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On most any Nile cruise between Aswan and Luxor your boat is going to pass through the Esna Lock. We passed through after dark and went to the sun deck up top of the boat to watch this incredibly tight passage navigated. It takes many...More
We travelled through the lock on our cruise and apart from the amazing lock itself, the fun was trading with local vendors from their boats, 4 decks below.
They would throw goods up to top deck and we would throw money down to complete the...More
We were on cruise from Aswan to Luxor, we passed this Esna Lock, since we were informed of this inter pass we were waiting for it. Nile river pass through several stages in different heights. It is not on same level. The cruise will go...More
Exciting. I was topside by the pool and all of a sudden I see what I think are fishermen in the way of our Nile Cruise ship. Next thing you know, they join alongside our ship, tie up, and proceed to sell the tourists on...More
At this point, the level of the Nile rises on one side and goes down from the other! Cruise ships stop a little while, to change the level from one point to another! When we arrived there was another cruise ship on the opposite side!...More
Nilce cruise boats all have to pass these locks and apparently they have been built to fit exactly through this bottle neck. Seeing the crew of the ship manage the passage through the tight space and feel the water level rise or fall to the...More
Traveling down the Nile by boat you don’t want to miss passing through the locks at Esna ...they raise the boat quite quickly, the lock is very tight and it’s always interesting to stand on deck and just watch