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Sanctuary Retreats

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Sanctuary Retreats was born in Africa in 1999, with the first of their Sanctuary Lodges in Kenya. Building on their heritage of luxury and adventure travel, Sanctuary also operates stunning river cruises across the world’s most epic rivers including the Nile in Egypt.

The Sanctuary Retreats portfolio of expedition ships brings the boutique experience to guests with the added promise of authenticity. Located in some of the most stunning locations in the world, each vessel is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of “Luxury, naturally”.

You can choose to cruise onboard the newly refurbished Sanctuary Nile Adventurer and Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, stunning ships that offer all that’s needed to see Egypt in style. Blending modern decor with seven thousand years of Pharaonic heritage, these cruises provide a relaxing and luxury environment. There are just 32 and 40, beautifully appointed cabins, all of which feature air-conditioning and an uninterrupted view of the Nile.

As part of their luxurious fleet, Sanctuary Retreats also operate two much smaller vessels, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III and the Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau. Each of these intimate vessels is designed in a bespoke, boutique-style which represents the traditional and modern Egyptian styles. With only 14 and 6 cabins, respectively these vessels are only available on a full charter basis and offer the opportunity of a lifetime for a family or group of friends wanting a Nile experience with a difference.


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