Written on: 29/03/2011 by bhunt1910 (1 review written)
We booked this originally to travel in February on MS Stephanie - but were cancelled because of Egyption Revolution and rebooked for March and upgraded to MS Emilio. This was a special occassion for my wifes 60th Birthday. Our original disappointment was overcome with all of our expectations being surpassed. The boat was excellent - there were 80 crew and only 40 or so passengers - which was brilliant as you got to know most of them and what a good bunch they were. The food was excellent... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2011
Our ship was the Emilio Domino Prestige and we were very happy with the standard of care and attention given by all the Staff. Two who stood out were Waleed, our guide who is one of the most kind and considerate men you could wish to meet and Mr Isaacs the rep from Orbital travel who was always there when we needed him right up to our final departure. Waleed loved his country and his subject and and his enthusiasm and laugh were infectious. We would certainly recommend this ship. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2010 by travelling walkers (1 review written)
Very clean ship inside and out making others look shabby. Very friendly and helpful staff always wanting to please. Exceptionally quiet and smooth on the water. Very comfortable king size bed. All Inclusive deal proved excellent value for money resulting in no extra spending. Tour guide Alla extremely knowledgable on Egyptian history and good sense of humour added to a first rate experience. Our booking + tickets through Co-op travel on line proved a little confusing as it wasn't clear who... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2010 by The McCarthy Family (1 review written)
The staff are incredible. The boat is very nice and the pool is the best. Saw many other boats on the Nile and was shocked at the condition of many of the boats. MS Emilio is a lovely boat, decent food, entertainment. Best things were definitely ALL the staff and ALI BABA our amazing tour guide who also became an incredible friend. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010
I had a great time onboard with my sister. The boat was very nice and clean. The staff was ever so nice, always trying to keep you happy and do anything to make sure we had a good time. The food was excelent and constantly checked by the kitchen staff. All staff and guest where made to sanitize their hands before entering the dining room . The only thing i didn't like was the size of the pool and the deserts, but than I didn't had a single nice sweet in Egypt. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010
On arrival we were told we were not going to the boat originally given but being upgraded? to the Emilio. The boat initially looked dated but once on board it was a really nice boat. The staff were pleasent and helpful. The rooms were cleaned twice a day and cleaned well (towels turned into animal by the staff each day, lovely touch). Our Guide, who was an ex school teacher, was very knowlegable and presented the tours in order and explained with great detail and understanding the life... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2010 by colinlee (1 review written)
ms emilio looking a little tired and worn ,but clean and tidy,towels on top deck not changed !!food ok apart from sickness outbreak while on board.crew/waiters very good ,no internet access on board (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2009
We have just returned from the cruise, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The cruise was fabulous, cabin very clean, food good. We had an excellent guide Azza who made it all worthwhile, she was so passionate about her job, so knowledgeable and a great sense of humour. We were disappointed when she was not our guide to Abu Simbel, we realised what an excellent guide she was.
Anyone who is thinking of going on a cruise to Egypt, we would definitely recommend this one. (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2009
Overall a great holiday on MS Emilio. Very apprenhensive before going, but need not have worried. Food and staff were excellent. When restaurant staff told I was vegetarian, they came up with even more choices. Rooms were cleaned to a good standard. Price of drinks were expensive. Just wish something could be done about the hassle when getting off the boat. Surely the locals should realise we would buy more if allowed to look first. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2008
The MS Emilio has nice rooms, good food. Unfortunately a small swimming pool but overall a very good ship! (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2008 by pravinkhatri (4 reviews written)
The meal choices is very excellent. If the item is not on the menu, you can ask the manager to have your choice of food, for example Indian Food etc. You can also celebrate birthdays and anniversaries on the boat. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2008 by Anntone01 (1 review written)
We were transferred to MS Emilio owing to overbooking (which can happen at high season) and found it to be one of the most enjoyable experiences we have had. We had never been to Egypt before although this was not the first time to an Arabic country - we were very miffed at first at not being on the boat we had booked but the staff especially made us feel very welcome. A good tip here is do not go with the big operators-book independently on-line. We were met at the airport by the agent from... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2007 by liggy1981 (1 review written)
The views from the boat are fantastic I never got board watching all the different landscapes especially from the jacuzzi. The sunbeds on the boat are comfortable and there was always enough for everyone. (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2007 by brownsea (1 review written)
After a late arrival at 23:00 we were made to feel welcome and a hot meal was provided.
On our cruise the passenger mix was predominantly Italian/British (50/50) with the average age being 35(ish).
We had a suite that was well worth paying for, it being twice the size of a normal cabin. It was generally clean and the towels changed at least twice a day. The cabin steward proved to be friendly and entertaining with his towel sculptures! Note that the boat often moors alongside other boats... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2007 by Okill1962 (1 review written)
What a trip on board of the MS Emilio! Early mornings though, but well worth it. Abu Simbel worth the extra and the only regret that I had is that I didn't go on the balloon ride which apparently was fantastic. Libra have got it right with the early starts as you avoid the temperature at midday, when you were always back on board cruising the Nile and resting. Entertainment was very good and the idea of a camera man following you around during your trip taking a video of the whole holiday... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2007 by YBartisan (3 reviews written)
A very high quality Nile cruise on the Emilio at an affordable price. On board food is good and the staff are very friendly. (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2007 by Tutmore (1 review written)
Allow extra money for tipping, which is unavoidable. Not that you would want to avoid tipping because the service is amazing.
I was unwell during the trip, although the standard of cleanliness was very high, and a doctor came onto the boat within 15 minutes of asking for one. The medical attention was good and not overly expensive. The doctor returned twice more for follow up visits, spoke excellent English and was professional and kind, better than in the UK!
Balloon flight excursion had... (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2006 by bblake (1 review written)
The food on-board the MS Emilio Domina Prestige is excellent, with a variety of dishes every day. Tables are shared with fellow guests, but this proved to be a bonus, with our table mates being excellent company, and they added to our enjoyment. No one was ill at all during our stay. The cabins were cleaned twice a day without fail. The tour guides were excellent, although they seem rushed at first. We found the amount of time given at each destination was just about right, and the visits to... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2006 by thescottishone (1 review written)
Excellent value for money. I found it to be very clean, and I can't understand the comments about it being unclean. The drinks were priced the same as in a bar in the UK. What you would expect on a cruise ship. As for the staff, I found them very pleasant, and they always had a laugh and joke with us, and you got free crisps at the bar! The guide was excellent, and he was very knowledgeable, and yes he did always joke about it being a mans country, but seriously that's what Egypt is, and we... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2006 by Linda Hocking (2 reviews written)
I have always wanted to visit Egypt and what better way than a Nile cruise. My husband and myself had a fabulous time, as did our friends who accompanied us. The balance of excursions and relaxation was just right. The early morning starts for some trips was certainly well worth it, in order to avoid other large tourist groups and the rising temperatures. Our guide, Toni, was great. She gave just the right amount of information to keep things interesting and she had a lovely sense of... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2006 by Linda Hocking (2 reviews written)
This is something I have always wanted to do and Emilio and Libra did not disappoint. My husband and myself thought it was a thoroughly enjoyable cruise with just the right balance of excursions and relaxation. The early morning calls were well worth it for excursions, in order to avoid crowds and the heat of the day! Our guide was fantastic, knowledgeable without being boring and with a nice sense of humour. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cruise to anybody. Our friends... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2006 by STEFFIPUSS (1 review written)
On arriving at the MS Emilio cruise ship, I was impressed with the size of the bar area and general standard of cleanliness. However, the cabin was not so good. It was quite grubby with dirty walls and stained bedding, and it was also quite dusty. The cabin was not vacuumed the whole time we were there, and I had to ask for the vacuum cleaner myself on about the forth day, as I couldn't stop sneezing. I was not the only one to experience this. There was an overpowering stench of diesel... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2006 by QUEENO (2 reviews written)
We upgraded to a suite on the Domina Prestige Nile Cruise, which was well worth it and made a huge difference to our holiday, as there was three of us in the cabin. There wasn't much entertainment, but it suited us because by night time we were all really tired due to early morning starts. The food was repetitive, and we were sick of beef stroganoff. We craved for cereal with COLD milk, but this is impossible to get!!
Overall, this is a fantastic way to see Egypt. Excellent value for money,... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2006 by tinas (1 review written)
I would really recommend the MS Emilio Nile cruise. Wonderful service, weather, and sights. Our only wish was that we had booked Cairo as an add on. Reading up on the sights or watching a DVD before going would add to the experience, as it would give you a better understanding of the sights. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2006 by b4h (1 review written)
The MS Emilio is a fabulous cruise. Staff efficient and friendly. Tour guides brilliant and knowledgeable, and the boat was spotlessly clean and well maintained.
I thoroughly loved every minute, even the early starts!!! I would do it again without a moments hesitation. I have already recommended it to several people. (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2006 by Fiona Selby (1 review written)
Overall, I would thoroughly recommend the Emilio (Domina Prestige) cruise. Just do your homework first with regards to cabins and flights etc. We were a group of six, and we all had a wonderful time. I would certainly give it a 5* rating. (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2006 by suzi0891 (1 review written)
The early starts for the excursions are a bit of a pain, but once you are up, you realise that it is such a good idea, with the heat.
The MS Emilio Nile cruise is one on of the best holidays to date! (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2006 by cooktj (1 review written)
As this was our first time on any cruise boat and our first trip to Egypt we did not know what to expect .What we found exceeded our expectations The standard of comfort and cleanliness both in our cabin and on board the MS Emilio generally was first class. The crew were without exception polite, friendly and eager to help in any way they could The whole trip was very well organised from the moment of stepping out of the airport to the moment of stepping back in to leave for home (very... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2006 by ccf222wldc (1 review written)
We were apprehensive about booking the Domina Prestige MS Emilio Nile cruise after reading the reviews, but this boat is the best on the Nile. The Egyptologist is brilliant and very informative, and we think it is the best holiday we have ever had. Forget the negative reviews, just go for it and you will not be disappointed. In fact, we have written to Libra saying just this. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2006 by David Wayman (1 review written)
MS Emilio is so good you have to look hard for faults, (why bother just enjoy) our Guide Mohammed was great.
No entertainment on deck, should have been some, odd considering weather etc, only family on board with teenagers, not much for them, food bit fussy but being very pretty got better service than we did!!!
Take something you can give the guys who clean the rooms, (old football shirts etc) will ensure wonderful service.
This is a wonderful holiday, very tiring, early mornings & lots of... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2005 by davecatchpole (1 review written)
The staff onboard MS Emilio were fantastic and could not be more helpful. Bibo, one of the Bar Staff was outstanding for his interpersonal skills and overall high level of service. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2005 by Goodway (1 review written)
The MS Emilio appears well maintained, cleaned regularly, experienced pilot, and very polite and helpful crew and staff. The captain is very proud of the clean kitchens and engine room, which he invites everyone on board to inspect. There is a qualified doctor and masseur on board. You will not be disappointed with this vessel and it's services. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2005 by jolly (1 review written)
Take a kettle and tea bags with you on MS Emilio's Nile Crusie, and get a carton of milk if you wanta good cup of tea, as all milk served is warmed. OK for coffee. Stand firm in meal queues as not all nationalities are natural queuers like the English. Moan over...We have just had a wonderful holiday,not restful but we didn't expect it to be with six trips included and more if you want them. Our guide Hassan an Egyptologist & Archeologist was so knowledgable and enthusiastic that we learned... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2005 by boatersteve (1 review written)
MS Emilio - My wife and I wanted to sample Egypt in a completely different way. We chose a cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and back. This was an extremely memorable trip, and we are already planning our return trip 'in the same year!!'
The transport from the airport to our ship was excellent. The ship itself superb, and the staff on board could not be faulted in any way. They were so courteous and helpful. The food is all cleaned in bottled water, (so no worries about bellie...(read more)
Written on: 02/06/2005 by mpratt (1 review written)
I would recomend for Egypt generally you take tissues with you for visiting outside loos ! Unless you want to be cut short as I was...not nice. Everyone gets a funny tummy in Egypt, so take medicines with you.
This boat has its own doctor and he knows his job, that is a major plus. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2005 by cooly (7 reviews written)
The MS Emilio is only 9 months old and is a classy medium sized Nile Cruiser owned by Domina Prestige (72 cabins)
Everything was excellent with no problems, we were all invited to see the kitchens (put many a top class hotel to shame)the engine room (Spotless) and meet the pilot.
Many included trips, soon got used to the early start (cooler in morning, the people were so open & helpful, haggling was fun, nothing was too much trouble.
Highly recommended (read more)
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