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The Oberoi Philae

The Oberoi Philae offers a luxurious cruise along the Nile that sails past the landmarks of an ancient civilisation. The elegant cruiser sails from Aswan to Luxor or vice versa and courses through Pharaonic dynasties that span thousands of years.

Nile, Egypt
The Oberoi Philae
  • The Oberoi Philae has been rebuilt as a luxury Nile cruiser with large cabins, luxury bathrooms and a spa

  • Tours during the cruise are all accompanied by an expert Egyptologist

  • The Philae is a boutique cruise experience - with so many boats on the Nile this is a more personal way to experience this fascinating journey

  • The Philae has a private docking area in Luxor and Aswan, making it a more relaxing experience embarking and disembarking the boat


Having received accolade after accolade since its launch as the premier cruising vessel on the upper Nile, The Oberoi Philae has recently been completely revamped after being out of service for a number of years, securing it as the most luxurious of floating hotels on the Nile.

Another important distinction is the Philae’s use of private docks in Luxor and Aswan, which enable her to moor next to the shore, a definite plus on the busy waters on the Nile. Without doubt, the Philae is one of the most stylish ways to see the sights of the Upper Nile.

Named after the site of an Ancient Egyptian Temple complex, the Philae has 18 luxury cabins on board (larger than The Oberoi Zahra's suites) boasting large french sliding windows and bright shower rooms overlooking the Nile. Two of its four suites have their own terraces with Jaccuzis and all suites boast spacious bathrooms with separate rain shower, dual vanity counter and a television for bath time viewing.

The Philae's elegant restaurant specialises in gourmet international, middle eastern and indian dining and the impeccable service, presentation and design of both the restaurant and food make meals on board a first class experience. There is also restaurant on the pool deck offering alfresco dining and a well-stocked lounge bar below where international wines and spirits are available.

Guests may prefer to relax in the library, cigar lounge, 24-hour fitness centre, sun deck, temperature controlled swimming pool or in one of the four therapy rooms at the spa at the end of a day of exploring. It is easy to forget that you are on a boat at all when staying on-board The Oberoi Philae such is the luxurious accommodation and spacious facilities at your disposal. A 16-chair theatre is available to enjoy a film or a documentary to preview the next day's adventure through Ancient Egypt.

Onshore, an experienced guide will relay the history of the fascinating temples, tombs and sights en route as you journey between Luxor and Aswan on a four or six night cruise. These personal touches set The Philae above the rest of the many cruise options along The Nile.

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Have fun haggling in the Souk for an Egyptian costume for your last night on the Nile.

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