Experts to Serve You, Ship to Shore
An experienced Vantage Cruise Director who is a trained Egyptologist will accompany your group from start to finish of your Egypt Cruise travel itinerary, providing oversight, leading select sightseeing tours, sharing insights, and generally removing the barriers that exist between resident and visitor. You can count on your Cruise Director to smooth the way, take care of the details, and turn your Egypt river cruise into a truly memorable experience.
Mohamed Anwar Eissa
Born in Egypt, Mohamed is a guide and ambassador who has spent most of the past 25 years leading tours. Always ready to share knowledgeable insights or a well-timed joke, his passion for Egyptian’s history, beauty, and wonders have made him a sought-after freelance Egyptological guide throughout Egypt and the Middle East. A specialist in Middle Eastern cultures, Mohamed has traveled extensively throughout the region, leading tours in Jordan, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar. Besides guiding, he enjoys educating and inspiring travelers from all over the world who, just like him, share his boundless curiosity and admiration for ancient cultures.
Maged — an Egyptian and Canadian native fluent in Arabic and English — decided to become a tour guide so he could meet people from different backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. He lives in Cairo with his family, and feels the happiest whenever he is able to engage travelers on appreciating and learning more about ancient and modern Egypt, connecting the past and present. Maged will take any opportunity to show people how history repeats itself regardless of the timeframe. He also takes all chances to clarify misunderstandings travelers might have learned about everyday life or culture in the Middle East.
NEW! ENHANCED COMPLIMENTARY WORLDWIDE CONCIERGE SERVICE
If you have a special request or personal interest you’d like to pursue during your journey, your Vantage Concierge is here to help. Even better, this new and complimentary service is available to all travelers — no matter what cabin category or flight class you’ve reserved (making us the best among other deluxe travel companies!).
Whether you want to plan an anniversary party, track down a bit of your family’s heritage in China, secure restaurant reservations in Paris, or organize an intimate pub crawl for your multigenerational group of family and friends in Ireland, our Concierge service can make your travel dreams come true.
Plus, Concierge service is available before or during your journey. Simply log in to MyPortfolio, submit a pre-trip request to Concierge@vantagetravel.com, or call 1-888-982-6824 and you'll have your answer from our Concierge within two business days. Travelers on our European river ships can also stop by the Concierge Desk (located in your ship’s lobby) to make a request during your journey; for land adventures and small ship cruises, your Adventure Leader or Cruise Director doubles as your onboard Concierge.
Regional Experts in Each Port
No one knows a destination better than an insider, so in addition to your Cruise Director, you’ll enjoy the services of experienced regional experts in various destinations during your included tours. Their deep command of Egypt's history will certainly enrich your viewing of important attractions. But our “insiders” go a step beyond, sharing insights on behind-the-scenes aspects of local culture that ordinary tours usually overlook. Your regional expert is eager to bring it all alive for you — in fluent English.