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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Discover Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Sanctuary Sun Boat III is an elegant and personalised cruise boat taking a maximum of 36 guests on 3, 4- and 8-night cruises along Egypt’s Nile Valley. The scenery is sumptuous and exquisite, combining modern Egypt with centuries-old traditions. The warm colours of the cabin and traditional tones evoke the glamour of the 1930s. The boat has several times been voted on the top 100 most beautiful boats in the world by Condé Nast readers.

The cruiser boasts 14 luxury cabins, 2 royal suites and 2 presidential suites. All cabins have views of the Nile River. There is also a luxurious on-deck swimming pool on the upper sun deck known as Cleopatra’s Oasis. Modelled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, the styling is British colonial, blended with European, Egyptian and Bedouin influences. Expect delicious gourmet dining in the restaurant, cocktails with a view and afternoon tea in the stunning lounge. The shutters are the traditional focal point of the cabin and have a striking design element.

Onboard activities include Egyptian cooking lessons, costume parties featuring a traditional meal, and belly dancing. Take advantage of the massage treatments, games room and in-house cinema.

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Expert View

  • Elegant Nile cruiser evoking the heyday of Egypt’s past
  • Perfect for leisurely sightseeing of iconic sites
  • Knowledgeable Egyptologist guides
  • Privately chartered for special celebrations

At a glance

  • 18 Cabins & Suites
  • 10 Years +
  • Open Jan - May & July - Dec
  • Full Board
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We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Usually a charter boat, it is perfect for a private holiday. At certain times of the year, however, individual cabins are available."

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