Written on: 22/05/2012 by chattycathy
Just come back from our one week holiday on the Mahrousa. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The boat was comfortable - there are no lifts for people with walking difficulties. The staff cannot do enough to please. We are vegetarian and were well catered for. The cabins are roomy though the beds were HARD! The trips were fabulous and Haggi our Egyptologist was excellent. We had no problem with the early morning starts as it meant we were back on board for lunch and had the rest of the day to... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2012
Just returned from a week on the Mahorousa. We would recommend it to anyone. The staff were very helpfull, the rooms were clean and the food excellent. This holiday was very good value for money. Our Egyptologist was Nazzir and he completely made the holiday for us, with his wealth of knowledge and also his information about current affairs. This was our first trip on the nile and it was fabulous. There was a good mix of ages and types on the boat and everyone was very friendly. ... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2012 by debbie64
This was our first Nile cruise and would love to do it again. The boat was very clean and the bedrooms very comfortable, although the mattress was quite hard. There was shower gel and shampoo in the bathrooms, a safe and mini fridge. The food was lovely. I am a vegetarian and there was always something for me to eat. The trips were well organised and our guide, Smile, was great. He was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humour. The early morning starts were a bit tiring but at least... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2011
we had never been on a cruise as the distance between historical sites are hours apart we thought a cruise would be an easy way to do it we went with thomas cook on sentico ms mahrousa had abrillant time very clean cabins comfortable and crew could not do enough for passengers we had aexcellent guide in haggi so we got an overload of information food was i would say was good everyday food different meat dishes everyday rice an potatoes done in all sorts of ways desserts were asolid jelly... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2011
The ship was lovely & clean & the crew brilliant, food choices werent massive but ok, always found something to eat, Not much evening entertainment, but what there was, was great especially the egyptian night you have to dress up, but get your costume from the boat boys at the Esna lock, haggle n get it cheap, the trips are amazing & all the early starts are more than worth it, our guide was fantastic, bit gutted that the Old cattaract hotel in Aswan was shut, You have to go to Abu Simbel, &... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2011
My husband and I had never been on an organised package holiday before and we were a bit doubtful about being in a group situation being organised. We did not need to have been concerned. What a marvelous way to escape to a country which has so many different experiences to offer. we could not fault Thomas Cook with the care that quite clearly goes into planning these holidays despite the dreadful snow in the UK.I was overwhelmed by the service we received on board the ship from the Eygptian... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2010
We have just returned from a weeks trip on the nile.Amazing aboard the MS Mahrousa temp in august 54 and 40 in the shade.
If you are going to do this crusie you must go all inclusive as the amount of drink you will intake will cost a small fortune.All the trips where amazing ! you must make the effort and see Abu Simbel an early start but wow !!!
On board your guide will be Ambro what a gentleman and what knowledge of eygpt.Kath is the thomas cook rep and will always have time to chat and... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2010 by watford99 (7 reviews written)
We recently returned from two weeks in Egypt, the first of which was spent aboard the M/S Mahrousa, cruising down from Luxor to Aswan and back.
We enjoyed this trip very much. The ship is turned out in "Nubian" style decor which is very attractive and welcoming. Food, although slightly repetitive, was wholesome and plentiful, and service very good (buffet style for your meal but waiter service for the drinks, which were all inclusive).
We took in all the temples and tombs along the way -... (read more)
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