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Oberoi Group Cruises

Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser

About Oberoi Group Cruises

Delhi-based Oberoi Group, which was founded in 1934, is a multibusiness conglomerate with hotel, air, tour, car and cruise operations. Oberoi's cruise division operates small, luxury river boats on the Nile River and in India.

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  • Do I have to dress up on a Oberoi Group cruise?


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Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser
Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser

13 Night
Passage Through EgyptDetails

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Cruise Line:Oberoi Group
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  • Book by 8/31 and your partner will get 50% off their voyage
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  • Cruise Critic Editor's Choice for Best New Ship in the US for 2021
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Who goes on Oberoi Group cruise ships?

Expect a contingent of international retirees and baby boomers with both the time and the funds to pamper themselves in luxurious surroundings as they explore the Nile in Egypt or the Kerala region of India. The onboard ambiance is one of genteel elegance. Passengers can bring children, but there are no facilities specifically for them on any of the boats and families are an uncommon sight.

Do I have to dress up on a Oberoi Group cruise?

Yes, but how formal varies by boat. Generally speaking, dress onboard all the boats is casual during the day and "country club casual" in the evenings. One of the ships, Oberoi Philae, has a more formal atmosphere for dinner, with fine china, crystal and crisp white linens, and appropriate attire is required.

Is everything free on Oberoi Group cruises?

No, but a fair amount is. Each voyage is inclusive of shore excursions, meals, Wi-Fi, entertainment and enrichment programs, and coffee and tea-makers in staterooms. Alcoholic beverages are not included with the cruise tariff and must be purchased separately. Gratuities are also extra.

What are Oberoi Group’s most popular activities?

Passengers want, and can expect, full immersion into the destinations visited, with tours to ancient wonders, visits to small villages and performances from local entertainers. The optional theme nights (Egyptian dress, black and white, etc.) are popular, as well.

Why go with Oberoi Group?

  • Luxurious surroundings
  • Elegant, pampering service and award-winning dining
  • Included shore excursions and enrichment
  • Balconied staterooms on one vessel, swimming pools on two

Best for: Mature, highbrow luxury cruisers looking for something new

Not for: Budget travelers and Type A's who find going with the flow difficult

Oberoi Group Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Loved cruising on the Nile on Oberoi Zahra

There were no ship parties, but there was a welcome reception with Nubian music and dancers at the end of the cruise, in the Lounge area.My wife and I joined other relatives for a 4-night cruise on the luxury cruise ship Oberoi Zahra from Luxor to Aswan during 23-27 Nov 2021.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Beautiful River ship, Good Service & Food

Overall excellent boat, service & food.Food prepared and presented well.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s


Every need was met on each of the gourmet meals, from sitting on the top deck eating outside to the dining room.We were on this ship for 6 nights cruising the nile, we had a top floor room which was just fabulous.Read More
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6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Oberoi Zahra Nile River Cruise

Since it was a 'slow' season cruise, there was 3 to 1 crew to passengers, and we were all made to feel incredibly special.Alcohol is not included in this cruise except for the entertainment nights, so it's a little expensive if you like a martini, but it was hardly noticeable to our group.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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