To fully discover the ancient wonders of Egypt, a cruise on the River Nile is truly an unforgettable experience. The Nile River has been Egypt's lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt's history than to follow the course of the Nile.
M.S. Mayfair has contemporary themed cabins and spacious communal areas with panoramic views from the large windows. Most cabins have a “Juliette” balcony and there are some with full “sit-on” balconies(supplement applicable). All have bathtubs with overhead shower and complimentary toiletries. The décor is one of dark wood off set with black and cream tones.
Each of the 68 deluxe cabins measure 23m2, most with full length opening panoramic window and balcony rail and some on the upper decks with “sit-on” balconies (supplement applicable). All cabins offer air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and overhead shower. Hair dryer, satellite TV and an individual safe and mini fridge. Tea and coffee making facilities with tea bags and coffee sachets. The Upper Executive deck, in addition, offers a fridge with local soft drinks refilled daily, slippers and bathrobe.
There is a large sun deck with wooden sun beds and stylish rattan furniture. It provides a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the spectacular views of the Nile and the swimming pool is ideal for a refreshing dip during the day. The Deck bar offers cool daytime refreshments and the lounge bar offers drinks and entertainment in the evening.
The main restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a wonderful variety of international and local cuisine, usually buffet at lunch and table service in the evening. Afternoon tea is served daily on the Sun Deck. The lounge bar, on the Main deck, is the perfect place to relax in the evening and enjoy variety of local beers, wines and spirits. A pre-bookable drinks package is available.
Exterior cabins with view
Full board with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
Exciting itinerary with 10 excursions
Qualified Egyptologist on board throughout cruise.
Direct flights to Luxor from the UK
Resort transfers and airport taxes
£99 per person. Includes: locally produced mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee*. Red and white wine, beer, and spirits. (*exc. machine coffees e.g. cappuccino, latte) Drinks are served by the glass between the hours of 11am and 11pm.
$180(approx £130) when booked on board.
Drinks package is available daily from 11am to 11pm.All drinks are served by the glass.
Please note that Nile Cruise itineraries and excursions can, for operational reasons, be subject to alteration locally at short notice
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Main deck cabin for cabin upgrades see supplements below.
Please note that we do not accept children under 8 years of age on our cruises.
is available FREE OF CHARGE on board. Please note that the connection is via a mobile signal and service can be intermittent along remote stretches of the Nile.
Please note there is a No smoking policy on board in all the cabins and the Lounge bar. Smoking is permitted in the Reception area and up on the sun deck.
Supplements per cabin for 7 night cruise:
Middle Deck standard £80
Middle Deck with balcony £200
Upper Deck standard £120
Upper Deck with balcony £250
Single occupancy £199
We had a fantastic time! The organisation of flights, transfers, boat and excursions was perfect - everything went very smoothly and all the staff and guides were very friendly and attentive. The MS Mayfair was a great boat to be on - we appreciated the quality compared to some others we saw on the river - and made full use of the facilities and the drinks package! We were very lucky to have great weather for our week that made travelling nice - at just the right temperatures. The visits to the Temples were excellent - with so few tourists we could view as much as required with no queues or waiting around. So, big thanks from all of us to all on Board the MS Mayfair and to you for organising a great holiday. We'll be recommending it to anyone who'll listen! Russ and Chrissi, George and Jan - February 2017
just a quick thank you for arranging a wonderful holiday for us.We arrived home Wednesday evening after 11 wonderful days in Egypt. Everything went so smoothly and just a promised. We loved every minute of being there. What a wonderful country and people! Many thanks for all your help. Karen - Wales.
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent Nile cruise on MS Mayfair. The arrangements you made were impeccable. The food, the accommodation, the hospitality on board, the excursions and our guide Omar were all outstandingly good. Many thanks indeed. James - Brighton.
The holiday (both cruise and Luxor stay) was everything we hoped for, and some. The Mayfair - well, it was a beautiful boat that entirely lived up to the photos, which I know from experience is not always the case! It's like a very stylish boutique hotel, spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained. It surpassed our expectations and was extraordinary value - we'd all done our research on different boats before booking and could not believe the quality for the price compared with others - outstanding. Service was excellent and our Egyptologist, Islam, was wonderful. The food ranged from excellent to OK, the excellent being the Egyptian food, the OK being not-quite-successful versions of western dishes. We all wished there had been more Egyptian dishes (I for one would have been delighted if it had all be Egyptian) but my experience on other cruises and resort hotels has been the same. We were so glad we chose this option of a week in Luxor after the cruise. Our extra week meant we could re-visit several places and spend as long as we liked. And, of course, we could visit other places not on the cruise itinerary. So, for us, a perfect combination and, again, fantastic value for money at just a couple of hundred extra.
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent Nile cruise on MS Mayfair. The arrangements you made were impeccable. The food, the accommodation, the hospitality on board, the excursions and our guide Omar were all outstandingly good. Many thanks indeed. Regards James - Brighton
December 2016 - MS Mayfair Just a quick note to say that we had a wonderful holiday. The support provided in Egypt was great. Our stay on the Mayfair was excellent , we were overfed with superb food and the staff were brilliant. The guide Islam on the Mayfair went beyond his call of duty to provide us with wonderful and informative holiday. And thank you for arranging what was a complex travel arrangements for us and my niece. Mr and Mrs J.Harrow,Middlesex
MS Mayfair 19 September 2016 I can't thank you enough for another wonderful holiday! I have just returned from my second trip to Egypt, as a solo traveller this time, organised by this fantastic company! Collected at the airport by one of several English speaking guides, I was taken to MS Mayfair, docked in Luxor. It certainly doesn't disappoint, it offers luxurious accommodation, exceptional service & scrumptious food. I also knew I would be so well looked after & safe, these people go the extra mile for sure, they are so caring, they really want you to enjoy their country! I thoroughly enjoyed the excursions, although I had visited these places before, I was given another perspective by a different guide this time. The guides are extremely knowledgeable & so passionate about these wonders. I made an additional trip this time to Abu Simbel & wow... it was a truly awesome sight. We travelled by road & were also able to witness the breath-taking sunrise over the Sahara as well as the incredible 'Mirage'. I will return for sure & hope to venture further using MS Mayfair as a base, it is exceptional. I wouldn't hesitate to do this trip alone again, I felt so safe at all times. Thank you again to Discover Egypt for providing a wonderful itinerary & to all staff for making this another very special experience. Carol – Somerset.
Nile Cruise 05 September 2016 I just wanted to say thank you we had a fantastic holiday. The Mayfair was amazing - the cabins are lovely spacious and spotless. The staff are very hard working and so friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble and they always found time for a chat. The food is outstanding and anything you don't like or eat was swooped for an alternative. The itinerary was perfect and our guide Waleed so knowledgeable and you can tell he loves what he does he brought Egypt to life for me who had no previous experience of the country. The holiday was superbly organised and everything went smoothly Sue – Manchester.
MS Mayfair – MAY 2016 We have recently returned from a two week holiday in Egypt with Discover Egypt and we would like to thank you for what was a wonderful holiday experience. It was a holiday which lived up to every expectation and was great value for money. We will certainly consider future holidays with your company and will be recommending you to family and friends. The first week of our holiday was a Nile cruise from 2nd May 2016 to 9th May on board the MS Mayfair, sailing from Luxor to Aswan and return. Although both of us have been to Egypt on holiday before, this was our first ever cruise and what a wonderful experience it was. I can honestly say that the MS Mayfair looked exactly as it was portrayed in your website pictures but in reality everything was much more spacious than it appeared in the pictures. The word which best described this vessel would be luxurious. The crew were extremely friendly and helpful at all times and the same was true of Waleed, our tour guide/Egyptologist who accompanied us for the whole week. Our Discover Egypt group consisted of only 18 passengers and we were joined for a few days at a time by some American guests. As a group we got on very well socially and we met some lovely people who enhanced the holiday experience. Whilst it was lovely to have so few people on such a large vessel at the same time we felt so sorry for the crew and the struggling Egyptian Tourism industry. It is as safe to holiday in Egypt as any other holiday destination and at no time during our stay did we feel in any danger. In fact the security at Luxor airport was far superior to Heathrow. Suitcases were examined twice, hand luggage examined four times, numerous body searches and we were swabbed twice checking for explosives! It is high time that more flights to Egypt are made available to the British tourist and more destinations catered for. The standard of cuisine was excellent and I cannot see where anyone would have cause for complaint. The food was at all times plentiful and there were always plenty of options to choose from leading to the tendency to over eat! During the entire cruise I am not aware of any of the group suffering from a stomach bug. We opted for the all-inclusive drinks package which was value for money and essential in view of the temperatures. It was great to be able to order drinks without having to worry about a bill at the end of the holiday. Only having holidayed in Egypt in the past during the month of November I was surprised by how much hotter it was in May. Daily temperatures were regularly in excess of 40c which admittedly made some of the excursions rather hard going, especially where no shade was available. One evening when we stepped on the sundeck at 11pm the temperature was still 31c. The included excursion programme was excellent and also was great value for money. Had you to pay for each of the excursions privately it would have cost a small fortune. Our guide Waleed was very informative and very patient and allowed us plenty of time at each destination. All in all, the weeks cruise was a wonderful experience and something we would both like to enjoy again in the future. Yours sincerely Paul and Anne May 2016
3 NIGHTS CAIRO,7 NIGHTS MS MAYFAIR CRUISE. March 28 2016 I can't thank you enough Discover Egypt, you all helped so much with any questions, 1st class service. Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Cairo, was fabulous, the guides, Amal & Mohammed were like friends & we felt totally safe at all times. The staff couldn't do enough for us at the Hotel & on the cruise. We were taken to 2 lovely restaurants to eat on the excursions we booked in Cairo, great food & excellent service, above & beyond what we expected! Ms Mayfair is luxurious, plenty of delicious food, the staff attentive & superb guides Walid & Ash. Everyone went that bit further to ensure we were happy & had everything we needed. It makes me sad to see how the media have destroyed tourism here, the people are so friendly & helpful, we felt so safe wherever we were. The trips were very well organised & I have to say there were more than several spine tingling moments, seeing these wonders & hearing how they engineered these monuments without today's equipment & technology, astounding! Amal & Walid spoke with passion & made each trip a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this holiday & really could go on & on. I've booked to go back on the cruise in May, on my own as I regret not doing some of the excursions & I know I will be well looked after. I think that says it all, truly a holiday of a lifetime! One last thing, if you enjoy a glass or 2 of excellent wine or beer with your meals or even a short, I would take the drinks package, fantastic value. Many many thanks to all! Carol – Somerset.
MS MAYFAIR 04 APRIL 2016 My family has just returned from our trip down the Nile and I just wanted to tell you that we had the most amazing time! The organisation and application of the details were first class. Everyone did as promised with no problems what so ever. Cairo was fabulous, the Mayfair was stunning and the guide Islam was superb. It truly was one of the best holidays ever according to all 4 of us! I can't praise everything enough from beginning to end. Needless to say we will start saving to do a similar trip in a few years we hope when we can learn more! Thanks to you and Please pass on our wholehearted thanks to the guys in Egypt who gave us such an amazing holiday. Angela
A group of 4 of us recently went on a Nile cruise and I wanted to write and express our satisfaction with the whole booking. The week before the cruise you wrote and told us we were being moved to the MS Mayfair sad the boat we had booked was not sailing. We arrive to a lovely clean, happy, helpful boat and staff and this remained for the whole of the cruise even when there were only 12 of us on board. The rooms were a good size, well-appointed and clean. The public areas were very nicely furnished with the exception of the roof terrace where the cushions were looking a little tired and need the covers replacing. The tours were excellent and I have to say a big thank you to Hassan, our guide, who made them so interesting and memorable. His knowledge was fantastic and we learnt so much. The food on the boat was very good, we personally preferred the buffet style dinner rather than a menu to choose from but all the food was wonderful. If we had one criticism it was that we paid for the all-inclusive drinks package and often felt like 2nd class citizens as we weren't given bottles of beer but glasses, we were given small glasses of wine when others had large. I understand that you are trying to prevent abuse but this is not the sort of trip where that happens and we just wanted to feel valued, take that you had taken £360 for drinks from the 4 of us and I'm sure not many other people spent that during the cruise. (Editor’s note: The All-inclusive concept is always offered in this way – drinks by the glass) Many thanks again for a very memorable holiday Suzanne – Hampshire.
Nile Cruise - March 2016 I would like to say what an amazing holiday it was. Magical and memorable just about sums it up. The staff on board went that extra mile to make everything just that little bit special. The security was impressive and the Egyptian people so welcoming and friendly. I just feel sad that more tourists are not visiting Egypt. It has so much to offer and it felt completely safe. Thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday for me. Mrs W. Surrey.