However, if you can spare the time, we believe the best choice by far is the seven-night cruise, so you have time to sail to the glorious Temple of Hathor at Dendera, an isolated ancient site free from the usual crowds, and can enjoy an additional day soaking up the laid-back atmosphere in Aswan.
From luxury cruises to dahabiyas (sailing boats), there are many options for your journey along the Nile. Using our first-hand experience and intricate knowledge, we have selected a handful of boats that we think offer the finest way to explore this enchanting river. Be assured that we will choose the one most suited to you. Whether you are with a large group of friends or family, or a couple looking to book a single cabin, each of the following vessels have varying advantages and disadvantages:
The Oberoi Philae
With only 22 spacious cabins, including two suites with private terraces and a Jacuzzi, this is our favourite boat. Some rooms have windows that can open, which is refreshing and rare. Refurbished in 2015, the Philae‘s interiors are contemporary and stylish, and there is a signature spa, outdoor heated pool and 24-hour gym. This is perfect for those looking for a classic cruise with five-star service, food and amenities.