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A Week on the Nile

A seven night journey discovering the ancient wonders of the Nile aboard the SS Misr

  • 17 January 2022
  • 24 January 2022
  • History and Culture
  • Temple of Horus at Edfu

If you are contemplating escaping the British winter for some warmth and enjoy discovering ancient sites with a small group of like-minded travellers, here is a perfect opportunity. Join us aboard the unique, 44-passenger SS Misr and follow in the wake of the pharaohs as we sail along the River Nile. Cruising from the ancient city of Luxor, we will discover some of the most iconic sites of Egypt on this truly captivating voyage. Pharaohs and queens of ancient Egypt often sailed along the Nile aboard luxurious royal boats – by far the most rewarding way to see the landscape and monuments of their realm. Evoking this regal way of travel in antiquity, we have chartered the SS Misr, the most elegant vessel on the River Nile, and we will approach the ancient monuments just as the Egyptians in the days of the pharaohs did, from the river Nile itself.

We will travel with expert local guides and will cruise at a gentle speed which is essential to be able to drink in the rhythm of life on the banks of the river. From the spacious decks of the elegant SS Misr you can observe the dramatic division between the fertile flood-plain and the arid majesty of the deserts flanking the river and witness traditional village life. Although the Egypt of the pharaohs came to an end almost two millennia ago, this cruise will leave you with a wealth of memories about its people, its monuments and its mysteries.

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Misr

Misr

Originally built in Preston in 1918 by the Royal Navy, the SS Misr is a propeller steam vessel. Having served in World War I in May 1918, the SS Misr (“Egypt” in Arabic) also participated as a warship and troop transporter for the British Egyptian joint task force. After retiring from active duty, SS Misr went through an entire overhaul; converted into a luxury yacht in 1938 to be used by Egypt’s last Monarch, King Farouk. After Egypt’s monarchy was overthrown in 1952, the SS Misr became state property and was allocated to the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation where it languished in a shipyard in a Cairo suburb until it was purchased in 2003. With special permission from the state authorities, the steam ship was then entirely rebuilt according to its original drawings and re-launched and returned to the glorified splendour of her heyday in 2006.

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Itinerary

  • Temple of Horus at Edfu
  • Temple of Horus at Edfu

Day 1 London Heathrow to Luxor, Egypt.

Fly by scheduled flight to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to the SS Misr and embark. Sail to Esna this evening for an overnight mooring. 

Day 2 Esna to Edfu to Kom Ombo.

This morning we take a leisurely walk to the temple of Esna. The temple dates back to the Ptolemaic and Roman period and is one of the last built in Egypt, it was dedicated to the god Khnum and several other deities including Neith, Heka, Satet and Menheyet and today stands nine metres below ground level in its excavation pit. We continue to sail to Edfu where this afternoon we will visit Edfu Temple, an ancient Egyptian temple that is set on the west bank of the Nile and is said to be one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the Falcon God Horus it was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. Later today we will set sail to Kom Ombo where we will moor overnight.

Day 3 Kom Ombo to Aswan.

We will leave the vessel early this morning for a visit to the temple of Kom Ombo which was built during the Ptolemaic dynasty and completed under the Roman Emperors. The ‘double’ design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for the two gods worshipped here. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris. Among the carved reliefs are an ancient Egyptian calendar and a display of surgical instruments. Once back on board we will sail to Aswan where we will enjoy a ride on either a boat or a felucca, for generations the traditional sailing boat of the Nile, to sail around Kitchener Island and Elephantine Island. 

Day 4 Aswan.

This morning we will visit the High Dam at Aswan, considered an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s with a huge impact on the economy and culture in Egypt in the last century. Today it provides electricity and irrigation for the whole of Egypt. We continue to the temple island of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. The story of Osiris is represented on the walls of the temple, with two of its inner chambers which are rich in symbolic imagery. The temple was originally on Philae Island but was dismantled in 1977 and reconstructed on a nearby higher island called Algilkia due to high water levels. The main elements of the temple such as the two Pylons, hypostyle halls and sanctuaries were built by the Ptolemaic kings. Later the Roman rulers added the colonnades in front of the temple as well as the ceremonial entrance to the island known as Trajan’s Kiosk. After lunch we will visit the Nubian Museum, a complex that covers 50,000 square metres and is enclosed by walls to evoke the traditional Nubian village architecture.

Day 5 Aswan to Edfu.

Enjoy a leisurely morning or alternatively take the optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel (by road approximately four hours each way) which are without doubt the most impressive of all Nubian antiquities. Not only can we admire the outstanding sculptures, culture and reliefs which embellished the temples of Ramesses the Great and Queen Nefertari cut out of the sandstone cliff around 3300 years ago, we can also applaud the achievement of archaeologists, architects and engineers in the 20th century AD who organised the rescue of the monuments to their new site above Lake Nasser. After lunch spend the afternoon on board admiring the beautiful passing scenery as we cruise the Nile to Edfu where we will moor overnight.

Day 6 Edfu to Luxor for Karnak.

Spend a relaxing morning on board as we cruise the Nile to Luxor. After lunch we will visit the temples of Karnak, one of the most memorable and popular historical areas to visit in the world. Here you will witness the unbelievably vast array of monuments dedicated to Amun-Ra, king of the gods, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Just two of the highlights are the great hypostyle hall with over 130 columns some 22 metres high and the obelisk of the powerful Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut. This afternoon we will enjoy a special cocktail reception with canapes, in the wonderful Victorian Lounge at the Old Winter Palace. We end our day with a visit to the illuminated Luxor Temple situated on the east bank of the river Nile.

Day 7 Luxor for Valley of the Kings.

This morning we visit the West Bank, one of the most famous and important archaeological sites in the world. See the Valley of the Kings, the burial ground of the pharaohs for a period of 500 years. The tombs vividly depict the journey of the sun god and pharaoh through the dangers of the Underworld. In the temple of Queen Hatshepsut you will discover scenes commemorating the reign of this exceptional monarch such as the ambitious voyage where she sent her ships on the Red Sea to the mysterious land of Punt. We stop at the Colossi of Memnon to witness the two imposing 18 metre high quartzite seated statues which marked the entrance to the now vanished memorial temple of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III whose reign in the 14th century BC was one of the most opulent in Egyptian history.

Day 8 Luxor to London Heathrow.

Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for your return scheduled flight to London.

  • Aswan
  • Karnak
  • The imposing Colossi of Memnon

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
17 to 24 January 2022 • 24 to 31 January 2022
Category Price
4 Twin/Double cabin on Lower/Main deck £2995
3 Twin/Double cabin on Upper deck £3395
2 Suite on Main/Upper deck £3595
1 Panorama Suite on Main deck £3995
4 Twin/Double cabin on Lower/Main deck for Sole Use £3595

Tour Reference Code: RCMI170122/RCMI240122

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel • Seven nights aboard the SS Misr on full board basis • Wine or beer & unlimited soft drinks with lunch & dinner • Shore excursions with local English speaking guides • Tour Manager • Gratuities • Transfers • Airport taxes.

Not included: Travel insurance, Egyptian visa, optional excursion to Abu Simbel.

Business Class Flight Upgrade: We have a limited number of Business Class seats available for a supplement of £795 per person, subject to availability. 

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Misr

Originally built in Preston in 1918 by the Royal Navy, the SS Misr is a propeller steam vessel. Having served in World War I in May 1918, the SS Misr (“Egypt” in Arabic) also participated as a warship and troop transporter for the British Egyptian joint task force. After retiring from active duty, SS Misr went through an entire overhaul; converted into a luxury yacht in 1938 to be used by Egypt’s last Monarch, King Farouk. After Egypt’s monarchy was overthrown in 1952, the SS Misr became state property and was allocated to the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation where it languished in a shipyard in a Cairo suburb until it was purchased in 2003. With special permission from the state authorities, the steam ship was then entirely rebuilt according to its original drawings and re-launched and returned to the glorified splendour of her heyday in 2006.

 
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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    Each cabin and suite has its own individual style and all feature a private balcony, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, mini-bar, robes and television. The suites on the upper deck are almost 50% larger in size than the standard cabins. 

    The 14 category 3 and 4, twin/double cabins measure 21 square metres and feature a sweeping window that opens up to a private terrace with chairs so that guests can enjoy the spectacular view of the Nile at all times. The category 2 suites are approximately 30 square metres. Spacious and welcoming, these exquisitely appointed suites offer the perfect refuge to unwind after a day of adventure and sightseeing. Luxuriously designed, each suite includes an elegant living area that contains a stylish loveseat and chairs, complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows that open to a private terrace so that guests can enjoy the spectacular view of the Nile. The category 1 panorama suites are approximately 35 square metres and are situated at the front of the vessel and offer impressive panoramic views. Unlike the other accommodations, these suites come with a private, furnished panoramic terrace that offers a spectacular 180-degree view of the Nile, so that guests can enjoy the inspiring view from every angle while cruising. This is the perfect spot to relax after a long day with a drink or book, or to watch the leisurely sail along the Nile to the next destination.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The SS Misr is both elegantly furnished and spacious throughout. The Marasem Restaurant, Saraya Lounge and Dahabia Bar are located on the higher decks offering wonderful views of the Nile. The period-style restaurant accommodates all guests at one sitting. There is also a lower sun deck with comfortable wicker chairs and an upper sun deck with a pool and sun beds for relaxation. The onboard attentive staff are always available to offer a cool beverage whilst watching the ever changing passing scenery.  The ship also has an onboard souvenir and gift shop selling jewellery and local handmade gifts. 

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    The Marasem restaurant, situated on the main deck serves international cuisine and seats all passengers in one open seating arrangement. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style whilst dinner is seated waiter service. Tables seat six to eight people. Tea and coffee are served on a complimentary basis after all meals and there are tea and coffee amenities in the cabins. A complimentary bottle of water will be provided in your cabin. 

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted you have chosen the SS Misr for your upcoming river journey along the Nile.

    Originally constructed in Preston by the Royal Navy in 1918, the SS Misr was purchased and later converted into a luxury Nile steamer for King Farouk. Now fully restored to a five-star deluxe propeller steam vessel, she accommodates just 44 passengers in spacious, air-conditioned cabins and suites. Misr means ‘the Kingdom of Egypt’ and the décor throughout the vessel reflects the period. The atmosphere onboard is informal and the onboard attentive staff are always available to offer a cool beverage whilst watching the ever changing passing scenery.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.  

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Passengers: 44
    Length: 62.9 metres
    Width: 13.80 metres
    Draft: 1.55 metres
    Registered: Egypt 
    Crew/Staff: 65
    Year built: 2006
    Language: English 
    Gross Tonnage: 1500 tonnes 
    Net Tonnage: 1350 tonnes

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All public rooms and staterooms on the ship are air-conditioned. An individual climate control allows you to regulate the temperature in your own room. For best results, keep windows closed whenever the air-conditioning is switched on.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    The daily programme will clearly specify the ship’s arrival and departure times in the various ports you will visit each day. When participating in shore excursions, our local guides will ensure that you return to the ship in time for departure. Should you set off to explore on your own, please return to the ship no later than the ALL ABOARD TIME stated in your daily programme. It is your responsibility to be aboard in time for the vessel’s departure. Always carry the ship’s contact number (noted on the contact card which you’ll receive once you embark the vessel) so you can notify the ship’s personnel should you ever need assistance while ashore.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship is equipped with a public address system. Announcements will be made only in public areas so that guests can relax in their staterooms without being disturbed. There may be times when your Tour Manager will use the public address system to inform you of information needed.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    The ship’s comfortable bar offers a wide selection of drinks for purchase. 

    BEAUTY SALON

    There is no Beauty Salon on board the vessel.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    All cabins feature a private bathroom, hairdryer, LCD TV, internal telephone, minibar, kettle with tea/coffee amenities replenished daily, safety deposit box and private balcony. 

    CABIN SIZES

    • Category 4 twin/double cabins on the lower/main deck measure 21 square metres • Category 3 twin/double cabins on the upper deck measure 21 square metres • Category 2 suites on the main/upper deck measure 30 square metres • Category 1 panorama suite on the main deck measure 35 square metres

    CURRENCY

    The ship accepts the following currencies on board: British Pounds, Euros, US Dollars and Egyptian Pounds. All your extras will be charged to your on board account. The day before your cruise ends you will receive an invoice for any on board charges incurred (itemised invoices are available upon your request). Please review the invoice carefully before settling your bill. All on board charges will be in Egyptian pounds, payable by cash or credit card (Visa and MasterCard). Please note that pre-paid credit cards, personal cheques, travellers cheques or a cash advance from a credit card are not accepted. Credit cards from non-Egyptian banks will be charged at the exchange rate established by the bank.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your stateroom each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once on board, please speak to the Maitre'D on your first night to reconfirm your requirements.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code on board the ship is casual and comfortable by day and smart casual for dinner. Kindly do not wear bathing attire in the restaurant or lounges at any time, and please be advised that shorts are not suitable for dinner. You may wish to wear your best attire for the welcome cocktail party. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions.

    DRINKS

    Bottled water is available in your stateroom and is replenished daily. 

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 220 volts, with 2-round pin power outlets. In case you need an adapter please contact the reception.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 4.00pm, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is 9.00am, however your Tour Manager will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

    The SS Misr was built to the highest safety standards, equipped with the latest technology, and is manned by a reliable and well-trained crew. In the unlikely event of an emergency during your cruise, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the crew. Please carefully review the safety instructions on the inside of your stateroom door and carefully read the safety information sheet which will be placed on the bed in your stateroom on the first day of your arrival, the life vests are located in the wardrobe in your stateroom. For safety reasons, the Sun Deck may be temporarily closed on certain stretches of the river with low bridges or locks. Please refrain from leaning out your stateroom balcony whenever the ship is entering or exiting a lock. We also recommend keeping your balcony closed whenever you leave your stateroom, especially while the ship is docked.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRES

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you by your Tour Manager.

    FIRE SAFETY

    Should you detect fire or smoke please alert the reception desk immediately and await instructions from the crew. Please note that smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only and the use of clothing irons is prohibited. 

    FIRST AID

    A first aid kit is available at the reception desk. Should you require further medical attention, please contact the reception desk or your Tour Manager immediately. A doctor is available on board.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There is no fitness room on board the vessel.

    GAMES & BOOKS

    A selection of games and books is available on the ship. We kindly ask that these items be returned after you are finished using them.

    GIFT SHOP

    You can find a selection of souvenirs and accessories in the ship’s gift shop which is located in front of the dining room. The boutique is open daily during day time hours, unless stated otherwise in the daily programme.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HOT TUB/SWIMMING POOL

    There is a refreshing swimming pool on the Sun Deck, perfect for lounging and enjoying a cocktail.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    The excellent housekeeping staff attend to your stateroom twice daily. The stateroom will be cleaned after you leave the cabin in the morning and during dinner in the evening. Please use the door hanger provided to indicate “service needed (make up my room sign)” or “privacy (do not disturb)”.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, please return your shore pass to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is available on board. Laundry bags and a form with prices can be found in the closet in your stateroom. Please fill out the form and leave it with your laundry on your bed, either in the morning or before you go to dinner. Laundered items will be returned within 24-hours. Please remember that the use of electric irons is prohibited; clothing will be ironed for you for a reasonable fee. Dry cleaning services are not available on board.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Any items left behind on the ship will be kept on board for one month and after this time; any unclaimed items will be given to a local charity. If we recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery. Please note that toiletries, undergarments or sleep wear will be discarded. During your cruise if you have lost anything please check the (lost and found desk) near the reception desk.

    LOUNGE

    The vessel features a large, comfortably-furnished Main Lounge, which serves as a gathering place for on board announcements, lectures and entertainment. The lounge is open 24 hours.

    MEALS

    All meals on board are prepared by Egyptian chefs and feature European-style dishes, all carefully selected to please a broad range of palates. Each day’s meal times are indicated in your daily programme. The times may vary according to each day’s scheduled activities and shore excursions. Breakfast is served international buffet style and you may dine any time during breakfast hours. Lunch and dinner are mixed types (buffet styles and set menus). For the buffets, there are different styles (Egyptian buffet, Italian buffet, seafood buffet). The ship also arranges barbeques on the Sun Deck in good weather. There is an open seating policy in the main restaurant and table reservations are not accepted. 

    MOSQUITOES

    During the summer months we recommend keeping your stateroom windows and balcony doors closed to prevent mosquitoes and insects from entering.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Sometimes it is necessary to make amendments to the itinerary, both for logistical and safety reasons. The Master of the vessel will decide if necessary.

    RECEPTION

    Reception desk staff will be on duty 24 hours a day. Please feel free to contact them any time you need assistance. To call the reception desk from your cabin, dial “0”.

    ROOM SERVICE

    The ship will be happy to serve you in your stateroom.

    SAFE

    Your stateroom is equipped with a small safe for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Oversized items may be stored in the ship’s safe at the reception desk. Please remember to remove all items from the safe and leave the safe open before disembarking.

    SAFETY

    In accordance with international law, the Captain has full control over the ship and every person on board must obey his lawful commands. There is a zero tolerance policy towards disruptive behaviour as the safety of our guests, crew and the ship remains the priority.

    SMOKING

    Smoking inside the ship is a severe fire hazard. Smoking is only permitted at the rear of the Sun Deck. For the safety and comfort of all guests on board, your cooperation in observing the no-smoking policy is greatly appreciated.

    SUN DECK

    For your safety, the Sun Deck may be temporarily closed on certain stretches of the river due to the low bridges or locks. Please follow the instructions of our nautical crew at any time.

    TELEPHONE

    All staterooms have telephones that can be used to call other rooms. Please dial the room number you wish to call. All outside calls should be made through the reception desk, and the cost will be charged to your room account.

    TOUR MANAGER

    Although the ship does not have a Cruise Director, the ship’s professional, English-speaking guides will look after your comfort and answer questions. Please do not hesitate to contact them at any time. A Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will also accompany you on your voyage.

    TOWELS

    The ship aims to be an environmentally-friendly river cruise line. For this reason, towels will not be automatically changed every day. The ship asks that you put used towels on the floor of the bathroom if you wish them to be exchanged for fresh towels. Towels left hanging on the towel rack will not be changed.

    VISITORS

    The ship is happy to welcome visitors on board whenever possible. Please inform the ship Manager, Tour Manager or the reception desk in advance.

    WATER

    Tap water on board is NOT potable. The ship will restock your stateroom with small bottled water on a daily basis.

    WI-FI

    Wi-Fi is available in some locations on board the ship. Please kindly note that service may at times be interrupted and is not always guaranteed, especially when travelling through locks and certain geographical areas. 

    Please note: These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

    V.3 November 2019

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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin/Suite

    Each cabin and suite has its own individual style and all feature a private balcony, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, mini-bar, robes and television. The suites on the upper deck are almost 50% larger in size than the standard cabins. 

    The 14 category 3 and 4, twin/double cabins measure 21 square metres and feature a sweeping window that opens up to a private terrace with chairs so that guests can enjoy the spectacular view of the Nile at all times. The category 2 suites are approximately 30 square metres. Spacious and welcoming, these exquisitely appointed suites offer the perfect refuge to unwind after a day of adventure and sightseeing. Luxuriously designed, each suite includes an elegant living area that contains a stylish loveseat and chairs, complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows that open to a private terrace so that guests can enjoy the spectacular view of the Nile. The category 1 panorama suites are approximately 35 square metres and are situated at the front of the vessel and offer impressive panoramic views. Unlike the other accommodations, these suites come with a private, furnished panoramic terrace that offers a spectacular 180-degree view of the Nile, so that guests can enjoy the inspiring view from every angle while cruising. This is the perfect spot to relax after a long day with a drink or book, or to watch the leisurely sail along the Nile to the next destination.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The SS Misr is both elegantly furnished and spacious throughout. The Marasem Restaurant, Saraya Lounge and Dahabia Bar are located on the higher decks offering wonderful views of the Nile. The period-style restaurant accommodates all guests at one sitting. There is also a lower sun deck with comfortable wicker chairs and an upper sun deck with a pool and sun beds for relaxation. The onboard attentive staff are always available to offer a cool beverage whilst watching the ever changing passing scenery.  The ship also has an onboard souvenir and gift shop selling jewellery and local handmade gifts. 

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    The Marasem restaurant, situated on the main deck serves international cuisine and seats all passengers in one open seating arrangement. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style whilst dinner is seated waiter service. Tables seat six to eight people. Tea and coffee are served on a complimentary basis after all meals and there are tea and coffee amenities in the cabins. A complimentary bottle of water will be provided in your cabin. 

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted you have chosen the SS Misr for your upcoming river journey along the Nile.

    Originally constructed in Preston by the Royal Navy in 1918, the SS Misr was purchased and later converted into a luxury Nile steamer for King Farouk. Now fully restored to a five-star deluxe propeller steam vessel, she accommodates just 44 passengers in spacious, air-conditioned cabins and suites. Misr means ‘the Kingdom of Egypt’ and the décor throughout the vessel reflects the period. The atmosphere onboard is informal and the onboard attentive staff are always available to offer a cool beverage whilst watching the ever changing passing scenery.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.  

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Passengers: 44
    Length: 62.9 metres
    Width: 13.80 metres
    Draft: 1.55 metres
    Registered: Egypt 
    Crew/Staff: 65
    Year built: 2006
    Language: English 
    Gross Tonnage: 1500 tonnes 
    Net Tonnage: 1350 tonnes

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All public rooms and staterooms on the ship are air-conditioned. An individual climate control allows you to regulate the temperature in your own room. For best results, keep windows closed whenever the air-conditioning is switched on.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of an emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    The daily programme will clearly specify the ship’s arrival and departure times in the various ports you will visit each day. When participating in shore excursions, our local guides will ensure that you return to the ship in time for departure. Should you set off to explore on your own, please return to the ship no later than the ALL ABOARD TIME stated in your daily programme. It is your responsibility to be aboard in time for the vessel’s departure. Always carry the ship’s contact number (noted on the contact card which you’ll receive once you embark the vessel) so you can notify the ship’s personnel should you ever need assistance while ashore.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship is equipped with a public address system. Announcements will be made only in public areas so that guests can relax in their staterooms without being disturbed. There may be times when your Tour Manager will use the public address system to inform you of information needed.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    The ship’s comfortable bar offers a wide selection of drinks for purchase. 

    BEAUTY SALON

    There is no Beauty Salon on board the vessel.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    All cabins feature a private bathroom, hairdryer, LCD TV, internal telephone, minibar, kettle with tea/coffee amenities replenished daily, safety deposit box and private balcony. 

    CABIN SIZES

    • Category 4 twin/double cabins on the lower/main deck measure 21 square metres • Category 3 twin/double cabins on the upper deck measure 21 square metres • Category 2 suites on the main/upper deck measure 30 square metres • Category 1 panorama suite on the main deck measure 35 square metres

    CURRENCY

    The ship accepts the following currencies on board: British Pounds, Euros, US Dollars and Egyptian Pounds. All your extras will be charged to your on board account. The day before your cruise ends you will receive an invoice for any on board charges incurred (itemised invoices are available upon your request). Please review the invoice carefully before settling your bill. All on board charges will be in Egyptian pounds, payable by cash or credit card (Visa and MasterCard). Please note that pre-paid credit cards, personal cheques, travellers cheques or a cash advance from a credit card are not accepted. Credit cards from non-Egyptian banks will be charged at the exchange rate established by the bank.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    The daily programme is printed on board and delivered to your stateroom each evening during dinner. It provides details of the following day’s programme, meal times and other activities.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once on board, please speak to the Maitre'D on your first night to reconfirm your requirements.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code on board the ship is casual and comfortable by day and smart casual for dinner. Kindly do not wear bathing attire in the restaurant or lounges at any time, and please be advised that shorts are not suitable for dinner. You may wish to wear your best attire for the welcome cocktail party. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions.

    DRINKS

    Bottled water is available in your stateroom and is replenished daily. 

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 220 volts, with 2-round pin power outlets. In case you need an adapter please contact the reception.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 4.00pm, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is 9.00am, however your Tour Manager will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

    The SS Misr was built to the highest safety standards, equipped with the latest technology, and is manned by a reliable and well-trained crew. In the unlikely event of an emergency during your cruise, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the crew. Please carefully review the safety instructions on the inside of your stateroom door and carefully read the safety information sheet which will be placed on the bed in your stateroom on the first day of your arrival, the life vests are located in the wardrobe in your stateroom. For safety reasons, the Sun Deck may be temporarily closed on certain stretches of the river with low bridges or locks. Please refrain from leaning out your stateroom balcony whenever the ship is entering or exiting a lock. We also recommend keeping your balcony closed whenever you leave your stateroom, especially while the ship is docked.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRES

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you by your Tour Manager.

    FIRE SAFETY

    Should you detect fire or smoke please alert the reception desk immediately and await instructions from the crew. Please note that smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only and the use of clothing irons is prohibited. 

    FIRST AID

    A first aid kit is available at the reception desk. Should you require further medical attention, please contact the reception desk or your Tour Manager immediately. A doctor is available on board.

    FITNESS ROOM

    There is no fitness room on board the vessel.

    GAMES & BOOKS

    A selection of games and books is available on the ship. We kindly ask that these items be returned after you are finished using them.

    GIFT SHOP

    You can find a selection of souvenirs and accessories in the ship’s gift shop which is located in front of the dining room. The boutique is open daily during day time hours, unless stated otherwise in the daily programme.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HOT TUB/SWIMMING POOL

    There is a refreshing swimming pool on the Sun Deck, perfect for lounging and enjoying a cocktail.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    The excellent housekeeping staff attend to your stateroom twice daily. The stateroom will be cleaned after you leave the cabin in the morning and during dinner in the evening. Please use the door hanger provided to indicate “service needed (make up my room sign)” or “privacy (do not disturb)”.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, please return your shore pass to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is available on board. Laundry bags and a form with prices can be found in the closet in your stateroom. Please fill out the form and leave it with your laundry on your bed, either in the morning or before you go to dinner. Laundered items will be returned within 24-hours. Please remember that the use of electric irons is prohibited; clothing will be ironed for you for a reasonable fee. Dry cleaning services are not available on board.

    LIFT

    There is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Any items left behind on the ship will be kept on board for one month and after this time; any unclaimed items will be given to a local charity. If we recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery. Please note that toiletries, undergarments or sleep wear will be discarded. During your cruise if you have lost anything please check the (lost and found desk) near the reception desk.

    LOUNGE

    The vessel features a large, comfortably-furnished Main Lounge, which serves as a gathering place for on board announcements, lectures and entertainment. The lounge is open 24 hours.

    MEALS

    All meals on board are prepared by Egyptian chefs and feature European-style dishes, all carefully selected to please a broad range of palates. Each day’s meal times are indicated in your daily programme. The times may vary according to each day’s scheduled activities and shore excursions. Breakfast is served international buffet style and you may dine any time during breakfast hours. Lunch and dinner are mixed types (buffet styles and set menus). For the buffets, there are different styles (Egyptian buffet, Italian buffet, seafood buffet). The ship also arranges barbeques on the Sun Deck in good weather. There is an open seating policy in the main restaurant and table reservations are not accepted. 

    MOSQUITOES

    During the summer months we recommend keeping your stateroom windows and balcony doors closed to prevent mosquitoes and insects from entering.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Sometimes it is necessary to make amendments to the itinerary, both for logistical and safety reasons. The Master of the vessel will decide if necessary.

    RECEPTION

    Reception desk staff will be on duty 24 hours a day. Please feel free to contact them any time you need assistance. To call the reception desk from your cabin, dial “0”.

    ROOM SERVICE

    The ship will be happy to serve you in your stateroom.

    SAFE

    Your stateroom is equipped with a small safe for your personal use. We recommend placing valuables in the safe whenever you are away from your room. Oversized items may be stored in the ship’s safe at the reception desk. Please remember to remove all items from the safe and leave the safe open before disembarking.

    SAFETY

    In accordance with international law, the Captain has full control over the ship and every person on board must obey his lawful commands. There is a zero tolerance policy towards disruptive behaviour as the safety of our guests, crew and the ship remains the priority.

    SMOKING

    Smoking inside the ship is a severe fire hazard. Smoking is only permitted at the rear of the Sun Deck. For the safety and comfort of all guests on board, your cooperation in observing the no-smoking policy is greatly appreciated.

    SUN DECK

    For your safety, the Sun Deck may be temporarily closed on certain stretches of the river due to the low bridges or locks. Please follow the instructions of our nautical crew at any time.

    TELEPHONE

    All staterooms have telephones that can be used to call other rooms. Please dial the room number you wish to call. All outside calls should be made through the reception desk, and the cost will be charged to your room account.

    TOUR MANAGER

    Although the ship does not have a Cruise Director, the ship’s professional, English-speaking guides will look after your comfort and answer questions. Please do not hesitate to contact them at any time. A Noble Caledonia Tour Manager will also accompany you on your voyage.

    TOWELS

    The ship aims to be an environmentally-friendly river cruise line. For this reason, towels will not be automatically changed every day. The ship asks that you put used towels on the floor of the bathroom if you wish them to be exchanged for fresh towels. Towels left hanging on the towel rack will not be changed.

    VISITORS

    The ship is happy to welcome visitors on board whenever possible. Please inform the ship Manager, Tour Manager or the reception desk in advance.

    WATER

    Tap water on board is NOT potable. The ship will restock your stateroom with small bottled water on a daily basis.

    WI-FI

    Wi-Fi is available in some locations on board the ship. Please kindly note that service may at times be interrupted and is not always guaranteed, especially when travelling through locks and certain geographical areas. 

    Please note: These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

    V.3 November 2019

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