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★★★★★

“Nile Cruise MS Monica”

Written on: 10/05/2013 by Meg345 (1 review written)

My sister and I have just returned from a Nile cruise on the MS Monica. We had a fantastic holiday and one made memorable by the superb service we received throughout our trip. The ship was very clean, the food was excellent and the staff were exceptionally attentive and helpful. The boat manager was outstanding and provided information and assistance at every opportunity. His crew members from the waiters to the engineers were fantastic. We booked with Orbital travel and their tour guides were… Read Full Review

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Written on: 14/05/2013

Going on this ship in September, so nice to see a positive review.

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“MS MONICA NILE CRUISE”

Written on: 07/04/2013 by iwanknott (1 review written)

We have just returned from a cruise on the MS MONICA and it was absolutely wonderful. The staff were both courteous and friendly and went out of their way to make your stay an enjoyable and special one. Even the cleaning staff were incredible with their 'towel' sculptures. The tour guides were excellent - our tour guide George was unbelievably knowledgeable. This rates as one of our best holidays ever!! We took our 2 adult sons with us and they both had a great time. The Knott family… Read Full Review

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“March cruise”

Written on: 30/03/2013

Guides did great job ,our guide was Adil who was very helpful and well informed . All the staff where wonderful , food was pretty good and entertainment great.Would love to do again… Read Full Review

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“Take a Chance!”

Written on: 14/03/2013 by mortonan (1 review written)

A party of 4 of us have just returned from a 7 day cruise on the Monica and had a really good holiday. We were met at Luxor airport and cheerfully and quickly supplied with entry visas by Orbital's staff just at the entrance and then moved on to passport control. We collected our cases and were swiftly on the 20 minutes coach journey to the riverside.Once onboard we were allocted our cabins and ushered to the dining room on the lower deck for dinner.The meals are self service with a variety… Read Full Review

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“loved the whole experience”

Written on: 29/04/2012

The MS Monica and all the staff on there were lovely.The cabins were spotless, cleaned twice a day although bathroom could do with a bit of a refurb and the towel sculptures were that little extra touch .The food was plentiful and okay-a few in our party did have tut's trots but think it was brought onboard by my sister in law who started to feel a bit ill on flight over,rather than the food. Peter the Rep was really helpful and made sure everything ticked over like clockwork. The excursions… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 12/05/2012

just an add-on to my review. I bought a 9ct gold rope bracelet from George whose shop is onboard the boat. It lasted 4 weeks before breaking and the jewellers I've taken it to said its not worth repairing-its so poor in places that it will keep breaking. I've been offered £7 as scrap gold which is less than a 5th of what I paid!

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★★★★★

“Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic!”

Written on: 16/04/2012

What more can we say except we would come back tomorrow if we could!… Read Full Review

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“Can't wait to do it again!!!”

Written on: 15/04/2012 by Clarewitco (1 review written)

Words alone can't really describe the week we had on the MS Monica. There were 7 of us, all family, and not too sure what was in store, we weren't disappointed. The boat looked a little dated when we saw it but is was beautiful inside and spotless. The cleaning staff never stopped and our rooms were very comfortable, always a surprise in store when we returned in the evenings to find a 'towel art' animal waiting for us on our bed! Nothing was too much trouble, the staff were attentive and… Read Full Review

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“Best ever holiday”

Written on: 01/04/2012 by hatshepsut (1 review written)

We stayed on the MS Monica from the 7th-14th of March 2012. We had never done this type of holiday before and were not sure what to expect. What a surprise - it was the best holiday ever!! The staff were out of this world. Nothing was too much trouble, they were very friendly and always had a smile on their faces even after a long day and a lot of hard work. We would especially like to thank Mena our waiter who worked so hard - we loved him. We had the best tour guides ever. Waleed and Sam. Sam… Read Full Review

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“Great one week trip down the nile”

Written on: 29/03/2012

My wife & I have just returned from a weeks cruise down the nile. On the M.S.Monica Cannot fault the whole experience. Very well organised right from the start at Gatwick airport. The boat was first class as was all the crew & staff members. always very helpful nothing was to much for them to do.Food was very good with a large choice to select from.Entertainment also was enjoyable In the evenings. Marco our tour guide was very knowledgeable & gave us an insight into ancient Egypt Again nothing… Read Full Review

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“Excellent ship with attentive,hardworking crew”

Written on: 16/03/2012 by Moles48 (1 review written)

We had a great Nile cruise on Ms Monica. The boat was very clean and the staff were friendly and efficient. We were particularly impressed by the orbital staff who escorted us from and too the airport. We also were very impressed by our tour guides, Walid and Sam, who were knowledgeable, approachable and always ready to help. The food was varied and had something for everyone. The entertainment was good especially the Nubian show done by some of the staff. Cabins are a little worn but they… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Wonderful !”

Written on: 03/02/2012 by elpond (1 review written)

Review of our cruise on MS Monica- January 2012 To celebrate my 60th birthday my sweetheart, Harry secretly organised a Nile Cruise on the MS Monica from Luxor to Aswan and back again. He could not have chosen a more wonderful holiday. I knew very little about Egypt (past and present) beforehand, but now I know so much about this beautiful country and its warm, friendly people. I can’t wait to return. This was far from a slow resort holiday. Everyday was full of new experiences. But the… Read Full Review

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“ a wonderful experience - everyone should have one ! ”

Written on: 31/03/2011 by marilyn hayes (1 review written)

a wonderful experience - everyone should have one !
m.s. monica/orbital travel operates so professionally in egypt from the minute you land until you come home. Sam (prince of thebes) was our tour guide - what he didn't know about egypt wasn't worth knowing. he has a degree in this field and spoke passionately - he was the best ! Peter Barnett is the orbital rep.on board who was also very helpful and couldn't do enough to make your trip a most memorable one - well done !
Egypt is not a war… Read Full Review

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“Orbital Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan.Everything we hoped...”

Written on: 29/03/2011 by janmasterson (1 review written)

Orbital Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan.Everything we hoped for-The Egyptian people most welcoming, shouting "Thank you for coming". NO PROBLEMS ANYWHERE WE WENT. The Monica was just as in the photographs,our room was lovely and the balcony just made it perfect. Service with a smile at all times, Abraham our waiter was just wonderful, and our room was cleaned and serviced with clean towels to a high standard. Our Tour Guide, Mena, was the best we have ever encountered- so knowlegable, but explained… Read Full Review

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“Overall impression is good.Saying this the Ms Monica...”

Written on: 03/03/2011

Overall impression is good.Saying this the Ms Monica is by no meens a 5star ship,it could do with a refurb.The good points are that the staff are very good and helpful.The ships is kept to a good standard of cleanlyness is also good.Our guide George was extreemly good being informative but not boring.We were spoilt on our cruise was one of the first to go up the river after the revolution so we got to see all the temples and sights without the throng on hundreds of tourist.All in all a great… Read Full Review

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“We have returned from a week on the MS Monica, we did...”

Written on: 18/02/2011

We have returned from a week on the MS Monica, we did three nights in Cairo first then flew to Luxor to pick up the boat Monica from the 1 st January 2011 to the 8 th january 2011. The boat is lovely, very clean and a great hallway and staircase! The cabins are small and it can feel quite closed in when you are moored as there are boats either side of you, however once sailing it's fantastic to open the full length windows and watch the Nile go by! The sundeck is great as well, the only day it… Read Full Review

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“My wife and I cruised on the MS Monica from the 16th...”

Written on: 12/02/2011

My wife and I cruised on the MS Monica from the 16th December 2010 to the 23rd December 2010. We booked on the Internet with Classic tours
The whole experience of seeing and exploring the sights and sounds of the Nile is totally awesome and the Monica is one of the best boats on the river
The MS Monica appears typical of its type. The public areas are smart and clean. The foyer on the boat is really beautiful with sweeping marble staircases, brass rails and chandeliers. The dining room on the… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Super holiday.Guides Very Knowlegable and Friendly :) ”

Written on: 28/11/2010

Super holiday.Guides Very Knowlegable and Friendly :)
Food good..always something tasty, although initially concerned at the "Grilled Aborigine" which turned out to be Aubergine :)
Cabins..fine and plenty of power points for essential electical appliances like Ghd's!!
Nice Clean boat with superb friendly staff.Good value for money and would recommend to friends.
Thanks for a great holiday xx

One negative comment..water should be available 24/7 for all inclusive guests.Being expected to pay for… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We just returned from a 16-day trip to Egypt. We...”

Written on: 26/11/2010

We just returned from a 16-day trip to Egypt. We started our journey in Luxor, boarding the ms Monica Nile Cruiser for a 5 day trip from Luxor to Aswan. Two words -- simply remarkable.

The beauty and cleanliness of the ship was incredible, the service was so personal and genuine, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the excursions were very well organized and informative. Thank you to our fabulous guide who's passion about the Egyptian history and culture made it so delightful.

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★★★★☆

“We definitely had value for money.The cabins were a...”

Written on: 25/11/2010

We definitely had value for money.The cabins were a little tired & the bedding & one mattress was not perfect, but everything else was superb. The Guides were !st class.Knowledgeable, friendly & helpful.The organisation of the trips was outstanding. The food was good &plentiful & the staff great.
The top deck enabled us to sunbathe or sit comfortably under a canopy with a table to hold our drinks.An all round super holiday… Read Full Review

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“Just returned after a week on the MS Monica 10-17th...”

Written on: 22/11/2010 by VinR (1 review written)

Just returned after a week on the MS Monica 10-17th November All Inclusive. Had a good holiday on this ship but maybe we had been spoiled in 2005 on the then 4star MS Liberty. Some honest comments below:

FOOD: plentiful but not over tasty, deserts very good but be beware of queue jumping Germans! But you won't go hungry. Best meal of the day is breakfast except no bacon of course.

ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS: Stella beer 'Egyptian version' OK, wine seriously watered down - lots complained and… Read Full Review

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