The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser will take you on a memorable sail along the world’s longest river


If you thought these 11 mind-blowing hotels weren’t enough, then thank you. We’ve further upped our travel loving ante courtesy the more adventurous among us. Enter the Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser. As you would have guessed from the name, said cruiser sails through what is generally regarded as the world’s longest river. But besides taking you through the father of African rivers, it has a whole lot else to offer.

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Charting an itinerary set path from Luxor in the heart of Egypt’s Nile River Valley, the Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser entices up until Aswan and back over seven days and offers hospitality of the highest standards. Continuing Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ tradition, it encompasses expectations courtesy 25 Luxury Cabins and two Luxury Suites, the latter spanning 50 square meters.

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Suites also feature the additional amenity of a separate living room and an attached terrace with a Jacuzzi. Just think, lounging in ultimate luxury all the while enjoying expansive views of the river! Getting back to ultimate luxury, the glamorous buck doesn’t stop at the views. The boat is also the only one with a full service spa. Each of its four massage suites includes a steam room and a private shower.

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And then there is more. Read: a theater, gym, outdoor swimming pool, Library and Cigar Lounge. Not to mention, a restaurant that offers a selection of international and Egyptian cuisine, offering a new menu every day and service á la carte. In case you forgot, you’re on a boat, discovering five thousand years of Egyptian culture. From a visit to the High Dam and the Philae Temple to exploring the Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut’s tomb, Ramses “the Six”, the luxuriant trail is nothing short of a unique holiday cum Indiana Jones adventure. One can set about on this seven day adventure between March to October with the luxury suite starting at $1,100 a night in the start of the season to $1,800 in October.

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