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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 45 passengers in spacious, air-conditioned cabins and suites. Misr means ‘the Kingdom of Egypt’ and the décor throughout the vessel reflects the period.

  • Category 2 Suite
    Category 2 Suite
  • Category 2 Suite
    Category 2 Suite
  • Sun Deck
    Sun Deck
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
    Misr - pool
  • Misr - public areas
    Public areas
  • Misr - sundeck
    Sun deck
  • 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 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Ship Directory

    Ship Directory


    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 45 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.  


    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.


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


    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.


    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.


    The ship’s comfortable bar offers a wide selection of drinks for purchase. Staff are trained in the Responsible Service of Alcohol and are obligated by law to refuse service to any guest who is considered to be intoxicated or behaves in an aggressive or offensive manner.


    There is no Beauty Salon onboard the vessel.


    No bicycles are available onboard.


    All cabins feature a private bathroom, hairdryer, LCD TV, internal telephone, mini bar, safety deposit box and private balcony. 


    • 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


    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.


    The currency onboard is Euros and US Dollars. All your extras will be charged to your onboard account. The day before your cruise ends you will receive an invoice for any onboard charges incurred (itemised invoices are available upon your request). Please review the invoice carefully before settling your bill. All onboard 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.


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


    The dress code onboard 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 ship manager’s cocktail party. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes for shore excursions.


    Bottled water is available in your stateroom and is replenished daily. Bottled water will also be available with both lunch and dinner.


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


    There is no elevator or chair lift onboard.


    Embarkation is approximately 16.00 hours, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is between 8:30-09.00 hours, however your Cruise Director will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.


    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.


    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. We request that you attend the fire drill on day two of your cruise. 


    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. Please note this is not a doctor onboard.


    There is no fitness room onboard the vessel.


    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.


    You can find a selection of souvenirs and accessories in the ship’s on-board 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 have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve a special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.


    Each stateroom is equipped with a hairdryer, located in the bathroom.


    None onboard.


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


    The excellent housekeeping staff attends 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)”. 


    Your cabin comes equipped with a television.


    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.


    A laundry service is available onboard. 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 onboard.


    Any items left behind on the ship will be kept onboard 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 and any costs incurred will be at your own expense. 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.


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


    All meals onboard are prepared by Egyptian chefs and feature Europeanstyle 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). There is an open seating policy in the main restaurant and table reservations are not accepted. 


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


    There are no newspapers onboard.


    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.


    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.


    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”.


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


    None onboard.


    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.


    In accordance with international law, the Captain has full control over the ship and every person onboard must obey his lawful commands. Captains have the authority to take any action deemed necessary to manage situations where guests are verbally or physically disruptive towards any other person on board or otherwise causing problems during the cruise. There is a zero tolerance policy regarding such disruptions as the safety of our guests, crew and the ship remains our first priority. 


    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 onboard, your cooperation in observing the no-smoking policy is greatly appreciated.


    Requests for special meals should be made when you book your cruise. Please remind our Maître D’ of your request on the day of embarkation. The chef will try to accommodate you as much as possible, given the sometimes limited resources available onboard the ship.


    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.


    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 cost will be charged to your room account.


    In the event your luggage has been lost or delayed by an airline, please ask the reception desk staff for replacement toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors etc.


    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.


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


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


    Complimentary wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) is available in most locations onboard 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. 


    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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