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S. S. Sphinx Brings a New Level of Luxury to the Nile Cruise

The S. S. Sphinx by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, one of the world’s leading river cruise lines, sets sail along the Nile with gorgeous authentic Egyptian designs made through local craftsmanship.

A cruise down the Nile. Classic. What else is there to say about it? It’s essentially an obligation for all travellers and tourists to Egypt. For as long as we can remember, adventurers have sailed down to Luxor and Aswan to marvel at ancient temples and indulge themselves in the myths of the Ancient Egyptians - and now, that experience is getting a new level of luxury. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, one of the world’s leading river cruise lines, is setting sail with the new S. S. Sphinx, a luxurious vessel that will take travellers on a 12-day round trip from Cairo to Upper Egypt and back.

With a capacity of 84 passengers across 42 staterooms, the S.S Sphinx immerses passengers in an authentic Egyptian atmosphere, weaving together locally sourced artwork, hand-carved furniture and fabrics handpicked from souks and bazaars across the country. The ship’s design incorporates materials that have been regionally sourced, including fine Egyptian cotton, marble, and hand-carved blonde wood, highlighting Egyptian craftsmanship through the ship’s lavish seating, intricate carpets, and marble-trimmed bathrooms.

Along the 12-day trip, travellers will be able to visit everything from museums to ancient temples, ruins and royal burial grounds in Luxor and Aswan. The ship also offers excursions to sail on traditional felucca boats, or to go on a hot air balloon ride during the sunrise.

The S.S Sphinx features two onboard gourmet restaurants serving Egyptian cuisine paired with locally-made wines. The ship also has a private massage room, a fitness center, a pool, and a number of plush lounging areas. Guests on the Sphinx must be vaccinated and wear masks in public areas where social distancing is not possible.

Rates for 12-day itineraries on the S.S Sphinx begin at USD 4799 per person and include meals, drinks, excursions, transfers, tips, and Wi-Fi.