AmaWaterways new ship AmaDahlia has made its debut on the River Nile.
The 72-passenger vessel is running a seven-night ‘Secrets of Egypt & The Nile’ cruise between Luxor and Aswan as part of an 11-night package.
The river cruise is operating seasonally from September until June, with internal flights between Cairo and Luxor.
Company co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst joined clients at a pre-cruise event in Cairo as part of a four-day land package.
President Schreiner added: “We are so appreciative of our Egyptian partners, who helped us launch AmaDahlia on time to start her inaugural season as planned this September.
“Their local experience has been critical throughout all the design and construction period and we look forward to continuing to work together to share the iconic wonders of Egypt with our guests.”
Executive vice president Karst added:“It was truly such a joy to be with our guests as together we discovered the beautiful setting on board, reflecting the local culture and distinctive art of the region.
“Egypt has a very special place in my heart, and I am so excited to have many more guests experience the beauty of AmaDahlia and the unparalleled experiences that this itinerary offers.”