Written on: 07/07/2012 by marleen
Heerlijke Luxe week op de Ms . Terramar,een klein schip ,dus aandacht voor elkaar (waren met z,n zessen aan boord, 2 engelse,2 duitsers ) Veel privacy! Het eten(a la carte) was zalig en afwisselend ,de bediening fantastisch. De jongens van de huishouding verschoonden de kamer (handdoeken, pedaalemmer) wel 3x op een dag ! Vooral ober Ali heeft ons hart gestolen !!! Iedereen was even vriendelijk en ... correct. We vierden ons 30 jarig Huwelijk op de boot en de bemanning verwenden ons met een... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2012 by Alan68 (1 review written)
Just returned from a truly magnificent holiday. It is very hard to find something new to say about the Terramar, I don't think I have read anything bad about the ship. From the Suites, staff,guide,food - everything is just fabulous. Difficult to pick highlights,we enjoyed Abu Simbel, we flew, and afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan. We can strongly recommend the MS Terramar in all aspects - just magic. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2010 by kingsquad (1 review written)
We were recommended this particular cruise boat by our well trusted travel agent at the Co-op Travel in Derby (Ben). We looked at some of the recent reviews that were all positive and felt that we were in for a treat.
I have to say that this holiday is going to take some beating. From the moment we were welcomed on board by the very friendly and helpful staff we felt at ease and comfortably relaxed.
The excursions were all well organised and the guide (known locally as 'Smile') was very... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2010 by suerob (1 review written)
We have just come back from the best holiday ever on the MS TERRAMAR.
The food,the service,the staff were excellent,nothing was too much trouble
for them,they were so attentive especially Yusef(Joseph),Mustaffa and all the other waiters in the dining room.My sister-in-law was vegeterian and they gave her the best choice of food she has ever had,thank you to the Head
Chef Lolo and all his staff.
The suites are large and kept spotlessly clean,with 2 towel changes per day,also some lovely towel... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2010
We traveled on the MS Terramar on 24th March 2010. The area and the guides were fantastic but illness spoiled the holiday. Our group of 10 had 3 people confined to their cabins for 2 days + due to stomach problems. Others were unwell, and have been treated since returning to the UK, including myself. Despite Thomas Cook assuring us that a medic was available on board no one ever appeared and the Doctor that finally attended had to be summoned from a local hospital. Hygiene seemed to be... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2010
The Terramar is spacious and friendly. The housekeeping staff were excellent, towel art twice a day, room always spotless.
The food was also excellent, both in choice and quality but was let down by the often cracked or chipped crockery and glassware.
There does appear to be a little scam going if you are not "all inclusive" where you are charged the same price for a glass of a soft drink(which may be a very small wine glass) as for a bottle that gives you 2 glasses.
Also, as full board... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2010
Having read a lot of reviews about Nile cruises, were were attracted to the MS Terramar because it is one of the smaller Nile cruisers with only 20 cabins and 60 staff(!)We booked through One-Small-Step who then arranged Blue Sky Travel in Egypt to look after our trip.We were not disappointed. Travelling just as a couple we were met on arrival at Luxor airport by a Blue Sky rep. and shepherded to the boat. The decor is atmospheric fin de siecle. Cleanliness was outstanding. The cabin was... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010 by Nicola B (1 review written)
Booked via www.rivernilecruise.com
The MS Terramar is a charming, well kept Nile Cruise boat designed with an old fashioned feel and a dark wooden finish to the interior.
On arrival into Luxor we were met by a rep that explained the Visa process and requirements and helps us get it which saved us time and hassle avoiding standing in a long queue. We were then escorted personally to the Ms Terramar and guided through exactly what to expect and how the week was planned for us, including the... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2009
Have to say the MS Terramar was superb from day one, Amir the tour guide can not do enough for you :) We booked it through www.expressbookers.com and there knowledge of the trip was 100% spot on and very useful, i would recommend this trip to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2009
tried to book terramar in jan 09 for late feb 09 thru thomas cook to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
told that terramar was not available but semiramis was.
we did not want semiramis so asked when next available dates were for terramar. July and nov was answer. Didn't fancy july as too hot then, so plumped for mid nov which coincided with my wifes birthday.
One week before hol due to start, we got letter from thomas cook saying "due to excessive demand for the terramar" they were... (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2009
I have just come back from the best holiday ever. Everything about the MS Terramar was fantastic, the staff, the food, the cabins, the guide (Amir) and the excursions. There were only 8 of us in our group which was great, it made us feel good when we saw other tours from bigger boats with 30 to 40 people in a group.
Everyone got on brilliantly, haven't laughed so much in ages, especially on the Nubian night!
Please go to the Nubian Village to ride a camel, it was fantastic!
I will without... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009
JUST BACK FROM CRUISE ON THE TERRAMAR NILE CRUISE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME CABIN WAS BIG AND SPOTLESS FOOD WAS LOVELY PLENTY OF VARAITY ENTERTAIMENT GREAT STAFF WERE GREAT ANYTHING YOU WANTED THEY WOULD GET YOU NOTHING WAS A PROBLEM OUR GUIDE (SMILE)WAS VERY INFORMATIVE LOVELY PERSON .THEY PUT 9 OF US TOGETHER IN A GROUP 3 COUPLES AND US 3 WOMAN AND WE ALL BONDED NEVER LAUGHED SO MUCH THANKS JOHN .ABDUL THE CLEANER MADE UP THINGS WITH THE TOWELS EVER NIGHT CLEVER PERSON.BOAT WAS THE RIGHT SIZE... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2009
Blue Sky Travel Group, MS Terramar-
Staff v good (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009
We have recently returned from a 7 day cruise on the MS Terramar and agree with all the positive remarks made about this holiday. It's amazing! Food,accomodation,service,excursions and our guide were all first class. The tour guide's knowledge is outstanding and I'm sure we all learnt something about ancient Egypt we didn't know thanks to him. I was even persuaded to take the balloon ride over the valley of the kings on our last day, what an amazing experience. On this holiday you will need... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2008 by dave205 (1 review written)
We cruises the Nile on the MS Terramar from Oct. 29th to Oct 5th 2008. We had a great time thanks to our excellent guide. The weather was perfect, not to hot and not to cool. Mornings were cool but it warmed up quickly. By mid day the temperatures were in the mid 80's F.
The cabins were large with a sitting area with an LCD TV, a mini bar, table and chairs, and a couch which was not very comfortable. Adjacent to this was bedroom with a king size bed very firm but comfortable. Other... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2008
I did the MS Terramar cruise with my mom and older sister. I was the youngest on the boat but was treated as equally as the other passengers. Our tour guide was brilliant and could answer any questions we had. I think we were very lucky to have been put on board the Ms Terramar! There are 20 cabins on the boat and there were enough sun beds on the top deck for two each as there were only 15 of us on board. The excursions were amazing and I took over 500 photos! You even got the chance to do... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2008 by Carolynamcv (1 review written)
The MS Terramar was a fantastic boat to sail on and the excursions provided were fabulous (once you got over the 6 o'clock wake up times!). The staff were friendly, polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. Our guide was brilliant and funny, giving the right balance of information and free time to explore. The on board entertainment was limited but the traditional dancers/singers were good. The ball was entertaining and you do need to be prepared to take something with you or buy a... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2008 by nefers (1 review written)
7 night cruise on the 7th May 2008
General comments on the boat -
Extremely clean and well furnished - public areas
Same for the cabins - lower deck cabins are huge
Staff were always polite and attentive and nothing was too much trouble
Food was very good with plenty of choice
Had no problem with the drinks and no one ripped us off
Evening entertainment wasn't brilliant but what there was (especially the Galabya night) was fantastic with everyone joining in
The passengers - eleven English... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2008 by Nefer (1 review written)
From the minute we stepped onto the the Terramar we knew it would be something special. Our arrival was around 7.30pm and we were immediately shown into the dining room, whilst our bags were taken to our cabin.
General observations -
The cabin on the lower deck was spacious, clean, comfortable with two huge windows. Change of bed linen daily - towels twice daily - it makes a big difference. The bathroom was small but the shower was amazing - continuous hot water whatever the time of... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2008 by VicR (1 review written)
The boat was very nice, clean and we had a huge cabin on the lower deck. The sun deck was really nice with 2 large undercover sitting areas and plenty of sundecks (undercover and in the sun). The food was plentiful and enough courses if you didn't like something. We could not fault the boat and standard at all and I think it was one of the best boats. It made it more peaceful with just 20 cabins and a smaller amount of people and this was definitely a plus when it came to the tours.
There... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2008 by simone34 (1 review written)
I travelled to Egypt in March this year alone. I was very nervous but my fears were soon alleviated by the fellow passengers showing such kindness and being so friendly. It was my first cruise holiday and I thoroughly enjoyed myself aboard the MS Taramarr nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff aboard you were made to feel a very special customer. The person who made it a very special holiday was the tour guide the knowledge he imparts to us who he refers to as the Pharaohs is... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2008 by bpfcrugby (1 review written)
We have just returned from a 7-day cruise on the Terramar followed by a further 7 days on the Red Sea and it was a fantastic experience. Our tour guide, made the visits to the temples extremely interesting and his enthusiasm allowed him to be informative without us feeling we were being treated to a lecture. I didn't realize just how much I had learned from him until on my return I looked at a book I had purchased before the holiday. ALL the staff were so friendly and helpful, one evening... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2008 by Beryl Salter (1 review written)
We were a party of 4 and have just returned from a 2 centre holiday, 1st week on the Terramar, 2nd week on the Red Sea. We couldn't fault the Terramar - suites & public areas were very clean and comfortable & the food was excellent. The staff were efficient and friendly; nothing was too much trouble. Special praise for our tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and clearly passionate about his country's ancient history. His enthusiasm couldn't help but rub off and we felt finished the... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008 by mmulhern (3 reviews written)
The majority of the reports you will read on the MS Terramar will tell you that it is an exceptional Nile boat and it is. However, my report will also include some details that are not in the brochures.
Firstly, Egyptian money: my advice is to obtain it prior to leaving home as the opportunities to change into Egyptian pounds when on board are severely limited and, as explained below, the opportunities to locate an exchange bureau when ashore are virtually nil. However, the need to use... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2008 by hgwells (1 review written)
I have just come back from a seven day cruise end of January 2008, on the Terramar having booked the holiday through Thomas Cook. The boat only has 20 suites whereas most of the others tend to have more. This was a holiday that I have always intended to undertake as Egypt is the biggest outdoor museum in the world. Everybody knows about the Valley of the Kings which is awesome, but Abu Simbel is equally impressive, and well worth the money, the flight being about 30 mins. For the whole seven... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2007 by Angela Travis (1 review written)
My husband and I enjoyed our stay on board MS Terramar that much we are going to again in January 2008. Our guide and Egyptologist from Blue Sky Travel Group was fantastic and extremely informative, all the staff on board really made our holiday - one we will never forget. The food, service and standard of cleanliness were all excellent. I would thoroughly recommend this holiday without any hesitation. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2007 by Alison10 (1 review written)
We have just got back from our 7 night cruise down the Nile on M/S Terramar. What a fabulous holiday it was. I lost count of how many temples we visited but each one was amazing. M/S Terramar had recently been refurbished around August time, and the interior was unbelievable, our suite was quite large and clean, with fabulous views out of the two large windows onto the Nile. The food was fabulous and I needn't have worried about me being a fussy eater - I only had to ask once for the beef... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2007 by lisamullen4 (1 review written)
Our Nile Cruise on the MS Terramar was an unbelievable experience and it can't be faulted. If you want to relax, sunbathe and don't like early mornings then it's not for you. Otherwise, it's amazing, to go on holiday, learn about another culture and ancient Egyptian civilisation too, having great fun at the same time. It is the best combination for a decent holiday. Thanks to Amro who made it all the more fantastic, you're the best! (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2007 by Angie H (1 review written)
The holiday, on the whole, was amazing and we loved every minute of it. It was the best holiday we've ever been on and I would recommend it to anyone. Our guide, Sadaka, was brilliant and the rest of the staff were friendly too. The food was great and the pool was nice and cold, which cooled you down after the heat. All the excursions were very good, except the balloon flight, as it didn't set off because of low visibility, which wasn't the fault of Blue Sky Travel or the staff on the MS... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2007 by Peter Marriott Jones (2 reviews written)
We have just returned from a 7 night Thomas Cook cruise on MS Terramar and would like to recommend this trip and this boat to everyone. Food, accomodation, crew, facilities were all first class, the fact that a maximum number of 40 people on-board made it extra special, everybody got to know each other in no time at all. Our tour was Amro Ghanem, his knowledge of ancient Egypt was first class. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2007 by Sally Batt (1 review written)
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, this is not for you. If you are unable to walk far or do not like too much sun, this is not for you. 5 early morning starts, up at 6 am, the coolest time to visit the temples, and 3 evening tours. There is enough to do without the extra visits but as you have gone all that way, see as much as you can. It's fascinating. The only visit I was not impressed with was the sound and light show at Luxor temple in the evening. It went on too long. Look out... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2007 by Don06 (1 review written)
This is a brilliant holiday. It is not often that I can totally switch off on holiday but I was completely turned off within hours of joining the ship, even the early starts for the excursions were no problem. The crew are so friendly and helpful, you just get the feeling that they really enjoy their work. There were 14 British and 20 East Germans on board. All the Brits gelled together right from the start. We encouraged the Germans to join in but most of them were pretty reserved. Our... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2007 by bstonehouse (1 review written)
This was an absolutely fantastic holiday on a superb ship with fantastic crew and guide. Yes, there are early starts, 3 at 6AM and 2 at 4AM for us but you need that to fit it all in and avoid the afternoon heat. We really enjoyed the sailing along the Nile really close up to everyday life going on on it's banks. The excursion to the Tombs and Temples were really enjoyable and brought to life by our fantastic guide Amro. The boat was full with 40 guests but there was still lots of room and... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2006 by redmorris11 (1 review written)
This holiday started off good and got better every day. Up at 6am everyday, so we avoided walking around in the Midday heat, back on the ship to sunbathe in the afternoon. One morning we were up at 3.30am because we had a three hour coach journey to Abba Simbel which was the best palace we saw, don't miss out on this trip. The entertainment on board was excellent, there were 16 English people and 15 Germans. Food was good, as mentioned, the drinks were cheap, Coke and Seven Up only 80p. ... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2006 by mexico06
This holiday was fantastic from beginning to end. I didn't think I would like the historical side of the trip. I booked this for my husband as he has always wanted to do this, hence the second week at the Sheraton Soma Bay in the Red Sea. There were only 18 people on-board the MS Terramar Eastern treasures cruise. The only words I can use to describe Egypt and all the sights we saw... "They blew me away". I can't wait to return. The Egyptian people are so happy and friendly. We were glad... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2006 by HAMLING (1 review written)
The Ms Terramar is a truly superb ship! The food was excellent as were the staff! There are only 20 cabins! Try to get the panoramic suite as it is wonderful! The itinerary was excellent as was the guide! I cannot fault the holiday. I have been to Egypt before, but never on this scale. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2006 by aelbrechtfrancine
The best holliday of our live with Blue Sky. The Nile cruise is fantastic to do, it's a beautiful country with very friendly people. We had a wonderful guide who spoke our language and even understood our Belgian jokes !
Beautiful mosques and temples , statues in granite, certainly a country to visit again this year, paradise for us. (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2005 by mirren05 (1 review written)
I had a wonderful week cruising the Nile on the 5* Ms Terramar, only 20 suites on board. Accommodation was excellent, food good; the staff couldn't do enough for you. I had a laugh on the galabaya party, Nubian night and belly dancing. And what a find our guide Hany was. He was fantastic, a real knowledgeable guy and went out of his way to make sure we had a holiday to remember. All the tours were so interesting and not a bit boring. I would recommend the terramar to anyone. (read more)
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