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A Cruise to remember Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesSee all the ancient towns cities and temples

DisadvantagesThe heat, but only if you let it grt to you

"...up to go on a Nile Cruise with our tour operator, Thomsons. It was for four days and three nights and cost £330 all inclusive this included an outside cabin, (a window cabin), all meals some buffet some a la Carte, our own guide, (English speaking Egyptologist), all the trips and entrance charges to the temples and museums. We were so excited as we had not planned to do a cruise before we came to Egypt, but we were shown a short film and given all ..." Read review
11.01.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 4sandyback75

sandyback75

Holiday of a Lifetime Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesLots of Interesting Things to See

DisadvantagesTiring

"...the widow and seeing the Nile and the scenery pass by. The size of the room, while a bit awkward, wasn't much of a problem as we didn't spend much time in it apart from sleeping. The boat itself is looking a bit tired, it could certainly do with a refit. I have heard that they are scrapping it at the end of the season. Viking II is a four star boat. On deck at the front of the boat there is a small splash pool that was a great way to cool down ..." Read review
30.10.2005

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 2billybunte...

billybunter85

Would Anyone Care for Another Drink? Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesAbsolute Luxury, all-inclusive, spectacular trips, great food, sun

DisadvantagesEarly trip-starts, too much drink, too much great food, too much sun

"NILE CRUISE: PART TWO *********************** Having had a fair number of favourable comments on my first attempt at a Ciao review, and having re-read my offering, and those of the much more experienced reviewers here, I thought I'd put a little more flesh on its bones, as it were; beefed up by some of our more personal experiences, and a little more detail in terms of the sights encountered on our last little jaunt into the larger world. I'll ..." Read review
28.10.2006

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Community Level 6teacherofh...

teacherofhooch

Baksheesh, rose petals, dreams and mysteries. Diamond review

AdvantagesA truly wonderful experience

DisadvantagesMaybe a dodgy tummy.

"... A warm welcome on our Nile boat, our cabins were small, neat and clean. The reception was comfortable and pleasant. We went just after 9/11 and just fell into the 6 weeks non cancellation period, so we took the chance. Everyone said we were mad! I was a little worried but on the other hand terrorist strike everywhere and I think we cannot live our lives worrying where it will be next, we would never do anything. The guides told us not to leave ..." Read review
01.05.2004

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Community Level 2Deva

Deva

Nile Cruise another perspective

AdvantagesHistory and having a Thomson rep at all times

Disadvantagestoo short

"I went on a Nile Cruise with Thomson. It was a five star boat part of the Presidential line called the Nile Commodore. In the brochure the details included all excusions which were packed into the 7 days, I thought oh yea dragged around from tomb to tomb but it was booked so off we went. We arrived to a wonderful friendly greeting. Thomson had a rep on board who came everywhere with us and was always around to help. Not a pretty young thing ..." Read review
30.10.2001

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Community Level 6MRS.CANADA

MRS.CANADA

updated CAIRO AND CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER

AdvantagesPlease read my review

DisadvantagesPlease read my review

"...Aviv on El Al Airlines. The Nile looks like a snake, as it is not as wide as I had imagined it would be. When the River reaches Khartoum it becomes one River that has two sources, (the Blue Nile from Ethiopia and the White Nile from Lake Victoria in Kenya). I am very interest in Egyptology as well as Ancient Cultures from around the World. ~.THE SHERATON .~ Our trip was a three-day in Cairo. We stayed at the Sheraton El Gezirah Hotel. ..." Read review
09.09.2002

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Community Level 4tattie123

tattie123

Discover Egypt - a great company to see Egypt with

AdvantagesCruising shows the history of Egypt in a snap shot

DisadvantagesVery tiring

"...week long cruise down the Nile going out in December and including 10 free excursions for £399! This was advertised with a company called Discover Egypt that I had never heard of. I thought that this was far too good to be true and that there must be a catch. Talking it over with my partner we decided that maybe we should give them a call and get some more details. We were told that for the £399 we could have a 4* full board cruise on board the ..." Read review
16.02.2007

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Community Level 1Danny-Coll...

Danny-Collins

An amazing time had by all

AdvantagesBreath taking views and a wealth of information

DisadvantagesNot enough time to see every thing

"What a wonderful week we have had in the beautiful land of the Pharohs. After a long flight (this is another review) we arrived in to Luxor airport which if you had never been to this part of the world could have been a shock. The arrivals hall was chaotic with holiday makers looking lost and reps shouting for your attention.We didn't get our Visas in advance and this was not a problem for us as all we had to do was hand over an english ten pound ..." Read review
01.04.2005

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Community Level 1barbaragibbs

barbaragibbs

wonderful holiday

AdvantagesAttentative and helpful staff, well organised trips

DisadvantagesThere were none

"...Its called wonders of the Nile and it really is. ..." Read review
27.11.2004

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Community Level 1Want_to_tr...

Want_to_travel

Cosmos Wonders of the Nile cruise

Advantages Breathtaking scenery, amazing relics, good food, knowledgeable Egyptologist and friendly crew

Disadvantages Hassling from traders and local guides

"We have just returned from an amazing holiday on the upper Nile. We booked through Cosmos and they used a Flash International boat called Magic 1. The boat was clean, tidy and realatively plush. The crew were friendly and always ready for a joke. The food was very good - not resturant standard but good honest food. The Egyptologists that came with us were nothing short of fantastic. It was an all inclusive trip and the local wine and beer was ..." Read review
28.02.2007

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Community Level 2janelake

janelake

Honeymoon Hell !!!!!!!!!!!

Advantagesthe food posioning makes you loose weight!

Disadvantageswhat a waste of hard earned money

"I would like to share with you the nightmare of my honeymoon, this should have been the holiday of a lifetime, but it was aweful. The holiday was with cosmos booked through Lunn Poly, Flash cruises ruined the first week of our honeymoon, the boat was terrible the paint was comming off the walls in the shower and the food was so repetative, it made you not want too eat it even though you were relly hungry as sometimes the wait inbetween meal could ..." Read review
16.07.2001

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