30th Anniversary Long Nile Cruise Highlights

Dr Kent Weeks

30 Years to the day the group arrived in Cairo ready to join the journey of a lifetime; ‘The Golden Age’ with Dr Kent Weeks. Our private charter of SS Misr is always a delight and great success.

This lovely vessel became our home for 14 nights and as ever the crew were first class.

After our first night in the very comfortable hotel at the airport we set off for Giza and a special celebration. We had a private permit to enter the Sphinx Enclosure and study the Dream Stelae up close. And of course a dream photo opportunity! It was also a chance for Peter to introduce our team of co- workers from Traveline in Cairo, without whom we could not function in Egypt.

Giza Plateau Panorama

After lunch at the Nine Pyramids Lounge, with its spectacular views across the plateau, we headed to the Grand Egyptian Museum for entry to the Main Hall and the Grand Staircase.

Then on to Maadi to board SS Misr in plenty of time for dinner, and those delicious puddings!

Misr Chef

For many of us it was great to be back on board and wonderful to see so many familiar crew faces in the lounge, bar restaurant and on deck.

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SS Misr Crew

You may be asking at this point why we have a juggling waiter! Not surprising when a fellow passenger turns out to be Thom Wall, one of the world’s leading jugglers. Seen below at an impromptu performance inspired by tomb wall paintings of jugglers on a visit to Beni Hassan.

Tom Juggling


An introduction to Amarna by Hamada
Momma, Janet and Peter, and a wonderful Amarna/Misr welcome for lunch
Medhat’s yoga class at Dendera and the reason why
Lovely, but where are the cakes? Another scan and we’ll soon glow in the dark!
He really does smile back
Some guides are no trouble whilst others occasionally need taking in hand

Moments that passed us by

Towns made us welcome
Some bridges opened for us. Some didn’t!

We quietly slipped by Gebel Silsila

But raved it up in Beni Suef!

We saw calming landscapes, vibrant sunsets and dramatic geology

We looked at art spanning many dynasties

We were priviledged to broaden our enjoyment and knowledge of Ancient Egypt with talks from one of the greats of Egyptology. Thank you Kent and for all you have achieved

And a big Thank You to Medhat, Salah and Wael. And our two subliminal silent promoters who wish to remain anonymous!

All helpers

AWT would also like to thank all the local Inspectors from the Ministry of Antiquities who always give us their precious time to show us as much as possible, including new finds and projects, many of which are not yet published. And as always


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