Egypt and Jordan

We invite you to join Emerald Waterways as we tell the ancient tales of Egypt and Jordan on our two brand-new itineraries

The heart of Egypt and the essence of Jordan

We invite you to join Emerald Waterways as we tell the ancient tales of Egypt and Jordan on our two brand-new itineraries, seeking to unveil these magical destinations which, until now, may only have existed in your imagination
We’ve learnt so much about Ancient Egypt from its plentiful monuments, archaeological sites and recovered artefacts, but this is your opportunity to gain an understanding of what life was like for this early civilisation. Not forgetting just how important the Nile River was to the societies that lined its banks.

The contemporary and luxurious MS Hamees river ship will be your home during your four-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Elegant and thoughtful interior design plays host to spacious cabins, complete with private bathroom and excellent amenities, including a lounge bar and sun deck.

The Nile

Your journey through this unmistakable landscape includes a luxurious river ship cruise down The Nile. Recognised as the longest river in the world, the Nile has been named the ‘Father of African Rivers’ and rises from the south of the equator through north east Africa, before draining in the Mediterranean Sea. A lifeline for the Ancient Egyptians, contending with little yearly rainfall, the river aided agriculture as it provided a fertile setting from which to prosper.
Nile River Trees

Egypt

You'll experience the Egyptian capital and one of the country’s largest cities, Cairo is the gateway to the Nile delta. A magnificent mix of Roman, Arab and Turkish influence, lush vegetation and contemporary skyscrapers co-exist among its 400 plus registered monuments. Embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx. Visit the Egyptian Museum, home to items discovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun, and enjoy shopping around one of the city’s main hotspots, the bazaar district, where you’ll visit Khan el-Khalili, a busy and open-air souk in central Cairo.
Pyramids with Camel

Jordan

A journey to Jordan is not complete without a visit to Petra. At the main entrance, the Nabatean capital, stands the Treasury, believed to be over 2,000 years old, its excellent preservation certain to leave a lasting impression. The intricate carvings adorning its façade provide a wonderful insight into Nabatean culture, with the inside compared to that of a film set. Catch it at its most ethereal between 9am and 11am, as the sun hits it directly, or between 5pm and 6pm as the pink glow of the setting sun smothers its intricate structure.
Petra Jordan Night Time

MS Hamees - your luxury river ship

Fresh from its extensive refurbishment in 2018, our chartered Mövenpick MS Hamees is a comfortable and contemporary ship that offers 5-star on-board service. Embark on a truly memorable journey from Luxor to Aswan as you experience Egypt’s most spectacular sites from the chic surrounds of one of the largest and most stylish river ships on the Nile. Encompassing a range of facilities, including a swimming pool, reading room, and sun deck with space to socialise. 

With a focus on gastronomic excellence, the Mövenpick MS Hamees provides a wonderful selection of dining and entertainment options. The restaurant offers an international and local buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the elegantly appointed lounge bar is perfect for enjoying afternoon tea, delectable cocktails and evening entertainment. Soak up the beautiful sunshine from the sun deck, marvelling at the magnificence of the Nile as it unwinds before you, and toast with a variety of beverages and accompanying snacks, before evening cocktail receptions, an oriental show, and a fancy dress Galabeya party.