Mövenpick MS Darakum

Mövenpick MS Darakum

Being the only floating hotel sails between Cairo and Aswan, the Awesome M/S Movenpick Darakum Nile Cruise offers literally a unique experience that is not like any other in Egypt. Passenger on this very comfortable, fully renovated ships get the chance to encounter much less-visited amazing and unique ancient sites and extremely beautiful small villages that are not listed in common guide books. 

Boat facilities
Spacious main restaurant that offers 3 meals dailyLounge & Bar
Poolside BarNightly Entertainment ProgramMessage Room Onboard
Steam BathSaunaSundeck with sunbeds and parasol
24 Front Desk ServicesSwimming pool with open-air Jacuzzi
Daily guided sightseeing excursions

All cabins and suites are available in either King-size beds or Twin beds.

62 Cabins and SuitesRoom serviceConcierge services
Wi-Fi Internet accessFlat screen TVPrivate balconies
Safety Deposit BoxHairdryerSitting AreaMini Bar
Dressing TableLinen ChangingPanoramic Windows
International Dial TelephoneBathroom, Bathtub
Individual Air ConditioningSlippers In Room 
LCD/Plasma TV Screen

2020 Sailing Dates Luxor ~ Cairo

Month09 Nights / 10 Days From Luxor to Cairo
February16th
March13th
April08th
May04th
September04th30th
October26th

 

Month11 Nights / 12 Days From Cairo to Luxor
February25th
March22nd
April17th
May13th
September13th
October09th
November04th

2020 Sailing Dates Aswan ~ Cairo

Month09 Nights / 10 Days From Luxor to Cairo
February16th
March13th
April08th
May04th
September04th30th
October26th

 

Month11 Nights / 12 Days From Cairo to Luxor
February25th
March22nd
April17th
May13th
September13th
October09th
November04th

Mövenpick MS Darakum Itineraries

Day 01:
Embarkation on cruise in Luxor and Overnight.
Music in the bar.
Overnight in Aswan
Day 02: 
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:00 Visit the West Bank (Valley of kings + Hatshepsut Temple).
13:00 Lunch on board
14:00 Visit East bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples)
19:00Managers Cocktail Party
19:30Dinner on board
Belly Dancer
Overnight in Luxor.
Day 03:
07:00 Breakfast on board and sail to Qena.
13:00 Lunch on board
14:00 Visit Dendera Temple
16:00 Back to Ship in Qena and sail to Naga Hammadi
17:00 Passing the bridges in Naga Hammadi
19:30 Dinner on board
Music in the bar
Overnight in Naga Hammadi
Day 04:
05:00 Sail to El Balyana via Abu Homar’s bridge & lock
07:00 Breakfast on board
10:00 Visit Abydos Temple
13:00 Lunch on board sail to Sohag
19:30 Dinner on board.
Galabeya Party & Egyptian Wine Tasting
Arrive to Sohag & Overnight.
Day 05:
Sail from Sohag to Tel El Amarna , the home of the ‘Amarnian experience via Asyout’s lock
07:00 Breakfast on board
10:00 Arrive to Asyout’s lock
13:00 Lunch on board
14:30 Pass the lock and sail to Tel El Amarna Arrive Amarna in time to visit Amarna Visitor Centre (at mooring point) with presentation on Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
Cookery Lesson on board
19:30 Dinner on board
Overnight Tel El Amarna
Day 06:
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:15Visit Tel El Amarna tombs, visit northern tombs Tomb of Ahmose (EA3), Tomb of Meryre (EA4), Tomb of Pentu (EA5), Tomb of Panehesy (EA6), and Royal Tomb of Akhenaten (EA26). The Great Palace of King Akhenaten, The Small and great temples of Aten (Approx. 3 hours visit).
12:00Back to the boat & Lunch on board
13:30Visit Tuna El Gabal & Ashmunein
16:00Back to the boat and set sail to Minya
19:30Dinner on board
 Folkloric show on board
 Overnight in Minya.
Day 07:
07:00Breakfast on board
08:15Visit Beni Hassan (4 tombs) Half an hour drive from Minya dock (25 KM.) to visit Tomb of Baqet III (BH15) Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2), Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3) (Approx. 2-hour visit).
12:30Back to the boat and sail to Beni Suif
13:00Lunch on board
19:45Dinner on board
 Quiz Night
Arrive to Beni Suif & Overnight
Day 08: 
 Sailing to Cairo while having breakfast on board
12:00Lunch on board
13:00Coptic Cairo tour including the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum & Jewish Synagogue
 Dinner on board
 Takht (Oriental Music).
 Overnight in Cairo.
Day 09:
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:00 Visit Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.
12:30 Lunch on board
13:30 Visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
19:30 Dinner on board
Music in the bar
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 10:
Disembarkation.
Day 01:
Embarkation on cruise in Cairo.
Dinner on board.
Music in the bar.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: 
06:00Breakfast on Board
07:00Visit Pyramids, & Sphinx
11:30Lunch on board
12:00Visit to the Egyptian Museum
19:00Dinner on board.
Takht (Oriental Music)
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 03:
06:00Breakfast on Board
07:00Visit Memphis & Sakkara .
11:00Lunch on board
12:00Visit Coptic Cairo including the Hanging Church, Coptic museum and Jewish synagogue.
19:30Dinner on board
Managers Cocktail Party
Overnight in Cairo
Day 04:
07:00Breakfast on board
08:00Full day sailing to Beni Suef. 
13:00Lunch on board
20:00Dinner on board
Egyptian Wine Tasting on Board.
Overnight in Beni Suef.
Day 05 :
05:00Sail to Minya
12:30Lunch on board
19:30Dinner on board
 Music in the bar
 Overnight Minya.
Day 06:
05:00Breakfast on board
06:00Visit Tuna El Gebel & Ashmunein
12:30Lunch on board
13:30Visit Beni Hassan tombs (4 tombs). The visit will include Tomb of Baqet III (BH15) Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2), Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3) (Approx. 01:30 hours visit).
16:00Back to the boat.
19:30Dinner on board
21:00Folkloric Show.
 Overnight Minya.
Day 07:
Early morning sail to Tel El Amarna , the home of the ‘Amarnian experience
Breakfast on board.
09:00Arrive Amarna in time to visit Amarna Visitor Centre (at mooring point) with presentation on Akhenaten and Nefertiti.Visit to northern tombs Tomb of Ahmose (EA3), Tomb of Meryre (EA4), Tomb of Pentu (EA5), Tomb of Panehesy (EA6), Royal Tomb of Akhenaten (EA26). The Great Palace of King Akhenaten, The Small and great temples of Aten (Approx. 2:30 hours visit)
13:30Back to the boat and sail to Assyut Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery to view the monastery from the boat (guide will of course provide some explanation on the importance of the monastery)
Lunch on board
19:30Dinner on board
 Galabeya Party
 Overnight Assyut.
Day 08:
Sail to Sohag (8 hours).
07:00Breakfast on board
13:00Lunch on board.
19:30Dinner on board
 Black & White Party
 Overnight in Sohag
Day 09:
 Early sailing to El Balyana
09:30Visit Abydos temple , the holy city of Osiris God of the Dead and the new kingdom temple of Seti I
11:30Back to the boat and sail to Naga Hammadi via Naga Hammadi Bridges
13:00Lunch on board
19:30Dinner on board
 Quiz Night
 Arrive & Overnight in Naga Hammadi
Day 10:
05:00Early sail to Qena
07:30 Breakfast on board
10:00Visit Dandarah temple which is a 20 minute’ drive.
13:00 Return to boat and sail to Luxor.
13:30 Lunch on board
 Cookery Lesson On Board
 Dinner on Board
 Belly Dancer Show
 Overnight in Luxor.
Day 11:
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:00 Visit West Bank (Valley of kings + Hatshepsut Temple). 
12:30 Lunch on board 
14:00 Visit East Bank ( Luxor & Karnak Temples ) 
19:30 Dinner on board Music in the bar
Overnight in Luxor
Day 12:
07:00Breakfast on board
08:00Disembarkation.
Day 01:
Embarkation on cruise in Aswan and Overnight.
Music in the bar.
Overnight in Aswan
Day 02: 
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:00 Visit to High Dam and Philae Temple.
13:00 Lunch on board
14:00 Visit to Nubian Museum.
19:30 Dinner on board
Nubian Show.
Overnight in Aswan.
Day 03:
12:00 Lunch on board.
Sail to Kom Ombo.
16:00 Visit Kom Ombo Temple.
18:30 Sail to Edfu.
Managers Cocktail Party
Overnight in Edfu.
Day 04:
06:45 Visit Edfu Temple.
Sail to Luxor via Esna Lock.
Embarkation for Luxor / Cairo clients.
Music in the bar.
Overnight in Luxor.
Day 05 :
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:00 Visit the West Bank (Valley of kings + Hatshepsut Temple).
12:30 Lunch on board
14:00 Visit East bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples).
Belly Dancer.
Overnight in Luxor.
Day 06:
07:00 Breakfast on board and sail to Qena.
13:00 Lunch on board
14:00 Visit Dendara Temple
Back to Ship in Qena and sail to Naga Hammadi
Passing the bridges in Naga Hammadi
19:30 Dinner on board
Music in the bar
Overnight in Naga Hammadi
Day 07:
05:00 Sail to El Balyana via Abu Homar’s bridge & lock
07:00 Breakfast on board
10:00 Visit Abydos Temple
13:00 Lunch on board sail to Sohag
19:30 Dinner on board.
Galabeya Party & Egyptian Wine Tasting
Arrive to Sohag & Overnight.
Day 08:
Sail from Sohag to Tel El Amarna , the home of the ‘Amarnian experience via Asyout’s lock
07:00 Breakfast on board
10:00 Arrive to Asyout’s lock
13:00 Lunch on board
Pass the lock and sail to Tel El Amarna Arrive Amarna in time to visit Amarna Visitor Centre (at mooring point) with presentation on Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
Cookery Lesson on board
19:30 Dinner on board
Overnight Tel El Amarna
Day 09:
06:15 Breakfast on board 07:15 Visit Tel El Amarna tombs, visit northern tombs Tomb of Ahmose (EA3), Tomb of Meryre (EA4), Tomb of Pentu (EA5), Tomb of Panehesy (EA6), and Royal Tomb of Akhenaten (EA26). The Great Palace of King Akhenaten, The Small and great temples of Aten (Approx. 3 hours visit).
12:00 Back to the boat & Lunch on board
13:00 Visit Tuna El Gabal & Ashmunein
16:00 Back to the boat and set sails to Minya
19:30 Dinner on board
Folkloric show on board
Overnight in Minya.
Day 10:
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:00 Visit Beni Hassan (4 tombs) Half an hour drive from Minya dock (25 KM.) to visit Tomb of Baqet III (BH15) Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2), Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3) (Approx. 2-hour visit).
11:30 Back to the boat and sail to Beni Suif.
12:30 Lunch on board
19:30 Dinner on board
Quiz Night
Arrive to Beni Suif & Overnight.
Day 11: 
06:00 Sail to Cairo
07:00 Breakfast on board
13:00 Lunch on board
14:00 Coptic Cairo tour including the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum & Jewish Synagogue
19:30 Dinner on board
Takht (Oriental Music).
Overnight Cairo
Day 12: 
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:00 Visit Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.
12:00 Lunch on board
13:30 Visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
19:30Dinner on board
  Music in the bar
  Overnight in Cairo.
Day 13: 
 Disembarkation.
Day 01:
Embarkation on cruise in Cairo.
Dinner on board.
Music in the bar.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: 
06:00Breakfast on Board
07:00Visit Pyramids, & Sphinx
11:30Lunch on board
12:00Visit to the Egyptian Museum
19:00Dinner on board.
Takht (Oriental Music)
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 03:
06:00Breakfast on Board
07:00Visit Memphis & Sakkara .
11:00Lunch on board
12:00Visit Coptic Cairo including the Hanging Church, Coptic museum and Jewish synagogue.
19:30Dinner on board
Managers Cocktail Party
Overnight in Cairo
Day 04:
07:00Breakfast on board
08:00Full day sailing to Beni Suef. 
13:00Lunch on board
20:00Dinner on board
Egyptian Wine Tasting on Board.
Overnight in Beni Suef.
Day 05 :
05:00Sail to Minya
12:30Lunch on board
19:30Dinner on board
 Music in the bar
 Overnight Minya.
Day 06:
05:00Breakfast on board
06:00Visit Tuna El Gebel & Ashmunein
12:30Lunch on board
13:30Visit Beni Hassan tombs (4 tombs). The visit will include Tomb of Baqet III (BH15) Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2), Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3) (Approx. 01:30 hours visit).
16:00Back to the boat.
19:30Dinner on board
21:00Folkloric Show.
 Overnight Minya.
Day 07:
Early morning sail to Tel El Amarna , the home of the ‘Amarnian experience
Breakfast on board.
09:00Arrive Amarna in time to visit Amarna Visitor Centre (at mooring point) with presentation on Akhenaten and Nefertiti.Visit to northern tombs Tomb of Ahmose (EA3), Tomb of Meryre (EA4), Tomb of Pentu (EA5), Tomb of Panehesy (EA6), Royal Tomb of Akhenaten (EA26). The Great Palace of King Akhenaten, The Small and great temples of Aten (Approx. 2:30 hours visit)
13:30Back to the boat and sail to Assyut Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery to view the monastery from the boat (guide will of course provide some explanation on the importance of the monastery)
Lunch on board
19:30Dinner on board
 Galabeya Party
 Overnight Assyut.
Day 08:
Sail to Sohag (8 hours).
07:00Breakfast on board
13:00Lunch on board.
19:30Dinner on board
 Black & White Party
 Overnight in Sohag
Day 09:
 Early sailing to El Balyana
09:30Visit Abydos temple , the holy city of Osiris God of the Dead and the new kingdom temple of Seti I
11:30Back to the boat and sail to Naga Hammadi via Naga Hammadi Bridges
13:00Lunch on board
19:30Dinner on board
 Quiz Night
 Arrive & Overnight in Naga Hammadi
Day 10:
05:00Early sail to Qena
07:30 Breakfast on board
10:00Visit Dandarah temple which is a 20 minute’ drive.
13:00 Return to boat and sail to Luxor.
13:30 Lunch on board
 Cookery Lesson On Board
 Dinner on Board
 Belly Dancer Show
 Overnight in Luxor.
Day 11:
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:00 Visit West Bank (Valley of kings + Hatshepsut Temple).
12:30 Lunch on board
19:30 Dinner on board
 Music in the bar
 Overnight in Luxor.
Day 12:
06:30 Breakfast on board
07:30 Morning visit to East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples).
 Disembarkation after Lunch for Cairo / Luxor clients.
18:00 Sail to Edfu & Overnight.
Day 13:
 Early Morning: visit Edfu temple.
 Sail to Kom Ombo and Visit Kom Ombo temple.
 Sail to Aswan & overnight.
Day 14:
 Morning Visit to High Dam & Philae temple.
 Afternoon visit Nubian Museum.
 Nubian Show.
 Overnight in Aswan.
Day 15:
 Disembarkation after Lunch.