Sudan Steam Ship
A unique cruise choice on the Nile, the Steamship Sudan is the most peaceful way to travel on the river. Please note that the majority of guests and crew will be French-speaking, although an English-speaking guide will be provided.
Built in 1885, for King Fouad, this steamship has had many eminent guests over the years. Agatha Christie was inspired to write Death on the Nile after travelling on the boat and decades later, the S/S Sudan provided the set for many of the film’s scenes.
With just 23 cabins, five of which are suites, there is a cosy intimate air on board. Each cabin contains period furniture (including wall-mounted telephones and brass bedsteads) and is accessed via the promenade deck.
Although there is no pool on board, there is a sun deck where you can relax. To add to the calm atmosphere, the Sudan is propelled by a hybrid diesel/steam engine, resulting in a quieter and more energy-efficient journey.
For those interested, the original workings, such as the pistons and paddle wheels, can still be seen, and the staff may allow you to visit the engine room.
Breakfasts and lunches are open buffet meals, whilst dinner is usually a set, four-course meal.