After collecting the opinions of TA members since the 17th of February 2008, about their experiences either good or bad on Nile Cruises, here are the results.  Hope that this will be helpful for everyone while planning their trips to Egypt .

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Nile Cruises opinions, for YOU and from YOU

01 - M/S NILE COMMODORE

 

Recommended by:

 

Coline_Diane , denisegr0 , HorusUK, suziesooze , Rayvenini , Rayvenini , pumps100

 

Points of recommendation 

 

Food, Staff, service, Laundry, cleanliness, cabin size,

 

comments

Price of drinks are expensive, and also that the boat is now docking at Boghdady out of Luxor city near to the bridge

boat need renovation (information received is that the Commodore was undergoing refurbishment in May 2010)

 

 

02- M/S Viking II

 

Recommended by

 

 Afegirl

 

Comment that boat was in need of refurbishing but had a good time

 

 

03- M/S Viking Premiere

 

Recommended by

 

Afegirl

 

Recommendation points

 

Food , service

 

Comment : it is not 0f 5 star standard

 

04- M/S Royal Viking

Recommended by

June-61

points of recommendataions

excellent tour, spacious room, grat experience

 

05- M/S Radamis I  (Movenpick Cruise)

Recommended by

Atalanta8

Points of recommendations

staff is more than lovely, food is delicious

 

06- M/S Radamis II  (Movenpick Cruise) 

 

Recommended by

 

Mooshkil , paulafrenchp

 

Points of recommendations

 

Food , Staff, food lots of variety

 

 

07- M/S Solaris 1

 

Recommended by;

 

Valbanks

 

Points of recommendations

 

Great rooms, cleanliness , Food , staff.

 

08- M/S  Solaris II

Recommended by

Valbanks

points of recommendation

Service, Food

 

09- M/S Medea

 

Recommended by;

 

Irwnh , dazAdelaide

 

Points of recommendations

 

Staff , Food , Rooms

 

Comment: it is a 5 star experience

 

 

10- M/S Sunray

 

Recommended by;

 

Ad-in-Brum , NokiUk

 

Points of recommendations

 

Food , service, sundeck, cleanliness

 

Comment: it is 4/5 star but was fantastic

 

 

11- M/S Nile Saphire

 

Recommended by;

Lisarrr

Points of recommendations

Service, food, rooms, cleanliness, sundeck

 

 

12- M/S El Fostat

 

Recommended by

 

Phaserman

 

Points of recommendations

 

Service, cleanliness, cabins, staff

 

Comment:

 

Absolutely first class

 

 

13- M/S Sun Boat IV

 

Recommended by

 

Cairowendy

 

Points of recommendations

 

Food, service , elegancy, cabins, sundeck - perfect

 

14- M/S Ra II

 

Recommended by

 

Cathy93glasgow ,  Johnsmiths , jackville, Mike BR

 

Points of recommendations, Have their own private dock at both Luxor & Aswan

 

Staff , accommodation, Cabin bathrooms are a  bit grubby with broken tiles & mould growing as at May 2010, but belive boat is about to have a refit

 

15- M/S Crown Prince

Recommended by

Anders40

points of recommendations

boat, staff, food and accommodation all was excellent

 

16- M/S Pioneer

Recommended by

Luxor1

points of recommendation

food, cabin, friendly staff

 

17- M/S Crown Emperor 

 Recommended by

Biancat

 

points of recommendation

new , modern, clean, Staff, Food

 

18- M/S Nile Ruby

Recommended by

JimandTarja

 

points of recommendation

Staff, cabin, Food

Comments about it

need some renovation, can be 4 stars .

 

19- M/S Monaco

Recommended by

Gottagocit 

points of recommendation

boat was great, staff, food, clean

 

20- M/S Magic 1

Recommended by

jetnoise

points of recoomendation

large room,  staff, food

 

21- M/S Magic 2

Recommended by

tulpoeid

points of recommendation

every thing was fine and no complain

                                       

22- M/S TU-YA

Recommended by

 Sally08Mancester

Points of recommendation

Rooms, Shower, Staff, Food

 

23- M/S Movenpick Royal Lily

Recommended by

Ieroni

Points of recommendation

Staff , Spotless clean , Cabin, Food ,

Comment

Drinks and wine are expensive

 

24- M/S Philae Oberoi

Recommended by

Lovecraft 

Points of recommendations

food , staff , cabins, service, Laundery

also recommended by Karla (see review)

Points of recommendations

food, staff, service, beautiful ship, individual balconies

 

25- M/S Fleurette

Recommended by

Yao66

points of recommendation

Clean , Staff, Food

PLS VIEW BELOW the list of the (CRUISES NOT RECOMMENDED) to see what other people said about this same boat

 

 

 

26- M/S Mirage 1

Recommended by

truebluetoo

points of recommendation

Food, staff

 

27- M/S Alyssa

Recommended by

Mature_married_couple, sunlightDevon

points of recommendation

Spotless even in kitchen, food, cabins are spacious, drinks are not expensive, friendly staff

Comments:

Not a Deluxe cruise, recommended as a standered, parts of boat were shubby, broken gym, lower deck cabins are very poor

 

28- M/S Orchid

Recommended by

Kereray , edinman ( truely adivse to view the report of edinman about it as it is very detailled and carry lots of info and this is the link to be able to see it http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...   )

Points of Recommendation

Staff, food

 

29- M/S Sherry

 Recommended by;

Rosie1985

Points of Recommendation: 

good price, friendly service, food , homely atmosphere

Bad points about it:

Not as luxurious as some would like

 

30- M/S Triton

Recommended by:

ChristineLuv2TRVL

Points of recommendation:

Elegant boat, staff , great buffets, food, nice entertainment

Comments

Jewllery shop was expensive

internet was so slow

31- M/S Darakum

Recommended by:

englishmarilyn, janybgood,

points of recommendations:

grat decor, cabins, extremly clean, Food, Staff, ship is less than a year old

Comments:

pool is very small

 

32- M/S Alexander the Great

Recommended by

rugbyfan , Igtraveler88

points of recommendation

first class service

ALSO mentioned by Igtraveler88 the next

ship was nice but extremely overpriced

 

33- M/S Kahila

Recommended by

 GParryManchester_UK

cabins, public areas, food, staff

 

34- M/S Nile Beauty

Recommended by

teamad

Points of Recommendations

clean, food, high standered, friendly staff, reasonable drinks

 

35- M/S Terramar

Recommended by

BirminghamPip

Points of recommendations

Great boat ONLY 20 cabins, 40 guests but big in service, Luxury, friendly , clean

36- M/S Regency

Recommended by

dextersmomTorquay

Points of recommendations

Great in every way, Staff, Food, Clean

 

37- M/S Jasmin

Recommended by

belly-dancer13

Points of recommendations 

 clean, superior service and food

38- M/S Stephanie

Recommended by

suttonteacher , margondine

Points of recommendations

Had a fantastic time, style of the boat is nice, like a mini Titanic , clean, good staff

DID NOT LIKE : shampoo and conditioner are not good, no enough loungers on sun deck,

 

39- M/S Miss Egypt

Recommended by

JUGL11 , andyCT1977

Points of recommendation

was very pleased with every aspect, food is great and variant, crew is great, but did not like the man in the shop

 

40- M/S Monica

Recommended by

lindamojo

Points of recommendations

friendly, very good food, staff very attentive and helpful

 

41- M/S Nile Crocodile

Recommended by

caramal

points of recommendation

Clean, staff , meals reasonable quality , resoanble drinks

 

42- M/S Nile Dolphin

Recommended by

Torrum

Points of recommendation

ship is good and clean, friendly staff, rooms are good , little cramped but well appointed,

Did not like about it

cruising was only one day, Gym was with broken equippments

 

43- M/S Nile Admiral

Recommended by

Lindalidia

Points of recommendations

food, staff, clean

 

44 - M/S  Moon Dance

Recommended by

chrichianti

Points of recommendations

new and very modern ship, Lovely Cabin, like Luxury hotel, excellent service and food

 

45- M/S Sonesta Saint George

Recommended by

Kellycrystal

points of recommendations

cabins, food , pool deck, service

46 - M/S Tamer Henna

Recommended by

ExcitableBoy 

points of recommendations

fine boat, cabins were small food was adequate, clean and well maintained, boat was great

 

 

Cruises NOT recommended

 

For detailed comments please view this link

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...

 

 

1- M/S  Prince Omar

 

Not recommended by

 

Barkingdogs , bjmsamrlm

 

Bad points about it

 

Horrible food, sever food poisoning

 

Comments

 

Not more than 2 star

 

 

2- M/S King of Thebes

 

Not recommended by

 

Carolph

 

Bad points

 

Mainly shower and toilet

 

 

3- M/S El Basha

 

Not recommended by

 

Moham

 

Bad points

 

Bad food, rooms very dated, unpleasant smell, toilets

 

Comment

 

It was truly awful

 

 

4- M/S Queen of Sheeba

 

Not recommended by

 

TxMIkeSanAntonio

 

Bad points

 

Food  ( 37 of 43 people became sick because of food )

 

 

5- M/S Domino Prestige Emilio

 

Not recommended by

Mels1 , Lizlisle

BUT WAS RECOMMENDED BY

Nephthys

 

Comment

 

Generally speaking boat is excellent that thoroughly deserves its good reputation, EXCEPT for FOOD , some people needed medical care

 

 

6- M/S Nile Beauty

Not Recommended by

Cardinal77

Bad points

 

Old cabins, old bathrooms, sundeck, air condition

GOOD POINTS mentioned by Rosie1985 that as she said the staff of the boat were great and taking so much care of her when she fell sick

NOTES:
member named ( teamad ) recommended this boat, recommending food and staff

 

Comments

 

It is not first class, needs renovation

While Staff were great

 

7- M/S Grand Glory

Not recommended by

dondeb_essex

bad points

engine fumes coming into the cabin, lots of people had food poisoning 

 

8- M/S Etoile Du Nil  II

Not Recommended by

Cybil_8

Bad points

as mentioned by member  ( There are so many things that I could list that were bad that my post would be pages long. Please just trust me and avoid this boat, as an aside, we are both still unwell and many others were poorly also and definately not from heat/alchol!  )

 

9- M/S Flurette

not recommended by

Oncebittenessex

bad points

mean and chubby boat & food, bad service, food was repetitive and unappetising, sever stomach infections, bugs

10- M/S Nile Plaza ( one of presidential Nile Cruises)

not recommended by

wordsmith1

bad points

its 2/3 stars at the most, toilets very dirty, also the entire ship, every body got upset stomach, food not ok

 

 

Photos of Cruise boats

Oberoi Philae dining room

 Oberoi Philae dining room (April 2010) 

Oberoi Philae (April 2010)

 Oberoi Philae (April 2010)

Philae Oberoi upper deck (April 2010)

 Oberoi Philae upper deck (April 2010)

 

MS Sherry 

 MS Sherry Boat

Typical cabin on Ms Sherry Boat 

Typical Cabin on MS Sherry Boat