Written on: 01/03/2007 by Don06 (1 review written)
Brilliant guide named Sadaka, friendly crew, slick organisation. The boat is five star, there are only 20 suites, great food, sensible prices for drinks etc. on board. Beautifully furnished lounge and dining room. The tour itinerary is excellent and the add-ons such as the visit to the market area and the papyrus factory add that extra bit of interest to the holiday.
The Thompson flights in a 757 are appalling. No leg room, no shoulder room and ineffective air conditioning/ventilation. I am 6 feet tall with average build and do a lot of flying, without doubt the return flight has to be by far the most uncomfortable flight I have ever been on. If you are anything like 6 feet tall, book seats with extra leg room.
This is a brilliant holiday. It is not often that I can totally switch off on holiday but I was completely turned off within hours of joining the ship, even the early starts for the excursions were no problem. The crew are so friendly and helpful, you just get the feeling that they really enjoy their work. There were 14 British and 20 East Germans on board. All the Brits gelled together right from the start. We encouraged the Germans to join in but most of them were pretty reserved. Our guide, Sadaka, has to be one of the best. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Without doubt this has to be one of our best holidays ever, ranking alongside our Alaskan Cruise/Rocky Mountaineer trip two years ago.
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