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★★★★☆

“We did our first cruise of this boat 6 years ago,...”

Written on: 31/03/2010 by spritdancer (1 review written)

We did our first cruise of this boat 6 years ago, doing the golden Nile.

we were looking forward to doing 7 days this time and repeating the wonderful time we had. The staff and food on the boat cannot be faulted, but this week because we had 4 passengers who just did the 5 day cruise our whole schedule was changed to accommodate them. This ment that most of the cruising was done at night, which was noisy and we didn't see anything, day times were spent alongside, in a stack of 8 or 9 other boats. All chugging out diesel fumes. The only nice day cruising we did was right at the end when the 5 day people had left, up to Dendera. Also the felucca trip has now turned into a farce in a motor boat carrying orange life jackets ( how naff is that ?) The horse and carriage ride has also been taken out. I know they say the schedule can be changed for various reasons , but surely not to accommodate 4 people our of a total of around 40 ? The boat although very clean and tidy is getting tired and in need of refurbishment. Entertainment on board depends on your tour guide, we were very lucky 6 years ago, he was wonderful. The one this time spent the least possible time with us. They say you should never go back, sad really as the experience 6 years ago was a wonderful adventure. this time it was more like a night dash to Aswan and back.