Sonesta Dahabeya Nile Cruise

The Sonesta Dahabeya – the Amirat was launched in February, 2009 – offers a cruise experience like no other on the Nile. It is intended to take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era on the Nile during your 7 night cruise between Luxor and Aswan. Facilities include 5 cabins and 2 suites, open air oriental-style Jacuzzi, spacious sundeck and stylish common lounge. All cabin accommodations are full board, and feature private direct-dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini-bar, safe deposit boxes, plasma televisions and movie channels. The suites each offer a private terrace. Daily guided excursions are offered to renowned Egyptian temples, tombs and ruins along the Nile. As a member of the Sonesta fleet of deluxe-service Nile cruisers, this small cruise boat will combine comfort and beauty in an inspiring way, offering a spectacular opportunity for an extended family or small group to discover the Nile on a private cruise.

Highlights of a Nile Cruise include the Karnak Temple, one of the largest temples in the world, the extraordinary Luxor Temple, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Queens, the well preserved Edfu Temple, Esna Temple and Kom Ombu Temple, the twin temples of Abu Simbel and the romantic island Temple of Isis at Philae.

 

“Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya” the latest addition to the Sonesta Nile Cruises portfolio, combines comfort and beauty in a most inspiring way, promising a remarkable, rewarding cruise experience of legendary hospitality.

The “Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya” will take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era in 7 nights cruises experience between Luxor and Aswan. A unique experience down the Nile by traditional small sailing vessel that was commonly used during those elegant days of the monarchy (1920s – 40s) when aristocrats and sophisticated travelers loved to cruise the Nile in style. We’ve revived those elegant days with modern comforts and conveniences.

Being part of the Sonesta Nile Cruises high-scale brand’s portfolio of Deluxe-service Nile cruisers, facilities aboard the “Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya” are endless, including a stylish lounge, an open air oriental style Jacuzzi, a spacious and partially shaded sun deck

Offering 5 Deluxe cabins, and 2 elegant suites (with private terrace), our Dahabeya allows you to experience an imaginary world of luxury & privacy . All cabins & suites feature private direct-dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini bars, safety deposit boxes, plasma TVs and movies program.

Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya combines comfort and beauty in a most inspiring way, promising a remarkable, rewarding cruise experience of legendary hospitality
All Cabins and Suites are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed only in open areas

 

There are 5 deluxe cabins with Panoramic windows and 2 elegant suites with private lounge.

All cabins feature:
• Private, direct-dial telephone
• Individual climate control
• Hairdryer
• Mini-bar
• Safety deposit box
• Television and Marine Satellite Program
• Bathrooms equipped with full size tubs

All Cabins and Suites are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed only in open areas

 

Dining & Entertainment

Public Area
Serving breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner, set menu.

Sun Deck Bar 
Overlooking the Nile, offering refreshing cocktails all day until sunset.

 

Itineraries

Including pick-up from the airport to the boat and drop off from the boat to the airport. The client has to submit the flight details 7 days in advance in order to be able to arrange the transportation

 

Aswan – Luxor 7 Night Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary
7 Nights / 8 Days, Aswan – Luxor

Saturday

Embarkation in Aswan for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a Luxuriously appointed Dahabeya
Overnight, the ship moors on the Nile Banks of Aswan

Sunday

Today you will visit the Aswan High Dam (completed in 1971); the Old Dam (completed in 1902)
You will also visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam’s construction
Sail on the way to Kom Ombo (noon time)
Overnight near by Kom Ombo

Monday

Morning sail to Kom Ombo
To visit the ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun
Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

Tuesday

This morning you will sail to Edfu
To visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu
Overnight moored beside an Island

Wednesday

Today will be a leisurely day; After Breakfast
Commence sailing to Esna, and passing the lock,
 Then Dahabeya will moor beside a Nile Island

Thursday

This morning you will sail to luxor and visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing 28th Dynasty Luxor Temple.
 Overnight moored in Luxor  

Friday

Excursion to the West Bank to visit the great burial places of the Pharaohs – the Valley of the Kings – where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, Medinet Habu Temple and the Colossi of Memnon.
 Overnight moored in Luxor

Saturday

Breakfast aboard the Dehabeya
Followed by disembarkation
  • Itineraries may be changed without a prior notice due to navigational circumstances, may be in sequences but not in visits
  • Sonesta is not liable for these changes

 

 

Luxor – Aswan 7 Night Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary
7 Nights / 8 Days, Luxor – Aswan

Saturday

Embarkation in Luxor for a relaxing week sailing the Nile on a Luxuriously appointed Dahabeya
After Lunch, Excursion to visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing 28th Dynasty Luxor Temple
Overnight moored on the Nile Banks of Luxor

Sunday

You will visit the West Bank for visits to the burial places of Pharaohs the Valley of the Kings – where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922. Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, the temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon
Sail on the way to Esna (noon time);
Overnight near by Esna 

Monday

Today will be a leisurely day; After Breakfast
Commence sailing
Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

Tuesday

This morning you will sail to Edfu
Visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Edfu
Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

Wednesday

Today you will sail on the way to Kom Ombo
Overnight moored beside a Nile Island

Thursday

Visit kom Ombo to see the ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun
A leisurely day sailing to Aswan and
moored nearby Aswan bridge

Friday

Today you will visit the Aswan High Dam (completed in 1971); the Old Dam (completed in 1902)
You will also visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam’s construction

Saturday

Breakfast aboard the Dehabeya
 Disembarkation
  • Itineraries may be changed without a prior notice due to navigational circumstances, may be in sequences but not in visits
  • Sonesta is not liable for these changes

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