CALABASAS, CA — AmaWaterways’ 25th river cruise ship, the new AmaDahlia, will set sail on Egypt’s Nile River starting in September 2021.
The new ship’s 11-night cruise and land packages include a seven-night roundtrip river cruise from Luxor, paired with three nights pre- and one night post-cruise stays in Cairo at the five-star Four Seasons, Cairo at The First Residence.
This immersive ‘Secrets of Egypt & Nile’ itinerary allows clients to experience the ancient wonders of Egypt from the comfort of an AmaWaterways ship.
“We are excited to be coming back to the legendary Nile and introducing a new river cruise experience in Egypt,” said Rudi Schreiner, President and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “Everything about this new ship and curated itinerary reflects AmaWaterways’ focus on delivering luxurious accommodations, delectable cuisine and enriching experiences designed to engage with local communities and historic sites.”
The newest addition to the AmaWaterways fleet, AmaDahlia will guide guests through the heart of Egypt. Sightseeing highlights run the gamut from the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens, to exclusive private access to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari and a Nubian village.
“Egypt is rich with culture and history and deserves its ranking as one of the most fascinating destinations in the world,” said Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “We continuously search for new ways to expand our offerings, bringing new experiences to our loyal repeat guests as well as attracting new luxury travellers in search of adventure and exploration.”
With accommodation for 68 passengers, AmaDahlia will offer 34 staterooms, 24 of which are spacious balcony suites measuring up to 430 square feet.
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 seven-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.
Optional extensions include, pre-program, three nights in Dubai or four nights in Jordan (Amman and Petra), and post-program, four nights in Israel (Jerusalem).
Clients who book by June 30, 2020 can take advantage of early booking rewards combinable with AmaWaterways Past Guest Privilege Rewards program for returning guests.