Esna (Egypt)

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Esna cruise port

Nile River

Local Time
2022-08-11 11:00

min: 84 °F (28 °C) / max: 105 °F (41 °C) 100°F
Wind: 335°/ 7.6 m/s  Gust: 7.5 m/sWind: 335°/ 7.6 m/s  Gust: 7.5 m/sMod. breeze
7.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature105 °F / 41 °C
84 °F / 29 °C
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Esna is a Nile River cruise port and town in Upper Egypt, located on river's west bank, and approx 55 km (35 mi) south of Luxor. The town has population over 80,000 and is part of Luxor Governorate (total population over 1,27 million).

Esna (Egypt) river cruise port

Esna temple is partially excavated, ~200 m (650 ft) from the river and ~9 m (25 ft) below street level. The temple was dedicated to the Ancient Gyptian god Khnum (source of Nile River), his family (Menhit, Nebtu, Heka) and also to goddess Neith (the first/prime creator of the universe, also governing its functions). The temple complex was built of red sandstone. The portico (roof structure) was supported by 6 rows of columns (total 24 pilars) all with lotus-leaf capitals (pilasters). The temple was one of Ancient Egypt's most important places of worship. According to building's wall-carved inscriptions, before entering all visitors had to cut their fingernails and toenails, to remove all body hair, to wash hands with natron (natural salt), to dress in linen (wearing wool was forbidden) and to abstain from sexual intercourse for several days.

Temple of Khnum (Esna, Egypt)

In 1906, the British constructed here a barrage bridge over Nile River. A second bridge was constructed in the 1990s. Nile cruise ships visiting Esna navigate the route between Luxor and Aswan. Passing of riverboats through Esna locks usually takes 2-3 hours.

Port Esna 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 Esna, Egypt. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

25 August, 2022
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Ra
30 August, 2022
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Osiris

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