Discover the Nile in luxury with cruises offered by Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. Here you will be treated like royalty with the right blend of incomparable service, luxury, and efficiency, which is what guests have come to expect from Oberoi Hotel & Resorts the world over. Make your next journey an unforgettable experience by spending it onboard some of the finest luxury cruisers available.
Imagine journeying into the scenic, breathtaking waters of Kerala – one of India’s most popular holiday destinations – aboard the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda. The tranquil waterways of ‘God’s own country’ are yours to discover through this fascinating three-night, four-day journey on Kerala, and you will want to be sure to bring a camera. As the cruise meanders through picturesque canals and lakes, you will marvel at the breathtaking vistas that open before you, countrysides that can only be viewed from a smaller vessel. You will feel at peace as the boat gently makes its way through gentle waters and warm breezes, an idyllic retreat.
Accommodations aboard the Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda include eight tastefully appointed Luxury Cabins, all featuring king-size beds and large picture windows, bringing the outdoors almost to your windowsill. Drift comfortably in the evening as you regard the world floating by, just an arm’s reach away. Rooms are elegantly designed with timber flooring, and each features a private bathroom with shower and luxury amenities. Each cabin is furnished comfortably and elegantly, and contains a TV and DVD player for in-room entertainment, as well as an electronic safe for added peace of mind.
Dining is relaxing and elegant aboard, with many relaxing options throughout the day. The upper deck’s lounge and bar offer panoramic views of the backwaters, while breakfast is served on the sun deck at sunrise, creating a fresh perspective on a new day. Guests might enjoy a cup of cardamom tea while sitting on cushions or wicker chairs as you watch the tropics unfold before you. Meals are a savory delight to the palate, featuring an epicurean blend of international and South Indian cuisines. Each menu varies daily, created for guests by the well-experienced staff. As this area is rich with coconuts, bananas, rice, local freshwater fish, and red prawns, you will enjoy an exotic array of dishes – from the traditional Keralan Meen Molee (fish in coconut milk) to Malabar fish curry. Other Vrinda signature dishes include the crab and orange salad, Masala prawns, and espresso cheese mousse.
Looking for an unforgettable connection to past civilizations? The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser offers guests a journey along the Nile that begins in Luxor or Aswan and courses through Pharaonic dynasties that span thousands of years. You will bask in luxury amidst elegant interiors as you travel along the Nile after the manner of Cleopatra, surrounded by teak paneling, parquet floors, European antiques, and oriental carpets. This ornate ambiance is complemented by impeccable, welcoming service to assure that you lack nothing on this truly unique voyage of discovery.
All cabins and suites are elegantly appointed and include elegantly upholstered furniture and rich fabrics within. Enjoy the view of this mighty river from the comfort of your private balcony, resplendent with its decorative ironwork. Accommodations feature such amenities as private bathrooms with a private shower cubicle as well as roomy wardrobes. Rooms all have an individual temperature controls and personal bar. Electronics are state-of-the-art, with remote-control televisions and radios, a computerized telephone system, and an electronic safe.
The ship’s quarters are comprised of four single deluxe cabins, 50 double deluxe cabins, and four deluxe suites. All cabins and suites are arranged on A, B, and C decks, and all feature magnificent views of the river while sailing. If you are traveling in a larger party, the Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser also offers a number of interconnecting suites, although there are very limited facilities for children. The ship is also equipped with a purified water supply and updated fire safety systems throughout. A mist system on the sun deck will offer welcome cooling from the baking sun.
The ship’s deluxe single cabins are perfect for solo travelers, as each offers the same amenities as other accommodations including private balcony with panoramic views. Deluxe double cabins also include a private balcony, and come with both king size and twin beds. The four deluxe suites offer an attached living room and separate bedroom, which also includes a king size bed and bath tub. These suites are magnificently appointed and are situated on the upper deck, and each has its own private balcony.
Enjoy dining aboard at the Philae restaurant, which offers impeccable cuisine in elegant surroundings. The ambiance is that of a country manor throughout, from the fine china and crystal to silver plates and white linen. Continental and Egyptian fare are served every day between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Lounge Bar offers a more relaxed atmosphere, and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Enjoy drinks, soft drinks and cocktails, and night owls can dance in the lounge’s disco, which is open nightly.
There are a myriad of activities open to guests aboard the Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser, from the outdoor plunge pool and sun deck to the indoor fitness center and library. Activities about for those who want them, and there is a wide array of sightseeing experiences available, as well as a gift shop for souvenirs. The boat offers such services as a hair salon, laundry (with same-day ironing), and valet service, as well as on-call medical services.
The third of Oberoi’s fleet, the Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser, offers one of the most spacious accommodations on the Nile, complemented by first-class service and hospitality. The ship’s luxury cabins and suites boast muted, elegant interiors against the stunning backdrop of the Nile River. Accommodations all feature expansive views of the river framed by large windows in cabins and en-suite bathrooms, and the Oberoi Zahra is the only boat on the Nile featuring a full-service spa. With a seven-day round-trip travel itinerary from Luxor to Aswan, guests will enjoy ample time and opportunity to discover an Egyptian culture that is over five thousand years old.
The Oberoi Zahra features 25 luxury cabins that are tastefully appointed, with resplendent timber floors and elegant interiors. Cabins feature large picture windows with stunning views of the Nile, and the two spacious Luxury Suites have separate living rooms, private terraces, and Jacuzzis. The interiors feature a choice of king-size bed or twin bed, with large bedside tables and two lounge chairs with a coffee table. Bathrooms are opulent and cozy, finished in marble and mosaic with a vanity counter and a separate glass-enclosed steam and shower stall. Electronics have not been overlooked, as each cabin also includes a 26-inch high-definition LCD television, a CD/DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, two-line speaker phone, and a data port. Each cabin also includes a well-stocked mini-bar, tea, and coffee.
The Oberoi Zahra’s luxury suites also offer an additional separate living room, private terrace, and open air Jacuzzi, as well as the other amenities included with the ship’s luxury cabins, Other amenities aboard include air conditioning and climate control, bathrobes and slippers, down pillows, a daily basket of fresh fruit, and a welcome drink on arrival. Many cabins inter-connect for larger groups travelling together, and the ship offers housekeeping service and an in-room electronic safe.
The Oberoi Zahra proudly offers some of the finest gourmet cuisine available anywhere, with flavorful international cuisine and menus that change daily. Recreational opportunities abound, with outdoor and indoor offerings to suit anyone. Guests looking for a holistic, rejuvenating experience will want to experience the Nile’s only cruiser with four therapy rooms – each with its own private shower and steam room. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Nile while experiencing rejuvenating treatments at the hands of experienced attendants using the finest natural products available for an incomparable experience. Other activities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, theatre, library and cigar lounge, and well as an Internet/games room. Enjoy lectures on astronomy or Egyptology from one of the experts traveling aboard, or simply relax on deck in the benevolent sun. Other ship’s services include a laundry, boutique, and on-call medical services.
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