SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY ABOARD THE SS MISR
Below are just a few of the amazing places we visited on our journey
Unusually low water levels for this time of year were no problem for the captain and crew of the SS Misr. Traditional depth sounding methods employed for thousands of years, kept us off the many sandbanks between Aswan and Cairo.
Our two wonderful guides, Medhat and Ehab, our steward, taking well earned rests.
While the passengers explore the Great Temple of Aten during their full day at Amarna, the crew prepare a lunch-time feast at the rest house, a much appreciated surprise for our passenges
An unexpected bonus for our passengers was having AWT’s geology expert Colin Reader as a fellow passenger. He was able to discuss the Unfinished Obelisk from a different perspective.
Believe it or not, this passenger is ecstatically happy, if not a little dusty. He has just had the thrilling adventure of crawling into Mastaba 17 at Meidum, as well as successfully getting back out!
Always a warm welcome and always fascinating to observe everyday life. Returning to the cabin to find the latest masterpiece in towel art is always amusing.
In Luxor, accompanying tour expert, Dr Kent Weeks, invited the group to visit his New Library Project
Pylons still come in pairs and the Nile is still very much a commercial and industrial life line.
Negotiating locks, bridges and barrages caused a lot of local excitement, although the fishermen (below) needed to concentrate on other things.
The on board entertainment to make sure we made it through was also not to be missed. Loads of room!!!