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Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise, Egypt

The Oberoi Zahra

  • River Boat

Explore what's below deck

Luxury Suites

Never ending River Nile views can be enjoyed from your king size bedroom, from a sun lounger on your private terrace or from your private heated outdoor whirlpool. The spacious interiors are decorated in a relaxing natural palette, with clean lines, large windows and natural light. They also include a living room and private dining area, and a bathroom with a standalone bathtub and a rain shower.

Luxury Cabins

Decorated in a natural palette, with clean lines, natural fabrics and River Nile views. Furnished with a king size or twin beds and comfortable seating. These cabins have been designed for your cruising pleasure. Uninterrupted River Nile views are best enjoyed at the end of a fulfilling day sightseeing, from theglass panelled rain shower in your naturally lit ensuite bathroom.

Alternative boats

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

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The Oberoi Philae was fantastic in every respect.

Egypt - Oberoi Philae

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These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

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Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Llyod 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

Ice thickness (cm)

10 15 30 50

Ice thickness (cm)

lowest   highest
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super