If you are wanting a budget cruise, then this boat is OK. We booked a 5 star ship and willingly paid high season prices as a Christmas treat to ourselves. Our disappointment was immediate. We had to trek through 3 beautiful ships before we got to ours. They all had lovely lobbies and were decked out with cheery Christmas lights. Ours was drab with worn chairs and benches. A drab welcome. Our room was OK..barely 3 star, only shampoo for amenities. No balcony. We could look right out our window to the boat next to us and saw cabins with balconys. The dining area was in the bottom of the boat with no view at all of the passing scenery. It was like going into a dungeon. I couldn't wait to get out of there. The food was OK only and was definately recycled from one day to the next. One bright spot were the desserts. They were very tasty and lovely. We were told that there was gourmet food with a spectacular view of the river as we dined. Awful! The deck upstairs was abysmal. Worn plastic, uncomfortable chairs and many of the loungers broken. The bar area was uninviting, no decor at all and the same tired plastic chairs and worn tables. Service was almost nonexistent. We ended up going down to the dining area to get drinks.
We complained to our agent an left a very poor review. Lots of excuses about not having enough people to fill one boat. they offered no compensation and certainly did not care.
Avoid this line! Check with your agent! Find out what boat you will be on and know what you have paid for! the conditions on this boat dampened the enjoyment of the beautiful Nile cruise.