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Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Expand Nile Cruise Fleet

Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises, a unique collection of highly regarded brands in Egypt and the UAE, has announced that its Nile Cruise Division, Travcotels, will launch three new Nile Cruise ships in 2009 in the five star and five star deluxe categories. Jaz Legacy and Jaz Minerva (both launching in October 2009), and the Chateau Lafayette (launching on 6th April 2009) will offer classical Nile Cruise packages of up to seven nights, full board, sailing between Luxor and Aswan.On board ship facilities across the new fleet offer the ultimate in elegance and comfort with luxuriously furnished cabins and suites featuring large panoramic windows, spacious sun decks, fine dining, bars and spa or fitness facilities. Personal touches including bathroom and bedroom luxuries, a complete TV and music system and mini fridge complete the onboard experience while additional extras such as internet, a beauty salon, gift shops and laundry services are also available.

Classical cruise itineraries will sail from Luxor to Aswan (4 night duration) or Aswan to Luxor (3 night duration), depending on itineraries, offering passengers an unforgettable experience as they visit some of the most spectacular ancient sites in the world including the stunning Valley of the Kings, the burial place of Pharaohs’ including that of Tutankhamen and the breathtaking temples of Karnak and Luxor.

Peter Grace, Jaz Hotels, Resorts & Cruises Regional Vice President Sales & Marketing - UK & Ireland, said, “in spite of the current economic conditions, the Nile cruising sector has shown great resilience, particularly the shorter or niche cruises of 7 nights or less; we are positive that demand will remain strong in to 2010 and we look forward to greater support from our trade partners to feature the new fleet in their itineraries.”