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Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau


Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is a stunning dahabiya, available only for private charter. Tailor your cruise and each day’s sightseeing by choosing from an à la carte style itinerary led by our renowned Egyptologists. An oasis of calm, this traditional Egyptian sailing boat is reminiscent of the glamour of old-world sailing.

With only four cabins and two suites, it is the epitome of style and intimacy. The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau offers you the unique opportunity to tailor your Egypt cruise and each day’s sightseeing.

The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is a bespoke dahabiya, with its extended open spaces, the Zein features a beautiful upper deck, an Arabian themed sun deck and an opulently styled dining area. Bask in the beauty of the surrounding views – unchanged for hundreds of years – as you sip on cool cocktails from the peaceful comfort of this old-world yacht. This is what sailing on the Nile was meant to be.

No Of Cabins (6)
6 Cabins
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Cultural Experience
Family Friendly
Children of all ages
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Boat Manager
Khaled Yousef
Khaled has a Bachelor of Arts degree and was born in Luxor, he began working for Sanctuary Retreats in 1997. With persistence and a dedication to providing guests with the best experience possible, he has worked his way up to the position of Boat Manager, where he is currently in charge of the Dahabia Zein.
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The best of Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

  • An authentic "dahabiya" (traditional Egyptian sailing boat) offering a completely bespoke service
  • Available for charter, accommodating maximum 12 guests
  • Smallest of the Sanctuary fleet which means the Zein can dock in more places
  • Your itinerary can be personalised to suit your needs

Cabins & Suites

The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau features six beautifully designed cabins. The two suites and four signature cabins have all been created with guests’ comfort in mind for the ultimate luxury Nile cruise. Each of the cabins is decorated in its own original style with influences drawing from Egypt’s history, culture and geography.
Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Farouk Suite

Farouk Suite

This fabulous suite is a calm oasis reflecting the tranquil surroundings of Upper Egypt. Influences from Egypt's Royal era are evident in the furniture, décor and artwork, and a private dining area and panoramic windows offer superb views of the passing scenery.
Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Napoleon Suite

Napoleon Suite

The Napoleon Suite reflects Egypt's influential Napoleonic era. A drawing of the route his forces took through Egypt covers the walls, with splashes of colour throughout the decor. The four-poster bed and classical furniture enhance the regal nature of the suite.
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Philae Cabin

Tranquillity and romance surrounds you in this calm, exotic room featuring a king-size bed. Decorated in style and grace, the walls are adorned with a beautiful floor-to-ceiling map of Egypt and the Nile.
Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Nubia Suite

Nubia Cabin

The essence of Nubian culture, this cabin features twin beds and is steeped in beautiful tradition, gently reflected in the interior’s rich ochre colours and ambiance.
Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Baladi Cabin

Baladi Cabin

Highlighting Egypt's culture and artistic world, the Baladi cabin, with king bed, chronicles famous artists and entertainers. Take a trip back in time to Egypt's rich and romantic creative heyday.
Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser Cabin

Colourful and bright with a touch of elegance, the Lake Nasser cabin features twin beds, and brings out the sights of nature from its namesake.

Dining on Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

Exquisite cuisine on board

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Gastronomic Experiences
Guests onboard sanctuary Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau are utterly spoiled when it comes to the delicious cuisine. Guests will be offered four magnificent meals per day; breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. They will also experience a gala dinner, a traditional Egyptian evening and a cookery demonstration.
Charming dining area
The dining area on board is surrounded by uninterrupted views of the river, guests will be able to enjoy tantalizing aromas and flavours which are the perfect complement to this stunning view. Every meal presented to guests on board will showcase Sanctuary Retreats commitment to quality ingredients and innovative flavours.

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