The M/S Dahabiyya “Hadeel” which, in Arabic means “the gentle cooing of pigeon’s”. It is also used as a term to express affection, friendship, peace, and harmony with everything and everyone around. Launched in October 2007 (and at the time of print), the “Hadeel” is the newest Dahabiyya on the Nile, and is beautifully fitted out in traditional colonial style combined with elegant modern furnishings.
Measuring 45m long x7.5m wide, the “Hadeel” has only 8 beautifully appointed cabins (3.2mx4.25m in size), each with its own en-suite, including shower, hand basin, toilet and hairdryer. Each cabin is also equipped with a private safety deposit box and reverse cycle air conditioning. Other facilities on board include a stylish lounge, a dining room and Jacuzzi. All public areas are also air conditioned. The spacious and partially shaded top desk offers guests the opportunity to recline on comfortable deck chairs enjoying the Nile vistas, sunbathing, dining, or watching the breathtaking Nile sunsets.
The “Hadeel” is staffed by an experienced crew of 10 who will ensure your every need is catered for. As passenger numbers are limited to only16, we can offer our guests a much more personalized level of service than that experience on the large Nile boats All meals are included, and our on-board chef is highly skilled at preparing both international and Egyptian cuisine. Should we experience calm conditions, a small motor vessel is hand to tow the “Hadeel” until the winds increase.
The “Hadeel” is available for charter by small groups of up to 16 people, or guests can choose to join one of the set departures. Set cruise itineraries include all the spectacular historic sites along the Nile between Luxor & Aswan, including the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, the Temple of Hours at Edfu, Kom Ombo Temple and the Temple of Phiale in Aswan. The “Hadeel” moors at private mooring facilities on the Nile banks, thus further ensuring the exclusivity of your experience.