Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser Cruise


Described as ‘opulent’ in design, the Steigenberger Omar El Khayam is a pleasure of an experience when sailing on the beautiful Lake Nasser between Aswan and Abu Simbel on a 5 or 4 day itinerary.The Steigenberger Omar El Khayam is a luxury 5 star vessel with all the possible amenities any discerning guest would require with a total of 80 Cabins (including 4 Royal Suites). All the interiors are plush with delightful furnishings and amenities in cabins with relaxing pleasant surroundings throughout the Boat.

  • Reception (24 hours reception)
  • Internet Service on board while docking
  • Evening entertainment programme
  • Daily Laundry Service against charge
  • Large 2 level sun deck with swimming pool and pool bar
  • Health Club, fitness studio and  jacuzzi
  • Billiards
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting space can be arranged if boat is totally chartered
  • International Telephones and Fax service against charged
  • Doctor on call (24/7)
  • Major credit cards accepted on all cruises
Internet Wifi Business Center Air Conditioning Swimming Pools Fitness Center Bar Restaurants Gift Shop Room Service Laundry Services Safety Deposit Boxes Telephone Medical Services Library


  • Cabin Facilities

- Panoramic window with Nile views in all cabins
- Satellite TV and Telephone
- Air conditioning with manual control
- Bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer
- Safety deposit box and  mini bar
- Room service 24/7
- Smoking in designated areas only




  • Hospitality 



Always a ‘personal’ service awaits you on the Steigenberger Omar El Khayam from the Cruise crew  having an unrivalled reputation for hospitality. Nothing is too much trouble for the Crew who serve and satisfy their guests to ensure a marvelous experience whilst on board. .From Reception, to your Tour Guide, Restaurant and lounge staff to the Housekeepers. Nothing is too much trouble for them and greet you daily with their famous Egyptian hospitality.
  • Cruise Interior 
On board the Steigenberger Omar El Khayam, you will find delightful furnishings throughout the boat, both within Cabins, lounge/ bar, Restaurant and decks.A delightful restaurant serving A La Carte in the evenings. A lovely spacious sundeck with pool and bar for relaxation during the day and cocktails at sunset over the Lake with stunning views. The Cabins (on four decks) are all superbly designed with the most up to date modern facilities with bathtub and shower with beautiful bedding and soft furnishings throughout the cabins and panoramic windows looking out to the Nile. 
  • Fine Dining
A totally relaxing environment awaits you in the main restaurant for a buffet breakfast, lunch, and A La Carte evening menu.Meals include international as well as local cuisine on certain evenings.Lighter snacks are available throughout the day from the lobby bar area and a pool bar service is also available.
  • In Room Dining
There is always an option for in room dining in your cabin on the Steigenberger Omar El Khayam  if  required which covers all meal periods.Just contact Reception prior to the meal time required (throughout the day from breakfast to evening dinner) to ensure your order. If it is the A La Carte menu, the waiters will inform you of the menu for that evening. 
  • Lounge and Bar 
A luxurious lounge and bar area awaits you on the Steigenberger Omar El Khayam with soft furnishings, calming colours and great service. It is also the area for your daily evening entertainment programme which ranges from soft music, disco, party and organised local traditional music and dancing by Egyptian musicians and dancers, 
  • Sun Deck Bar 
Always available 24/7, for sitting and relaxing watching the Nile from sunrise to sunset and beyond, often the retreat for most guests after a long day touring. Bar is available with cocktails and other beverages. 
  • Afternoon Tea 
Every day whilst sailing, at around 4pm every afternoon, you will be served a typical English style afternoon tea on the sundeck. Ranging from tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches, re- live the colonial days of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot whilst sailing the Nile. A real treat.
  • On board Entertainment
A Nile Cruise would not be a cruise if it did not provide on board entertainment for the clients as it adds to your wonderful Egyptian holiday experience. The Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser is no exception, providing a fun filled activity programme of events in the lounge and bar every evening. Ranging from a local Belly Dancer, to Nubian Folklore music and dancers, disco, and the very popular Galabaya Party, where you get the chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian costumes and have an evening of games, music, and fun along with your Tour Guide! Costumes are available from the on board shop and the nice thing is you get to keep it to take home as a memory and fancy dress parties. 
  • Lake Nasser Cruise Itinerary:
5  Days -  Aswan to Abu Simbel every Monday 
4  Days -  Abu Simbel to Aswan every Friday
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