Beni Suef is a Nile River cruise port and a large city in Upper Egypt's Beni Suef Governorate. It is also the province's capital and largest city with a population of around 250,000. The city is located approx 150 km (90 mi) to the south of Egypt's capital Cairo, at ~2 hours drive distance.
Beni Suef is also an Ancient Egyptian archeological site best-known for the Meidum Pyramid (Egypt's second-oldest - after the Pyramid of Djoser, and also Egypt's first straight-sided pyramid). Also well-known worldwide are located in close proximity to the city early Christian monuments (ruins of Coptic churches and monasteries), Islamic monuments (Prince Ahmed Shedid's tomb, Marwan Ibn Mohammed cemetery, Al-Sayeda Houria Mosque) and the Sannur Cave (thermal springs).
As a cruise port, Beni Suef is included in the regular schedule of the Movenpick Hotels and Resorts owned riverboat (hotel ship) Movenpick Darakum. The ship operates on 10-day and 14-day cruise tours between homeports Aswan and Luxor, with included domestic flights from or to Cairo. The next table shows the 14-day itinerary as a ports sequence.
|Date / Time||Port|
|09-10-11 Oct (overnight)||Departing from Cairo, Egypt|
|12 Oct||Beni Suef, Egypt|
|13-14-15 Oct (overnight)||Al-Minya, Egypt|
|17 Oct||Abydos, Egypt|
|18 Oct||Luxor, Egypt|
|19 Oct||Aswan, Egypt|
|20 Oct||Edfu, Egypt|
|21-22-23 Oct (overnight)||Arriving in Aswan, Egypt|
Prices start from ~USD 2600 per person (double occupancy rates).
Port Beni Suef cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Beni Suef, Egypt. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|7 November, 2021|
|Movenpick MS Darakum|