The Nile River is considered to be one of the longest navigable rivers from the entire world and it is the center of Egypt. The Nile Valley is hosting the ruins of a vary old Egyptian culture which will also include the temple at Luxor or Abu Simbel, as well as the pyramids at Giza. All these attractions as well as many others are visible for a Nile River cruise. To be sure that you will have the time of your life during such a river cruise, there are certain measure precautions which may help you ensure that your cruise tour will be safe and exciting too.
The ships that will sail on the Nile River are flat-bottomed. Such cruise boats does not have to take large waves or big storms into account mainly because they usually sail on a calm river. Such river boats include cabins which are rather reminiscent of hotel staterooms as well as various restaurants which will serve you fine meals. There are certain river cruise boats which will also include swimming pools and will feature live entertainment performed by various musicians.
Location & Climate
Egypt is located in the north-eastern part of Africa, but the Nile River will run all the way from Rwanda to Mediterranean Sea. Further than Aswan Dam practically it is not really navigable which will make it sit near the head of Lake Nasser, a reservoir which will stretch directly into Sudan. Generally, the climate of Egypt will be dry and hot as most of this country is desert outside the Valley of Nile. The average temperatures on a daily basis will be about 85 degrees during the summer season and about 55 degrees during the winter season.
Fire & Accident Safety
Most of our Nile River cruise lines today will own river cruise boats are always equipped with smoke detectors in each and every cabin. Many of them will include sprinkler systems which are installed throughout the whole cruise ship just in case. All the crew members are generally trained to be able to handle fire situations or other type of accidents. There are life jackets available in each cabin for all the passengers.
Health & Safety
The Nile is considered to be a tropical river, no matter if we are talking about river cruises through Egypt. The United States Centers for Prevention and Disease Control will recommend for all the future travelers to be vaccinated against a certain number of various diseases. The CDC will recommend to avoid insect bites as well, because they can spread dengue fever or malaria. The food and the water on board will usually be quite safe on board the river boats, but you are still advised to follow the CDC`s recommendation. Drinking only bottled water during the cruise will also be recommended.
On board the cruise boat, there will always be certain risks to personal safety. However, according to the United States Department, on shore there are smaller risks to terrorist events. Additionally, the guests should take into consideration of a risk of burglaries and should at all times safeguard themselves and their close ones against pickpockets in public areas.