The Experience

The Oberoi Zahra

A luxury Nile Cruiser continues the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ tradition of offering the highest standards of hospitality and is amongst the most spacious accommodation on the Nile. The mutedly elegant interior of the Luxury Cabins and Luxury Suites is complemented by expansive views of the river framed by large windows within the cabins and the en suite bathrooms. The Oberoi Zahra is the only boat on the Nile with a full-service spa. It sails on a seven-day itinerary from Luxor to Aswan (and vice versa), allowing guests the opportunity to leisurely discover five thousand years of Egyptian culture. The 25 Luxury Cabins are tastefully appointed with timber floors and elegant interiors. Large windows in the cabins and cabin bathrooms offer panoramic views of the Nile. The 2 spacious Luxury Suites with separate living rooms, private terraces and Jacuzzis redefine luxury on the Nile. The Luxury Cabin is spread over 27 square meters and minimally furnished with a choice of king-size bed and twin bed, flanked by large bedside tables and two lounge chairs with a coffee table. The bathroom, finished in marble and mosaic features a vanity counter and a separate glass-enclosed steam and shower stall, with the picture window offering magnificent views of the passing scenery. The Cabins also include a 26-inch high-definition LCD television. Other amenities include a CD and DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, two-line speaker phone, data port, a well-stocked mini-bar and tea and coffee. Each Luxury Suite is spread over 50 square meters and offers the additional amenity of a separate living room, private terrace and an open air Jacuzzi. The Suites also include a 26-inch high-definition LCD television and 42 inch high definition LCD television mounted on the wall. Other amenities include a CD and DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, two-line speaker phone, data port, a well-stocked mini-bar and tea and coffee. Additional in-cabin/suite facilities include air-conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary wireless Internet connection, daily basket of fresh fruit, down pillows, hair dryer, housekeeping service, work desk and bedside telephone, inter-connecting cabins, non-allergic foam pillows, shaver adaptor, tea/coffee making facilities, voice mail, welcome drink on arrival and in-room electronic safe. Discover gourmet dining on board The Oberoi Zahra. The Chef and his team pride themselves on offering the finest international cuisine offering a la carte service, with new menus on a daily basis. The Oberoi Zahra is the only luxury cruiser on the Nile with four therapy rooms. Each therapy room features a private shower and steam room. Uninterrupted views of the Nile, rejuvenating treatments and the finest natural products create the perfect experience. Other facilities, activities and services include swimming pool, gymnasium, astronomy lectures, theatre, library and cigar lounge, Internet/games room, laundry, boutique, medical service on call, Egyptologist, own small luxury coaches for sightseeing, and private docking areas.

Terms & Conditions

Child Policy

  • Children below 10 years are not allowed.
  • Separate cabins will be required for accompanying children over 10 years old at full rates.


  • Per cabin/suite per person.
  • Per night for the 7 nights cruise.
  • Inclusive of all meals.
  • Inclusive of sightseeing as per the published itinerary.
  • Inclusive of airport transfers.
  • Inclusive of service charges & taxes.

* Oberoi Hotels & Resorts reserves the right to change the rates and polices without giving any prior notice.

Sail leisurely through 5,000 years of Egyptian history as The Oberoi Zahra follows a seven-day itinerary from Luxor to Aswan (and reverse). Onboard, 25 elegant, spacious cabins and 2 magnificent suites offer views of the Nile from oversize picture windows. Drink in the views from the contemporary restaurant as well, where menus change daily, or while you enjoy a massage, facial or other blissful therapy in the Oberoi spa (the only full-service spa on the Nile). A knowledgeable Egyptologist is onboard to illuminate your experiences. Ashore, small luxury coaches are arranged for sightseeing.
For the ultimate week on the Nile, reserve one of the two suites complete with spacious living room, private terrace and open-air Jacuzzi. Distance from Airport: not applicable Guests Receive:

  • For 2014 & 2015
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
    • served in restaurant
  • A complimentary 50-minute massage
    • for up to two people, per room, once during stay
  • Complimentary round-trip private airport transfers
  • A bottle of local wine upon arrival
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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