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Oberoi Philae

Oberoi Philae

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Sail in style along the incredible Nile River, immersing yourself in the culture and history of Egypt by visiting legendary sites such as the Great Sphinx and famous Valley of the Kings. Visit an ancient burial chamber deep within the resilient Pyramids of Giza alongside knowledgeable Egyptologists who are certain to teach you something new and fascinating. Explore the bustling city of Cairo, one of the world’s most famous destinations. Extend your adventure even further with an optional add-on to Jordan. These are just a handful of the amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventures you can have when you sail aboard Oberoi Philae. Oberoi Philae, originally launched in 1996, joined Lindblad’s fleet in 2015 after an extensive renovation, to offer you incredible itineraries along the Nile River. From the moment you step aboard this majestic vessel, you will discover some of the finest service, staterooms and public areas on a ship, well as an expert Expedition Team who is ready to make your experience even more personal and unforgettable.

Oberoi Philae offers a 13-day itinerary through Egypt, named “Passage Through Egypt,” offering a combination journey along the famed Nile River with a stay in a beautiful Cairo hotel, private charter flights and the option to extend your adventure through Jordan. Points of interest along the way include the city of Cairo, Karnak Temple, Kom Ombo, and the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, among many more. You can explore illustrious temples and shrines, tour museums with intriguing displays, and even dine on your own in an Egyptian city restaurant. The onboard expedition team will make sure that you don’t miss a single sight during your trip. Expert photographers will show you how to adjust settings to capture the perfect picture any time of the day. Local naturalists will host nightly lectures on the surrounding landscape. Passionate Egyptologists will guide you through some of the most renowned sites, certain to help you learn new knowledge. You’ll be able to learn everything you would ever want to know about Egypt and the surrounding region.

Culinary experiences onboard Oberoi Philae reflect the authentic flavors of Egypt and the Middle East (continental cuisine is available as well). Lunch is occasionally held on deck when the weather allows. The main dining room is large enough to accommodate all guests at once. Don’t be surprised to find the onboard expedition team dining right alongside you.

Oberoi Philae boasts an excellent onboard atmosphere with its spacious and luxurious public spaces. You’re destined to feel like you’re sailing onboard an elegant, private yacht. One of her most popular and unique features is the 36-foot-long swimming pool, one of the largest pools found aboard a ship sailing along the Nile. You will also discover a full-service spa, a well-equipped fitness room, a spacious and inviting lounge, and library where you can even further your knowledge of Egyptian culture, lifestyle and history. There is also complimentary wi-fi available so you can stay connected while onboard. Lectures, presentations and nightly recaps are held in Oberoi Philae’s main lounge by the onboard expedition team.

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Oberoi Philae Facts

Inaugural Year: 1996
Refurbished Year: 2015
Country of Registration: Egypt
Guest Occupancy*: 42
Crew: N/A
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: N/A
Length: 235 feet
Beam: N/A
Passenger Decks: 5

Total: 21
Suites, with balcony: 4
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 18
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy

Ship Highlights

Onboard Experts
Every Lindblad Expeditions cruise features the company of many exploration experts. Onboard Oberoi Philae cruise has an experience naturalist, certified photo instructor and team of knowledgeable Egyptologists. During the course of every cruise, they will teach you about the surrounding region and its lifestyle, history and culture. They will even be onboard during evenings for private talk over cocktails or an impromptu lecture during dinner. Each cruise features a nightly recap where you can hear about stories from earlier in the day as well as participate in a Q and A with an expert and learn about the next day’s plan. You’re destined to learn something new and fascinating with every itinerary.

Included Excursions
Cruises aboard Oberoi Philae are hassle-free so you can spend less time worrying and more time experiencing the world around you. All excursions and explorations on this ship are included in the cruise price so you can simply enjoy them with no need to fret over their booking or coordination. From wildlife viewings to visits with local peoples, all will be provided for you.

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Suite Suite (Category 5)
Located on: Bridge Deck

Suites on Oberoi Philae feature a sofa bed, private terrace with whirlpool,, and lounge chairs in a living area separate from the master bedroom.



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Oceanview Oceanview (Category 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Located on: Fore Deck

Oceanview staterooms all feature temperature, a writing desk with chair, and even internet access points.
*Select staterooms are single occupancy and marked with a solo designation.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Oberoi Philae Deck Plans

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01 Category 1 Solo
2S Category 5
04 Category 4
1S Category 3
2S Category 2
2S Category 1

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Oberoi Philae Deck Plans

Oberoi Philae Photo Gallery

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