Tour by Motorboat

After a scenic cruise to Aswan, take a small boat along the banks of the Nile on a bird-watching excursion. Watch out for colorful native birds, di...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Isis

The Aswan High Dam, completed in the 1970s, is a marvel of modern engineering that boasts some truly epic dimensions—it is 11,800 feet (3,597...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Boat Ride in Traditional Nile River Felucca and Sunset Tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan

Today you will sail serenely down the Nile in a felucca— a small traditional boat with large triangular sails—a wonderful way to experi...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Temple of Khnum

The Late Roman Temple of Esna lies on the west bank of the Nile about 34 miles (55 kilometers) south of Luxor. Buried under debris for many centuri...

See More
Included in Trip
Featured Excursions
Pyramids at Giza, the Great Sphinx, and Sakkara Visit

At the Giza Necropolis, the face of ancient Egypt—the Great Sphinx—awaits your visit. With the body of a crouching lion and the he...

See More
Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners

Welcome & Farewell Receptions

Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard

Excursions

8 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking trained Egyptologists

Accommodations

7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the gorgeous S.S. Sphinx or the elegant River Tosca

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites

4 nights in Cairo at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza or at the Nile Ritz-Carlton (or similar)

Experiences

8 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking trained Egyptologists

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Alexandria (PRE)

NOTE: Alexandria excursion requires an extra night stay. The duration of the excursion is split between approximately 4 hours in destination and 4 ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
A Night at the Bazaar

The famous medieval marketplace that is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must-visit for travelers to Cairo. Made up of a seemingly endless system of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
A Night at the Bazaar

The famous medieval marketplace that is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must-visit for travelers to Cairo. Made up of a seemingly endless system of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dune Surfing & Swimming in the Nile

Add this tour onto today’s boat tour to experience the environment of the Nile from a different perspective. Start by surfing the sand dunes ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Philae - Sound & Light show

While many visit Philae Temple to explore the during daylight hours, tonight guests will take advantage of an entertaining and educational option i...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Temples of Abu Simbel

The Temples of Abu Simbel were constructed by King Ramses II—one of Egypt’s most celebrated Kings. Built in 1244 B.C., Abu Simbel sat on the west b...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
National Museum of Egyptian Culture

Hatshepsut, the most powerful female Pharaoh of all time, and the expansionist Thutmose the Great boast two of Ancient Egypt's most enduring legaci...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Grand Egyptian Museum Trial Visit

The Grand Egyptian Museum—or the “GEM”—is set to be the largest archeological museum in the world. For now, much of the highly anticipated museum h...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
A Night at the Bazaar

The famous medieval marketplace that is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must-visit for travelers to Cairo. Made up of a seemingly endless system of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
A Night at the Bazaar

The famous medieval marketplace that is the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar is a must-visit for travelers to Cairo. Made up of a seemingly endless system of...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Alexandria (POST)

NOTE: Alexandria excursion requires an extra night stay. The duration of the excursion is split between approximately 4 hours in destination and 4 ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Cruise: Asia, Egypt, and Peru

Uniworld sails rivers in Asia, Egypt, and Peru 

  • Official Languages: Khmer (Cambodia), Arabic (Egypt), Hindi (India), Spanish (Peru), Vietnamese (Vietnam) 

  • Capital Cities: Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Cairo (Egypt), New Delhi (India), Lima (Peru), Hanoi (Vietnam). 

  • Time Zones 

  • Currencies: 
    Cambodia: Cambodian Riel (KHR) ៛  
    Egypt: Egyptian Pound (EGP) E£  
    India: Indian Rupee (INR) ₹  
    Peru: Peruvian Sol (PEN) S/  
    Vietnam: Vietnamese Dong (VND) ₫ 

Dining  

When dining onboard, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. 

Complimentary Beverages  

  • Vietnam & Cambodia: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. 

  • India: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary coffee and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. 

  • Egypt: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard. 

  • Peru: Complimentary house wine and beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are served between 6 AM and 11 PM throughout the cruise. Onboard meals include complimentary house wine and beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. 

Gratuities 

Gratuities for all onboard personnel including the ship staff, crew, and Cruise Manager, are included. 

Curated Excursions 

Complementary and comprehensive shore excursions led by local English-speaking experts designed to provide the best possible experiences ashore. 

Scheduled Airport Transfers 

Complementary airport arrival and departure group transfers provided for flights that meet guidelines. 

When dining onboard, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. 

Complimentary Beverages  

  • Vietnam & Cambodia: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. 

  • India: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary coffee and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. 

  • Egypt: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served during lunch and dinner onboard. 

  • Peru: Complimentary house wine and beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are served between 6 AM and 11 PM throughout the cruise. Onboard meals include complimentary house wine and beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. 

Gratuities 

Gratuities for all onboard personnel including the ship staff, crew, and Cruise Manager, are included. 

Curated Excursions 

Complementary and comprehensive shore excursions led by local English-speaking experts designed to provide the best possible experiences ashore. 

Scheduled Airport Transfers 

Complementary airport arrival and departure group transfers provided for flights that meet guidelines. 

All Uniworld river cruises require a passport with at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Must be valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip. 

Visa Requirements: Access the latest entry requirements for all your destinations with our user-friendly Destination Entry Guide. Powered by CIBT, the leading authority in travel visas and US passports; check back as often as you like before your trip to ensure you have everything you need before you depart.

  • Cambodia: Cambodia has a tropical climate with a distinct rainy season from May to October and a dry season from November to April.  

  • Egypt: Egypt generally experiences a desert climate with hot summers and mild winters, characterized by low humidity and little rainfall.  

  • India: India has a varied climate, ranging from tropical in the south to temperate in the north, with monsoon rains from June to September.  

  • Peru: Peru features diverse climates, including coastal deserts, highland mountains, and Amazon rainforest regions, with variations in temperature and precipitation. 

  • Vietnam: Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate, with a wet season from May to October and a dry season from November to April, influenced by the monsoon winds. 

Baggage Allowance 

Baggage storage space onboard is limited. For their own comfort and convenience, Uniworld requests guests bring one (1) suitcase per person and one (1) carry-on bag per person (excluding purses). Airline baggage restrictions change frequently. Guests should check on the specific air carrier’s website for limitations concerning baggage weight, baggage size, carry-on regulations, and excess or overweight baggage charges. 

Luggage Limits for Included, Internal Flights 

  • Egypt: For flights within Egypt, passengers are allowed one (1) checked bag weighing no more than 50 pounds and one (1) carry-on bag weighing no more than 17 pounds. 

  • Peru: For intra-Peru flights, passengers are allowed one checked bag weighing no more than 50 pounds and one carry-on bag weighing no more than 17 pounds. 

  • Vietnam & Cambodia: For intra-Vietnam and intra-Asia flights, only one (1) suitcase per person can be checked, and it must weigh no more than 44 pounds total per person (not per bag). Each checked bag should have dimensions not exceeding 62 linear inches. 

  • Packing Tips for a River Cruise 

  • Packing for a river cruise will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started: 

  • A valid and current passport. 

  • A copy of your travel insurance and any necessary travel documents. 

  • Your Cruise Travel Companion, easily accessible should you need to reference it. 

  • Attire is more casual due to the region’s warmer temperatures. Comfortable, lightweight clothing in lighter colors is strongly recommended.  

  • Comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. You will participate in a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore.  

  • A lightweight waterproof jacket (preferably a hooded one) for all seasons, or even a heavier weight windbreaker for colder temperatures.  

  • To enter the temples and other holy sites, guests should ensure that their shoulders and knees are covered.  

Destination Specific Packing Tips 

  • Packing for Peru: Quick drying and lightweight clothing, lightweight long pants and rain gear, long-sleeved tops for jungle excursions, wide-brimmed hat, extra socks, and a bathing suit.  

  • Packing for an India, Vietnam or Cambodia: Quick drying, lightweight clothing, and a bathing suit if you’d like. Casual and cool attire is appropriate for evening wear. Sport jackets and cocktail dresses are not required.  

  • Packing for Egypt: Quick drying, lightweight clothing, and a bathing suit if you’d like. Casual and cool attire is appropriate for evening wear. At least one “smart casual” outfit for the Gala Reception. Sport jackets and cocktail dresses are not required.  

Laundry Services Onboard 

The ships provide washing, drying, and ironing services for a fee. The Mekong Jewel, sailing in Vietnam and Cambodia, will have a self-service launderette however all other ships do not have a self-service launderette or dry-cleaning facilities onboard.

Electrical Currency on Asia, Egypt, and Peru Ships 

  • Egypt and Peru: Voltage is 220V/50Hz in all hotels and onboard the ship. To use any electrical product from the U.S., you will need a 3-pin plug adapter and a voltage converter. 

  • India: Voltage is 220V/50Hz in all hotels and onboard the ship. On the ship, outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites.  

  • Vietnam & Cambodia: Voltage is 220V/50Hz in all hotels and onboard the ship. On the ship, outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In addition, you will need a two-round-pin-type plug adaptor in Cambodia, and a three-flat-pin-type plug adaptor in Vietnam. 

Using a Hair Dryer Onboard 

Every stateroom or suite bathroom is stocked with a hair dryer, bath and body products, and a luxurious bathrobe for each guest. 

Air Conditioning  

Every stateroom and suite has an individual thermostat for air-conditioning and/or heat. 

Connecting to the Internet & Wi-Fi 

  • India: Internet service may not always be available in some places the ship sails through.  

  • Egypt: Internet connection might not be available in remote areas or when transiting locks.  

  • Peru: There is no mobile or wireless network coverage outside of the city of Iquitos. There is no Wi-Fi or Internet connection on the ship.  

  • Vietnam & Cambodia: Internet connection might not be available in remote areas.

Included, once-in-a-lifetime experiences arranged privately for Uniworld guests. All shore excursions are carefully coordinated to the ship’s daily schedule.  

  • Egypt: Group shore excursions are led by the Egyptologist 

  • Peru: Group shore excursions are led by a naturalist guide 

  • Vietnam & Cambodia: Group shore excursions are led by local experts 

Masterpiece Collection (Additional, Optional Experiences) 

Uniworld’s curated Masterpiece Collection of optional excursions go above and beyond the included experiences and are available for an additional charge.

We highly recommend having travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad. 

Spa Treatments & Massages While Cruising* 

Spa treatments and massage services are available onboard the ship.  

Special Dietary Needs 

Please notify GET or Uniworld if you have special dietary concerns or considerations that need to be considered while traveling. Uniworld staff will do their best to ensure that your request is accommodated, but GET cannot guarantee that requests can be met in all cases.  

Mobility Concerns 

Passengers must advise GET at time of booking of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation.  

Uniworld does not employ staff nurses or doctors onboard its ships, nor can they provide personal medical or mobility devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or prescription eyeglasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature. Please note, embarkation/disembarkation facilities may not be navigable using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or the like. As well, excursions often include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, or stairs. 

Traveling with Medications 

In accordance with international laws, no over-the-counter medications are available on Uniworld ships. Pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Click the link to learn more about traveling with medications 

 *Available on select ships. Additional fee for spa services.

Gratuities for onboard and onshore personnel, ship staff, crew, Cruise Manager or Egyptologist, local experts, drivers, are included during the cruise as well as on any pre- or post-cruise land extensions. 

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Edmund Smith
Review date: Monday, January 3, 2022
Service
Alyssa was great working with my wife. The only thing that was a bit upsetting is the change in our return flight, Alyssa had booked us for both ways leaving and returning out of Houston. Uniworld changed our return trip for a additional stop in Boston, which made a long trip even longer. Alyssa tried to change it to the original without having any luck. We are also still waiting for our refund from Uniworld on the cancellation of the Israel portion which was cancelled at the last minute. We also had to cancel the Nile River cruise dinner on our last night in Cairo due to our departing flight departure at 1:30am. Between the Israel cancellation and the dinner we are owed a refund of over 5,000.00. Our Uniworld guide in Egypt was Excellent "Mohamed Abdullah". Would highly recommend him.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our customer service team will follow up with Uniworld on that refund owed and someone will be in touch with you right away.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Vacation
Wonderful seeing Egypt our dream of many years came true.
Susan Fischer
Review date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Service
I have taken a few trips with GET and all were enjoyed greatly due to the service provided in the past but this trip is definitely the topper! The service and friendliness given by all the people involved with this trip to Egypt was above and beyond my expectations. It was a trip of a 'lifetime' for me and would recommend this "Splendors of Egypt and the Nile" to everyone! And just for the record, we all felt very safe and secure in Egypt.
Vacation
The cost of this trip was worth every dollar spent on the purchase of Splendors of Egypt and the Nile for the simple reason we did not miss any of the sights.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Service
I have used Grand European for several trips and have never been disappointed.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your feedback. Yes, there are a few excursions that are still optional and not included. We apologize for any confusion. We have sent your comments to Uniworld for immediate review. We're happy to see that you enjoyed Egypt despite this miscommunication. Grand European Travel
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Vacation
There were good and bad experiences with this trip. Uniworld's main drawing card for trips is that it is all inclusive. This was the assumption I had when booking the trip. I was very unhappy when I discovered that this did not include trips to Egypt - - false advertising? ? ? When all was said and done the trip was great, the crew on the ship could not have done more to make the trip comfortable. Our guide, Akram, was great. His knowledge of Egyptian history was exceptional. Uniworld - clean up your advertising! ! ! !
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