Steam Ship Sudan

Nile, Egypt

At a Glance

  • An age-old steamship, providing luxurious and unique Nile accommodation
  • Elegant and distinguished cabins with Nile views
  • Outdoor terraces on which to relax and soak up river life as the sun goes down
  • Egyptian fine dining in the on-board restaurant
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Egypt enjoys a mild climate, making it a good year round destination. However, temperatures increase as you travel due south. Cairo can be chilly between December and February, and very hot between June and September. But the heat in Egypt is made bearable by the northerly breeze that leads to a drop in temperature at night. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt occur between May and October, and are accompanied by extremely low humidity. The best time to visit Cairo is in the cooler months between November and March

Cairo has long-standing populations of major religious groups and past colonial powers, so it’s possible to find celebrations for most every major holiday. Islam, however, is the prevailing force here, and the month of Ramadan is one of the most pronounced Islamic holidays. It happens in July or August, and during this time, some shops and restaurants may stay closed during the daytime fast.

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Description

A journey on the Steam Ship Sudan is an opulent and romantic experience. Elegant wood panelled cabins and Egyptian fine dining await guests on the boat that inspired Agatha Christie to write Death on the Nile.

The Steam Ship Sudan is a luxurious and elegant way to travel the Nile River. Built at the start of the 20th century, the boat has played host to many historical figures, and times past are evident as you enjoy dinner in the restaurant, or a drink in the lounge bar.

Agatha Christie was inspired to write Death on the Nile after travelling on the Steam Ship Sudan, with the option to choose the same cabin she slept in - aptly named the 'Agatha Christie Suite'. All of the boat’s five suites and 18 cabins are stylishly decorated with wood panelling, ornate beds and colourful, tasteful soft furnishings. Accommodation is laid-out over the boat’s two decks and set off wide passageways. Every cabin and suite has a bathroom and air-conditioning. Views of the Nile can be enjoyed from all of the cabins and suites, as well as al fresco on the terraced areas of the boat. The on-board restaurant serves delicious Egyptian cuisine, and the lounge bar is a fantastic place to enjoy a relaxing drink in the company of historical figures (there are pictures of prominent people on the walls). The boat prides itself on its friendly service and welcoming atmosphere, so you can relax and enjoy your cruising experience. The Steam Ship Sudan sails between Aswan to Luxor in both directions on six-day itineraries. There is plenty of time to enjoy the historical sites along the way, as well as soak up traditional Nile village life.  
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Accommodation

Each of the ship’s five suites and 18 cabins is named after famous historical figures. They are all exquisitely and elegantly decorated, with wood panelling and colourful soft furnishings. They exude a classical charm befitting of a relaxing cruise down the Nile. Each suite or cabin benefits from Nile views, air-conditioning and an attached bathroom.

Facilities

Guests aboard the Steam Ship Sudan can enjoy delicious Egyptian cuisine in the on-board restaurant, whilst the Lounge Bar serves a good selection of drinks with photos of historical figures adorning the walls. There is also plenty of outdoor space to relax and unwind whilst you soak up life on the Nile.

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 City Tour

    One of the most significant cities of the ancient world, Alexandria is known as 'The Pearl of Mediterranean' with charming sights including Catacombs, Royal Jewelry Museum, Citadel of Qaitbay, Pompey's Pillar and Kom El Dekka.

  • Aswan Dam

    Understand the history of the famous Aswan Dam.

  • Best of West Bank

    Take a morning motorboat into the West Bank. Explore 3 tombs in Valley of the Kings, Hatchepsut Temple, King Tutankhamun's Tomb and Queen Nefertari's Tomb. Time permitting, you can also explore another 3 tombs in the Valley of the Queens.

  • Colossi of Memnon

    The Colossi of Memnon are two huge stone statues, which are all that remains of the Temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III.

  • Hot Air Balloon Sunrise

    Enjoy sunrise over the West Bank for a view of the valley on a hot air balloon.

  • Karnak Temple

    Located at the northern end of the town of Luxor, the Karnak Temple has three main sacred areas that honour three gods: Montu, an ancient local warrior god; Amun, the chief god of Thebes; and the goddess Mut, wife of Amun.

  • Library of Alexandria

    Designed by a Norwegian architecture, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a feat of modern engineering in attempt to revive the Great Library of Alexandria which was lost in antiquity.

  • Luxor Museum

    Luxor Museum is home to a small but very high quality collection of Egyptian antiquities. The collection includes grave goods from the tomb of Tutankhamen.

  • Medinet Habu

    Make a trip to the West Bank to visit the Medinet Habu. This was Ramses III’s magnificent mortuary temple (1550–332 BC).

  • Nubian Museum

    The indigenous people of Upper (southern) Egypt and the north of Sudan are known as Nubians, and the Nubian Museum shows off the culture, history and art from ancient times until the present day. The building housing the museum is of local architecture.

  • Sail Aswan by Felucca

    Sail the Nile by felucca passing through sights such as Agha Khan Mausoleum, Kitchener's Island and ending at Elephantine Island, where you will enjoy afternoon tea with a view.

  • Sail to Aswan Botanical Garden

    For those with longer time, extend your felucca sail and drop off at the Botanical Garden for a stroll.

  • Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple

    Enjoy a spectacular evening at the Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple.

  • Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple

    A spectacular hour-long show telling the story of Isis and Osiris at the beautiful Temple of Philae, set on an island in the middle of the River Nile.

  • Temple of Dendarah

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

  • Temple of Horus & Kom Ombo

    As you make your way between Luxor and Aswan, make a visit to Temple of Horus in Edfu as well as Kom Ombo, where you will find a huge temple dedicated to the God Sobek and Harocies.

  • Temple of Khnum at Esna

    The Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna contains the beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall.

  • Temple of Philae

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

  • Tomb & Mummy of King Tutankhamun

    Visit the final resting place of the world-renowned Egyptian pharaoh, King Tutankhamun.

  • Tomb of King Seti I

    We bring you out from the standard tourist circuit to Tomb of Seti I, is the best decorated and longest tomb in Valley of the Kings.

  • Tomb of Queen Nefertari

    Visit the Tomb of Nefertari, often referred to as the Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt.

  • Unfinished Obelisk

    Take in the impressively gigantic Unfinished Obelisk.

  • Valley of the Artisans

    Valley of the Artisans or Deir Al Madina hosts some of the lesser-known tombs of the workers, who have built some of the most colourful and most-preserved tombs in Luxor area, which surprisingly rival the tombs of the kings!

  • Valley of the Kings & Hatchepsut Temple

    For over a thousand years, the kings of the New Kingdom (1500-1070 BC.) were buried in the Valley of the Kings. You will cover temple of Queen Hatchepsut and 3 tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

  • Valley of the Nobles

    The Nobles' Tombs are located close to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, in the Theban Necropolis near Luxor.

  • Valley of the Queens

    The Valley of the Queens is a place near Luxor where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times.

Location & directions

Nile, Egypt

The Steamship Sudan cruises north from Aswan to Luxor or south from Luxor to Aswan on the Nile River. Regular stops are made to explore the ancient sites along the way.
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