Written on: 23/02/2009
The Discover Egypt Royal Viking is a new boat, very clean, good food, friendly staff. If you have decided that a Nile Cruise is for you then I can highly recommend this lovely new boat.
There are 350 of Discover Egypt Royal Viking boats between Luxor and Aswan which means you can be moored 6 deep and the diesel fumes from the generators mean you will not be able to open your window or spend time on the top deck. On leaving Luxor there may well be many other boats leaving at the same time, again you will experience diesel fumes and find that motoring up the Nile is not as romantic as you might have expected.
The main problems come when you leave the boat and go ashore to be confronted with hassle and squalor.