This steam ship is as authentic as it gets. You make your way in silent Victorian elegance in a style from the days when Thomas Cook would take his colonial guests down this ancient river.
The SS Sudan's location is on the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. The ship leaves from Luxor and arrives in Aswan three days and two nights later.
From $1530 per cruise.
From the various decks of the SS Sudan, the view is as good as it gets: ever changing, sweeping panorama of daily life on one of the world's oldest rivers.
Like the cabins, the restaurant distinguishes itself with its Belle Époque elegance. The furniture and woodwork is original, and they create a mythical charm.
The rooms are more like small apartments than the traditional notion of a ship's cabin. With its timber panelling, marble bathrooms and brass, four poster beds, they are a throw back to the elegance and grandeur of Edwardian times.
The bar is pure Humphrey Bogart - a dark panelled corner of the ship where you can easily imagine finishing off a bottle of cognac after dinner on the aft deck.