Written on: 20/08/2012 by ShaznRich
Booked MS Monica but were informed the week before we went that we had been switched to MS Stephanie. We were a little worried as the reviews for this ship were not as good.
NO NEED TO WORRY!!!!!
From being met at Luxor airport everything was organised to perfection.
We were immediately made aware of everything we had to do to ensure our wellbeing and everything we would need on our tours.
This was our 5th visit to Egypt and Adel (our tour guide/holiday rep) was the best we'd ever had. So passionate and informative about his countries history ancient and modern. The included trips were excellent and the optional ones were varied and reasonably priced. Most tours were early to avoid the heat of the day, so don't expect too many sleep ins.
The food was excellent, a little repetitive, but it's not exactly a cruise liner! The all inclusive package is a steal and the local drinks are good quality. Even got packaged meals for those trips when you were off the boat for meal times.
All the public areas were very clean and maintained to a good standard and the reception area is very grand. Yes the cabins are a little bit tired. But the beds are very comfy, the aircon works a treat and there is a hairdryer, TV and fridge. What more do you need!
The sunbeds are very comfy, lots of shade and the drinks service was fine.
The staff could not do enough for us, wake up calls and late breakfasts were arranged upon request. Towel art left on your beds every night. Waiters got to know what we drank so we didn't even have to ask.
The evening entertainment was limited to when we were docked, but their enthusiasm is infectious and you can't help but join in.
The onboard shops are cheap and they very helpful and honest!!!
A big thank you to Adel who called and treated us like his family.
The troubles in Egypt have all but gone and have not affected this area. Tourism is down by 80% and they are struggling. Don't be afraid folks, now is the time to go, it's quiet and relatively cheap and it's guaranteed sun.
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