River Cruise on The Nile Luxor March 19, 2013 – Wikimedia River Cruise on The Nile Luxor March 19, 2013 – Wikimedia

Nile cruises return again to Luxor, Aswan

Sat, Dec. 23, 2017
CAIRO – 23 December 2017: Nile cruises return again from Luxor to Aswan on December 23 after eight cruises were stopped due to the water level of the Nile River.

Two Nile cruises, Zahra and Nile Heart, have started their Nile trip from Luxor to Aswan. The low Nile River at the Kom Ombo region caused many tourist cruises to travel backward into the Nile.

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Nile ships moored in The Nile, Luxor 14 April, 2012- Wikimedia

According to tourism sector officials, the Nile islands in Kom Ombo negatively and gradually affected the Nile levels until the water level depth reached around 140 centimeters. At that point, cruises stopped at the outpost.

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Nile view at Elephantile, Aswan February 1, 2011 – Wikimedia / Marc

Sources from tourist companies said, "There were eight cruises stopped at Kum Ombo, Aswan due to the low water level there. Another two cruises cancelled their Nile tour from Kom Ombo to Luxor."

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View of sunrise at Aswan March 18, 2011 – Wikimedia / Marc Rackyart

The official added that constructing a passageway at a higher level of the Nile solves the problem by allowing two Nile cruises to traverse.
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