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The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser


The Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser overview

The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser continues the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ tradition of offering the highest standards of hospitality and is amongst the most spacious accommodation on the Nile. The mutedly elegant interior of the Luxury Cabins and Luxury Suites is complemented by expansive views of the river framed by large windows within the cabins and the en suite bathrooms. The Oberoi Zahra is the only boat on the Nile with a full-service spa.

It sails on a seven-day itinerary from Luxor to Aswan (and vice versa), allowing guests the opportunity to leisurely discover five thousand years of Egyptian culture.
Luxury Cabins & suites
The 25 Luxury Cabins are tastefully appointed with timber floors and elegant interiors. Large windows in the cabins and cabin bathrooms offer panoramic views of the Nile.
The 2 spacious Luxury Suites with separate living rooms, private terraces and Jacuzzis redefine luxury on the Nile.



Luxury Cabin
The Luxury Cabin is spread over 30 square meters and minimally furnished with a choice of king-size bed and twin bed, flanked by large bedside tables and two lounge chairs with a coffee table. The bathroom, finished in marble and mosaic features a vanity counter and a separate glass-enclosed steam and shower stall, with the picture window offering magnificent views of the passing scenery.
The Cabins also include a 26-inch high-definition LCD television. Other amenities include a CD and DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, two-line speaker phone, data port, a well-stocked mini-bar and tea and coffee.
Luxury Suite
Each Luxury Suite is spread over 50 square meters and offers the additional amenity of a separate living room, private terrace and an open air Jacuzzi.
The Suites also include a 26-inch high-definition LCD television and 42 inch high definition LCD television mounted on the wall. Other amenities include a CD and DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, two-line speaker phone, data port, a well-stocked mini-bar and tea and coffee.

Additional In-Cabin/Suites Facilities

  • · Air-conditioning
  • · Bathrobes and slippers
  • · Complimentary wireless internet connection
  • · Daily basket of fresh fruit
  • · Down pillows
  • · Hair dryer
  • · Housekeeping service
  • · Work desk and bedside telephone (international direct dialing facility)
  • · Interconnecting cabins
  • · Non-allergic foam pillows
  • · Shaver adaptor
  • · Tea/coffee making facility
  • · Voice mail
  • · Welcome drink on arrival
  • · In-room electronic safe

Dining
Discover gourmet dining on board The Oberoi Zahra.
The Chef and his team pride themselves on offering the finest international cuisine offering a la carte service, with new menus on a daily basis.

Special offers
Spa Retreats
Ranked amongst The Best Spas of the World, Oberoi Spas provide a serene and truly unforgettable experience of pure pampering and relaxation in exquisitely beautiful surroundings, using holistic therapies and massages which combine the very best of Eastern and Western practices. The extraordinary levels of comfort and service that guests expect from Oberoi reach a peak in the Oberoi Spas, world-acclaimed pioneers of the tropical spa experience

RECREATION
The Oberoi Zahra is the only luxury cruiser on the Nile with four therapy rooms. Each therapy room features a private shower and steam room. Uninterrupted views of the Nile, rejuvenating treatments and the finest natural products create the perfect experience.

Recreation

  • · Therapy Rooms
  • · Swimming pool
  • · Gymnasium
  • · Astronomy lectures
  • · Theatre
  • · Library and Cigar Lounge
  • · Internet / games room


Services

  • · Laundry
  • · Boutique
  • · Medical service on call
  • · Egyptologist
  • · Own Small luxury coaches for sightseeing
  • · Private docking areas

Itineraries
Explore the Nile in leisure with the specially created itinerary available exclusively on The Oberoi, Zahra.
English speaking Egyptologists are available on board. French, and German speaking Egyptologists can be organised with prior notice. An audio-visual presentation on the next day's programme is held every evening. Telescopes available on board highlight the spectacular views of the Egyptian night sky.
The facility of private docking arrangements is unique to The Oberoi, Zahra and this ensures a relaxed experience while getting on and off the boat.
Small luxury coaches are available at each stop to take guests sightseeing. An Egyptologist accompanies each luxury coach.
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The Oberoi Zahra – Luxury Nile Cruiser offers two 8 Days & 7 Nights itineraries.
*Embarkation on Tuesdays
ASWAN TO LUXOR
8 Days – 7 Nights Cruise
Embarkation: Aswan to Luxor
Day 1 - Tuesday
12:00 noon Embarkation
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Aswan
Day 2 - Wednesday
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Optional visit to Abu Simbel
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
After Sunset Sound and light show at the Philae Temple
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Aswan
Day 3 - Thursday
7:00 a.m. Sail to Komombo
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Visit the twin temple of Komombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeis, also known as Horus, the Elder.
11:30 a.m. Sail back to Aswan
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit to Botanical Garden by felucca
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception with entertainment on the Mango island
7:30 p.m. Dinner on board
Overnight in Aswan
Day 4 - Friday
9:00 a.m. Sail to Edfu
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Edfu
Day 5 - Saturday
6:00 a.m. Sail to Luxor
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spa Time
12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit Karnak temple and Luxor Museum
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Spa Time
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Luxor
Day 6 - Sunday
6:30 a.m. onwards Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Transfer to the West Bank, to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb, Ramses "the Six". This is followed by a visit to The temple of Madinat Habu and on the way back stop at the Colossus of Memnon.
1:00 p.m. Sail to Quina
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 5:30 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Travel to Dendara
Private visit to the Temple of Dendara, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.
7:30 p.m. Dinner on board
Overnight in Quina
Day 7 - Monday
5:00 a.m. Sail to Luxor
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Noble’s tomes, Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings & the Temple of Hatchepsut)
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Spa Time
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Visit Luxor Temple
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Farewell Reception with live music at the club lounge.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Luxor
Day 8 - Tuesday
7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Disembarkation
LUXOR TO ASWAN
8 Days – 7 Nights Cruise
Embarkation: Luxor to Aswan
Day 1 - Tuesday
12:00 noon Embarkation
1:00 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor museum
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Luxor
Day 2 - Wednesday
6:30 a.m. onwards Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Transfer to the West Bank, to explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb and Ramses "the Six". This is followed by a visit to The temple of Madinat Habu and on the way back stop at the Colossus of Memnon.
1:00 p.m. Sail to Quina
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 5:30 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Travel to Dendara
Private visit to the Temple of Dendarah, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.
7:30 p.m. Dinner on board
Overnight in Quina
Day 3 - Thursday
5:00 a.m. Sail to Luxor
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:30 a.m. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Noble’s tombs, Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. Lastly, visit the Temple of Hatchepsut)
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Spa Time
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Visit of Luxor temple
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception with live music at the club lounge.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Luxor
Day 4 - Friday
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Sail to Edfu
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:30 p.m. Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God.
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Edfu
Day 5 - Saturday
6:00 a.m. Sail to Aswan
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spa Time
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Visit the High Dam and Philae temple.
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Spa Time
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Aswan
Day 6 - Sunday
7:00 a.m. Sail to Komombo
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Visit the temple of Komombo. One side is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus, the Elder.
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Spa Time
11:30 a.m. Sail to Aswan
12:30 p.m. Lunch
3:00 p.m. Visit the Botanical Garden by Felucca
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Spa Time
Sound and light show at Philae Temple
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Aswan
Day 7 - Monday
7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Optional visit Abu Simbel
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spa Time
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Spa Time
6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception with entertainment on the Mango Island
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Overnight in Aswan
Day 8 - Tuesday
7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Disembarkation

Last Updated (Saturday, 22 January 2011 11:12)

 

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