The M/S Kasr Ibrim was named after the ancient citadel on Lake Nasser, the only Nubian monument that still exists in its original location. The Kasr Ibrim citadel, standing on a high bluff overlooking the river valley, was adapted to suit the needs of its diverse occupants throughout the ages. Likewise, the M/S Kasr Ibrim provides an epic setting for international travelers, while commemorating the citadel as an enduring link with Egypt's distant past.
Service is thoughtful and friendly; the cuisine is superb. Each day we anchor beside one of Lake Nasser's historic sites, where a launch will take you ashore to explore.
The Kasr Ibrim’s interiors blend whimsical art deco motifs with modern elegance and comfort. Relax in the ship’s spacious and beautifully appointed lounge areas, its restaurant or bars. On deck you will find a shaded area, a mosaic-lined swimming pool and deckchairs to make the most of Lake Nasser’s glorious scenery. Kasr Ibrim’s facilities also include a sauna, a steam bath dressed in old marble, exercise equipment, and a state-of-the-art water filtration system. The ship is fully air-conditioned.
The M/S Kasr Ibrim was launched in September 1997. The ship is 256 feet long, with just 55 cabins for maximal comfort, and 10 luxurious suites. The interior décor reflects the Art Deco style of the 1920's.
The ship’s fifty-five spacious cabins measure 245 square feet each with an ensuite bathroom (bath, shower, washbasin, w.c. and hairdryer). There are seven 312 square feet Junior suites; two 635 square feet Royal suites and one 1500 square feet Imperial suite (all ten suites have bathrooms with jacuzzi, shower, washbasin, w.c. and hairdryer).
The Executive Deck has 12 twin-bedded cabins, each with a private balcony. Executive Deck cabins are available at an additional surcharge per cabin and per night.
The Upper Deck has 18 twin-bedded cabins each with a private balcony. A guaranteed allocation to one of the Upper Deck cabins is available at an additional surcharge per cabin and per night.
The Main Deck has 18 twin-bedded cabins each with a private balcony.
The Lower Deck has 7 twin bedded cabins without balconies; these can also be used for triple occupancy.
Cruises must be booked at least 45 days prior to embarkation.
4 day / 3 night from Abu Simbel to Aswan
Day 01: (Wednesday) Staff will meet you at your hotel in Abu Simbel or the Abu Simbel airport for transfer to the cruise. Lunch on board. Visit the temples of Ramses. A welcome cocktail will be served. OPTIONAL Sound & Light show at Temples (non-compulsory, ticket not included) followed by a candlelight dinner on board. (L, D)
Day 02: (Thursday) Those who would like to watch the spectacular sunrise at Abu Simbel may enjoy an early morning visit to the temples (entrance ticket is not included). Breakfast is served while sailing to Kasr Ibrim. Arrival at Kasr Ibrim. Tour conducted from the ship’s sun deck as entrance to the site is not permitted. Lunch served while sailing to Amada. Visit the Temples of Amada and Derr as well as the tomb of Penout, A relaxing afternoon sail to Wadi El Seboua. Dinner on board (B, L, D)
Day 03: (Friday) Morning visit to Wadi El Seboua, the Temples of Dakka, and Meharakka. Lunch on board. Sail to Aswan while dining and overnight on board. (B, L, D)
Day 04: (Saturday) Visit the Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Disembarkation after breakfast. (B)
5 day / 4 night from Aswan to Abu Simbel
Day 01: (Saturday) Staff will meet you at your hotel, the airport or train station for transfer to the cruise. Arrival in Aswan to board the Kasr Ibrim. Lunch on board then Visit to Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge. Dinner and overnight on board in Aswan Harbor. (L, D)
Day 02: (Sunday) Sailing to Wadi El Seboua, breakfast and cocktail when passing the Tropic of Cancer. Lunch, Dinner and overnight on board. (B, L, D)
Day 03: (Monday) Breakfast on board followed by a morning visit to Wadi El Seboua, the Temple of Dakka, and Temple of Meharakka. Lunch on board while sailing to Amada. Visit the Temples of Amada and of Derr, as well as the tomb of Penout. Dinner and overnight on board at Amada. (B, L, D)
Day 04: (Tuesday) Sailing to Kasr Ibrim. Breakfast and morning visit to the citadel of Kasr Ibrim. Tour conducted from the ship's sun deck as entrance to the site is not permitted. Sailing to Abu Simbel. After-lunch visit of the Temples of Abu Simbel. Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel Temples (non-compulsory, ticket not included). Candlelight dinner on board and overnight at Abu Simbel. (B, L, D)
Day 05: (Wednesday) Breakfast on board. Those who wish may enjoy a second visit to the Abu Simbel Temples to watch the sunrise (entrance ticket is not included). Disembarkation. (B)