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Sanctuary Sun Boat IV


Enjoy the waters of the world’s longest and most enigmatic river from your own floating palace. The Sun Boat IV weaves through the Nile, its banks lush with ancient relics and monuments, taking you into Egypt’s enchanting history in sheer opulence. This is truly a journey fit for pharaohs.

Floor to ceiling windows and intimately lit lounges make for perfect socialising or quiet romance. Richly traditional textures and natural materials, ceramic ornaments and delicately etched metalwork all conjure a distinguished, elegant aesthetic throughout the living spaces. Head to the upper sun-deck for cocktails, cool shade and radiant sunshine while soaking in the heated, river-view pool.

Our learned guides and crew are as informed about the myths and history of these lands as they are enthusiastic in sharing them with you. Let them enthral you with their local knowledge and insider tips – along with the art deco-influenced contemporary style and cutting-edge technology of this lavish cruise-ship, it all comes together to create an experience a world away from traditional river-cruises. With just 38 rooms, including two presidential suites and two royal suites, your time aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV will prove an unrivalled oasis in luxury seclusion and create tales and memories you’ll cherish forever.

No Of Cabins (38)
38 Cabins
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Massage Room
Cultural Experience
Hot Air Balloon
Hot Air Balloon
Family Friendly
Children aged 10+
Boat Manager
Ahmed Talaat
Ahmed was born in Kuwait and raised in Cairo where he completed a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management. In 1999, Ahmed started his career with Sanctuary Retreats as a receptionist and accountant, he was promoted to Boat Manager in 2005, and Senior Boat Manager in 2019. Ahmed always works in a very guest-oriented manner and ensures each individual enjoys every moment of their trip onboard.
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The best of Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

  • 38 cabins including two junior suites and two presidential suites
  • Chic and contemporary ensuite rooms with stunning Nile views
  • Long-serving guides and crew, including the finest Egyptologists in the region with extensive local knowledge
  • Buffet, BBQ and a la carte menu options including international and regional Egyptian, matched with extensive local and international wine lists
  • Choice of four- and eight-night itineraries

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Cabins & Suites

Considered one of the finest boutique ships on the Nile, this chic, contemporary cruiser takes you along the timeless river in true 5-star comfort. Featuring a sun deck with pool (heated during winter), a shaded deck with outdoor and terrace bars, plus massage room and exercise machines. The air-conditioned cabins come with a raft of luxurious amenities, while Presidential Suites feature spectacular views of the river and Royal Suites their their own balconies.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Cabin

Standard Cabins

State-of-the-art cabins are wrapped in sumptuous, sophisticated fabrics and subtle tones reflecting the stunning views onto the Nile as they float by your window. Fully air-conditioned with individual control, these lavish rooms include your own private bathroom with shower and floor-to-ceiling windows (except Nile Deck) with jaw dropping views of the Nile.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Royal Suite

Presidential Suites

Plush, earthy fabrics and contemporary fittings make up these two luxurious, substantial spaces. Retire to your suite to enjoy the opulent amenities, whether it’s in-house movies or relaxing in the lounge, while continuing to enjoy spectacular views of the river and its surrounds through the room’s expansive floor-to-ceiling windows.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Royal Suite

Royal Suites

The pinnacle of the Sun Boats IV’s accommodations, the two Royal Suites comprise stunning, light open spaces. As well as state-of-the-art entertainment facilities and amenities, these sumptuously furnished suites feature their own private balconies for open-air views of the Nile. The extravagant Royal suites are the perfect indulgence for truly incredible journeys through Egypt.

Dining on Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Exquisite cuisine on board

Gastronomic Experiences
Egypt is a country which assaults the senses and it cannot be properly discovered without also experiencing the traditional culinary delights. As soon as guests arrive onboard a Sanctuary Retreats boat, they are greeted with a sweet homemade juice, derived from fresh, locally grown fruits; setting the tone for days full of fantastic food and drinks.
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World Class Chefs
Indulge in superb a la carte dinner menus, our gourmet chefs offer regional specialities such as Kushari, a spicy mix of black lentils, rice, chickpeas with tomato and fried onion, and the delicious stuffed vegetables of Mahshi.

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