Written on: 11/11/2010
Although the staff were friendly and the boat in good condition both my boyfriend and I were very poorly during and following the cruise. Many other people on the boat also reported upset tummys and several were forced to miss trips due to D&V. Since returning home I have been told that this is most likely Dysentery. Not really what you expect from an expensive 5* cruise.
The guide on the cruise boat was very knowledgeable but quite rude and surly on occasions. Another guest also reported that her took gifts meant for the children in a poor village for his own children.
However, despite these difficulties the other staff on the boat could not do enough to help and were very friendly. The sights were amazing. Reading through other reviews / forums it does not seem that this is unusual for Egypt holidays but I am surprised and a little disappointed given the amount that we paid.