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Om Kolthoum

The Om Kolthoum is one of few Dahabiyas, the river sailboats once common in Egypt in the days of the monarchy, which are still in operation. The prestige Om Kolthoum has three identical sisters: the Agatha Christie, Princess Grace and Dalida, all of which sail gracefully between Luxor and Aswan. Cruise back in time on these elegant sailboats and exclusively discover the Nile's romance in an intimate and privileged style just as the former Egyptian elites and aristocrats once experienced.



A cruise on board the Om Kolthoum is the perfect combination of luxury and adventure. During this voyage you will immerse yourself in the rich history of the mysterious lands along the banks of the Nile as the Om Kolthoum takes you on an unforgettable journey from Luxor to Aswan. The beautiful vessel is one of the few remaining Dahabiyas popular with the aristocracy during the days when Pharaohs ruled the land. Step back in time travel in opulence befitting royalty.

There are many amenities on board for your comfort and enjoyment. The bright and spacious indoor lounge, which also functions as an indoor dining area, is the perfect place to relax with a book from the library or sip your favourite cocktail from the bar while enjoying the company of friends. On the Sun Deck, you can lounge in the comfortable couches and lounge chairs while taking in the sunshine and gentle river breezes. Also on the Sun Deck is a Jacuzzi where you can relax and unwind against the stunning background of the Nile River.

During your voyage you will dine in style and comfort. Evening meals on board the Om Kolthoum are elegant affairs where your full course dinner will be served to your table by the ship’s attentive waiters. Breakfast and lunch are typically served buffet style. In the alfresco shaded dining area, on the upper deck, you will have the opportunity to savour lavish feasts of fresh fish, salads and refreshing drinks.

Cabins provide an exceptional private ambiance, ensuring peace and tranquility. You will not even be disturbed by engine noise as the Dalida has her own towboat. Each cabin is fitted with wide windows for viewing the passing scenery in the comfort of your own space.

The Om Kolthoum is perfect for those looking to combine the thrill of adventure with relaxation and serenity. The 12 attentive crew members will ensure that your every need is attended to while providing you with a flexible and exciting itinerary that will lead you to new discoveries and create unforgettable memories.

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