Egypt to reopen historic Cairo to Aswan cruise ship route

12 March 2012

Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour has confirmed that the historic cruise ship route along the Nile between Cairo and Aswan would be reopened after a 16-year break, Ahram has reported. The plan, first announced in November last year, will allow boats to once again pass along the stretch of the Nile between Cairo and Luxor, reportedly as soon as May, with the government ploughing money into cultural attractions and ports to improve the experience. The voyages were stopped in the 1990s because of security and environmental concerns.

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