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2019-2020 Egypt, Nile River & Jordan

A NEW CRUISING & TOURING COLLECTION


Travel. It leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Battuta

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Welcome 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 been on your list of travel aspirations. We’ve learned so much about Ancient Egypt from its plentiful monuments, archaeological sites and recovered artifacts, but this is your opportunity to gain an understanding of what life was like for this early civilization. Not forgetting just how important the Nile River was to the societies that lined its banks. Cairo's reputation precedes it, a sprawling capital city with plenty of personality. While you’re there, you’ll visit the Pyramids of Giza and wander the stalls of bustling bazaars, before journeying to Luxor along the longest river in the world. You’ll enjoy incredible scenery from the sun deck of our exclusively chartered ship, in-between onshore excursions to magnificent temples, tombs and monuments, including the temples at Abu Simbel, built to commemorate Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. The Jordanian capital, Amman, thought to be one of the oldest on Earth, is your introduction to the country, before the Treasury at Petra lives up to its name, with its elaborate carvings. 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. EmeraldEXPLORER Loyalty Program New for 2019, upon returning from your first river cruise and escorted tour, you will automatically become a member of our EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club, entitling you to exclusive benefits, including savings on future cruises, advance notice of new itineraries, and much more. For every subsequent cruise you take with us, you will earn extra points. Visit emeraldwaterways.com/explorer for more details. We look forward to exploring the ancient tales of Egypt and Jordan with you.

Lisa Norton Vice President, Emerald Waterways

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Camels in Petra, Jordan

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Contents Exceptional EmeraldVALUE

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The MS Hamees

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The heart of Egypt

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The essence of Jordan

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15-Day Cairo to Amman tour & Ancient Egypt river cruise

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Cairo to Amman

10-Day Cairo & Ancient Egypt river cruise

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Cairo to Cairo

Included hotels

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Deck and cabin plans

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Giza Pyramids, Egypt

Nile River

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OliveTree, Egypt

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE Emerald Waterways has become synonymous with exceptional quality and superb value. Our expert journey planners carefully design every aspect of your adventure to ensure you have the best experience possible. We pride ourselves on including the essentials for a seamless cruising and touring experience, providing the perfect balance of time on-board and onshore as you explore these ancient countries. With no hidden costs, you can relax knowing most meals, world-class hotel stays, the services of our specialist Cruise and Tour Directors and visits to popular tourist attractions are included in the price you pay. Not forgetting, all transport, hotel porterage, taxes and gratuities..

Included excursions in every port Each one of our included excursions exists as part of a collection created to enhance your adventure. While our special EmeraldPLUS program offers opportunities to embark on exclusive excursions. In Cairo, you’ll visit the pyramids and Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and dine at the home of a resident family. And, those traveling in Jordan will enjoy walking through one of the many Jordanian markets. You will also witness Mount Nebo, where John the Baptist is buried, on your way to the Treasury at Petra. Look out for our EmeraldPLUS icon throughout your itinerary, it’s these thoughtful touches that make an Emerald Waterways river cruise and tour stand out from the crowd. And, if you’d like to personalize your journey further, we have a wonderful selection of DiscoverMORE optional excursions for an additional cost, consisting of a trip to the Botanical Gardens in Aswan, or an evening light display at the pyramids.

Adventures built on knowledge We’ve combined our expertise in river cruising with land touring, to handcraft a collection of insightful and revelatory adventures in Egypt and Jordan, with both itineraries including a four-night Nile River cruise. Outstanding quality, the world-class service you’ve come to expect and daily inclusions taking you deep into of such spectacular regions, are what you can expect from Emerald Waterways. 6

Traditional Nubian house

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Shisha shop

Felucca on the Nile

Petra, Jordan

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Lobby

Typical cabin

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The MS Hamees river ship Fresh from its extensive refurbishment in 2018, our exclusively 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 socialize.

Location

MS Hamees

The Mövenpick MS Hamees enjoys a private dock in Luxor, located in the Al Bughdadi District only 15 km south of Luxor airport. Cruise the Nile and enjoy beautiful scenery while exploring the wonders of the ancient world.

Rooms and amenities Boasting modern and spacious cabins, all elegantly furnished and air-conditioned, you’ll enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Nile, as well as either twin beds or a queen-sized bed, private bathroom with bath, hair dryer and LCD TV.

Dining and entertainment With a focus on gastronomic excellence, the Mövenpick MS Hamees provides a wonderful selection of dining and entertainment options. The main 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, marveling 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. MS Hamees pool

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The heart of Egypt Spectacular desert landscapes, home to thousands of years of history, great feats of archaeological wonder and Mother Nature’s sensational ability to create her own phenomenon. Emerald Waterways invites you to follow in the footsteps of mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets as you uncover this unique part of the world.

Cairo 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.

Luxor Located on the east bank of the Nile River, Luxor is built on the site of ancient Thebes, the former capital of the Pharaohs. The city surrounds two ancient monuments, Luxor Temple, built in 1400 BCE, and Karnak Temple. Just west of the city, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens consists of crypts built into the hills of large expanses of land, chosen specifically by New Kingdom pharaohs as the final resting place for them and their wives.

The Nile Recognized 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. 10

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Nile River


Pyramid, Egypt

Temple guard, Karnak, Luxor

Blessed are the curious, for they will have adventures. Lovelle Drachman

Tutankhamun

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Mount Nebo

Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind. Seneca

Dead Sea

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The essence of Jordan Located on the east bank of the Jordan River, the country plays a huge role in biblical history and is defined by its ancient monuments, such as the Treasury at Petra. The capital, Amman, is thought to be one of the oldest cities in the world, with archaeologists suggesting humans settled as early as the 13th century BC.

The Treasury at Petra At the main entrance to Petra, 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 5pm-6pm as the pink glow of the setting sun smothers its intricate structure. The Treasury lit by candlelight, Petra

Wadi Rum Any experiences you may have had exploring the desert will not prepare you for what Wadi Rum has to offer. Populated by trekking camels and dotted with Bedouin camps, the ‘Valley of the Moon’ boasts lunar-like crevices and towering rock formations, known to have Aramaic characters inscribed across it. Marvel at the former watering hole of Lawrence of Arabia, named Lawrence’s Spring and kick up the copper sand under foot.

The Dead Sea Bordering Jordan, 400 metres below sea level and, therefore, the lowest body of water on Earth, lie the hyper-saline waters of the Dead Sea. Renowned for its high salt concentration, visitors flock here to experience for themselves, its natural buoyancy. Proven to have specific health benefits due to its mineral concentration, visitors smother their skin in the rich black mud as they allow the soothing waters to keep them afloat.

Jeep adventure, Wadi Rum

Unwind as you appreciate the ever-present natural beauty and historic wonder of the hills of Judea to the west, and the Transjordanian plateaus to the east.

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15-Day Cairo to Amman & Ancient Egypt river cruise

15-Day Cairo to Amman tour & Ancient Egypt river cruise from $6,195pp From bustling Cairo to the ancient treasures of Luxor, step back in time to Ancient Egypt, where included excursions to celebrated pyramids and famous hieroglyphic-adorned tombs, precede a truly eye-opening journey down the River Nile on-board our luxury chartered river ship. Your introduction to Jordan begins in the capital, Amman. Venture from this upcoming metropolis, to view the magnificence of the Treasury at Petra, before immersing yourself in the therapeutic splendour of the Dead Sea.

Day 1 Cairo Day 2 Cairo Day 3 Cairo Day 4 Cairo – Luxor Day 5 Nile Cruising Day 6 Nile Cruising Day 7 Nile Cruising Day 8 Nile Cruise – Abu Simbel – Aswan

Day 9 Aswan – Cairo Day 10 Cairo – Amman Day 11 Amman Day 12 Amman – Petra Day 13 Petra Day 14 Petra – Dead Sea Day 15 Amman

Our journey planners have hand-crafted a superb itinerary for you. Here, they highlight just one of their favorite ‘Must-do’s’. “Admiring the many passing wonders of ancient Egypt as you sail the historic Nile River on-board your elegantly appointed ship will leave you with moments you will never forget. Truly breathtaking.” The Great Sphinx

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1 Number of nights 2 Amman

Coach transfer Flight

Dead Sea

2 Petra Wadi Rum

Cairo 3 1 Egypt

Jordan

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Dendera Luxor Edfu 4 Kom Ombo

Red Sea

Aswan 1 Abu Simbel Monument to Queen Hatshepsut

Day 1 Welcome to Cairo

Day 4 Cairo – Luxor

Welcome to the bustling city of Cairo. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your three-night stay.

Today, you will fly to Luxor where you will have a chance to visit the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colorful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. You will begin your journey in Luxor with a visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut, and statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Then, embark on your cruise ship privately chartered for Emerald Waterways and settle into your cabin. Later, visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

Day 2 Cairo Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids before marveling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. As part of your EmeraldPLUS this evening, enjoy a home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with an Egyptian family. EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with an Egyptian family. Included excursion: Visit to the Pyramids & Great Sphinx.

Included excursion: Visit to the monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the statues of the Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Karnak.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3 Cairo

Day 5 Nile Cruising

This morning, on an included excursion, you will discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artifact's recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Then, we’ll take you to visit one of the most fascinating and ancient markets in Cairo, the Khan el-Khalili market, selling everything from soap powder to semi-precious stones.

Relax on the sun deck and catch a glimpse of daily life as you cruise to Dendera, where you will have a chance to marvel at the vibrant colors of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of the Hathor’s Temple during your included visit. Tour the temple complex of Luxor, straddling the banks of the Nile. This evening, on-board entertainment will delight with the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer.

Included excursion: Visit to Egyptian Museum and Khan-el-Khalili Market. Included meals: Breakfast. DiscoverMORE: (Optional, additional expense) Evening light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids. (Must be pre-booked).

Included excursion: Cruise to Dendera with visit to Hathor Temple and Luxor Temple. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6 Nile Cruising Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south, where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on-board with a lively Galabeya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

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Petra

Included excursion: Visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu and Temple of Kom Ombo.

EmeraldPLUS Visit to Nubian village to meet local school children.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 7 Nile Cruising

Day 10 Cairo - Amman

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. This afternoon, take a Felucca cruise on the Nile (weather dependent). Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Gala Dinner, followed by a Nubian show.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Amman for a twonight stay. The Jordanian capital is a modern city with many ancient ruins, including the historic Citadel with the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules. This evening, you will be invited to a home-hosted dinner with a local family, for a fascinating insight into their lifestyle.

EmeraldPLUS Nubian show on-board the ship.

EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted dinner with a local family.

Included excursion: Visit to the Osiris Temple Complex of Philae.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11 Amman

Day 8 Nile Cruise – Abu Simbel - Aswan This morning, bid farewell to your crew as you disembark your ship. Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam, before returning to Aswan for an overnight hotel stay. Included excursion: Visit to Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari. Included meals: Breakfast. DiscoverMORE: (Optional, additional expense) Visit to Botanical Gardens in Aswan. (Must be pre-booked)

Day 9 Aswan – Cairo Start your day with a visit to a traditional Nubian village. Meet the school children and learn about life on the Nile. In the afternoon, fly to Cairo to join your tour director for a farewell dinner and one-night hotel stay.

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During your included city tour, experience all the highlights of this bustling capital including the impressive Citadel. In the afternoon, as part of your EmeraldPLUS experience, take a walking tour through the lively local markets with your Tour Director and experience life as a local. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of Jordanian specialties before exploring the impressive ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash. EmeraldPLUS Walk through a local market with lunch and visit to the Ruins of Jerash. Included excursion: City tour of Amman. Included meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 12 Amman - Petra Today, travel to Petra for a two-night stay, visiting Mount Nebo, the burial site of John the Baptist, en route. Continue to discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Lands. Included excursion: Visit to Mount Nebo. Included meals: Breakfast.

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waters and charming landscape. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at the hotel with your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Included is a one-night stay in the Dead Sea.

Day 13 Petra Today, enjoy a guided city tour of Petra. This magnificent World Heritage-listed city, is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly colored narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner. DiscoverMORE: (Optional, additional expense). Jeep Adventure through Ancient Valleys and Sandstone Mountains in Wadi Rum. (Must be pre-booked).

Included excursion: Tour of Petra. Included meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 15 Depart Amman

DiscoverMORE: (Optional, additional expense). Visit to the Treasury and Chasms lit by candlelight. (Must be pre-booked).

This morning, you’ll have the choice to either relax in your hotel or take part in a DiscoverMORE (optional tour, extra expense) to visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus is thought to have been baptized. Later, it is time to say good bye and transfer to Amman airport for your homebound flight.

Day 14 Petra – Dead Sea Today you have a choice of taking part on a Jeep Adventure as part of the DiscoverMORE (optional tour, extra expense) in Wadi Rum, or traveling directly from Petra heading north to the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is known for its hyper-saline, therapeutic

Included meals: Breakfast. DiscoverMORE: (Optional, additional expense). Visit to Bethany Beyond the Jordan. (Must be pre-booked).

Airport transfers to and from your ship and hotels Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points Port taxes and charges All tipping and gratuities

It's all included in the price Roundtrip airport/ship transfers Internal flights to Luxor, Abu Simbel, Cairo and Amman 4 nights accommodation on-board MS Hamees The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director throughout your cruise 28 meals including 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners 2 drinks per guest with lunch and dinner on-board 14 included excursions with complimentary bottled water 6 EmeraldPLUS activities On-board entertainment Tea & coffee facilities in all cabins

15 Day - Cairo to Amman & Ancient Egypt river cruise- EMEJ 2019 Departures 8 Feb 8 Mar 5 Apr 3 May 13 Sep 4 Oct 1 Nov 2020 Departures 10 Jan 7 Feb 6 Mar 3 Apr 1 May 18-Sep 2-Oct 30-Oct

EmeraldPLUS activities & experiences Home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with local family in Cairo Visit to Luxor Temple Nubian show on-board Visit to Nubian village to meet local school children Home-hosted dinner with a local family in Amman Walk through a local market with lunch and visit to the Ruins of Jerash

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LOUNGE DECK

MIDDLE DECK

UPPER DECK

CAT D

CAT C

CAT ES

CAT B

CAT A

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Please Note: All prices are per person, based on a twin/double occupancy.

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10-Day Cairo & Ancient Egypt river cruise

10-Day Cairo & Ancient Egypt river cruise from $3,895pp Cairo is a treasure trove of antiquities and a wonderful introduction to Ancient Egyptian history. View Tutankhamun, the pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx, before continuing on your memorable journey, complete with included excursions and an awe-inspiring cruise down the mighty River Nile on-board our luxurious chartered river ship.

Day 1 Arrive – Cairo Day 2 Cairo Day 3 Cairo Day 4 Cairo – Luxor Day 5 Nile Cruising Day 6 Nile Cruising

Day 7 Nile Cruising Day 8 Nile Cruise – Abu Simbel – Aswan Day 9 Aswan – Cairo Day 10 Cairo – Depart

Vibrant hieroglyphics at Dendera

Our journey planners have hand-crafted a superb itinerary for you. Here, they highlight just one of their favourite ‘Must-do’s’. “Floating, almost magically in the Dead Sea, having being smothered in mineral-rich-mud felt every bit as rejuvenating as I had hoped. A wonderful experience which will certainly last long in the memory.” Kom Ombo Temple

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1 Number of nights Flight

Cairo 3 1 Egypt

Dendera Luxor Edfu 4 Kom Ombo

Red Sea

Aswan 1 Great Pyramids, Giza

Abu Simbel

Day 1 Welcome to Cairo

Day 4 Cairo – Luxor

Welcome to the bustling city of Cairo. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your three-night stay.

Today, you will fly to Luxor where you will have a chance to visit the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colorful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. You will begin your journey in Luxor with a visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut, and statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Then, embark on your cruise ship privately chartered for Emerald Waterways and settle into your cabin. Later, visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

Day 2 Cairo Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids before marveling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. As part of your EmeraldPLUS this evening, enjoy a home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with an Egyptian family. EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with an Egyptian family. Included excursion: Visit to the Pyramids and Great Sphinx.

Included excursion: Visit to the monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the statues of the Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Karnak. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 5 Nile Cruising Day 3 Cairo This morning, on an included excursion, you will discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artifact's recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Then, we’ll take you to visit one of the most fascinating and ancient markets in Cairo, the Khan el-Khalili market, selling everything from soap powder to semi-precious stones. Included excursion: Visit to Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili Market. Included meals: Breakfast.

Relax on the sun deck and catch a glimpse of daily life as you cruise to Dendera, where you will have a chance to marvel at the vibrant colors of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of the Hathor’s Temple during your included visit. Tour the temple complex of Luxor, straddling the banks of the Nile. This evening, on-board entertainment will delight with the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer. Included excursion: Cruise to Dendera with visit to Hathor Temple and Luxor Temple. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DiscoverMORE: (Optional, additional expense) Evening light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids. (Must be pre-booked).

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Temple of Horus, Edfu

Day 6 Nile Cruising

Day 8 Nile Cruise – Abu Simbel - Aswan

Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south, where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on-board with a lively Galabeya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

This morning, bid farewell to your crew as you disembark your ship. Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam, before returning to Aswan for an overnight hotel stay.

Included excursion: Visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu and Temple of Kom Ombo.

Included meals: Breakfast.

Included excursion: Visit to Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DiscoverMORE: (Optional, additional expense). Visit to Botanical Gardens in Aswan. (Must be pre-booked).

Day 7 Nile Cruising

Day 9 Aswan – Cairo

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. This afternoon, take a Felucca cruise on the Nile (weather dependent). Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Gala Dinner, followed by a Nubian show.

Start your day with a visit to a traditional Nubian village. Meet the school children and learn about life on the Nile. In the afternoon, fly to Cairo to join your tour director for a farewell dinner and one-night hotel stay.

EmeraldPLUS Nubian show on-board the ship.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Included excursion: Visit to the Osiris Temple Complex of Philae. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

EmeraldPLUS Visit to Nubian village to meet local school children.

Day 10 Depart Cairo After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your homebound flight. Included meals: Breakfast.

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Traditional Felucca on the River Nile

Colorful Nubian village

It's all included in the price Roundtrip airport/ship transfers Internal flights to Luxor, Abu Simbel and Cairo 4 nights accommodation on-board MS Hamees The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director throughout your cruise 19 meals including 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners 2 drinks per guest with lunch and dinner onboard 10 included excursions with complimentary bottled water

10 Day - Cairo & Ancient Egypt river cruise- EMEE 2019 Departures 8 Feb 8 Mar 5 Apr 3 May 13 Sep 4 Oct 1 Nov 2020 Departures 10 Jan 7 Feb 6 Mar 3 Apr 1 May 18 Sep 2 Oct 30 Oct

4 EmeraldPLUS activities On-board entertainment Tea & coffee facilities in all cabins Airport transfers to and from your ship and hotels Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points Port taxes and charges All tipping and gratuities EmeraldPLUS activities & experiences Home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with local family in Cairo Visit to Luxor Temple Nubian show on-board Visit to Nubian village to meet local school children

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LOUNGE DECK

MIDDLE DECK

UPPER DECK

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CAT C

CAT ES

CAT B

CAT A

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Please Note: All prices are per person, based on a twin/double share.

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Included hotels Petra Marriot Hotel, Jordan

Mövenpick Resort, Elephantine Island

Crowne Plaza, Dead Sea

We've selected world-class hotels in excellent locations, so every moment you spend onshore is one of ease and indulgence. From modern, city center dwellings, to sprawling Arabian-style resorts on the banks of the Dead Sea. Mövenpick Resort, Elephantine Island

Le Méridien Cairo Airport

With spectacular views of the of the River Nile, this 5-star resort offers a unique location on Elephantine Island, within walking distance of tourist hotspots. Spacious rooms, a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and a bar with 360 degrees view of the Nile, make it the perfect spot from which to explore Aswan.

Located conveniently close to Cairo Airport, the 5-star Méridien hotel offers exemplary customer service and exceptional attention to detail. With leisure facilities and stylish rooms, this is the perfect hotel to relax in prior to your onward flight.

Marriott Hotel, Cairo

Centrally located in the heart of Amman, this is the ideal place to make the most of what the vibrant Jordanian capital city has to offer. The 5-star Kempinski offers modern hotel rooms and is well equipped with stylish dining options, a spa and leisure facilities.

The 5-star Marriott Zamalek hotel is set in lush gardens, excellently located close to many tourist attractions such as the Nile River. Well-appointed rooms feature plush bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.

Kempinski, Amman

Petra Marriott Hotel This 5-star Marriott hotel offers traditional service that will exceed your expectations. Situated 6km from the carved rock Al-Khazneh temple and Siq and the entrance to the ancient city of Petra, with spacious rooms and several dining options, an outdoor pool and spa are also yours to enjoy.

Crowne Plaza, Dead Sea This fabulous resort is located beside the Dead Sea, the hotel boasts two pools, free Wi-Fi and roof terrace where you can enjoy a refreshing drink. Its beachfront position means you can relax on the sand or float leisurely in the hypersaline waters. Alternatively, if you want a bit of retail therapy Petra Shopping Center is just a five-minute walk away. Le Méridien Cairo Airport

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MS Hamees deck and cabin plans Length 72m Width 14.8m Height 11.50m Guest capacity: 142 guests

Sun Deck Pool

Sun Deck

Upper Deck

Bazaar

Deck D

Middle Deck

Bazaar

426 424 422 420 418 416 414 412 410

408 406 404 402

427 425 423 421 419 417 415

407 405 403 401

411 409

Playing Area

Deck C

328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314

312

329 327 325 323 321 319

311

317

315

310 308 306 304 302

309 307 305 303 301 Reading Area

W/C

Lounge Deck

210 208 206 204 202

Deck B Reception

Lounge / Bar

209 207 205 203 201

Restaurant Deck

W/C

108 106 104 102

Deck A Restaurant

Lobby

109 107 105 103

Cabin Categories Cabin Type

Deck

Size ft2 (m2)

Cabin Type

Deck

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT A

Double cabin

Upper Deck

244 ft (22.75m )

CAT C

Double cabin

Lounge Deck

244 ft2 (22.75m2)

CAT B

Double cabin

Middle Deck

244 ft (22.75m )

CAT ES

Single cabin

Lounge Deck

244 ft2 (22.75m2)

CAT D

Double cabin

Restaurant Deck

244 ft2 (22.75m2)

2

2

2

2

Please note: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation.

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