Soulful Experience

Celebrating Black History and Culture

Based on the overwhelmingly positive response received from our first-ever “Soulful Experience” on the Rhône River in 2023, we are delighted to announce five new opportunities for guests to celebrate their heritage and discover Black history and culture in five unique destinations with us in 2025. Watch the video below to hear the profound impact our premier Soulful Experience made on guests.

Special pricing on select departures when you reserve your 2025 Soulful Experience by June 30, 2024! Combinable with our special AirPlus fixed rates on airfare!

Available Dates


May 14 – 25



June 13 – 27



Aug. 21 – 31



Oct. 18 – 25



Nov. 11 – 21


Secrets of Egypt & the Nile

Experience the intimacy and luxury of our stunning AmaDahlia while cruising along like-minded travelers as you discover this ancient African civilization. Gain exclusive access to the tomb of Queen Nefertari on a private tour, plus indulge in a private lunch at the Abdeen Presidential Palace. You will also have a chance to visit a colorful village and meet the wonderful Nubian people who live there and carry on the traditions of their ancestors, an ancient African civilization that once lived and ruled Egypt. Enjoy a variety of experiences exclusive to this special itinerary, as well as regional delicacies and wine, all while shining a light on African history and culture.

1 Cairo Hotel check-in
2 Cairo Egyptian Museum and King Tut’s treasures 
Local Lunch
Alabaster Mosque
Evening Welcome Reception with tapas and drinks
3 Cairo Pyramids of Ancient Memphis
4 Cairo Flight to Luxor
Luxor River Cruise Embarkation
Free Evening
5 Luxor Exclusive access to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Valley of the Kings and Queens
6 Edfu Temple of Horus
7 Aswan Free Morning
⠀⠀OR Abu Simbel Excursion*
Felucca Ride around Elephantine Island
8 Aswan Nubian Village Visit and Philae Temple
Kom Ombo Great Temple of Kom Ombo
Traditional Galabeya Evening
9 Luxor Scenic Cruising
Karnak Temple Visit
Art of Papyrus Making
Luxor Temple Visit
Luxor Market Visit
10 Qena Temple of Hathor
Cruise back to Luxor
11 Luxor River Cruise Disembarkation
Flight to Cairo
Cairo Exclusive Abdeen Palace Private Tour and Lunch
Coptic Quarter visit
12 Cairo Return flight home

*Guests can reserve the optional tour to Abu Simbel at time of booking your Nile adventure

What's Included

11-night river cruise and land journey starting from $5,549* through June 30, 2024

*Intra-Egypt airfare incurs an additional $495 per person cost including taxes and fuel surcharges

  • 3 nights pre-cruise and 1-night post-cruise in Cairo in a Nile View room at the Ritz Carlton* (or similar) with daily breakfast
  • 7-night river cruise in an elegantly appointed riverview stateroom
  • All fine dining in multiple venues on board, including The Chef’s Al Fresco specialty restaurant
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Nightly entertainment including a belly dance show, Galabeya Party and Darawish Show
  • Wellness area with fitness room, nail and hair salon, and two massage rooms offering a variety of services
  • A variety of included excursions each day, such as visits to the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, Karnak and Luxor temples, as well as a papyrus making class
  • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi
  • Transfer to and from your hotel in Cairo from the ship
  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey

*Hotel subject to change


The newly designed AmaDahlia offers the ultimate in travel luxury. This 72-passenger ship features a combination of amenities and design details.


*Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD, based on double occupancy, in an entry level stateroom and are inclusive special cruise savings or select complimentary land package as indicated by each Soulful Experience itinerary, when applicable. Special reduced pricing for 2025 sailings is valid through June 30, 2024. Intra-Egypt airfare incurs an additional per person cost including taxes and fuel surcharges: $450 for 2024 and $495 for 2025. Intra-Africa airfare incurs an additional $2,050 per person cost including taxes and fuel surcharges. Hotels are subject to change based on availability. Solo travelers in a double occupancy must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any eligible discounts. Upgrades, port charges, airfares, optional land programs, visas and gratuities are additional. Offer is combinable with Loyalty Benefits and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply; visit for full terms and conditions. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.


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