MS Misr Nile Cruise
Official Rating: 5* Star
Board: Full Board
Description: This ship is a unique steam ship cruising the Nile. The Misr was originally constructed in Preston by the Royal Navy in 1918. And was technologically advanced at that time in that it was the first time the Stevenson Link reversing system had been implemented.
It was originally purchased and later converted into a Luxury Nile Steamer for King Farouk. And it was recorded that it was the venue for his birthday. Guests were invited to the party by the Governor of Cairo who requested “the honour of your company on board the Misr Nile Steamer at 08 P.M. on February the 10th. 1939.
The name Misr means Egypt and the décor reflects the fashion of that period and ach cabin has it’s own Individual stylish décor.
When you board the Misr its Royal past and History are evident in the atmosphere and ambiance of the ship.
Accommodation: The ship has 16 cabins and 8 suites spread over 3 decks .
The cabins are spacious being 21 sq.meters with the suites being larger at 30 and 35 sq.meters.
The cabins have been designed to the very highest standards to keep guests needs and comfort in mind at all times and are individually furnished and decorated.
Each cabin has either twin beds or a King size bed with private bathroom ( with bath tub ) and hair dryer. The cabin has remote control T.V. with showtime and music channels , mini bar , internal phone and safe deposit box.
The cabins are air-conditioned and overlook the Nile through panoramic windows and private balconies
There are 2 suites of 35 sq.meters and 6 suites of 30 sq.meters.
General Facilities: There is the elegant Marasem Restaurant which can seat all guests at one sitting. The Saraya lounge is large and luxurious with plenty of space for guests to relax. The Dahabiyayat Bar has a refined and relaxing atmosphere with comfortable seating area
The Tashrifa Lobby has a gift shop.
The sun deck has a large sun bathing and recreation area with swimming pool and Bar with covered seating area for those who want to watch the sights go by , in comfort.
Additional Information: The order of the itineraries maybe amended as a result of low water levels, adverse weather conditions, lock closure or other unforeseen circumstances. Moorings at night are usually alongside other cruise vessels which may affect views from your cabin and sightseeing, when possible is organised to avoid the heat of the midday sun. When mooring sometimes diesel fumes can be evident.
You will be escorted by an English speaking Egyptologist at all times during the tours and excursions. All river cruises itinerary can be amended in sequence due to navigational circumstances but the above points of visit will not change.
Note: When joining a Nile cruise you are joining a cruise with an international client mix as the cruise will be accepting clients of many nationalities.
Entry Requirements: On entry into Egypt, you must obtain a visitors visa at the port of entry, the fee is £15 (subject to change). Sharm El Sheikh is considered a free zone, due to being located in the Sinai Peninsula. Travel on excursions outside the peninsula, the visitor’s visa is a requirement.
note: For travel to most countries, a British passport must remain valid for at least 6 months after your scheduled return to the UK.