Dahabiya Nile Cruise
What Abd el-Latif el-Baghdadi described in the 1200s was a Dahabiya, which was originally used on the Nile for Caliphs, who decorated them with gold, also the boats of the king & the nobles of ancient Egypt were painted gold ( thus the name, which in Arabic means “golden boat”
The Dahabiya was a pleasure craft. It came in a variety of sizes & was not only used on the Nile, but on the small lakes.
Eventually it became one of the most popular boats in Egypt. Mamluk families rented Dahabiya to enjoy a pleasant afternoon on the water. When Napoleon was in Egypt he used one of these crafts which he called “L’Italie”.
When the age of the Nile tourist cruise began around 1830, tours were made by Dahabiya. Thousands of these boats lined the waterfront at Bulaq, as Amelia Edwards’s reports;
These boats were the preferred method of transportation among tourists & upper class Egyptians. A few Dahabiya nowadays can still be found moored along the Nile in Cairo & south of Egypt.
Dahabiya Princess Hanna is a cruise sailboat, ideal for small groups like friends, families, and honeymooners.
Experience memories that will last a lifetime as you sail The Nile on this private charter cruise sailing boat.
The Princess Hanna is 38.5 meters in length and 6.75 meters wide. Complete with 2 generators for electricity, The Princess Hanna offers peaceful and serene sailing as there is no engine on board.
Prepare to be pampered and spoiled with its quiet high end privacy. There are 7 classic cabins elegantly furnished, complete with air-conditioning, and private bathrooms and one luxurious suite with a canopy bed, a private bathroom, and a private veranda h.
When you travel along the Nile river, either on modern floating hotels or by other transport, you feel as if they have stepped back in time. Watching farming & other activities conducted in the same way they were thousands of years ago. Donkey carts & mud brick houses dot the landscape. It is a unique experience…
Authentic Egyptian cuisine, prepared by your own personal chef, will awaken your taste buds, Guided private day tours with an experienced Egyptologist are provided as well. if option selected.
Dahabiya Boat, Nile cruise, 5 or 7 nights from Luxor
3.5-star cruise ship located near Luxor Temple,
A restaurant, bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free cruise ship. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, coffee shop / cafés, a snack bar, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 7 soundproofed rooms feature minibars and room service. Dryers, flat-screen TVs, among the other amenities available to guests.
Bathrooms include showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.
Dining is available at the restaurant and guests can grab coffee at one of the coffee shops/cafés. The cruise ship also has a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink.
This business-friendly cruise ship also offers a rooftop terrace, and barbecue grills, each night different dinner atmosphere.