Month: August 2020

Best 3 Dahabiya River Boat Cruises on the NileBest 3 Dahabiya River Boat Cruises on the Nile

Top 3 Dahabiya Nile River Cruises

As most people would agree, Egypt is an absolutely fascinating country to visit and explore. To begin with, it has so many amazing ancient monuments to see and explore. Many people would also agree that the best way to truly experience the magic of these monuments is by way of a cruise on the Nile. While just about any Nile cruise is magical experience; Dahabiya Nile cruises are even better.

Because Dahabiys are considerably smaller than the average cruise ship operating on the Nile, a Dahabiya cruise is a far more family-type experience. For the most part, Dahabiya sail boats usually have no more than 12 cabins. Some have 8 or 10, and there are probably some which have could possibly have as many as 15. Outside of the high season, it is not unheard of for a family or group of friends to be the only people on board. Most Dahabiya boats will sail providing there are a minimum of 4 rooms booked. Right, lets look at 3 of the most popular Dahabiya Nile River cruises.

1. Merit Dahabiya Nile River Cruise 8 Magical Days

One can book 5-day or 8-day cruise on the Merit Dahabiya. A cruise on this river yacht is totally unforgettable. If you opt for the 5-day cruise, you will mostly likely regret not booking the 8-day cruise. With the 8-day cruise, you will also have the opportunity to visit the the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel which are among the finest ancient wonders in Egypt.

The 8-day Merit Dahabiya cruise starts in Luxor and finishes in Luxor. Guided excursions are provided in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. During these outings, be taken to see some of the most impressive monuments to be found in the Land of the Pharaohs, including sites like Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple; Temple of Horus and more.

The Merit Dahabiya is a 5-Star twin sail river yacht with ten deluxe berths. It has lovely dining facilities, along with bars, a reading lounge, as well as an open-air Jacuzzi. All crew members have undergone training relating to unexpected emergencies and fires, and with a doctor standing by 24/7, you definitely are in good hands.

2. Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya River Cruise 8 Days and 7 Nights

The Sonesta Amirat Dahabiya entered service in 2009, making it a newer and more modern boat compared to some other Dahabiyas. This elegant sail boat has 5 standard berths plu 2 deluxe suites, each with its own terrace. All berths have TVs, mini-bars, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, and telephones. Other noteworthy features include an Oriental-style open-air Jacuzzi, a stylishly decorated common lounge and a spacious sundeck.

Providing you book your trip through a well-established tour operator, you will get to enjoy a few professionally guided tours during your Sonesta Amirat Nile cruise. Because the boat only has 7 berths, it is a great choice for large families or a group of friends. (In such cases, it is a budget friendly option that sets a private cruise within reach.

3. Nour El Nil Dahabiya Nile Cruise A Flawless 6-Day Cruise on the Nile

The Nour El Nil Dahabiya river yacht is a many historical attractions which are not included in many other Nile cruise itineraries. It is especially well-suited for travelers who would rather avoid large crowds. The cruise includes several sightseeing outings but it doesnt include any tours or excursions in Luxor

No matter which one of these Dahabiyas you choose for your journey on the Nile, you can be confident that it is going to be a breathtaking experience you will never forget.


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Manhattan and Riverdale have a long and happy relationship. It started in the 1860’s when affluent Manhattanites made Riverdale their resort of choice. Bedazzled by its bucolic charms, they soon turned it into their full-time address. They come by the thousands, including the rich and famous (Mark Twain, Arturo Toscanini, the Kennedys to mention a few)

That was yesterday. Today, Riverdale is popular not only for its scenic pleasures (hundreds of acres of parklands, miles of coastline) but its urban treasures (3 of the country’s finest private schools, 2 universities, an historic cultural center and an unsurpassed transportation system that lets you commute to mid-Manhattan by car, subway or Metro North. While all of Riverdale is convenient, RiverPointe is even more so.  It’s just 1-1/2 blocks from our doorman-manned lobby to the Spuyten Duyvil RR station.  And just 24 minutes from there to 42nd street.


RiverPointe: Different by Design
Riverdale is home to massive residential complexes housing hundreds. RiverPointe is different. By design.  It’s a human-scale enclave with only 14 residential floors, only 3 to 6 residences per floor, and only 75 owners in all.  How, exactly, does this benefit you?  It makes RiverPointe a warmer, more inviting, far friendlier place to live. A place where you’re always a name, and never a number.

Service with a Smile, 24/7
Of course, RiverPointe is a full-service condominium. You wouldn’t have it any other way. But it does more than offer a full complement of amenities (uniformed doorman/concierge service, 24/7; new fitness center; protected parking; private storage rooms).

It offers them with an attitude sure to win your compliments. Our on-site staff exists for one purpose; your satisfaction.  Whether it’s simple or complicated, your requests will be met promptly, courteously and with a smile.

The Best of All Worlds
Because it was developed in the mid-80s, RiverPointe gives you a select location, superior construction, and superior standards. We’ve enhanced this firm foundation by adding a host of important state-of-the-art advances. These include a new marquee, new lobby, new fitness center, new elevators, new hallways, new landscaping, and new kitchens and bathrooms.

Add our attractive pricing (60% off comparable Manhattan residences) and our buyer friendly financing (you can own for no more than rent), and it’s clear that RiverPointe will improve your outlook on life.  For the better.

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As a rule, New York City high-rises tend to be clones. They have the same commonplace designs, the same conventional details.

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Exceptional RiverPointe. It’s not a carbon copy of anything; it’s an original. In style and substance, it takes important steps to create an environment as special as you are. 

Rooms with a View
RiverPointe graces a quiet corner of Riverdale, one that commands unspoiled views of the Hudson River below and the Palisades just beyond. Your residence will be your permanent haven of calm and inspiration, a welcome sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life.

We’ve Cornered the Market on Privacy
Technically, RiverPointe is categorized as an “apartment house”. In reality, it lives more like a private home.  That’s because privacy was priority #1 for buyers.You’ll be one of only 75 owners. Further, if you live in a tower or penthouse residence, you’ll share your floor with only two other owners, if you live on floors 3 through 14, only five others.

With fewer residences in the same overall space, the architects had the luxury of creating something smart and special. And they did: choice corner residences with well-designed layouts, flowing floor plans and wide expanses of oversized windows to bring in the light and the views.