From the river to the red Sea
The Oberoi Philae sails between Luxor and Aswan – with stops at the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Edfu along the way – on four- and six-night itineraries.
Panoramic river views are assured in all 22 staterooms, but for more space and a private balcony, stay in one of the terrace suites (from US$1,463, S$2,041, per night). Onboard diversions include a cigar lounge, movie theatre, spa, fitness centre, and a top-deck swimming pool and al fresco restaurant. Cuisine at the fine-dining restaurant is a blend of Middle Eastern, Western and Asian fare.
Travellers looking to recover from jet lag before a cruise or regain their land legs after one should head to Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh (pictured here) on the Red Sea coast. The 19-hectare all-suite resort offers prime pampering in its 232sqm spa, as well as active endeavours like scuba diving in the nearby Sharm El Naga marine reserve.