Majesty King Farouk 's Steamship : Misr ( Egypt) offers 16 state
room and 8 suites
Compare with other Royal Dahabiyas
the Dongola Photo Gallery and
the Zarafa ( Giraffe)
built for Sultan Hussein Kamel , King Fouad's Father
you can live the luxury, amenities and style of days gone by aboard
the steamship Misr .
Built for the Royal Navy towards the early years of the twentieth
century : 1918 , implementing for the first time Stevenson Link
reversing system for a vertical steam engine.
The steamer was purchased
and later converted into a luxury Nile steamer for King Farouk.
it is no re-creation of this grand era, but the real thing , lovingly
restored, among the last of its kind to cruise the great river.
You’ll cruise as princes, kings, ambassadors and royal retainers
once did, to ancient temples and villages bypassed by time.
One of the invitations cards that was found on board did read "on
the occasion of celebrating the birthday of his majesty King Farouk
I , The governor of Cairo requests the honor of your company on
board the Misr Nile Steamer at 08 P.M. on February the 10th, 1939"
The name of that Nile Steamer ship "Misr" is the Arabic
for Egypt and the interior decor reflects the style of the period
with each cabin having its own individual style. Each Sailing is
limited to 45 guests maximum .
The steamer is about 63 meters long and offer 24 cabins including
8 suites all are fully air-conditioned , all are with private facilities.Each
stateroom has large panoramic window. The steamer offers eight suites
, the suites are very much in demand , and it is first come , first
serve, we regret that we do not offer any wait listing for the suites.
Average square meter space for the cabin is about 18 - 20 square
meter , suites are about 30 square meter.
nature lovers we include a tour of the Botanical Garden Island in
Aswan ( while others will simply have you sail around the island
without setting foot on it !), then we go on to Gharb Sehail and
tour some of the mini nature protected Islands in the middle of
the Nile with sandy beaches and beautiful rare plants .
Nile Aboard the Steamship Misr
Eight Days/ Seven Nights on board PLUS one night Hotel Stay in Cairo
steamer Misr is faithful to its origins, with authentic fixtures
and period furniture, rich woodwork, leather upholstery, brass bedsteads,
paneled passageways, and wooden decks. Yet modern conveniences are
integrated in the most sensitive fashion, including luxurious plumbing
, and air conditioning. Sixty crew member are on board and anticipate
every need and caters to every request.
Egypt pass by from the comfort of the upper deck, retire to the
lounge to read quietly, or enjoy conversation or a card game with
new friends, and dine on the finest Egyptian and French cuisine.
travel with the assurance that the steamer Misr embodies responsible
tourism. Cooling water is recycled to steam boilers, and waste is
treated. Local craftsmen and contractors restore, maintain, and
re-create the heritage environment.
in Style to Egypt, unforgettably and responsibly, aboard the steamship
Farouk's Royal Nile Cruise: Luxor to Luxor:
Eight Days Nile Cruise - Seven Nights : PLUS one night Hotel Stay
in Cairo :
Extend your stay in Aswan before
or after your Royal Cruise
1 – Cairo / Luxor/ Esna – Monday - (Dinner )
Please advise us of your hotel name in Cairo , or arrival flight
details into Cairo Airport.
Our local rep. will assist with your private transfer to the airport
to board your flight to board the cruise .
Flight is in First Class or Business Class , tax included. In Luxor
our local rep, will meet and escort you from the airport to the
The crew of King Farouk steamer Misr will welcome you aboard and
settle you into your luxurious cabin or suite. After dinner , we
will sail for Esna.
2 – Edfu, Kom Ombo – Tuesday (BLD)
Sail to Edfu where we horse-drawn carriages await to convey us to
Edfu temple, one of the best-preserved in the land, dedicated to
the gods Horus and Hathor, begun in the fourth century BC. We resume
our cruise, to arrive in Kom Ombo at sunset, the perfect time to
admire its double temple, dedicated to both Sobek the crocodile
god and Horus the falcon. You may wish to dress tonight for dinner
in late 50th style
3 –Kom Ombo, Aswan – Wednesday (BLD)
sail northward from Kom Ombo in the morning to reach Aswan, gateway
to Nubia, the southern region of Egypt that stretches on to Sudan.
4 - Aswan - Thursday ( BLD)
Our visit today includes the island temple of Philae, dedicated
to the goddess Isis, mother and wife of Osiris, and embodiment of
fertility and motherhood. Its reliefs and frescoes make it one of
the most attractive temples in Egypt. We’ll have time to stroll
through Aswan to discover the climate, crafts and cultures that
have long attracted wintering royalty before enjoying our dinner
together on board.
5 - Aswan / Abu Simbel / Aswan / Edfu - Friday ( BLD)
early breakfast. Off to the airport , where we board your flight
to Abu Simbel , where your private guide and air-conditioned vehicle
await you . In Abu Simbel we tour : Ramses the Great larger temple,
colossal figures of Ramses are seated with the gods and attended
by his queen and daughters. The smaller temple is dedicated
to Queen Nefertari, who appears as Hathor, the goddess of love,
joy and fertility, symbolized by the benevolent cow. We explore
these fine temple , admiring their ancient aura and artistry, after
which retire we fly back to Aswan
. Back on board , we cruise to Edfu
6 - Luxor - Saturday ( BLD)
grand day of sailing along the Nile with scenes that changed little
since biblical times. Reach Luxor in time for dinner on board .
7 – Luxor – Sunday (BLD)
We’ll cross the Nile this morning to visit the sites of the
Valley of the Kings, where the rulers of ancient Egypt and their
wives were laid to rest for eternity in fabulous tombs that befit
living deities. Our tour included King Tut's tomb . At Medinet-Habu,
we visit the temple of Ramses III, almost entirely intact, exemplifying
the temple tombs of the Ramses dynasty. We tour as well Queen Hatshepsut
" El Deir El Bahari Temple.
Cabins are always : Upper decks
8 – Luxor, Cairo – Monday (BL)
After breakfast , you’ll commence your explorations
with visits to the temples of ancient Thebes: the Temple of Amon
at Karnak—the largest religious complex anywhere—and
the Temple of Luxor with its seemingly endless colonnades, built
during the reign of Amenophis III, and enlarged by Ramses II . After
lunch on board your Royal Dahabiya : on to the Airport and your
flight back to Cairo in Business Class , tax included . Transfers
are always on a private basis with a private air-conditioned vehicle
and private chauffeur. In Cairo , our local rep. will be waiting
for you and assist with your transfer to the J. W. Marriott - Club
Level Room, or the Grand Hyatt : Grand Suite.
9 – Cairo – Tuesday (B)
After breakfast . Check-out , our local rep. will assist
with your transfer to the airport, always on a private basis.
King Farouk Personal Yacht Dahabiya on the Nile
per person in double in US Dollars: $ 3450.00 , or upgrade to a
suite : $ 4190.00 Per person in double
per person in single in US Dollars: $ 5150.00 , or upgrade to a
suite : $ 6450.00 Per person in single
Dec 20 - Jan 2 , Easter Season : Please add : 15 % supplement
your next anniversary like a king and queen on board King Farouk
Steam Ship : Misr