Tour operator Alexander+Roberts will launch Nile cruises on the Oberoi Philae, a 44-passenger vessel owned by Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.   

Starting in February, Alexander+Roberts will offer a new 9-day itinerary, Visions of Egypt aboard the Oberoi Philae, that includes a 4-day Nile cruise on the upscale Oberoi vessel with stops in Karnak, Luxor, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Aswan and the Valley of Kings. There will also be a visit to the Nubian Museum in Aswan, as well as round-trip flights to Abu Simbel to visit the Temple of Ramses II.

The itinerary also includes four nights at the Kempinski Nile Hotel in Cairo and excursions in and around the city to sights such as the Great Pyramids, Sakkara, Memphis, Old Cairo and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.

The partnership was timed "to meet the increasing demand for Egypt that we're seeing with our upscale, culturally adventurous travelers," said Bob Drumm, president of Alexander+Roberts, in a release.  

Onboard, the vessel features 388-square-foot staterooms with 40" LCD televisions, complimentary WiFi, a minibar, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balconies. A restaurant serves international cuisine while a poolside cafe serves lighter meals al fresco. Daily afternoon tea service is served after guests return from their shore excursions.

Additionally, the Oberoi Philae has secured private docking facilities along the Nile, according to Alexander+Roberts.

Alexander+Roberts will host no more than 16 guests per departure. The Visions of Egypt aboard the Oberoi Philae itinerary begins at $3,799 per person. Additional details can be on the Alexander+Roberts website.

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