Sun Boat IV

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Furnished in a contemporary style with an art deco influence, the modern fittings and cutting edge technology on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat IV are combined with sophisticated public areas with luxurious teak flooring for an elegant finish.
Harmonious colours and teak flooring are used throughout the boat which, along with modern and eye-catching furniture, makes it a luxurious floating haven. On the sun deck, teak is combined with Egyptian marble around the heated swimming pool, giving an eclectic look to this open area - the perfect place to relax. The dining room, whose walls are decorated with hand painted images depicting everyday life in Nubia, has deep leather chairs that perfectly compliment the overall art deco feel of the boat.
  • One of only a few Nile boats to visit the Temple of Hathor at Denderah on a four night itinerary
  • Choice of three, four and ten night itineraries, led by best Egyptologists
  • Award-winning chefs
  • Two Royal and two Presidential suites offer luxury for the discerning traveller
The Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is a contemporary chic, sleek boat with heavy art deco influences. There are 36 standard cabins, two presidential suites and two royal suites.
Spacious rooms and modern state of the art private bathrooms are the hallmarks of each cabin which features air conditioning, mini bar and LCD television with satellite. All cabins have Nile views and are fully air-conditioned with individual control.
Boasting floor to ceiling windows, the luxury cabins of the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV are an elegant blend of contemporary chick, with art deco influence. The calming tones and harmonious furniture, along with cutting edge fittings, create the perfect solace from which to view the Nile.
The Presidential suites offer splended views of the Nile during your cruise. With a spacious 43.5m² area, the suites also feature an LCD screen with satellite and in-house movies for your personal preference.
The royal suites of the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV are an oasis of luxury for the discerning traveler on their luxury Nile cruise. Offering a private balcony with striking Nile views, the calm, yet vibrant tones of the furnishings provide guests with a relaxing ambience. The entertainment facilities, as well as the amenities, offer indulgence, comfort and luxury rolled into one.
The Sanctuary Sun Boat IV has an upper sun deck with swimming pool (heated to 28 degrees during winter), a shaded deck and a lounge bar. The restaurant is spacious and seats 85. In addition, there is a library and games room with computer and internet access. Along with a gymnasium and a massage room, there is also a gift shop and laundry services. There is a doctor on-board, 24 hours a day. For guests wishing to relax there is room service. There is a no smoking policy throughout the boat, except on the open decks and there is a no mobile policy. There is an on-board doctor 24 hours a day and first aid medicines.
For safety on board: a very sensitive fire alarm system, security gate, fire fighting team, emergency lights and signs, life jackets and exit plans behind cabins’ doors; and security on board (on board security officers 24 hours a day and two police guards during sailing.) Wheelchair access is available on a complimentary basis but if client requires staff assistance, an extra charge will be added. A screen projector is available upon request. There is a Nile mail service with cards and stamps are available at the reception desk. There is also a Lost & Found system on board.
The Sanctuary Sun Boat IV offers two itineraries:
3 night itinerary Downstream from Aswan to Luxor (departs on Fridays)
  • Day 1: Check in, Lunch, Unfinished Obelisk, Cocktail Reception, Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Philae Temple, Cooking Lesson, Lunch, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, Dinner.
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Lunch, Valley Of The Kings and Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, Photo stop at Colossi of Memnon, Dinner.
  • Day 4: Breakfast and check out
4 night itinerary Upstream: Luxor to Aswan (departs on Mondays)
  • Day 1: Arrive in Luxor, Karnak Temple, Check in, Lunch, Valley Of The Kings and Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, Photo stop at Colossi Of Memnon, Cocktail Reception, Dinner.
  • Day 2: Early Sailing To Qena, Breakfast, Denderah, Lunch, Luxor Temple, Dinner.
  • Day 3: Early Sailing To Edfu Passing By Esna, Breakfast, Edfu Temple, Lunch, Cooking Lesson, Kom Ombo Temple, Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Philae Temple, Unfinshed Obelisk, Lunch, Felucca Ride, Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast and check out
Entertainment schedules during cruises are adjusted according to the needs of each group of guests and the exact sailing schedule.
Every cruise on the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV includes:
  • A colourful ‘galabeya party’ which gives guests the opportunity to dress up in traditional Egyptian clothing and dance to Arabic music
  • There is also a performance by a belly dancer, accompanied by a whirling dervish show in Luxor
  • Cooking lesson (Three Egyptian items)
  • A lecture by the Egyptologist guide on board
  • In-house movies
  • In-house cinema
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are included in your stay; as well as mineral water, tea and coffee during meals. There is an early riser tea and coffee service available to guests.
Meals typically consist of the following:
  • Breakfast: American Buffet and a la carte Egyptian items
  • Lunch: Buffet style (International, BBQ and Egyptian Buffets)
  • Afternoon tea: (Selection of pastries, cookies and fresh fruits)
  • Dinner: A la carte and choice menus
  • Extensive local and international wine lists
  • Upper deck barbecues
Our expert chefs can also cater to specific dietary needs of guests. There are vegetarian and children’s menus available. Open doors meals (Breakfast, Tea time, BBQ, Egyptian dinner) are served on deck during sailing the weather permits.
Sanctuary Cruising
Cruising provides a supremely relaxing way to visit a destination, enabling travellers to experience a whole range of sights and tours without the need for unpacking and repacking in between.
Sanctuary Cruising takes this concept to a new level of comfort for the discerning traveller. Their intimately-sized vessels are built to demanding specifications and follow the most stringent marine safety standards. Discreet yet attentive service and carefully-designed menus, set a luxurious backdrop to the cruising experience. On-board facilities such as video libraries, internet access and educational lectures come as standard.
Most importantly, as shore excursions are an integral part of any cruise, Sanctuary Cruising craft itineraries which visit all the highlights of the region whilst also including fascinating lesser-known sights and avoiding the crowds – making a Sanctuary Cruising experience truly unique.