Merit Dahabiya 1 Cruise Ship, Egypt

Excellent boat comfort

“Accessing so many historic sites with ease.”

Alan W, United Kingdom United Kingdom
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    • Luxurious two-masted river boat
    • Visit historical places along the River Nile

The Merit Dahabiya 1 is a 50-meter / 164 feet two-masted sailboat experience on Egypt's iconic Nile River. Guests get to enjoy world-class amenities aboard the Merit I Dahabiya. There are 10 fully furnished deluxe cabins with ensuite bathrooms, individually controlled air conditioning, minibars, and panoramic windows. For guests’ convenience, there is a 24-hour front office service, as well as indoor and sundeck restaurants, a bar, and a reading lounge. Guests can relax and enjoy the Nile river views on the open-air jacuzzi on the sundeck. The Merit Dahabiya 1 offers same-day laundry service with express pressing service. And, of course, our complimentary wifi will keep guests connected during their journey.

This luxurious river cruise ship offers all the amenities and comforts one could desire while providing breathtaking views of some of Egypt's most iconic landmarks. During their stay, guests have the opportunity to visit the West Bank, home to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. Passengers will enjoy meals as the Merit Dahabiya 1 provides authentic dining experiences. Guests can visit Edfu Temple and sail to Al Ramady Island for a private island dinner, along with an exclusive Egyptian Rababa show. A visit to Kom Ombo Temple and a visit to Hor Diab Island, where guests can swim in the purest waters of the Nile River.

Book your Nile River cruise aboard the Merit Dahabiya 1 today.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | no scuba diving


Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Land Excursions.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English, German, and French.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2011
  • Year renovated 2021
  • Length 50 meters
  • Deck area Yes
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Freshwater maker Yes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Merit Dahabiya 1 Reviews

  • 8.4 Very good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alan W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Cruising the River Nile

Accessing so many historic sites with ease.

Recommended for
1. Access to historic sites; 2. Comfortable cabin; 3. Excellent customer focus by the General Manager/Owner.