In the short story Death on the Nile, S.S. Fayoum is a Nile steamer. At first, Lady Ariadne Grayle and her party is taking a cruise down the Nile on board. She is however incensed to discover that Mr Parker Pyne is a fellow passenger. She complains to the Mohammed, the guide, that she had been promised at the booking office that she and her party had the whole boat to themselves. However, she would shortly appreciate his presence.