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Orchid Cruise ship

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County Antrim...
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Orchid Cruise ship

We are booked to do a nile cruise 20thMarch on the Orchid has anyone been on it recently we cant find any reviews of it on here. Any information ? Maureen.

Luxor, Egypt
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1. Re: Orchid Cruise ship

If you type "Orchid Nile Cruise" into the search box at the top of the page, it brings up loads of references to the boat. There'll be no actual reviews as such, as TA doesn't have a section for that, but I'd expect that the references listed would give you quite a bit of info if you're willing to put some time in, trawling through them.

Good luck,

Edward.

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2. Re: Orchid Cruise ship

You can also just use 'Google' - I came up with these from Holiday Watchdog and Holidays Uncovered, although most appear to be from 2011

holidaywatchdog.com/37659-Nile_Cruises-MS_Or…

holidays-uncovered.co.uk/egypt/luxor/nile-cr…

There's a lot of reference to MS Orchid out there, including You Tube videos and suchlike. Happy hunting!!

County Antrim...
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3. Re: Orchid Cruise ship

Thank you for all your advice,sorry I think I have worded that wrong I would like to know if this boat is still sailing and to hear from someone who has just returned from their cruise on it.Sorry.

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4. Re: Orchid Cruise ship

If you read thru many of the other Nile cruise trip reports posted on this forum, you will see that due to drastically low passenger numbers only about 30 of the 300 or so Nile cruise boats are actually sailing at the moment and as a consequence of that, it has become quite commonplace for passengers who are booked on one particular boat, to report that they have been allocated a different boat when they actually get to Luxor.

This may be because the boat that they originally booked on has been taken out of service, or they are moved onto another boat to 'bump up' its low passenger numbers to make its cruise more economically viable.

The Orchid did seem to be on the forum quite often, but if you do not get any responses from anybody that has cruised on her recently, then it may be due to the factors explained above.

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5. Re: Orchid Cruise ship

Hi we went last year and are booked again for early March. Coral Sea who own the Orchid were refurbishing it last year and the cruise was operated on the Jasmine instead. Thoroughly recommend the cruise, staff and crew were lovely and went out of their way to please. Entertainment was low key but very good - had several local acts that performed for about an hour each night. Everything from a Whirling Dervish to Belly Dancer. Guide Omr and rep Hany couldn't have been bettered. Cruise was relaxing, main sights were visited and food was great . They will proudly show you the kitchens where they have an award for preparing food well so reducing any risk of any food borne illness. No one had any tummy bugs while we were there. Only a few boats are operating on the Nile and there was only about 36 passengers on the cruise when there is usually over 100. There was no trouble and we even visited Cairo the following week on a day trip from the Iberotel in Luxor where we spent a second week. (Can also recommend that hotel)

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6. Re: Orchid Cruise ship

Thank you Littletizz we are staying at the Iberotel for are 2nd week.

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