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Oberoi Philae

    Oberoi Philae is an extraordinarily beautiful and private ship, with just 22 cabins and accommodations for 42 guests, modern amenities, and a relaxed, elegant ambiance.

    Her 22 cabins, including 4 suites, are large and comfortable, with ample space for storage. Bathrooms are large too. Windows are nearly floor to ceiling and slide open, offering idyllic views of the Nile and the passing scenery. The topmost deck has a swimming pool that is among the largest of any Nile ship, and an al fresco restaurant where lunch is served, weather permitting. Downstairs, there’s a stylish enclosed restaurant as well. A spa and a professional wellness specialist add an extra level of amenity and comfort. The lounge is the venue for talks and recaps, and there are a number of other public spaces for you to discover—to relax, read, and enjoy the views.

    Standard Cabin Amenities, Comfort & convenience in every cabin:
    • Air-conditioning/heating • Basic amenities: You’ll find botanically-inspired shampoo, shower gel, a hair dryer, and an SPF 15 lip balm in your cabin.
    • Cabin keys: We do not issue keys to the cabins on this vessel. Cabin doors may be locked from the inside. Each cabin has a desk with a locking drawer.
    • Electrical current: Each cabin is equipped with 110-volt (standard American-style) outlets. Electric razors, hair dryers, and other small appliances may be used in cabin outlets. Please note that the electrical current is sometimes uneven, so we suggest you use a surge protector if you have one for your computer or other sensitive equipment.
    • Luggage storage: Your cabin has been designed so that luggage can be stored under your bed. There is ample space to hang and store clothing in your cabin. Due to space limitations, we cannot store your luggage in other areas on board the ship.
    • Smoking: Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas. Smoking is not permitted in any interior space including guest cabins.
    • Wireless Internet: Your cabin offers Wi-Fi access. Connecting to the satellite Internet costs between $.40 and $.75 per minute, based on how many minutes you purchase.

Activities on Oberoi Philae

There is a great deal of attractive and comfortable public space. Deck E is a perfect place to relax and watch life along the Nile. The 36-foot-long swimming pool, surrounded by lounge chairs, is among the largest of any Nile ship. Some meals are served al fresco in the covered restaurant. D Deck has a fully equipped spa with treatment rooms, and there is a selection of spa treatments and massages available (a professional masseuse is on board). There is a fitness room with cardio and weight machines. C Deck has lounge and library, ideal for reading about Egyptian history. On B Deck you’ll find the main lounge, which is the venue for talks and presentations. And A Deck has the elegant restaurant.

Dining / Food on Oberoi Philae

Served in single seatings, meals focus on fine Egyptian, Middle Eastern, and Continental cuisine. Refreshments are always available. Lunch is often served on the E Deck, weather permitting.

Entertainment on Oberoi Philae

Oberoi Philae Fast Facts
Maiden Voyage 1996
Refurbished 2015
Passenger Capacity 42
Total Accommodations 22
Suites 4
Oceanview Staterooms 18
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