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Steam Ship Sudan

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Explore what's below deck

Suites (5)

On the upper deck, the Agatha Christie (twin beds) and Lady Duff Gordon suites (twin), at the prow of the vessel, benefit from spectacular views over the river. The Hercule Poirot Suite is again on the upper deck but starboard side (double bed). The Aida (twin) and Queen Victoria suites (twin) nestle spaciously in the gentle curves of the stern.

Cabins (18)

The decor is subtle and airy, enlivened by coloured textiles and fabrics in shades of fuschia, orange or absinthe. Every bedroom has air conditioning. There is a choice of double or twin-bedded cabins.

Holiday Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

The Oberoi Zahra £££££

Oberoi Zahra is a contemporary boat with simple and elegant décor. Each of the 25 Luxury Cabins has expansive views of the river framed by large picture windows and the two elegant suites offer extremely spacious accommodation with a separate living area and their own private terrace with Jacuzzi.

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The Oberoi Philae £££££

Oberoi Philae is a traditional-looking luxury Nile cruiser, with a contemporary and elegant interior. Each of the 22 spacious cabins and suites has large French doors offering wonderful views of the Nile and some of the Luxury Suites have a private terrace with heated whirlpool. With all-day fine dining on offer in both the main restaurant and Poolside Restaurant, enjoy curated menus spanning Western, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines designed by the Oberoi chefs. Invigorating spa treatments compliment a temperature-controlled pool, an air-conditioned fitness centre and beauty salon.

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Sanctuary Nile Adventurer £££££

  • Egypt

The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer is an elegant, 32 cabin cruise boat, with a contemporary style combining splashes of colour with more traditional Egyptian features. All cabins are Nile facing and the two presidential suites have private balconies. The sun deck houses a small swimming pool with space to relax and enjoy the view.

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The choice of accommodation was absolutely excellent throughout! Mohamed Saad, our guide from Luxor onwards, was outstanding and should be recommended strongly. We also hired an ornithological expert ( Shaban ) for a morning - excellent.

Egypt

I really felt like Tom Frost listened and did his very best to meet my demands.  Very soon I was trusting him implicitly and placing a high value on his advice.  I am so glad I did!

Egypt

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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F L E X I B I L I T Y P R O M I S E B O O K W I T H C O N F I D E N C E

Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Lloyd Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

Mame / Country of Register

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Ice thickness (cm)

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Finland / Sweden
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Finland / Sweden
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Finland / Sweden
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Finland / Sweden
Category II
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Finland / Sweden
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IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
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IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
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IA Super