Our Dahabiya ABUNDANCE

Cruising the Nile on this most elegant ship


Dahabiyas, river-going sailing ships, were common in Egypt in the early 1900s when sophisticated travelers loved to cruise the Nile in comfort. They made their way down the Nile enjoying the river breeze. To this day the dahabiyas are popular among those who wish to enjoy Egypt at a leisurely pace, to take in the landscapes, view the ancient treasures and life on the riverbank.

Dahabiyas have experienced a revival in popularity.

The experience of sailing the Nile on a dahabiya fulfills dreams and is quite different from traveling on a floating hotel like a cruise ship. The dahabiya experience is a privilege both romantic and intimate. Feel the wind in your hair, float along, and the only sound you’ll hear is the wind in the sails and children laughing on the riverbank wishing you a happy journey.

Scroll down for more information and impressions of our dahabeya ABUNDANCE as well as for photos and a video.


Mealtimes depend on your sightseeing programme.
Lunch consists of vegetarian dishes; for dinner, our chef will prepare beef, chicken or fish dishes depending on availability.
Your captain shops every day and brings fresh fruit and vegetables from the market.
If you have specific dietary requests – e.g. if you are vegetarian or vegan – we naturally serve an extensive choice of delicious dishes.

Dahabiya ABUNDANCE and tugboat


We have taken every precaution for your safety. There are life jackets and a fire extinguisher in every cabin. The ship is equipped with lifebelts.

Dinner on board of the dahabiya ABUNDANCE
Das Team der ABUNDANCE


Our crew members are a great team and enjoy working together.

Reserved and courteous, they’re popular with our guests. The cook is particularly appreciated and admired for his skill at fulfilling special wishes and his ability to catering to food intolerances.

On deck of dahabiya ABUNDANCE


  • Our dahabiya ABUNDANCE accommodates 10 guests in four double cabins and one suite, all air-conditioned.
  • Enjoy the feeling of travelling in small groups in a romantic and intimate ambience.
  • All the beautiful temples can be visited at the right time of day.
  • A dahabiya can moor in places where a cruise ship cannot, such as islands and villages along the bank.You can take a walk through the village and observe the bustling village life.
  • The dahabiya is our most elegant ship on the Nile.


Visualize yourself on board – which cabin would you choose?
Dahabiya Traditional Sailing Ship on the Nile Floorplan
  • traditional sailing ship: no engine, generator.
    35m long, 6,5m wide.
  • tugboat on a 40m rope.
  • 4 cabins à 12m2
    twin beds, 90 cm wide, 2 m long,
    2 windows, wardrobe;
    bathroom with shower and small tub.
  • 1 suite à 22m2
    double bed 1,55 m wide, 1,95 m long
    private balcony, 2 windows on each side,
    full-width glass doors,
    refrigerator, kettle;
    bathroom with shower and small tub 4,5m2, hair dryer
  • shaded sun deck 200m2
  • WiFi in all areas
  • A/C in all cabins, suite and salon
  • all required life jackets and fire extinguishers
  • we use only locally grown fresh food, prime quality,
    water filters
  • we create as little waste as possible;
    we separate rubbish and compost organic material
  • we include women in our supply chain

Enjoy the feeling of sailing the Nile on our ABUNDANCE


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

+2 0101 3131 886 (Johanna Marius, Egypt)

+49 178 872 3988 (Johanna Marius, Germany)

+2 0100 277 5897 (Captain Mohammed, Egypt)


Al Laqalta, Luxor, Westbank, Egypt

10.00 - 18.30 h

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