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This luxurious Dahabiya sailing ship, offers a unique experience for those seeking to get away from it all.  This romantic 36m ship will take you on a magical sailing trip from Luxor to Aswan.

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Princess Donia – This beautiful, hand crafted, elegant sailing ship is 36m long, has 4 en-suite cabins and a large suite complete with its own terrace.

Magical sailing
from Luxor
to Aswan

Princess Donia gives guests a more than luxurious stay whilst keeping to the original character and design of a traditional Dahabiya.

Our itinerary is designed to maximise your enjoyment and enable you to see as much of the history, culture and beauty of the Nile.  However should you wish to design your own unique schedule we will do our utmost to accommodate you, the Princess Donia is available for Private Charter.  We are an independent travel company that caters for individuals.

Sailing on
Princess Donia

Enjoy the glamour, sophistication and elegance of yesteryear with every comfort of modern life as you are transported to another world, where stress doesn’t exist and the natural beauty of the earth takes over.
With only 5 double en-suite cabins and a maximum of 10 guests, Princess Donia ensures a very high standard of cuisine and accommodation, exceptional service and a great atmosphere.  This elegant ship offers a personal touch that is sometimes lacking in today’s fast paced world.

Imagine sitting on deck and enjoying the amazing views in wonderful tranquil silence and see the many ancient Egyptian monuments, temples, tombs and scenes beside the Nile that have not changed in thousands of years. Click here to learn more about Sailing with Us

Tomb of Tut Ankh Amon sign viewed on the Princess Donia Cruise
Princess Donia- Dahabeeyah Cruise comfortable accommodation
Dinner on the Princess Donia River Nile Cruise
Sunset view on the luxury nile cruise

‘One of my best trips ever!’

My family and I spent the most wonderful week aboard the Princess Donia. The boat itself was charming, but the service from, and friendliness of the crew took the experience to another level. The trip was the perfect combination of sightseeing excursions and relaxing afternoons gently sailing up the Nile. The food on board was excellent. I would have no hesitation recommending this trip. Thank you Captain Hassan and crew for such a wonderful week!

Sara, Dubai – TripAdvisor

‘Excellent cruise, outstanding staff ... exceeds our expectations in every way!’

‘We are a group of 2 families with 4 kids (10,12,15 years old) spending 5 days on the Donia. Food was exceptional; staff was super friendly and always go the extra mile. We enjoyed every single day on this boat and wished we could have stayed longer. It was a memorable journey up the Nile with the Donia. Everything was just perfect! Will surely recommend it to our friends. If you are planning to visit Egypt, this is the best way to travel!’

Yenni, Vienna – TripAdvisor

'A quiet and relaxing week on the Nile'

‘A quiet and relaxing week on the Nile, thanks to the wonderful crew and their excellent service. We couldn’t have hoped for a better voyage. Many thanks for all your hard work. And a special thanks for all the great food. We look forward to coming back to Egypt some day.’

Chris & Stacy, USA

'Thanks for taking great care of us’

‘Thank you for the wonderful experience on our Nile river cruise journey; it was the highlight of our trip to Egypt! The Princess Donia is a beautiful boat with the best staff, delicious food and it is the best way to enjoy a luxurious cruise on the great river Nile. We will be sure to tell our friends and family about all of you! Thanks for taking great care of us.’

Salomi & Will, California USA

'The best time of my life'

‘From the minute we boarded the boat, where we were met by Captain Hassan we were made to feel like royalty. The cruise was so magical, we stopped at the most amazing places where we visited ancient temples and I even got to swim in the Nile.  The food was 5 star and every evening we ate on the main deck under the stars.  There is a salon/bar below deck that has a large flat screen TV and internet. The staff even entertained us on a couple of evenings with their musical skills.  We also did additional excursions that were pre-arranged before our arrival. We had two days at the pyramids and two days in Cairo. Both excursions were excellent value for money; so all in all, we had the best 11 days holiday ever.’

Angela, Malaga Spain

'I would rate this as one of my best vacations!'

‘What better way to sail down the Nile than with the crew of the Princess Donia. The boat and crew were beyond my expectations. Rooms were spacious and comfortable and were cleaned on a daily basis. The meals were the best I’ve had after being in Egypt for 3 months. There was a variety of food at each meal and more than enough to eat. The crew was friendly and made sure we had everything we needed – arranging excursions, providing refreshments on our return from visiting temples, and providing entertaining conversations. If you are going to cruise the Nile this is the only way to go. Great boat and a great crew.’

Guest from Cairo, Egypt

'A little piece of heaven'

‘As a group of 10, we booked the Princess Donia all-inclusive for a 7 day journey from Esna to Aswan and back to Luxor. It was exactly as described – all-inclusive. We wanted for nothing. The staff were fantastic, anything we wanted to do or see was never any trouble and our wallets never had to come out at any time. The food was great, the lemon juice waiting for us at the end of our tours, the cocktails in the evenings, the wine with dinner, all was wonderful. The boat itself is amazing. Very comfortable and clean, the mooring spots along the Nile were chosen with care for their beauty and serenity. Sitting on deck in the early morning watching the birds just a few feet away was delightful. It was a totally different Egypt than you see from the road or the bigger boats. I can’t think of anything that could have been made better. It was a magical week of relaxation and adventure surrounded by good friends and a welcoming staff that all of us will remember for a very long time to come.’

Guest from Berkshire, UK

'Magical from beginning to end'

‘My husband and I have just had the most amazing holiday on board the Princess Donia. Our normal holidays are Sandy Lane Barbados, Reethi Rah Maldives, Marbella Club Spain etc etc, which are all 5 star and being the standard we are accustomed to. We have never been to Egypt let alone going on board a sailing boat. All I can say what a brilliant experience from our welcome on board, meeting our fellow passengers, cruising up the Nile embarking to see wonderful Egyptian History it was awe inspiring. The attention to detail on board the Princess Donia was outstanding from wonderful staff for whom nothing was too much trouble, meals served on board elegantly and tastefully presented. This was a truly 5 star plus experience and anyone contemplating a holiday in Egypt where I can assure you we were met with the utmost kindness should look at the video on the net of the Princess Donia. If you want the holiday of a lifetime we can truly recommend it. The Princess Donia certainly lives up to its name, as we were treated like royalty whilst on board.’

Pauline, Hartlepool UK

'A most amazing and memorable holiday we have ever experienced'

‘We had such a wonderful week on the Dahabeeyah Princess Donia the service was first class the crew so lovely and could not do enough for us to make our holiday so different. We have been on many cruises but this was amazing. The accommodation was very good, clean and well thought out. We sailed along the Nile and stopped at locations that the big cruise ships could not get into therefore we saw many beautiful sights, temples and daily life of the Egyptian people, Captain Hassan arranged all the tours etc and an expert guide took us around the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, just to name a few. Also in the Souks one of the crew would do the bartering for us. We loved being entertained by the crew of 6 they sang and played their instruments. Must not forget the food, it was good, plentiful and very varied. We would without a doubt hope to sail on the Princess Donia again.’

Maureen, Surrey UK

About the

On board, the spacious deck provides different areas to relax, whether it is to sunbathe on the sun beds or sit in the shade and watch the Nile scenes pass by in perfect peace.
With modern plumbing and electrics, air conditioning, power showers and internet connection powered by two quiet, high quality generators, guests can really experience the mystery and magic of the Nile in total comfort. Click here to watch our video

About the

On board, the spacious deck provides different areas to relax, whether it is to sunbathe on the sun beds or sit in the shade and watch the Nile scenes pass by in perfect peace.
With modern plumbing and electrics, air conditioning, power showers and internet connection powered by two quiet, high quality generators, guests can really experience the mystery and magic of the Nile in total comfort.


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