Uniworld SS Sphinx

Current itinerary of Uniworld SS Sphinx

Uniworld SS Sphinx current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile. Prices start from USD 9399 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Sep, 2024 and ends on 23 Sep, 2024.

Date / TimePort
16 Sep    Departing from Luxor, Egypt hotels
17 Sep    Dendera-Qena, Egypt
18 Sep    Luxor, Egypt
19 Sep    Kom Ombo, Egypt
20 Sep - 21 Sep    Aswan, Egypt
22 Sep    Esna, Egypt
23 Sep    Arriving in Luxor, Egypt hotels

Specifications of Uniworld SS Sphinx

Year of build2021  /  Age: 3
BuilderMaasara Shipyard (Cairo, Egypt)
ClassNile River hotel ship
Speed9 kn / 17 km/h / 10 mph
Length (LOA)72 m / 236 ft
Beam (width)15 m / 49 ft
Passengers84
Crew58
Beds84
Decks5
Cabins42
Decks with cabins3
OwnerThe Travel Corporation (TTC)
OperatorUniworld River Cruises Egypt

Uniworld SS Sphinx Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $9399
2024 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5599
2024 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $9399
2024 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5599
2024 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5599
2024 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5599
2024 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor
2024 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $9999
2024 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $9499
2024 Nov 18 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5599
2024 Nov 25 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5599
2024 Dec 02 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5899
2024 Dec 09 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $8099
2024 Dec 16 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5199
2024 Dec 23 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $8099
2024 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5199
2025 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Jan 27 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Feb 03 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Feb 10 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Feb 24 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Mar 03 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Mar 10 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Mar 17 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Mar 24 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Mar 31 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Apr 07 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Apr 14 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Apr 21 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Apr 28 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 May 05 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5849
2025 May 12 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5849
2025 May 19 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5849
2025 May 26 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5849
2025 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $8819
2025 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Nov 03 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor
2025 Nov 10 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6569
2025 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $5849
2025 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209
2025 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Splendors of Egypt the Nile Luxor $6209

Uniworld SS Sphinx Review

Review of Uniworld SS Sphinx

The 2020-built/2021-inaugurated 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 cruisetour itineraries roundtrip from Cairo (flight transfer-inclusive deals Cairo-Luxor) and river cruising between Luxor and Aswan.

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 introduced two more 2020-launched newbuilds - 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

The 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 COVID-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 has 5 decks and features unique interior designs and a top-luxury ambiance. The riverboat has 42 staterooms (for 84 passengers). All cabins are double occupancy and with balconettes (sliding glass doors open to a French Balcony/fake balcony).

Cabin categories (in brackets are the number of accommodations) include FB-French Balcony (16), DF-Deluxe French Balcony (2), S-Suite (2), GS-Grand Suite (20), RS-Royal Suite (4).

Cabin designs feature custom-made (all hand-made) furniture and contemporary facilities. The cabin's 5-star hotel amenities include a Queen-size double bed, bedside tables with reading lamps, mirrored dressing table with chair, wall-mounted HDTV (satellite reception), hairdryer, spacious wardrobes, direct-dial phone, electronic safe box (in the closet), en suite bathroom (LED-light mirror, single-sink vanity, WC-toilet, glass shower cubicle, bathrobes, slippers), individually-controlled air-conditioning.

Shipboard facilities

The riverboat has a Dining Room Restaurant (full seating capacity) and spacious Sundeck with an Outdoor Bar Lounge (canopy-shaded, with alfresco dining and beverage service) and sunbathing deck (with a swimming pool, showers, padded sun loungers). The ship's all three gourmet dining venues also include a private Dining Room and alfresco dining (on Sun Deck). Modern navigation technologies, highest cruise industry standards and experienced crew-staff ensure passengers' safety and premium travel experiences.

Breakfasts and Lunches are served set menu or buffet-style, while Dinners are either buffet or set menu. The onboard cuisine is a combination of Western and Egyptian traditional dishes plus vegetarian offers. Meals consist of mostly locally-sourced ingredients and products like organic vegetables, exotic fruits, fish, prawns. Room Service for Breakfast (served on the cabin's balcony) is complimentary and via previous day ordering (gusts have to fill up a menu form the day before).

Shipboard Internet is free and available in all public areas. SS Sphinx is equipped with modern wellness facilities - Fitness Center (Gym Room with floor-ceiling windows) and Spa (treatment room for massages). The boat's fore-located indoor Bar Lounge is with panoramic views and comfortable seating. Other facilities include a 3-deck-high Atrium (Lobby Reception on the lower level), Sundeck with a swimming pool and shaded seating (Lounge with its own Bar), Bow Terrace (without seating). The boat's interior is marked by Egyptian artworks, hand-carved furnishings, hand-made fabrics.

The riverboat has a Laundry Room (self-service Laundromat). One Elevator (passenger Lift) connects all decks except Sundeck. All decks are interconnected via midship and aft staircases.

All the crew (including the hotel staff and officers) are Egyptian.

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