The Oberoi Zahra - Luxury Cruise on the River Nile, Egypt

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Our luxury cruiser, The Oberoi Zahra, is a jewel on the River Nile. On a seven night cruise, guests will discover ancient monuments, magnificent temples and five thousand years of Egyptian culture, in supreme style and comfort.

While on board the cruiser, guests can enjoy traditional dance and music performances, relax and refresh in our exquisite spa, in our swimming pool, on a sun-kissed deck, or in the comfort of their luxurious cabins.


Spacious accommodation offers panoramic views of the River Nile.

Our temperature-controlled swimming pool is the largest on any cruiser on the Nile.

Private docking facilities, on-board elevators and access for physically-challenged guests.

Cabins & Suites

Spacious and Private Accommodation

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  • The Restaurant

  • The Club Lounge

  • The Library and Cigar Lounge

The Restaurant

Our restaurant is a sophisticated, elegant, all-day dining space. Large windows offer panoramic views of the River Nile and natural light during the day. In the evening, it is warmly-lit by a bespoke, backlit alabaster wall panel and glowing orange lamps.

Guests may take a seat on a comfortable, creamy leather sofa, or at an intimate window-side table, and enjoy a glass of fine wine to compliment our international, daily changing a la carte menu, prepared by our master chefs.

The Club Lounge

The Club Lounge serves drinks, high tea and hosts two cocktail receptions with live music and a Nubian performance during each cruise. Guests may also enjoy backgammon, chess, scrabble or cards in the comfortable chairs here.

The Library and Cigar Lounge

Comfortably furnished, with fantastic views out onto the River Nile, The Library and Cigar Lounge is a wonderful space for relaxing, reading or socialising with fellow travellers. This area is open 24 hours, with drinks available until midnight.

Testimonials from our guests

  • " Our expectations were exceeded a hundred fold when we arrived at the boat. It was absolutely wonderful, not only the lovely decor and extremely comfortable cabins, but the staff went out of their way to make sure our holiday was special. We have never had such consistently outstanding food anywhere before and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was like eating in a top London restaurant. "

    Mr. and Mrs. Snell
    United Kingdom

  • " This has been the most wonderful holiday! The staff made our cruise very special. We were treated royally like Pharaohs - by individuals who cared for us. "

    Mr. and Mrs. McKeever
    United Kingdom

  • " The boat itself still feels like something of a dream, it was so perfect, and we do plan to return. The food, the suite, the staff and crew, the attention to detail, our guide - everything was as good as we could have wished it to be. "

    Mr. and Mrs. Adams
    United Kingdom

  • " Superb in every way. There is no better way to see ancient Egypt. Wonderfully tranquil. Felt like a pharaoh. All exceptional. "

    Mr. and Mrs. Grubber
    United States of America

  • " We would like to thank you for the hospitality offered during the seven day cruise on board Zahra. The cruise was a pure delight in every aspect and we want to congratulate you and your staff for your professionalism and efficiency. We sincerely hope to sail with you again. "

    Mr. Van De Wege

  • " The best and friendliest staff ever experienced. Nothing was too much trouble for all of them. We have had the most wonderful time. We have travelled the world and this was the most wonderful time we have ever had. Thank you all so much. "

    Ms. Linda Clayman


The Oberoi Spa

The Oberoi Zahra offers the finest spa facilities, in a luxurious haven of peace and tranquility. Guests can relax, refresh and rejuvenate with a holistic Oberoi signature therapy, Balinese, Thai or Western massage, or beauty treatment.


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Hotel Address: The Oberoi Zahra C/o The Oberoi 117, Sahl Hasheesh Red Sea, Egypt
Phone: +20 65 3440 777 +20 65 3440 777