Sun Boat III

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Name: Sun Boat III

Crew: 40

Guests: 36

Length: 61 m / 200 feet

Width: 14 m / 46 feet

Speed: 7 knots

Gross tonnage: 800

Sun Boat III

This elegant and intimate Nile River cruiser has the luxury and ambience of a floating boutique hotel or private club. Her 18 exquisite and spacious cabins include two Royal Suites and two Presidential Suites, all featuring traditional four-poster beds draped in fine Egyptian linens. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned with great river views plus a private bathroom, mini bar and LCD satellite TV.

The stunning upper sun deck, known as Cleopatra’s Oasis, features a contoured moulded pool, palm plants and canopy beds in which to shade from the midday sun, while the H. Carter lounge features cosy sofas, hand-woven rugs and chandeliers that add a touch of timeless refinement. The Copper Tray restaurant has an airy and spacious feel even at the full capacity of 36 guests, and panoramic windows allow you to watch the ancient world go by as you dine. Warm honey tones and natural lines throughout the ship evoke the glamour of the 1930s. The cabin crew are diligently discreet and attentive, ensuring every element of your journey is effortlessly enjoyable and utterly stimulating.


Food and Drink

Copper Tray restaurant, H. Carter lounge bar.


Heated swimming pool, on-deck exercise machines and games room with internet access. 


Shaded deck, two sun decks and Sahara lounge.


Excellent variety of buffet-style breakfasts and lunches and open deck barbecues, as well as gourmet à-la-carte dinners featuring an extensive list of local and international wines. 


Every cruise includes a colourful ‘galabeya party’, presenting guests with the opportunity to dress up in traditional Egyptian clothing and dance to Arabic music; as well as a belly dancing performance and whirling dervish show. Other onboard entertainments are organised (or kept to a minimum) according to the wishes of the guests.


All tour guides are expert Egyptologists who deliver an onboard lecture on the history of life along the Nile, and are available for informal conversation and enquiries.


Onshore excursions include walks among the wonders of the Valley of the Kings, and visits to the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, and the Temple of Karnak, the second largest ancient religious site in the world which took over 1,200 years to complete.

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