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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 - I… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 was… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 and… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 and… Read Full Review
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 was… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 32… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 all… Read Full Review
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