MS Mayfair


Cruise line
Mayfair Cruises

Current cruise:
01 Jan, 1970 - 01 Jan, 1970


MS Mayfair Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Mayfair

Review of MS Mayfair

Mayfair cruise ship

MS Mayfair cruise ship is a stylish Nile River cruise boat (under charter) which offers exceptional guestrooms and surroundings with attention to every detail. Built to stunning design and featuring large panoramic windows, ms Mayfair offers great Nile views. The interiors are modern and spacious, providing laid-back luxury and contemporary Mayfair cruise ship, Egypt The bar on ms Mayfair Bel Air Deck boasts relaxed ambience as it's the place to meet fellow passengers after the busy day of sightseeing. All meals are served on the Nile Deck in Nile Avenue Restaurant, which offers local specialities and international food served as grand open buffet and prepared by skilled chefs. In the evenings dinner is à la carte. The Mayfair sun deck pampers with a small swimming pool, jacuzzi pools, and plenty of sofas and day beds to soak up the sun and admire the views.

MS Mayfair ship

Year built 2010 MMSI number Callsign code Flag State (registered in) na na Egypt
Passenger capacity Crew capacity Gross tonnage weight LOA length 148 70 1,700 tons 245 ft (75 m) Ship builder Owner Operator na (Egypt) Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Insight Tours
  • Passenger decks: 5 (out of 5)
  • Cabin grades number: 3
  • Total number of cabins: 104 (including 2 Suites and 10 Balcony rooms)
  • Sun Deck (5) – Observation lounge (covered sun deck bar area with loungers), Jacuzzis (2) and a Swimming Pool (with pool bar)
  • Bel Air Deck (4) – Bel Air lounge & bar, Boutique and 2 Souvenir/Gift Shops, Presidential Suites (x2, cat PS), Balcony Rooms (x8, cat B) and French Balcony Rooms (x8, cat FB)
  • Upper First Deck (3) – Salon, 2 Gift Shops, Balcony Staterooms (x4, cat B) and French Balcony (x30, cat FB)
  • Main Deck (2) – large Reception area, French Balcony Rooms (x22, cat FB, 2 of them are connecting)
  • Nile Deck (1) – Restaurant (“Nile Avenue”), Galley/Kitchen, Spa (steam room, sauna, aromatherapy, massages), Hairdresser, Doctor’s office, French Balcony Cabins (x6, cat FB), the boat’s Engine Room.
  • dress-code is casual, but T-shirts and shorts at meals are not allowed
  • age restrictions - passengers must be 30+ years of age.
  • MS Mayfair (launched May 2010) is a top-luxury river boat, and one of the newest and biggest Egypt-based cruise ships on Nile River, The vessel was designed and built to exceed all your expectations for a river travel vacation in the mystical and full of ancient wonders Egypt.
  • Among the Mayfair ship's signature amenities are: spacious decks, classy furniture, large and beautifully decorated venues and accommodations, modern facilities (including a Spa, swimming pool and Jacuzzi), gourmet cuisine (contemporary Western and authentic Eastern dishes prepared by local chefs), a-la-carte dining, sumptuous buffets. onboard formal receptions, superb friendly-staff service, Tour Director, fully air-conditioned ship, complimentary 24 hour room-service, coffee, bottled water, English-speaking staff, onbord Galabya dance parties and lectures, head-sets on shore excursions (guided by Egyptologist).
  • Itineraries on Lake Nasser and Nile river cruises in Egypt operated by other major lines are offered on the riverboats Kasr IbrimRiver Tosca, Steigenberger Omar El Khayam, Sonesta St George.

ms Mayfair Nile River cruise package deals inclusions

  • Door-to-door pick-up service (by car, distance limit of 75 ml / 120 km from your airport), a flight from Heathrow (London), all local transfers, port charges, airport taxes. Regional flights are at a supplement.
  • Hotel stays - Cairo (Oberoi Mena House), Alexandria (Helnan Palestine), last night in Cairo (at Fairmont Heliopolis). For more info on the line's hotel partnerships - follow the top-page Viking link.

  • MS Mayfair prices are inclusive of all meals on the boat, soft drinks (at lunch), soft drinks and a glass of wine/beer (at dinner). The onboard programme includes live shows by local entertainers and artisans. Also included in the tickets prices are all excursions and sightseeing tours, guided by certified local Egyptologist).

ms Mayfair cabins

  • (list of amenities) - private bathroom (bathtub, shower, sink, toilet, hairdryer), flat TV (satellite), safe, mini fridge, coffee maker, Internet access, individual climate control, International direct-dial phones. Standard occupancy is 2 guests per room.
  • Presidential  Suite (category PS), size 350 ft2 / 32,5 m2.
  • Balcony Staterooms (category B, with a private balcony and French Balcony Cabins (category FB, with sliding glass doors) - size 225 ft2 / 23 m2).
Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

The ship is often chartered by Globus-Avalon, but also from other river cruise lines offering luxury Nile River travel deals in Egypt. Prior to 2016, the ship was chartered by Avalon Waterways. Avalon changed it with the MS Sonesta St George ship for its 2016 Egypt season. 

MS Mayfair Nile River cruise prices are based on double occupancy. Know that they might be different when you book your Egypt river cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On its Nile River cruise ship charters, European river cruise lines usually offer USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers. ms Mayfair ship, Nile River

ms Mayfair NILE RIVER cruise itineraries

The ms Mayfair Nile cruise itineraries are of 3- and 4- Nights in length. These Egypt river cruises are operated year-round with departures from Aswan to Luxor, and the reverse Luxor-Aswan route. The Viking's 7 Night round-trips from Abu Simbel to Aswan are operated by the Kasr Ibrim ship on Lake Nasser.

  • 9 DAY "HIGHLIGHTS OF EGYPT" river cruise tour from Cairo (starts with a UK-Egypt flight). There's a 2-day/1-night hotel stay in Cairo City, then flight Cairo to Luxor for embarkation. On day 7 is the Aswan's Nile cruise disembarkation, with a flight from Aswan back to Cairo.
  • 12 DAY "PYRAMIDS, LAKE NASSER AND NILE" cruise tour from Cairo (round-trip). This itinerary starts with 4 Day / 3 Night Cairo hotel stay and sightseeing, followed by the flight charter Cairo to Abu Simbel for embarkation (on day 4). Then follows the Abu Simbel to Luxor (Lake Nasser) cruise portion on River Nile), disembarking in Luxor (with a flight Luxor to Cairo and a farewell dinner).
  • 16 DAY "EGYPT AND NILE RIVER - LAKE NASSER CRUISE" tour from Cairo (round-trip). This one starts with 3 Day / 2 Night hotel stay in the capital city for sightseeng and touring. Follows (motor-coach transfers) Cairo to Alexandria (1 Night hotel stay there) and Alexandria to Cairo, for the charter flight Cairo-Aswan. Follows the Nile cruise from Aswan (round-trip, embarkation/disembarkation), and the Lake Nasser cruise on Nile River from Aswan to Abu Simbel (disembarkation, with a flight to Cairo).
  • ms Mayfair cruise Itineraries may vary due to Nile river conditions changes and the river traffic. Although rarely, ms Mayfair itinerary might get altered also by special events - occasionally, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities closes some of the visited archaeological sites for research or restoration.
  • ms Mayfair ship cruises must be booked at least 45 days prior to departure.

ms Mayfair Nile River cruise tours and excursions

  • Cairo - Giza Pyramids tour, the Sphinx in Memphis, Saqqara "Stairway to the Sky" Show, Egyptian Museum, tour to Saladin’s citadel & the Alabaster Mosque.
  • Alexandria - National Museum, visiting the Catacombs, the Pillar of Pompey, the Library and the Lighthouse.
  • Kom Ombo (Temple of Horus and Sobek, man’s first calendar), Edfu (Horus' Temple).
  • Tours from Luxor-Edfu-Edfu–Kom Ombo - Valley of Kings & Queens, Museums, Temples, Sphinxes, the Karnak Temple, Amun-Ra, Deir el Bahri, and the Memnon's Colossi).
  • Tours from Dendera and Aswan - the High Dam, Temples (Isis, Hathor, Kalabsha), the quarries (unfinished obelisk), Kitchener Island, Botanical Gardens, visit Aga Khan's Mausoleum.
  • Abu Simbel-Kasr Ibrim-Amada-Wadi el-Seboua - Temples (Dakka, Meharakka, Amada, Derr), tomb of Penout, rock temples.

MS Mayfair Itineraries 2016

The below listed MS Mayfair cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
17 September 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Nile River Cruises
19 Sep        Departing from Cairo, Egypt
20 Sep        Luxor, Egypt
21 Sep        Edfu, Egypt
22 Sep - 23 Sep        Aswan, Egypt
24 Sep        Arriving in Cairo, Egypt
01 October 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Nile River Cruises
03 Oct        Departing from Cairo, Egypt
04 Oct        Luxor, Egypt
05 Oct        Edfu, Egypt
06 Oct - 07 Oct        Aswan, Egypt
08 Oct        Arriving in Cairo, Egypt
15 October 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Nile River Cruises
17 Oct        Departing from Cairo, Egypt
18 Oct        Luxor, Egypt
19 Oct        Edfu, Egypt
20 Oct - 21 Oct        Aswan, Egypt
22 Oct        Arriving in Cairo, Egypt
29 October 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Nile River Cruises
31 Oct        Departing from Cairo, Egypt
01 Nov        Luxor, Egypt
02 Nov        Edfu, Egypt
03 Nov - 04 Nov        Aswan, Egypt
05 Nov        Arriving in Cairo, Egypt
12 November 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Nile River Cruises
14 Nov        Departing from Cairo, Egypt
15 Nov        Luxor, Egypt
16 Nov        Edfu, Egypt
17 Nov - 18 Nov        Aswan, Egypt
19 Nov        Arriving in Cairo, Egypt
26 November 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Nile River Cruises
28 Nov        Departing from Cairo, Egypt
29 Nov        Luxor, Egypt
30 Nov        Edfu, Egypt
01 Dec - 02 Dec        Aswan, Egypt
03 Dec        Arriving in Cairo, Egypt
10 December 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Nile River Cruises
12 Dec        Departing from Cairo, Egypt
13 Dec        Luxor, Egypt
14 Dec        Edfu, Egypt
15 Dec - 16 Dec        Aswan, Egypt
17 Dec        Arriving in Cairo, Egypt