We spent four nights on the Moon Dancer, one of the very many cruise ships parading up the Nile. It's great to get out of the dirty city of Cairo and see the scenery along the river. And it's a wonderful way to get from one historic site to another while you are enjoying a good meal and a night's rest. One day we were stuck at the locks along the river for several hours and even that was fun. It gave us a good chance to see the locks. Plus there were dozens of Egyptians selling things: they were bring their boats up to our ship, throw the embroidered dresses and tablecloths up to the decks where we could examine them and try them on. If you didn't want the items, you threw them back down. If you did, you threw down the money in another bag weighted by the item in that bag. Even though many bags fell into the water, it was fine. A fun way to spend the morning and a great way to find a galabeya to wear to "dress up" night on the ship.
The boats have swimming pools and often hot tubs. There is a large dining room with buffet meals and even a nightclub. When you pull into port, the boats moor side by side. To disembark you may have to go through 3 or 4 other boats!
A thoroughly enjoyable experience.