Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Tanzania trip experience
  2. 2 Trip Report Egypt Quickie Trip
  3. 3 Trip Report
  4. 4 Cape Verdean Esqudos
  5. 5 Trip Report Overland in West Africa
  6. 6 Trip Report France/Spain/Morocco/Western Sahara/Mauritania/Senegal/Gambia Jan 2011
  7. 7 The Heat and Dust of Kafue & the Busanga Plains
  8. 8 VISA for Mozambique
  9. 9 15 days Morocco Itinerary Help please
  10. 10 Royal Air Maroc Dreamliner JFK-CMN and maybe connect to RAK
  11. 11 Tanzania Great Migration, when to go
  12. 12 Traditional music + dance in South Africa?
  13. 13 Best African Safari
  14. 14 December Serengeti Itinerary
  15. 15 Wildbeest migration tour operator
  16. 16 beach visit after safari
  17. 17 Petra Wadi Rum
  18. 18 Questions on Israel/Jordan Border Crossings and Jordan Travel. Need Help!
  19. 19 Trip Report Nine months to Egypt (but you should go now)
  20. 20 Transportation from Tel Aviv Airport to Jerusalem
  21. 21 What is worth seeing in November?
  22. 22 Trip Report Morocco – November, 2015 - Self Drive
  23. 23 Israeli Tour Guides
  24. 24 Masai Mara in May
  25. 25 Western Desert Itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

Nile cruising on MS Tulip

Jump to last reply

We're looking at several Egypt tour options for November -- yes, I'm an optimist that things will be calm then, and we're hoping to see Egypt while it's less crowded. We're looking at a Smithsonian tour that use the MS Tulip for its Nile cruise. Does anyone out there know anything about this ship?

Gather it was renovated in 2008 -- and with 70 cabins it's big enought that I assume we'd end up in the raft-ups at Luxor and Aswan. Any other information you have about it -- or about traveling with Smithsonian would be appreciated.

Smithsonian sends their study leader along, but otherwise the tour is run by an outside organization. They often use Odysseys (which we really like) but this one is run by Academic Tours Abroad. They sounded knowledgeable when I talked with them but I find little track record online for them.

Many thanks!

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.