Corals in Egypt’s Red Sea  - CC via Pixabay/andrzej_b 
Corals in Egypt’s Red Sea - CC via Pixabay/andrzej_b

Egypt ranks second as cruise destination in 2019

Mon, Jan. 7, 2019
Cairo - 7 January 2019: Bloomberg has published a list of top cruise destinations recommended for tourists in 2019 where Egypt ranked second after Cuba preceding six other destinations including Turkey and Indonesia.

The agency mentioned that the itineraries of luxury lines will mostly include stops in the country. It named the ocean lines Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises, and Silversea as they will announce visits to Safaga port city as well as Luxor by bus from the Red Sea governorate in the spring and fall.

Bloomberg also highlighted Nile cruises that consist of stops in Luxor, Aswan, and Cairo naming the river line Oberoi Philae.

Luxor and Aswan are Egypt’s main archaeological cities, while the Red Sea and South Sinai are the country’s main destinations for diving, snorkeling, beach tourism, and desert safari.

The world's biggest travel publisher, Lonely Planet, named Egypt the most valuable destination of 2019 on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The website specified Southern Nile Valley, as one of Egypt’s best places to travel to, stressing that its near-incomparable historical itinerary represents a superb deal for travelers in 2019.

“Egypt’s Southern Nile Valley is the flag-bearer for the country’s return to travel’s super league, and its near-incomparable historical itinerary represents a superb deal for travelers in 2019. For starters, world-class ancient sites hugging the Nile south from Luxor to Aswan are accessible for a few dollars,” Lonely Planet stated on its website.

The publisher added, “If you’re on a cruise, food and land transport will be included; otherwise, it’s easy to make inexpensive arrangements for all but a handful of big-ticket temples and tombs, which are more than worth the admission price themselves.”

In September, Egypt ranked first among the most visited tourist destinations in Africa by Chinese tourists, according to the Chinese tourists network.
 
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