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Sailing down the Nile has been an enjoyable hobby for many Egyptians. Since ancient times and even until today, people from all age groups and different social backgrounds would love to take a boat from any sort, alone or with a company, in the morning or during the night and just relax watching the scenes going by sailing down the Nile. In the recent years, Dahabiya translated means Golden Boat in Egyptian. They were originally used by kings to travel onto the Nile, Unlike the big cruise ships, dahabiyas can berth at any suitable place on the banks of the Nile. This allows for a more flexible itinerary and a more enjoyable exploration of the river. There is nothing in history to be compared with all of the wonderful monuments of your past.
The latest invention or let us say recreation of the Egyptians to make the Nile Cruise journeys even more enjoyable is the reuse of the Dahabeya style ships. Many tourists would wonder what is a Dahabeya exactly? The Dahabeya was an elegant style of boats that the royal family of Egypt and the Egyptian aristocrats used during the beginning of the 20th century, the 1920s till the 1940s, to cruise the Nile. The name Dahabeya was actually derived from the word Dahab, meaning gold in Arabic, a name that these ships have got from the first Dahabeya ships that used to sail in Egypt in the beginning of the 20th century and they were golden colored.
A group of friends or a family would rent these wonderful boats and have a wonderful vacation exploring the Pharaonic temples of ancient Egypt. These superb boats had a wonderful sense of privacy for the top class of Egypt in the beginning of the 20th century. The boat, with only 5 to 10 cabins, hosted only a limited number of passengers making the travelers feel cozy and at home.
Imagine these wonderful wooden crafted elegant boats sailing smoothly in the Nile moving from one historical site to the other while the tourists relax and enjoy the Breeze of the Nile and watching the Egyptian peasants in their daily life activities.
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Imagine these wonderful wooden crafted elegant boats sailing smoothly in the Nile moving from one historical site to the other while the tourists relax and enjoy the Breeze of the Nile and watching the Egyptian peasants in their daily life activities
Every service or facility YOU might think of
will be found in this Dahabeya Ship
Many reasons encourage travelers who decide to visit Egypt to go on a Nile Cruise ship. These reasons include that those ships are extremely luxurious offering the guests with the best facilities, the highest standards of services, and one of the most convenient methods of traveling around Egypt.
Each of these Nile Cruise ships has a wonderful entertainment and monuments’ visits program that all the family members enjoy.
Every night in the Nile Cruise would be a pleasant evening with a party or an activity being carried out every night. One night the traveler would find himself dressed as a traditional Egyptian peasant or as a Pharaonic king in the costume party with many games and competitions the ship organizes
Another advantage is that it enables the tourists to explore all the highlights located in the cities of Luxor and Aswan and even the important monuments located between the two cities
Our boats offer large selection of dishes and cuisines to choose from satisfying the taste of every tourist.
The meals usually consist of international dishes and also some Egyptian recipes that people from all over the world enjoy tasting.
These superb boats had a wonderful sense of privacy
The boat, with only 5 to 10 cabins, hosted only a limited number of passengers making the travelers feel cozy and at home
8 double cabins, 1 suite, Sailing every Sunday for 5 nights from Esna-
4 double cabins, 1 suite, Sailing every Friday for 5 nights from Esna-
6 double cabins, 1 suite
Every Friday for 4 nights From Esna-
Every Tuesday for 3 nights From Aswan to Esna-
Book corner,Sundeck seating area, Salon/Bar, Traditional Egyptian cuisine, Full board meals, Tea, coffee and mineral water.
washing basin, WC
Electric power supply
The Princess Donia is among the top class stylish Dahabeya ships in Egypt. Among the most distinctive features of the Princess Donia Dahabeya is that offers the guests will all the facilities and equipments of the larger motor Nile Cruise ships.