The River Nile snakes through Egypt on its journey through Africa. Its green shores and deep waters have been sustaining life since the time of the ancient Egyptians. A cruise along the river will show you why it’s still very special - from the charming islands of Aswan to the huge temples of Luxor. A trip along the Nile is perfect for couples, honeymoons and families.
Chart Egypt’s history on a cruise down the romantic River Nile. Riverboats journey along this vast waterway from Cairo, all the way down to Aswan in the south, whilst shorter cruises sail from Luxor. Travelling by luxury riverboat is a comfortable and fascinating way to explore the ancient temples of Luxor and the Nubian culture of Aswan. Along the way, you’ll see fertile shorelines dotted with little villages and pictures of Egyptian life.
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The Oberoi Zahra
Best for: Cruise, Culture, Spa & health, Adventure
The Oberoi Zahra is the finest and most luxurious ship operating on the Nile. The leisurely 7-night cruise gives the perfect balance between sightseeing and relaxation – with on board spa treatments that pamper you like a Pharaoh.
Sanctuary Sun Boat III
The Nile, Egypt
Best for: Culture, Couples
Sanctuary Sun Boat III offers three- and four-night cruises in an intimate atmosphere. With just 18 cabins and suites, it is one of the smallest cruise boats on the Nile. Sun Boat III's elegant style is evocative of the River Nile's colonial past.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Best for: Couples, Culture
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV has just 40 cabins and suites in total, with a chic art deco style. Offering three-, four- and 10-night itineraries, the boat sails between Luxor and Aswan offering guests the chance to explore the legendary sites along the Nile.
The Oberoi Philae
Best for: Adventure, Couples, Cruise, Culture
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.