Image: S.S Sphinx cruising the Nile Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Experience The Best of Egypt Aboard This Luxury Nile Cruise Ship

With its dazzling decor, old-world glamour and itinerary that takes in one of the most ancient and historically rich regions of the world, the S.S Sphinx offers you a truly luxurious experience along the Nile River. Launched by the award-winning Uniworld Boutique River Cruises group, the new cruise liner will take guests on a 12-day journey along the ancient river, its heritage sites and must-see destinations. Interested? Let’s introduce you to the S.S Sphinx and its luxury Nile River itinerary.

Step onboard the S.S Nile and you will be transported to the time of Egyptian queens and pharaohs. And while the times may have changed, the luxury features onboard the S.S Sphinx has not. Fitted out with locally sourced fabrics, artworks and hand-carved furnishings, the ship is designed with a mix of traditional and modern Egyptian decor in mind. With the use of deep colours, spellbinding patterns and ornate wood and marble finishings, the ship is truly part of the luxury cruise journey.

Image: S.S Sphinx lobby Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Image: S.S Sphinx lounge Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Image: S.S Sphinx lounge bar Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Holding 84 passengers, the S.S Sphinx contains 42 glorious light-filled rooms. All fitted with french-balconies, Egyptian cotton linens and private marble-finished bathrooms, the rooms are vary in size and features depending on your chosen suite. Guests can choose between the luxurious Suite, Royal Suite, Grand Suite, French Balcony and Deluxe French Balcony accommodation options, with each of the rooms offering a luxurious space to rest and recoup from the day’s adventures on the Nile.

Image: The French Balcony room Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Image: The Grand Suite room Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Image: The dazzling bathroom of one of the Grand Suite bedrooms Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

While taking in the natural beauty of the Nile, the luxury cruise ship disembarks excursions and guided tours at a number of must-see destinations. Accompanied by an experienced Egyptologist, guests will have the opportunity to visit 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites, with excursions to the Pyramids of Giza, the inspiring Temple of Karnak, Temple of Luxor and Temple of Hatshepsut, and a journey into the mystical Valley of the Kings. Not to mention, the unique opportunity to ride in a traditional Nile River sailboat and go hot-air ballooning across the desert.

When you’re not exploring the local sites and attractions, you’re free to unwind on the ship’s glamorous sundeck, dip in the pool, work out at the gym or treat yourself to a massage at the onboard day spa.

Image: S.S Sphinx Restaurant Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Image: S.S Sphinx Restaurant Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

If you’re wondering about food then we can ease your worries with the knowledge there are two restaurants on board, both taking in scenic views of the passing landscape from the top and lower decks. The cruise price includes a total of 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners, with meals being made with fresh ingredients that reflect the region’s local cuisine. Paired with local wines, beers, teas and coffees, you won’t be going hungry or thirsty while onboard.

Image: S.S Sphinx Restaurant Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Image: S.S Sphinx Bistro Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Prices for the S.S Sphinx’s Splendours of Egypt and the Nile cruise begin at A$8,999 for a French Balcony Suite and rise to A$13,499 for the ultra-luxurious Royal Suite.

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