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The Nile on Board Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Comfort Worthy of the Pharaohs
Among the key decorative styles of the early 20th century, Art Deco arose just as the West's fascination with Egypt reached its peak; its signature motifs included numerous borrowings from ancient Egyptian design. It is particularly appropriate, then, that guests boarding 'Sun Boat IV' are greeted with a stunning Art Deco-inspired interior, conceived by A&K Vice Chairman Jorie Butler Kent and executed by Egyptian designer Mohammed Naoman.
Panoramic, floor-to-ceiling windows on most decks grant sweeping views of the Nile's fertile shore; watch as grasses rustle in the wind, and vibrant, red lotus flowers appear in the fall. Rich, warm teak flooring graces all of the vessel's outdoor spaces, lending a regal but welcoming air. Modern comforts coexist in harmony with vintage decoration: for example, all cabins are air-conditioned and feature flatscreen televisions and direct-dial international telephones. A multi-language library also includes an Internet-ready computer for keeping in touch with home.
The Sun Deck is adorned with luxurious Egyptian marble as well as soft canvas sunshades. A tiled swimming pool and ornamental water feature complete the amenities.
Beyond its well-appointed interior, 'Sun Boat IV' offers A&K's customary exquisite dining and peerless service, including excursions to the Nile's greatest temples and monuments led by A&K's incomparable Egyptian guides. This unique blend of style and substance inspired Condé Nast Traveler to name 'Sun Boat IV' the top small cruise ship in 2009. We welcome you on board to experience these luxuries firsthand.