Sanctuary Nile Adventurer regilded
The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer has long been regarded as one of the best boutique ships on the Nile, nominated by National Geographicas one of its ‘journeys of a lifetime’. And now that ‘journey’ is about to become even more memorable, with the ship recommencing its luxurious 4-day sailings along this epic river following a dramatic makeover unveiled late last month.
With just 32 cabins, the exclusive Sanctuary Nile Adventurer offers an intimate yet truly magnificent setting for an Egyptian adventure. Says Adel Fathy, the ship’s Boat Manager, “I am prouder than ever to welcome guests onboard to experience our warm hospitality and exquisite ambience on the quintessential Nile adventure. After 27 years, I still feel a thrill when we glide past an ancient temple at sunset.”
Decorated in a contemporary style, the elegant new Sanctuary Nile Adventurer design combines modern Egyptian culture with 7,000 years of heritage. From the moment guests step onboard, the Nile Adventurer feels bright and inviting, from the gleaming teak of the sundeck to the hushed elegance of the new spa. After trips ashore to visit sacred sites with expert Egyptologists, relax with refreshing cocktails in a private cabana or cool off in the perfectly glorious pool as the sun sets behind yet another picture-perfect temple.
Inside, the look is all stylish sophistication, with opulent fabrics and refined lighting that evoke Egypt’s ‘golden hour’. Lovingly crafted Caravanserai lamps with ornate cut-outs cast a patterned glow and a serene colour scheme – a blend of azure and warm sandstone with hints of softly burnished gold and bronze , cool blues and aquamarines, carefully selected antiques –enhance the ship’s sense of assured ambience.
Stretch out as the landscape glides past in cinematic colour in elegant new-look cabins and suites. Each one is a haven of sophistication, with distinctive touches and tasteful fabrics, patterned rugs, tiles and textiles, plus five-star amenities, while dramatic new feature walls and headboards with embedded lighting add a touch of glamour. Each Standard and Deluxe cabin features brass pendant lamps, a plush headboard and a private bath, while two Junior Suites offer spacious retreats, each complete with a new ‘floating’ vanity and a private dining space. The palatial Presidential Suites feature spectacular views from huge windows, their own private balconies plus refined living areas, while their new king-sized four-poster beds are the epitome of sumptuous indulgence.
The ship’s restaurant has also undergone a complete transformation, featuring a central display – all the better to showcase the cuisine of its award-winning chefs. Warmth abounds throughout the interior, with burnished bronze tones, the soft glow of hammered copper, delicately patterned tiles inlaid in the walnut floor, and carefully selected antiques. Guests even have a chance to participate in an Egyptian cooking lesson, all the better to recreate delicious dishes once they’re back at home.
The communal lounge now features intricately patterned wall tiles, a dramatic bar, tasteful new fabrics and rugs, and once again, the warm glow of soft lighting, while internal pillars are decorated in silver to catch the light dancing across the surface – as it does on the river outside.
For those looking for a little extra serenity, there are also plenty of cosy nooks on board Sanctuary Nile Adventurer. A tranquil, comfortable library leads into a brand new spa, where a floating four-poster awaits, along with a soothing massage or an indulgent treatment. Or guests can simply relax on the vast sun deck and absorb the epic scenery passing by.
Venturing ashore, visit ancient sites and temples, including the striking Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor, with its perfectly preserved hieroglyphics, accompanied by an expert Egyptologist, who will enrich the experience with their knowledge and passion. Itineraries also include tours of both the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, as well as the Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika, the Temple of Khnum, the Temple of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Horus. Guests can even take a memorable ride on a white-sailed felucca, the traditional wooden sailing boat synonymous with the Nile.
Follow excursions to archaeological sites on shore with a refreshing cocktails in a private cabana or cool off in the glorious pool. And for the virtuous, there will even be a brand new open-air gym.
The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer offers 4-night cruises between Aswan and Luxor, operating both upstream (south) and downstream (and north). In 2020, 4-night cruises onboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer start from USD1,307 per person twin share including accommodation, all meals, mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal-times, all sightseeing, guiding and entrance fees.
So, don’t miss out – book now for your chance to experience genuine 5-star luxury on one of the world’s most timeless rivers.
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About Sanctuary Retreats
Sanctuary Retreats’ collection of luxury safari lodges and river cruise ships bring the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of ‘Luxury, naturally’. All have the same aim: to allow guests to have a “real” experience and enjoy a more natural kind of luxury in properties that have a strong commitment to conservation and responsible tourism. The Sanctuary portfolio includes safari camps and lodges in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well as river cruise ships on the Nile, the Yangtze and in Myanmar.
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