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 Sun Boat III


Sanctuary Sun Boat III is akin to an intimate river yacht representing the ultimate in luxury and relaxation on the Nile. It was launched in 1993, and fully renovated in 2005. This elegant Egypt cruise boat accommodates up to 36 guests on seven night cruises.


With the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, comfort, style and elegance are reflected throughout to give a natural look, and white and ecru tones are combined with colors like sand, stone, and earth to create warmth and depth. Honey hues and reds have been used, extracted from natural dyes.


Both masculine and feminine lines are combined and the natural look depends not only on the colors and the furniture, but also the varying plains and structures.


Evoking the heyday of Egypt’s past, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III has several times been voted among the top 100 most beautiful boats in the world by Condé Nast readers. Modelled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, this graceful cruiser has exquisite facilities from delicious gourmet dining in the restaurant to sipping refreshing cocktails around the pool area on the sun deck, or enjoying afternoon tea in the stunning lounge. The Sanctuary Sun Boat III has 18 beautifully designed unique cabins which include two royal suites and two presidential suites.



  • Has several times been voted one of the top 100 most beautiful boats in the world by Condé Nast readers.

  • Choice of seven and ten night itineraries, led by best Egyptologists.

  • Award-winning chefs.

  • Only 18 cabins, allowing for an intimate and personalised Nile cruise.

  • First boat in over 15 years to cruise from Cairo to Aswan, opening up new sites to guests including Beni Hassan rock tombs.

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