MS Omar El Khayam

MS Omar El Khayam cruise ship

Cruise line
River Cruises

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


MS Omar El Khayam Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Omar El Khayam

Year of built 2008
Length 113 m
Beam 17 m
Gross Tonnage 4000 gt
Former name JAZ Omar El Khayam, Steigenberger Omar El Khayam
Passengers 160
Crew 88
Decks 6
Decks with cabins 4
Last Refurbishment 2011

Review of MS Omar El Khayam

Omar El Khayam cruise ship

MS Omar El Khayam cruise ship is a Nile River cruise boat (under charter) which offers exceptional staterooms and surroundings with attention to every detail. Built to stunning design and featuring panoramic windows, ms Omar El Khayam offers great Nile views. The interiors are modern and spacious, providing laid-back luxury and contemporary comfort. The ship has 6 passenger decks, a spacious sun deck, 3 lounges with bars, 1 restaurant, Gym, Spa, Sauna, elevator (connecting cabin decks).

Omar El Khayam ship

MS Omar El Khayam ship

Year built 2008 MMSI number Callsign code Flag State (registered in) na na Egypt
Passenger capacity Crew capacity Gross tonnage weight LOA length 160 88 4,000 tons 371 ft (113 m) Ship builder Owner Operator na (Egypt) Travco Group Viking Cruises
  • Passenger decks: 6 (out of 6)
  • Cabin grades number: 4
  • Total number of cabins: 80 (including 16 Suites and 68 Balcony rooms)
  • MS Omar El Khayam is a top-luxury river boat, one of the newest and biggest Egypt-based cruise ships on Nile River, The vessel was designed and built to exceed all guests' expectations for a river travel vacation in the mystical and full of ancient wonders Egypt.
  • Among the Omar El Khayam ship's signature amenities are: spacious decks, classy furniture, large and beautifully decorated venues and accommodations, modern facilities (including a Cleopatra Spa, swimming pool and 2 Jacuzzis), gourmet cuisine (contemporary Western and authentic Eastern dishes prepared by local chefs in Abu Nawas Restaurant), a-la-carte dining, drinks and cocktails at Bashawat or Mamlouk Lounge, onboard formal receptions, superb friendly-staff service, 24 hour room-service, bottled water, English-speaking staff, head-sets on shore excursions (guided by Egyptologist).
  • Omar El Khayam’s itinerary “Pathways of the Pharaohs” lasts for 12 days, and includes 2 flight transfers from Cairo and 12 guided Egypt tours. The cruise-only itinerary is 3, 4 or 7 days long. It is between Aswan and Abu Simbel.
  • Itineraries on Lake Nasser and Nile river cruises in Egypt operated by other major lines are offered on the riverboats Kasr IbrimRiver Tosca, ms Mayfair, Sonesta St George.

MS Omar El Khayam 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. 

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