The only reason to take this cruise is the visit to Abu Simbel and the Ramses temple. Having said that, it is too bed that our particular trip on the Movenpick Prince Abbas only allowed for two hours at the site. Our cruise was a return trip from Aswan. Because of lack of tourists, there was. I return flight from Abu Simbel available. We chose to return by boat rather than by bus. In hindsight I would have taken the bus.
Outbound there were only 32 tourists on the boat. Return had only 12. This year there have been only three sailings total. Brutal tourist economy. They need help! But don't go based on pity. Go because Abu Simbel ranks with Karnak and valley of the kings as egypt stop attraction. Way better than GiA pyramids.
Outbound cruise stopped at three other smaller temples which were good but not great. You will see more and better temples on the Nile cruise. Still, it is good to stop and tour a bit. The real gem, as mentioned, is Abu Simbel. We also did the sound and light show whichever as disappointing. Too much drama and the script was not informative - too dramatic.
Return cruise stopped at the same temples so we opted to stay on the boat. This made for a slow and boring cruise. But if you like the sun and need he downtime then you will enjoy the return.
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