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  New Boat Dahabiya  


Built in 2020, the "New Boat" is the newest of Nour El Nil's dahabiyas.

Built in 2020, our “New Boat” (as yet unnamed) is the the newest of all of Nour El Nil’s dahabiyas offering guests 2 Panoramic Suites and 8 Luxury Rooms to choose from. Guests appreciate the new finishes and unique touches that our designer and owner, Eleonore, has added to this splendid vesse.

New Boat is ideally suited for those who want to experience the pinnacle of Nour El Nil’s dahabiyas. New Boat is recommended for travellers more concerned with comfort and space than with the cost of a cruise.


It is hard to overstate the sheer magnificence of sailing down the Nile on one of these glorious dahabiyas, but be assured it’s the trip of a lifetime and a seriously stylish one at that. Seven chandeliers illuminate the deck, while beautifully embroidered cushions and sofas line each side. The idea is that you plonk yourself down, then lose yourself in the raft of images that pass before you. It is highly unlikely that any of the Pharaohs travelled in such style.

It takes 6 days to meander from Luxor to Aswan. You breakfast in the sun at the front of the ship, then decant to see something wonderful, perhaps a visit to a Pharaonic quarry or an enormous temple that spent centuries buried under sand. You can walk in the desert, swim in the river, visit a farm, sunbathe on the poop deck, and if the wind is blowing, great sails will be unfurled and you will glide across the water in serene silence. Rooms below are small, but you’ll spend your time up on deck, and they are also sweet, with super-comfortable beds and screens to defeat mosquitoes. As for the crew, they’re as good as their boat, a highlight of your cruise.

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