Written on: 19/10/2012 by winston9
We had our cruise from the 26/9/12 - 3/10/12 and were originally booked on the Monica but informed a week before departure that we where being transferred to the Stephanie. From the time we arrived in Luxor we were met by the staff and quickly and efficiently booked in and transferred to our cruise ship. Although the ship was a bit tired looking it was spotlessly clean and the room cleaners were very inventive with what they could do with the towels, amazing, the animals and art work... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2012 by Ozricman (1 review written)
We had booked the MS Monica but had to change to the Stephanie. From the moment we arrived at Luxor we were in the very capable hands of Orbital reps. A very swift transfer to our boat where we were greeted by our Egyptologist Waleed who turned out to be the most informative guide you could possibly wish for. His passion for all things Egypt both ancient and modern was highly infectious. It was impossible to not be charmed by his friendliness and gentle humour. Most of the trips were... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2012
My husband and I have just returned from a Nile cruise on board Ms Stephanie and it was fantastic. We were originally booked on the Ms Monica but was changed to Ms Stephanie. We were a bit unsettled by the reviews that had been written but when we arrived we were very happy, the boat is very very similar to the Ms Monica. Our cabin was very clean and our housekeeping boys were so kind making us figures with the towels in the evening and everything we asked for it was of no trouble to them... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2012 by NeilsHolidayTravels (1 review written)
Just returned from a weeks cruise on the Nile and a week at the Red Sea. Newly refurbished boat (could still smell the varnish!0. This boat and staff are highly recommended and we would do the cruise again tomorrow!!! Early starts for the visits to the the temples and late nights spent drinking on the deck. All inclusive stay was well the extra upgrade as no-one was on full board. Had a super week. The company was ace. Only about 50 people on the week we went (25th July 2012)and all English.... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2011
Did Ayman write those reviews I have just read,no they are genuine.My group had his colleague George for most of the site tours including Abel Simbel,he was equally qualified to explain things in a way that was easy to comprehend and brought the Temples to life.
Having come to Eygpt and done the same trip about 16 years ago I was very pleased to find things for the tourist are improved(especially the airport). Thanks to all the staff on board MS Stephanie and also at our second weeks... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2011
An amazing and value for money experience. Cairo for 3 nights at the Meridien Pyramids was excellent,with a knowledgeable guide and a well planned itinerary. MS Stephanie cruise for 7 nights was an equally amazing experience made all the better by our guide Aymon who was able to make Egyptology both informative and entertaining. My return to the UK was affected by the protest problems, but local Orbital staff were on hand throughout to give help advice and information whilst other bigger... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2011
We have just returned from a fantastic 7 nights Nile cruise on the MS Stephanie.The experience was amazing from the first day until the last.Our guide Ayman, made all the difference.Everything was really well organised.Despite the early starts, he made all the tours interesting and informative,and he has a great sense of humour.The food was good,as was the accomodation.The staff were very helpful and worked hard to ensure that everyone enjoyed their holiday,I cant wait to return. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2010
We have just spent amazing 3 weeks in Egypt, topped off by a most delightful week travelling from Luxor to Aswan on the ms Stephanie There is nothing more to say - everything was perfect from the first to the last minute of our stay!
Many thanks to stephaniie's General Manager and his crew as well as to our fantastic guide ayman, who was capable of captivating us with his sound knowledge of ancient and modern Egypt. They made our last 7 days in Egypt unforgettable!
Written on: 15/10/2010
I have just come back from Egypt after 1 week on the MS Stephanie and then 3 day's in Cairo the cruise was fantastic the staff were brilliant the food was excellent this was my first time to Egypt and going on the Nile my mum and me couldn't have picked a nicer boat the tour guide ayman was great and very helpful was great at his job explaining about the history and taking us on the tours the Egyptian night was brilliant also I would recommend this cruise to any one who has never been on... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2010
I have been in Egypt 4 times on the Nile this has been the best, so organize in a friendly happy way.
Wonderful holiday, made very special by staff, guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, and helpful. Staff went out or there way to make fun, exciting. . Food very good varied but we put on too much weight .this holiday was in memory, highly recommend, thank you.
Written on: 03/05/2010
My husband and I have just returned from an absolutely fabulous week on the MS Stephanie. Having read the previous reviews, we were a bit dubious about going but I can assure you that we had nothing at all to worry about. The cabin was spotless. The towels were changed twice a day and were arranged into a different animal every time. The food was ok - always hot. The crew were all very friendly and went out of their way to help us. The tours were excellent and, for anyone wanting to know,... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2010
We have just returned from a cruise on the MS Monica with Orbital Travel. I was really looking forward to the trip and was not disappointed. The crew were, without exception, helpful and polite. The service by Joseph at every meal was fantastic and his daily magic trips added a bit of fun to every evening meal. Our giude Alla was superb and he made the holiday for us.He was so knowledgeable and brought the history of Egypt alive. Let's face it, you go on these holidays to see the fabulous... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2010
We've Just returned from our first trip to Egypt sailing on the MS Stephanie. We both had a fantastic week, Peter and his team looked after everybody on board excellently. We travelled on the all inclusive package and I would recommend this to anybody as it includes all your drinks (alcoholic and soft from 11.30am - 23.30). Remember to get you bottled water for the next day the night before. Please bear in mind that although the MS Stephanie has been classed as a 5 star ship it is not 5... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010
Just returned from aNile cruise ,On M/S Stephanie Great experience all round Many thanks to all at ORBITAL for been so well organised,Our tour for the week was WALLID ( Pharaohs) as we were called ,Not forgetting the helpful staff on board many thanks
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Written on: 18/02/2010
We have just returned from our first trip to Egypt.We would like to say a huge thank you to all at Orbital for making this such a memorable trip.It was so well organised,the staff on board M/S Stephanie were very polite and so helpful. We thought the food was very good and we were pleased we had decided to go all inclusive.M/S Stephanie was a very impressive looking boat, we loved returning to our cabin each evening to see what design we in "towel sculpture".Our Egyptian guide "Waleed" made... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2010 by jjaayyddee (1 review written)
I have just returned from a most wonderful and magical experience and I am sad to have left it and all the wonderful people I met behind! We have just had 7 days on MS Monica on the Nile and 7 days in Luxor staying at the Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel.
We could not have been looked after and cared for any better by all the crew on MS Monica and our Egyptologist guide, Walid, really made our holiday an absolute joy, he was just a perfect gentleman, he speaks very good English and is... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2010
We have just returned from a 7 day Nile Cruise on the Monica through Orbital Travel and have enjoyed every second of it!
Our Holiday got off to a 'bumpy' start having lost a day, with delays due to the snow at Gatwick, the staff in the Orbital Office went out of their way to ensure that the rest of the journey went smoothly.
As soon as the flight had landed at around 4am, we were met by the Orbital rep, who assisted us all with our visa's and the coach journey to the boat. Once on... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2009
after booking a holiday with orbital travel 3 nights in cairo and nile cruise we were some what disapionted in the cruise part we first booked the king tut 3 as been on this boat before but 10 days before departing we was told that it was changed to ms stephine and flight times had also changed from cairo to luxor . with no one to meet us at luxor we had too wait for over one hour until picked up then what a let down when we got to the boat it was very old and dated and needed repair in... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2009 by shine117 (3 reviews written)
booked my Orbital Travel, MS Stephanie cruise with www.getawayholidays4u.co.uk excellent cruise food very good drinks included so knew my budget had cabin on higher deck which had good views excursions wonderful and not too tiring Egyptologist excellent and knew everything we asked Paid tipping estra oboard otherwise everything was budgeted for (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2009 by shine117 (3 reviews written)
Friendly staff worked hard to look after us at all times the MS Stephanie interior was excellent no faults to be found very clean spacious cabins and we had the upper deck which gave wonderful views although we spent most time on the top deck around the pool when relaxing food was brilliant we chose to go all inclusive so we had no hidden money charges for drinks and worked out cheaper for us the cruise was everything i had wanted and will go back as i do this alot I always get good prices... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2009
Orbital Travel had good prices and rates, very helpful and new what they were doing. Excellent cruise, give them a call for the MS Stephanie. (read more)
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