The Nile River is the Earth's longest river. Because ancient civilizations relied on the oasis provided by the Nile, it is a great place for history buffs to visit. Many of the world's best preserved ancient monuments can be found along the Nile River.
Cruise ships on the Nile are small and do not carry more than 140 passengers.
The remains of two of the world's ancient wonders are located on the Nile: the ruins of the library at Alexandria and the big Pyramid of Cheops.
Most Nile River cruises offer the opportunity to see Cairo, the Temple of Horus, the Valley of Kings, the Aswan dam and the temples of Kamak and Queen Hatshepsut.
The height of Nile River cruise season lasts from September through May. The river can get very crowded during this time.
According to The Independent Traveler Inc.'s Cruise Critic website, incidents of sexual harassment and assault are on the rise in Egypt. When going ashore at Egyptian ports, women are advised not to travel alone.
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