1st cruise ship from Sudan arrives in Aswan

The first cruise ship, Dahabiya (golden) sailing from Sudan arrived Thursday at High Dam port, south of Aswan, Deputy Chairman of the Nile Valley Authority for River Navigation Moustafa Amer said.

The Nile journey is under experimental operation for this new line, after being halted for decades, Amer said.

A number of French tourists arrived in the ancient city on board the new Aswan-Wadi Halfa Nile line.

The new line is expected to be officially operated as of May, he added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt