MS Mayfair

Nile, Egypt

From $1200 per person in low season
From $1300 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

per person for a 3 night cruise on a full board basis from Aswan to Luxor including private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Recently launched in 2011

  • Blends on world style with excellent modern facilties

  • Exceptionally good value

  • Always worth opting for a cabin with balcony, or an Executive Cabin.

  • Some interconnecting cabins for families

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Egypt has year-round sun, and almost no rain. Daytime temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to very hot in the summer. Northerly cities such as Cairo and Alexandria are generally about 5ºC cooler than southerly areas such as Aswan and Abu Simbel. Nights in the desert can be extremely cold.

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Insider's View

The MS Mayfair is a fantastically good value Nile cruise option

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to MS Mayfair or take a look at our itineraries to Nile

Description

The M.S. Mayfair is one of the newest boats on the River Nile. Launched in 2011 it is beautifully designed and decorated and a fantastic value option for three and four night cruises between Luxor and Aswan.

The rooms aboard M.S. Mayfair are contemporary and the communal areas spacious with panoramic views from the large windows. Some cabins have a balcony and all have bathtubs which is a rarity on the Nile. Cabins come with all the modern amenities including internet connection and LCD TVs. Using a combination of dark wood off set with black and cream tones, the ambience is refined yet refreshing, with a dash of art deco.

The upstairs deck has Jacuzzi pools alongside a plunge pool and day beds and sun loungers for relaxing after a long day's sightseeing. Order a cocktail under the shady canopy. Guests can also make use of the onboard steam room and sauna and can treat themselves to a relaxing massage in the spa rooms.

All meals are served in the Nile Avenue restaurant and time on the boat is spent on a Full Board basis and inclusive of all sightseeing with an experienced Egyptologist as your guide. The Upper First Salon is ideal for an afternoon cup of tea. At night, head to the Bel Air Lounge.

There is a small boutique selling books, stamps and postcards as well as a range of other items.

The M.S. Mayfair departs Luxor on Mondays on a four or seven night cruise or Aswan on Fridays on a three or seven night cruise.

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Accommodation

There are 74 cabins, of which eight interconnect. Rooms have LCD TVs, Tea and Coffee facilities, in house movie and music program, in-room safe, mini bar, air-conditioning, telephone, internet and bathrooms with bathtubs and hair-dryer.

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Cabin with Balcony
Executive Cabin
Executive Cabin with Balcony
Presidential Cabin
Single Cabin

Facilities

The elegant ‘Nile Avenue’ restaurant located on the Nile Deck features a savory modern fusion of contemporary and authentic dishes prepared by internationally trained chefs. The Upper First Deck is ideal for afternoon tea. The Bel Air’s sophisticated lounge bar features distinctive and intimate spaces providing an ideal retreat for individuals, as well as open, comfortable seating areas for groups. Elegance, warmth and inviting colors are integrated throughout to enjoy an after dinner drink against a breathtaking Nile view. There is a spa with massage rooms, spa and sauna rooms.

Activities

All sightseeing is included with expert Egyptologists and all entry fees are included.

Reviews

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Clare Monro (Staff)

The MS Mayfair is a really good value Nile Cruise option, tastefully decorated and with some balconies in the rooms.

Experiences

  • 4 Nights Nile Cruise

    Experience the legendary river, passing through Egyptian heritage sites, including the West Bank as well as the temples of Karnak, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Philae. In Aswan, sail by traditional Felucca to Agha Khan.

  • Abu Simbel's Colossal Temple

    Often considered the most impressive monument in Egypt after the Great Pyramids, visit the colossus temple of Ramses II, set by Lake Nasser. The four breathtaking statues in front of the temple are spectacular examples of ancient Egyptian art.

  • Alexandria: Past & Present

    Built by Alexander the great in 331BC, Alexandria is one of the most significant cities of the ancient world. Today, it's known as 'The Pearl of Mediterranean' with charming sights including Citadel of Qaitbay, Abu El Abbas Mosque and Pompey's Pillar.

  • Aswan Tour with Felucca Experience

    Sail the Nile by felucca to Agha Khan Mausoleum, Elephantine Island, where you will enjoy afternoon tea with a view. Also enjoy an exploration of the Temple of Philae.

  • Queen Hatshepsut's Temple

    Queen Hatshepsut's Temple has been expertly restored and possesses some wonderful examples of Pharaonic art with beautiful colors. It also has beautiful views over the West Bank and the River Nile, and is located close to the Valley of the Kings.

  • Temple of Philae

    The Temple of Philae is a superb temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis.

  • The Temple of Dendarah

    Visit to the Temple of Dendarah, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.

Vacation Ideas

  • Essential Egypt & Nile River Cruise

    Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel

    from $4200 pp 8 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Original Egypt

    Cairo & MS Mayfair Cruise

    from $1700 pp 8 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Nile, Egypt

The MS Mayfair cruises from Luxor to Aswan and vice versa. Aswan and Luxor are both located the north of the Aswan High Dam towards the center of Egypt.

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