Passengers may be interested to know that our dahabiyyat have been hand-crafted using the same methods and specifications that guided Nile shipbuilders for generations. We wished to support and preserve not only the art of shipbuilding, but a variety of traditional crafts for which Egypt was once celebrated. Wherever possible, we've used locally manufactured goods, and are proud to say that not only our ships, but much of their furnishings, are 'made in Egypt '.

Our ships were furnished with English, French and Egyptian period furniture. Some pieces were found in the treasure trove of Cairo 's markets or souks . Others were locally crafted in neo-pharaonic, European or oriental styles to create an onboard atmosphere reminiscent of Egypt 's rich and varied past. Likewise, from the tea cups to the towels onboard, we've sought to offer a glimpse of local handiwork, its unique aesthetic and superb quality. We'd like to call your attention to some of workmanship and the people behind it.

Mr. Khaled Assad Abdel Razek in his workshop, carpenter specialized in Islamic woodworks, known as mashrabiyya.

Mrs. Maha El Gharabawy, lamps and lantern designer, in the workshop of Mr. Essam, craftsman of beaten copper lamps and lanterns.

The pottery workshop in Old Cairo of Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Abdeen, with Mr. Farouk at the turning wheel.

Mr. Mohamed Zaki Abdel Latif and his brothers, creators of khaimiyya, Egyptian needlework tapestries.

The Nabolsi Shaheen factory in Cairo, where 100 percent olive oil soap has been manufactured since 1928.

100 % unbleached Egyptian cotton towels, produced by Mr. Ismail Mostafa Ali.