There’s a wide range of cruise lines offering family-friendly sailings along the Nile and most offer kids clubs, age-appropriate shore excursions, kids’ menus and a host of activities on board. Many new cruise ships are like floating resorts with endless options to keep all ages entertained. The convenience of the family being transported from destination to destination while unpacking just once cannot be undervalued. Most Nile cruise ships offer around 70 cabins, always with ensuite bathroom, balcony, minibar/fridge and of course aircon. Several cruise lines offer up to 50% discount for children under 12, making discovering the Nile an affordable travel destination for all the family. The riverine scenery while sailing is fascinating; observing men enjoying their morning tea and shisha pipes, bougainvillea flowers, sugarcane and wheat fields, family-run farms, mud huts, kids waving as the boats go by and illuminated minarets at dusk. Egyptians offer a warm welcome and it is a great destination for families with children with so much to see and do.