While hundreds of passenger vessels ply the Nile between Aswan and Luxor, a distance of less than 200 km, only a few boats carry tourists on Lake Nassar above the High Dam. The first was the M.S. Eugenie, built in 1993 in the style of a early 20th century Art Deco steamship. The Eugenie feels so perfect I was initially uncertain whether it was a replica or a restored vessel. It was named after the Empress Eugenie of France who traveled to Egypt in 1869 to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal.
The top deck (Eugenie is parked behind a large rock island)
Back dining deck
top deck combo plunge and lounging pool
And of course it wouldn't be a cruise without towel-folding! Here raised to a fine art.....