MS Jaz Royale

Former name: Steigenberger Royale

MS Jaz Royale cruise ship

Cruise line
Nile River Cruises

Specifications of MS Jaz Royale

Year of build1992  /  Age: 31
BuilderMaasara Shipyard (Cairo, Egypt)
ClassNile River hotel ship
Ferry route / homeportsLuxor-Aswan
Length (LOA)72 m / 236 ft
Beam (width)14 m / 46 ft
Passengers52 - 104
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesSteigenberger Royale
OwnerTravco Group
OperatorTravco-Jaz Hotels and Resorts Egypt

MS Jaz Royale Review

Review of MS Jaz Royale

MS Jaz Royale cruise ship (aka "Steigenberger Royale") is a premium Nile River cruiser operating in Egypt on itineraries between homeports Luxor and Aswan, Itinerary lengths are 4-Night (Luxor to Aswan), 3-Night (Aswan to Luxor) and 7-Night (roundtrip from Luxor) and all visit the Valley of the Kings. The boat features a modern design, advanced maritime technologies, energy-efficient diesel engines, spacious staterooms and public areas, superb service, carefully planned and professionally guided tours to Ancient Egyptian sites.

MS Jaz Royale hotel ship (Nile River, Egypt)

The hotel ship Jaz Royale is owned by Travco Group and operated via its subsidiary company Travco-Jaz Hotels and Resorts Egypt.


Jaz Royale has a total of 52 cabins, including two suites (sized 35 m2 / 377 ft2) and 50 Double cabins (sized 22 m2 / 237 ft2). Each stateroom has mini-fridge and individually controlled air-conditioning, large panoramic windows (facing the river), personal Italian bathrooms (equipped with shower, bidet, WC, hairdryer, flat TV, telephone, music system, closed circuit video.

Shipboard facilities

The ship's main restaurant can accommodate all passengers in a single sitting. It offers a buffet with a rich mix of international and local cuisine. The traditional daily tea time includes cakes and snacks. In addition, the bar of the large lounge serves snacks and drinks.

The Jaz Royale ship has 2 sun decks with a small-sized swimming pool and Jacuzzi (on the upper sun deck) and a bar (on the lower sun deck). The ship also has full laundry facilities, as well as Panorama bar, large luxurious lounge, modern fitness equipment, gift shop.


The cruise ship operates 3 cruisetour itineraries in Egypt, the main of which is the 7-night Luxor-Aswan-Luxor

  • (Day 1) Check-in, shipboard overnight
  • (Day 2) Valley of the Kings, Hatchepsut Temple, Memnon, 1 pm departure to Edfu (via Esna) with overnight in Edfu
  • (Day 3) Horus Temple, departure to Kom Ombo, visiting Sobek Temple, departure to Aswan (overnight)
  • (Day 4) Aswan (High Dam, Philae Temple, Felucca boat tour, overnight)
  • (Day 5) optional tour to Abu Simbel, departure to Komombo (Komombo Temple), departure to Edfu (overnight)
  • (Day 6) departure from Edfu to Esna (Chnum Temple), departure to Luxor (overnight)
  • (Day 7) Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor (overnight)
  • (Day 8) Check-out

The itinerary is a B2B (combo) between the 4-night Luxor-Aswan and the reverse 3-night Aswan-Luxor.

CroisiEurope Jaz Royale 2021 schedule (7-night roundtrips/"The Land of the Pharaohs" itinerary) included only the following departure dates: March 6-13-20-27, April 3-10, October 2-16 and November 6-21.

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