Uniworld SS Sphinx

Specifications of Uniworld SS Sphinx

Year built2020 new ship
BuilderMaasara Shipyard (Cairo, Egypt)
ClassNile River hotel ship
OwnerThe Travel Corporation (TTC)
OperatorUniworld River Cruises Egypt
Passengers42 - 84
Beds84
Decks5
Cabins42
Decks with cabins3

Uniworld SS Sphinx Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Jan 04 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4999
2021 Jan 11 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5399
2021 Jan 18 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5579
2021 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4999
2021 Feb 01 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5199
2021 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5579
2021 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5579
2021 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $7999
2021 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5579
2021 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5579
2021 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5399
2021 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5579
2021 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5579
2021 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4499
2021 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4499
2021 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4999
2021 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5399
2021 May 03 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5199
2021 May 10 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4999
2021 May 17 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4999
2021 May 24 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4999
2021 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $8199
2021 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5399
2021 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $7999
2021 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $8199
2021 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $8199
2021 Nov 01 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $8199
2021 Nov 08 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $8199
2021 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $7999
2021 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $7999
2021 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5399
2021 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5399
2021 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5399
2021 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $4319
2022 Jan 03 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo
2022 Jan 10 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Jan 17 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Jan 24 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Jan 31 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Feb 07 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Feb 14 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Feb 21 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Feb 28 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Mar 07 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Mar 14 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Mar 21 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Mar 28 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Apr 04 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Apr 11 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Apr 18 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Apr 25 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 May 02 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $5699
2022 May 09 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $5699
2022 May 16 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $5699
2022 May 23 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $5699
2022 Sep 26 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $5699
2022 Oct 03 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Oct 10 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Oct 17 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Oct 24 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Oct 31 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Nov 07 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Nov 14 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Nov 21 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Nov 28 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6299
2022 Dec 05 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Dec 12 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Dec 19 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099
2022 Dec 26 11 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Cairo $6099

Uniworld SS Sphinx Review

Review of Uniworld SS Sphinx

The 2020-built Uniworld SS Sphinx ship cruises on Nile River (in Egypt) starting in January 2021. Among the world's largest river cruise companies, Uniworld with SS Sphinx offers three 12-day cruise tour itineraries roundtrip from Cairo (flight transfer-inclusive deals Cairo-Luxor).

SS Sphinx cruise ship (Uniworld Egypt)

The shipowner Uniworld (officially "Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection") is a major river cruise company and subsidiary of The Travel Corporation (TTC).

Also in 2021, Uniworld introduces two more 2020-launched newbuild riverboats - the fleetmates SS Sao Gabriel (on Douro River in Portugal) and RV Mekong Jewel (on Mekong River in Vietnam-Cambodia).

UNIWORLD Nile River cruise itineraries

Ship's inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) starts on January 6, 2020. SS Sphinx operates a 12-day cruise tour itinerary (themed "SPLENDORS OF EGYPT and THE NILE") between Aswan and Luxor (northbound and southbound), with ports of call (sequence on the northbound route) Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor, Dendera (Qena), two cruise-inclusive flight transfers (between Cairo and Luxor) plus hotel stays in Cairo.

SS Sphinx Uniworld Nile River cruise itinerary map

Next is listed riverboat's day-to-day schedule as officially announced by UNIWORLD:

  • DAY 1: Arrival at Cairo Airport, optional group transfer (or private transfer), Uniworld representative meet-and-greet, escort to Four Seasons Hotel Cairo.
  • DAY 2: Cairo city tour (local expert-guided), excursion visiting Salah al-Din Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, Museum
  • DAY 3: flight Cairo to Luxor, cruise ship embarkation, the Nile cruising to Dendera (Karnak Temple, local guide / certified Egyptologist)
  • DAY 4: Dendera, Nile cruising to Luxor (excursions - Hathor Temple, Luxor Temple)
  • DAY 5: Luxor, the Nile cruising to Kom Ombo (excursion - Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings)
  • DAY 6: Kom Ombo, Nile cruising to Aswan (excursions - Kom Ombo Temple, bird watching boat tour)
  • DAY 7: Aswan (excursions - Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, a felucca boat tour with afternoon tea service at Old Cataract Hotel Aswan), shipboard Nubian evening show with traditional belly-dance performers and live music
  • DAY 8: Aswan, Nile cruising to Kom Ombo and Edfu (excursion - Simbel temples)
  • DAY 9: Esna, Nile cruising to Luxor (guided excursion - Esna Temple)
  • DAY 10: Luxor (cruise ship debarkation), airport transfer, return flight Luxor to Cairo, check-in (Four Seasons Hotel Cairo), Giza Pyramids (Sound and Light Show)
  • DAY 11: Cairo (excursions - Memphis ruins, Giza Pyramids, Great Sphinx, Sakkara
  • DAY 12: Cairo (departure) - hotel check-out, airport transfer, home flight, or (optional) post-cruise tour package with extension in Israel (Jerusalem).

7-day "Splendors of Egypt the Nile" itinerary

Date / TimePort
Day 1Departing from Luxor
Day 2Dendera-Qena
Day 3Luxor
Day 4Kom Ombo
Days 5-6Aswan
Day 7Esna
Day 8Arriving in Luxor

Prices started from USD 6100 per person (double-occupancy cabin rates).

Note: Uniworld's Sphinx boat had scheduled an inaugural cruise on October 26, 2020. The maiden voyage (7-day "Splendors of Egypt and The Nile" itinerary) was priced from USD 6100 per person (with double occupancy). However, due to the ongoing Coronavirus-related international travel restrictions, the ship's inauguration was rescheduled for January 2, 2021, with prices from USD 5000 pp.

Cabins

Uniworld Sphinx cruise ship features unique designs together with an authentic approach to expedition cruising and luxury ambience. SS Sphinx has 42 suites (of which 14 French Balcony, 2 Deluxe, 2 Suite, 20 Grand, and 4 Royal Suites), man-made furniture, and contemporary facilities. She creates unforgettable experiences for passengers as the finest luxurious 5-star floating hotel.

 

Shipboard facilities

The riverboat boasts with its deluxe Restaurant and comfortable Sundeck. Ship's three gourmet dining venues also include a private dining room and al fresco dining on the upper deck. Modern navigation technologies, highest cruise standards, and experienced crew ensure safety on the water and smooth travel.

Breakfast and lunch are served set menu or buffet-style, while for dinner guests have the option of either buffet or set menu. The cuisine features a wonderful combination of Western and Egyptian dishes. Vegetarian offers are also included. Meals consist of mostly locally purchased products like organic vegetables, exotic fruit, fish and prawns. Breakfasts may also be served on the balcony in case passengers fill-up their menu form the day before.

The Internet is available in all ship's public areas, free-of-charge. SS Sphinx is equipped with modern fitness facilities. Guests may enjoy the panoramic views while in the Lounge. Other facilities include a swimming pool, 3 Lobbies, and massage centre. Egyptian artwork, hand-carved furnishings, and fabrics bring the beauty of the region onboard.

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.

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