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Sonesta's Newest Nile Offering – the Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya

BOSTON (February 17, 2009) – Sonesta Dahabeya - the Amirat - is the latest addition to the Sonesta Nile Cruises portfolio. As a member of the Sonesta fleet of deluxe-service Nile cruisers, this small cruiser will combine comfort and beauty in an inspiring way, promising a remarkable and rewarding cruise experience like no other on the Nile.

The Sonesta Dahabeya is intended to take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era on the Nile during your 7 night cruise between Luxor and Aswan. This elegant sailing vessel was common during the days of the monarchy (1920’s through the 40’s) when aristocrats and sophisticated travelers cruised the Nile in style. Those elegant days have been revived with modern comforts and conveniences. Facilities include 5 cabins and 2 suites, open air oriental-style Jacuzzi, spacious sundeck and stylish common lounge. The suites each offer a private terrace and all cabins and suites feature private direct-dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini-bar, safe deposit boxes, plasma televisions and movie channels.
Sonesta has been operating deluxe hotels in the Middle East since 1982, primarily in Egypt, and currently manages 7 hotels and resorts in Egypt and a fleet of 5 cruise ships on the Nile River. Daily guided excursions from the cruise ships visit the historic sites of ancient Egypt, including the Temple of Philae, Komombo, Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak and Luxor temples. In Aswan, guests may also enjoy a traditional felucca journey around Kitchener's Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Sonesta’s Nile River cruise ships offer 3-, 4- and 7-night trips between Aswan and Luxor.
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