Possibly one of the most memorable boating experiences in the world, the Steam Ship Sudan is an authentic 19th century steamer which takes guests cruising down the Nile. With teak decks and oriental opulence to the fore, a stay aboard the Steam Ship Sudan offers a hugely romantic return to the heyday of traditional luxury travel.

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Spread across the ship's two decks are five suites and eighteen cabins, each decorated in a sophisticated Belle Époque style, in keeping with the rich history of the ship and of Egypt. While the cabins come with space enough to relax surrounded by beautiful wood panelling and colourful African touches, the five suites offer a more airy feel and improved views of the river. Lying in your brass bed, in a suite which Agatha Christie once slept in, you are at once transported back to the charm and mystery that inspired her writing.

Dining aboard the Steam Ship Sudan is all part of the experience. The elegant 1930's style restaurant is clad with wood panelling and the tables are laid with crisp white tablecloths beneath grand candelabras. Depending on the itinerary of the day, service is either buffet or table service and is impeccable, with the waiters even wearing traditional royal service livery. The food on board the Steam Ship Sudan is sophisticated and delicious; fresh, local ingredients are combined into dishes from the world over, and all with a focus on the highest quality final product. After dinner, retire to the comfortable bar for a game of cards and a shared bottle of fine wine, or stargaze from a lounger on the tranquil main deck.

Since a stay aboard the Steam Ship Sudan is on a full board basis, all offshore activities are included. Depending on which of the two set itineraries you choose from, your day to day activities will vary, but the expert guides are always be on hand to give detailed and interesting information in an array of languages. Depending on your route, some of the sights visited might include the limestone masterpiece of the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Edfu, Temple of Karnak, Temple of Philae and Kom Ombo.

The Steam Ship Sudan plies the waters of the Nile between Luxor and Aswan on a four-night itinerary, leaving on Tuesdays, and between Aswan and Luxor on a three-night itinerary, leaving on Saturdays.

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Cruising down the Nile on the Steam Ship Sudan, you just might be tempted to channel Agatha Christie and pen your own literary masterpiece.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

23

Eco Rating

3

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