Egypt Lake Nasser Cruise
|Per person sharing in double in Euro||
Are in Euro
Jan - March
Apr. - Dec
Reduction of 20 euros per person applies for triple occupancy
- Children Discount : 2-12 years of age : 20 % applies only when sharing with 2 adults
–Additional charge for departures from other Italian airports 200 euros
- Single Supplement : 750 Euros
- Dec 20 - Jan 3 : Please add 150 Euros to Dec rate
- Rates are in Euro
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES :
DRESS CODE :
All of our Lake Nasser cruise vessels are fully air conditioned. Onboard dress is casual except at dinner, when smart casual is the rule. Lightweight cotton and other natural fiber clothing is best, with swimsuits and sun hats for the sundeck and pool. Bring a light sweater or light jacket for cool mornings and evenings, but most days are warm to hot, with very little rain. Comfortable walking shoes are essential for shore excursions.
What to Pack:
Most of the year look forward to warm, even hot weather in Cairo , Abu Simbel & Aswan, morning & evenings are cooler. During Winter ... very rare do we get rain, if so , very brief showers. No need for real rain wear/gear.
Before sunrise , after sun-set , you'll need a light jacket , or light sweater .
For the cruise shore excursions, we suggest comfortable cotton & natural fabric lightweight clothing.
Comfortable walking shoes are essential for all tours in Cairo or Upper Egypt.
Clothing on Board the Cruise :
Lightweight comfortable & casual clothing. Swimsuits, sun hat.
Dining room dress code is casual for breakfast & lunch, but smart casual for dinner. Please do not wear swimsuits into the dining room. All ships are fully air conditioned
& the Abu Simbel Temples on the Nile - Jacquie
Kennedy & Abu Simbel:
All Americans alive during the 1960s remember President John F Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Most Americans from that time also remember Abu Simbel, the dramatic, ancient pharaonic temple threatened by the rising waters blocked by the new Aswan High Dam.
It’s worth remembering that it was Jacquie Kennedy who provided crucial support for the mammoth rescue project. Without her help, Abu Simbel might have been lost.
No one questioned that the temple must be saved. UNESCO developed a marvelous plan to cut the huge monument into 1,423 stone blocks and move it 200 meters (219 yards) north and 63 meters (207 feet) higher, just above the estimated level of Lake Nasser, the vast inland sea that would be created by the new dam.
who would pay? As a developing country, Egypt could not shoulder
the burden alone. Other countries could contribute, but only one
country--the United States of America--truly had the resources
monumental rescue effort.
No matter how much wealth there is, it is never enough. Many legitimate, worthwhile projects compete for funds. What Abu Simbel needed was an advocate, someone who recognized the temple for the irreplaceable world art treasure that it was.
Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, already famous for her grace, refinement,
and sensitivity to the arts, saw the need to work for the salvation
of Abu Simbel. It was she who urged Congress to allocate $10 million
for the rescue effort (a sum roughly equivalent to $100 million
today). It was an enormous amount of money, but she saw that America
must step up to the challenge of saving this treasure of worldwide importance for all time.
The rescue funds were approved by Congress and the temple was saved.
appreciation for her efforts, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser
presented the First Lady and the president with a 4000-year-old
Egyptian statue (which is now preserved in the John F Kennedy
Museum in Boston). (http://www.jfklibrary.org/visit_museum-14.html)
Nasser wanted also to give a gift of thanks to the people of the
United States for their valuable support. He asked Mrs Kennedy
to choose an appropriate monument. She suggested the small Temple
Dendur (c. 15 BC), and the gift was readily approved. The temple was brought to the United States in 1965 and installed at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967.
Times change, leaders come and go, but some acts of support and generosity are remembered through the decades.
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy loved Egypt, and Egypt still loves her.
Summit Meeting with the Mighty Pharaoh : Cheops A true Pyramid
The King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid was not meant to be visited:
Getting to it is challenging, and once you enter, it is very difficult to turn back. The stone passage is only wide enough for one person. You must be in good physical condition, able to climb several flights of stairs, bend double, crouch and duck-walk for short distances. The King's Chamber itself is the world's most claustrophobic place, with dim light and heavy, hot, oxygen-poor air. There is no ventilation. If you are at all sensitive to claustrophobia or confinement, or if you have any sort of respiratory condition, for your own safety and the safety of others, you must not enter the pyramid because it is impossible to remove a person or to bring aid to them quickly .
first bloodless religious revolution against the established church
in Ancient Egypt
And the seat of power that rested with the priests in Karnak
Nefertiti conducts the religious ceremony at the Temple of Aton
wearing only a see-through cloak and thong-style panties !
Nefertiti Turns Egypt Upside Down!! 1350 BC - Queen Nefertiti is reported to have led her Egyptian subjects on a wild spree of idol-smashing, temple-destruction, and forced migration, all part of a campaign of religious reformation. In Egypt a temple painting of a well-endowed Nefertiti in a chariot, wearing only a see-through cloak and thong-style panties, may explain why it was easy for Egyptian to follow her to the end of the Earth.
"From now on, there will be only one Deity, and that Deity is Aten, the Sun Disc," she has commanded.
Reliable sources in the Nile Valley report that all temples to gods other than Aten have been closed, and that a hefty fine will be imposed on anyone caught with an outlawed statuette.
Idols are to be smashed immediately, and the shards turned over to the priests of Aten.
"The capital of Egypt will now be at Tel El Amarna," reads a decree widely circulated in cuneiform on clay tablets.
"All priests are to settle within one hour's journey of the new Temple to Aten. All bidders on public works contracts will likewise have their head offices within the same specified distance."
Egyptian leaders in exile have disputed the motives behind the upheaval. "It's just a ploy to concentrate power and wealth in her hands and those of her husband, Ikhnaton," stated one defrocked priest.
"Everybody knows that Nefertiti has risen to her position on qualities that have nothing to do with religion.
She isn't called Incarnation of Beauty for nothing," he added, referring to the literal meaning of her name. The source asked not to be identified, fearing reprisals. Tel El Amarna, Nile Valley, 2004 - from Paul Glassman, special correspondent "Wow," commented Joe Shiner, an agro-businesman from Des Moines, as he toured the main temple at Tel El Amarna. "It's one thing to hear that Nefertiti was a real beauty. But it's quite another to visit in person and learn the real story." "Until I came here, I didn't know that she was behind the idea of having only one god-even before the Hebrews and Christians and followers of Mohammed.
"And now that I see her picture, I can understand why people followed her. This is not what I expected . . . not at all!" Mr. Shiner gestured as he spoke to a temple painting of a well-endowed Nefertiti in a chariot, wearing only a see-through cloak and thong-style panties.
she was my queen, I'd follow her to the end of the . . . "
Mr. Shiner's comments were interrupted by the approach of his wife.
Disclaimer: The facts presented are as accurate as can be ascertained from the archeological record. Mr. Joe Shiner is a composite of the satisfied clients of Travel in Style.
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