Day Date Port Excursion options

Cairo Hotel, first 3 nights:

  • Fairmont Nile City Hotel (or similar)

Cairo Hotel, last 2 nights:

  • Hilton Heliopolis (or similar)



THUR 2/27/25 Travel Day Depart USA

FRI 2/28/25 Arrive in Cairo, Egypt (Hotel) Welcome to Cairo, "Mother of the World"

SAT 3/01/25 Cairo, Egypt (Hotel) Guided sightseeing, visit the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Alabaster Sphinx, and the "Stairway to the Sky" at Sakkara

SUN 3/02/25 Cairo, Egypt (Hotel) See the treasures of Tutankhamun’s Tomb in the Egyptian Museum; see Saladin’s citadel and visit the Alabaster Mosque in Old Cairo; see the Hanging Church and Cairo’s oldest synagogue in Coptic Cairo

MON 3/03/25 Cairo - Luxor
(Embarkation on River Cruise)
Fly to Luxor; visit Luxor Temple, the Avenue of Sphinxes, monument of Karnak & Temple of Amun-Ra; live entertainment on board

TUES 3/04/25 Luxor - Edfu (River Cruise) Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir El-Bahri, and the Colossi of Memnon

WED 3/05/25 Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan
(River Cruise)
Visit the Temple of Horus; lecture on board; visit the twin temples at Kom Ombo; galabeya party on board

THUR 3/06/25 Aswan (River Cruise) Sail by felucca to Kitchener Island, visit the Botanical Gardens; live entertainment on board

FRI 3/07/25 Aswan (Cruise Disembarkation)
- Cairo (Hotel)
Excursion to the High Dam; cruise to Agilika; visit Temple of Isis and ancient granite quarries; fly to Cairo

SAT 3/08/25 Cairo (Hotel) Guided Visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization; felucca ride; walk in the maze of shops at the famous bazaar

SUN 3/09/25 Depart Cairo / Travel Day Fly home
Ship, Times and itinerary are subject to change by the cruise line.


  • Travel Journal get togethers led by Cheri Thomas & Sara Jones of Cruise & Crop
    • Crafting Focus: Journaling, drawing, coloring, memory keeping
  • Virtual Meet-up will be planned prior to the trip (in December 2024 or January 2025)
  • Participants have the option to extend their trip to Jordan if they'd like.
  • Meet-ups will take place onboard the ship while cruising and/or at cocktail parties.

Experience all that Avalon Waterways has to offer:

  • Spacious Staterooms with panoramic French Balconies.
  • Daily Shore Excursions are included with Egyptologist.
  • Award winning dining experiences
  • Wine & Beer are included with Dinner
  • Unwind in the Spa. Free use of gym, sauna & steam room.
  • Sun Deck with pool.
  • Evening entertainment onboard
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi onboard and English-laungage TV stations.
  • Onboard Egyptian cooking classes by the chef.
  • Daily breakfast is included. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner is included while onboard the MS Farrah.
  • And so much more!!



4-Day Post-cruise Jordan Package

Following our 9-night land/cruise package, you can add-on 4 additional nights in Jordan. From Cairo, travel via airplane to Jordan and visit Amman, the capital city, Petra, the Dead Sea and Jerash Ruins.

Fly home from Amman.

Call for extension pricing.
Itinerary is subject to change.

group rates  
  stateroom options   Early Booking Rate
  French Balcony, 239 sq ft., Main & Second Decks   $4,449 pp
  Suite, 430 square feet, Wheel H Deck   Call

Triple and Quad occupancy cabins are also available in select categories. Please call for rates.

All quoted rates are in US Dollars. Rates include your cruise and shore excursions.  Intra-Vacation Air is additional at $300 per person. International airfare is additional. Rates are based on occupancy, are subject to change, and are based on availability. Singles must pay a single supplement rate ($1,399 extra). Taxes & port charges are subject to change. The cruise line reserves the right to implement a fuel surcharge if the cost of fuel increases.


Travel Journal with us!

Crafters add $200 for the Participant Fee. Non-crafting roommates do not have to pay this fee. In order to participate in this conference, you MUST book through Cruise & Crop. If you book direct or with another agent, you are not eligible to be part of the Cropping on the River - Nile cruise. A $50 non-refundable participant fee deposit is due at the time of booking. This means the balance of your participant fee ($150) will be due with your final payment.

Cruise Non-Refundable Deposit per person:  $500
Participant Fee Non-Refundable Deposit per crafter $50
We cannot accept any checks drawn on a Canadian Bank. Credit Cards are preferred. International Money Orders are accepted. All payments must be made in US Dollars.

Rates are good until August 20, 2024 (or while inventory lasts).  After this date, rates are subject to change. Final payments will be due by November 20, 2024. Persons wishing to pay off their balance ahead of time are welcome to do so.

Tipping Guidelines

$152 per person


The cruise line offers open dining. You'll be able to sit with different guests each night.

Passports are REQUIRED. If you do not have one or yours is expired, please visit for information on how to apply/renew. Your passport should be valid 6 months after the conclusion of your trip.

A visa to Egypt is required for US Citizens. Details of how to apply will be provided closer to sailing.

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Travel Insurance:
Optional travel insurance is available - LeisureCare Luxury Travel Protection. To view the Top 10 Reasons why you should purchase travel insurance and see the details of coverage, Click Here. Rates are based on total package price and are subject to change. For example, if you add airfare, rates will likely increase.
If your total vacation package costs: Luxury
Insurance rate:
$1,501 - 1,700 pp $147 pp
$1,701 - 1,900 pp $169 pp
$1,901 - 2,100 pp $200 pp
$2,101 - 2,300 pp $211 pp
$2,301 - 2,500 pp $243 pp
$2,501 - 3,000 pp $264 pp
$3,001 - 3,500 pp $317 pp
$3,501 - 3,750 pp $359 pp
$3,751 - 5,000 pp $423 pp
$5,001 - 6,500 pp $571 pp
$6,501 - 8,000 pp $720 pp
$8,001 - 9,500 pp $847 pp
$9,501 + pp Call for a quote

Cancellation Policy

If one or more persons cancel, the rate(s) for remaining occupants may increase. Should this booking be canceled after initial deposit, said cancellation is subject to an administrative fee of $35 per person. In addition, you are subject to cruise line cancellation fees as outlined in their brochure.

Avalon Waterways Cancellation Policy - Deposits are non-refundable with Avalon Waterways.

LeisureCare Luxury Policy
Luxury Policy - Non-refundable after final payment and, if you are booked with a non-refundable deposit, immediately non-refundable after purchase.

Cruise & Crop Cancellation Policy
The initial $50 per crafter participation fee deposit that is due with your trip deposit is immediately non-refundable. The full participation fee is non-refundable after the group's final payment date.

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When you are ready to book, fill out the information below then hit submit.  The "Submit" button will lead you to our Secure Shopping cart where you can enter your credit card information.  Remember - your non-refundable deposit is $500 per person, not per cabin. Your non-refundable Participant Fee deposit is $50 per crafter. If you opt for insurance, the insurance amount will be charged separately. Please register only once for your entire cabin. We will charge your card with-in 5 business days.

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