Commissioned by the British Royal Navy the Nile Steamer Misr was first launched on May 28th, 1918 as a British Royal Navy vessel. It arrived in Alexandria, Egypt on September 8th, 1918, from Preston, northwest England, having steamed 3276 nautical miles in 17.5 days.
SS Misr (Misr is "Egypt" in Arabic) participated in the 1924 uprising in Sudan as a warship and troop transporter for the British Egyptian joint task force. After retiring from active duty, Misr went through an entire overhaul; converted into a luxury yacht in 1938 to be used by Egypt's last Monarch, King Farouk.
After Egypt's monarchy was overthrown in 1952, Misr became state property and was allocated to the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation where it languished in a shipyard in a Cairo suburb until Traveline purchased it in 2003. With special permission from the state authorities, the steam ship was entirely rebuilt according to its original drawings. In 2006 SS Misr was re-launched and returned to the glorified splendor of its heyday.
There is something enchanting about sailing at a relaxed pace along the Nile river in one of the earliest steam powered ships in Egypt, the sun warming your shoulders as you stand on deck and take in the lush green fields and daunting historical sights of an ancient civilization. Out here, time stops. It feels as if the world has quieted.
Steeped in deep history, a luxury cruise vacation onboard Misr provides a royal experience. Cruise from the ancient cities of Luxor to Aswan, and become immersed in a Nile cruise experience. Much more than just room and board, a Nile steam cruise holiday is an experience encompassing meticulous 24-hour service, comprehensive on-board facilities and amenities, quality food and beverage, and unique entertainment.
Sometimes, it's the little things that matter. That's why we place great attention to detail. Guest coming back from excursions are greeted with warm, scented towels and a hot lemon drink. While out, stewards place towel sculptures and fresh fruits in guest rooms, and imported china and silverware is placed for dinner. With a 2:1 staff-to-guest ratio, guests are always greeted personally and their preferences noted within the first 24 hours of their stay.
With a total of 16 cabins and 8 suites (two of which are panorama suites), each possessing a private balcony with a Nile view, the accommodations onboard SS Misr truly offer a scenic, peaceful retreat after an action-packed day. From the crisp bed linens and fresh scent of flowers in the rooms to the superior interior design, we are constantly striving for perfection when it comes to our accommodations.
We believe food is one of life's simple pleasures. That's why our food is fresh and made with the finest ingredients. On Misr, dining is a feast to the senses. Gracefully designed and uniquely situated on an upper deck, Marasem is the main restaurant of the boat, offering gourmet dishes on crystal and china at window tables. With black and white pictures of the royal family and key political events in Egypt's history adorning the entire facade of one wall, the restaurant retains an atmosphere of contemporary elegance, providing guests with the feeling of dining with royalty.
A spacious yet atmospheric venue, the Saraya Lounge is the ideal retreat for after-dinner drinks, where the onboard pianist entertains on the baby grand. The staff serve refreshing drinks and small snacks, leading to a happy end of a charming day.
Rooms and suites have Safety deposit boxes, LCD TV with satellite channels, internal telephone with access to an international line, hair dryer, safety deposit box , mini bar, Internet access on boat, Air conditioning throughout with individual cabin control. Laundry facilities.
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Cruises must be booked at least 45 days prior to embarkation.
4 Day / 3 Night Aswan to Luxor every Friday starting at $2,040
5 Day / 4 Night Luxor to Aswan every Monday starting at $2,720