Cabins and Suites

Each cabin is a haven of Belle Epoque refinement and comfort, allied to  services and facilities worthy of a grand hotel.


The 5 suites and 18 cabins are laid out between the two decks, off broad passageways where the passengers can sit, relax and read in the evening, or enjoy a delicious hibiscus punch. Each cabin proudly bears a name linked to Egyptian history. On the upper deck, the Agatha Christie and Lady Duff Gordon suites, at the prow of the vessel, benefit from spectacular views over the river. The Aida and Queen Victoria suites, nestle spaciously in the gentle curves of the stern. The warm-toned wooden panelling, gilded and copper bed-frames, classical furniture and distinguished parquet floors bestow a definite period charm, revealed in every detail, such as the bathroom fittings. The decor is subtle and airy, enlivened by coloured textiles and fabrics in shades of fuschia, orange or absinthe.

Every bedroom has air conditioning.

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Agatha Christie Suite

It was on board this historic vessel in 1933, when she was accompanying her husband on an archaeological mission, that the queen of suspense found the insipration for Death on the Nile. On the starboard side of the prow on the upper deck, this suite offers a panoramic view of the Nile from its broad bay windows. It contains two beds (twin).

Lady Duff Gordon Suite

On the port side of the prow, on the upper deck, the Lady Duff Gordon suite is named after the author of major ethnological works on the peasant communities of Upper Egypt. It too enjoys a panoramic view of the river, and has two beds (twin).

Hercule Poirot

On the starboard side of the upper deck, paying homage to Agatha Christie’s famous detective, the Hercule Poirot cabin is equipped with a double bed. The atmosphere is cosy and refined, thanks to the wood panelling and the warm colours of the fabrics and furniture. The two windows look over the passageway and the Nile.

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Gustave Flaubert

The author of Madame Bovary was 28 years old when he undertook a journey through Egypt with his friend, Maxime Du Camp. He was deeply affected by the landscapes and colours he observed from this double cabin which now bears his name.


The great historian and geographer Herodotus visited Egypt at the end of the 5th century. He recounted the experience in his work The Histories, and described the country with the now famous phrase : « Egypt is the gift of the Nile ». The twin cabin is on the starboard side of the upper deck.

Vivant Denon

A diplomat, writer and museologist, the French Egyptologist accompanied Bonaparte on his Egyptian campaign in 1798. He brought back some 400 drawings, inspired by the banks of the river one can admire from the windows of this twin cabin.


Named after the building of the same name in the novel by Alaa El Aswany, a vivid portrayal of Cairo and the Egyptians, the double cabin is on the starboard side of the upper deck.

King Farouk

On the port side of the upper deck, this double cabin refers to the last king of Egypt, who ruled over the country from 1935 to 1952, and who signed its independence treaty.

Mariette Pacha

In 1858, the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette was awarded the title pacha for his devoted contribution to the preservation of Egyptian heritage works. He oversaw the restoration of the sites at Karnak, Luxor and Philae that can be seen during the cruise. This double cabin is on the starboard side of the upper deck.

Gérard de Nerval

Passionate about the Orient, the French poet first discovered Cairo in 1843. For him, Egypt represented an escape route from madness. An inexhaustible source of inspiration for him, he grew ever closer to the enchanting land and its people. This double cabin is on the port side of the upper deck.

Ferdinand De Lesseps

The French consul in Cairo from 1833, Ferdinand de Lesseps oversaw the digging of the Suez Canal, inaugurated in 1869, which marked a significant development in Nile cruising. His name now graces this cabin on the port side of the upper deck.

David Roberts

A Scottish painter, David Roberts set out in 1838 to sail up the Nile as far as Abu Simbel. From this expedition, he brought back a major collection of lithographies from the temples he saw. This twin cabin is on the rear port side of the upper deck.

John Mason Cook

The son of Thomas Cook, John Mason worked alongside his father from 1860 to develop cruises on the Nile. A cabin bearing his name is a logical and worthy tribute. It is on the rear starboard side of the upper deck and has two beds (twin).

Alexandre the Great

The mythical conqueror, regarded in Egypt as the son of the god Amon, and proclaimed pharaoh, Alexander the Great has lent his name to cabin 14 (the vessel has no number 13), a twin cabin on the rear port side of the upper deck.

The Unknown Venetian

A tribute to the first European to have mentioned the existence of Karnak in 1589, this twin cabin is situated towards the stern, on the port side of the upper deck.

Howard Carter

It is to this British archaeologist that we owe the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of Kings. Passengers may be less excited, but certainly pleasantly surprised, when they discover this twin cabin at the stern end of the upper deck.

Queen Victoria

The regent of the British Empire, which took control of Egypt at the end of the 19th century, now gives her regal name to this cabin at the vessel’s stern on the upper deck. Its rounded walls, with vast panoramic bay windows, look over the Nile and its banks in the wake of the ship.


The eponymous character of Verdi’s opera, composed in 1871 to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal and the Cairo Opera House, Aida was an Ethiopian slave. TheSteam Ship Sudan honours her with a twin suite on the port side of the poop deck, with a front-row view over the Nile.

Oum Kalsoum

On the lower level, on the main deck, the entire bow space is taken up with a suite with a warm and luxurious atmosphere, a hymn to Egypt’s velvet-voiced legend, Oum Kalsoum, still considered, some 30 years after her death, as the greatest female singer in the arab world.

Jean-François Champollion

Passionate about Egypt from an early age, Champollion put forward a theory about Egyptian writing as early as 1809. A few years later, he finally solved the mysteries of hieroglyphics. This twin cabin is on the ship’s starboard side, at the bow of the main deck.

Naguib Mahfouz

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz is unequalled in his historical portrayals of Egypt and the life of the great city of Cairo. Perhaps this should be mandatory reading in the comfort of this twin cabin on the port and bow side of the main deck.

Samuel Shepheard

Samuel Shepheard was one of the pioneers of tourism in Egypt. We notably owe him the famous hotel in Cairo that was named after him, built in 1841. This double cabin is on the starboard, bow side of the main deck.

Geoffroy Saint Hilaire

This French naturalist accompanied Napoleon on his 1798 campaign. He helped to found the science and arts institute in Cairo and brought back to France an incredible variety of scientific artifacts. The double cabin bearing his name is located on the port, bow side of the main deck.