Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 4-Day Nile River Cruise from Aswan to Luxor with Optional Private Guide. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Unfortunately, the cruise did not live up to our expectations.
The food selection was limited, particularly at breakfast with no fruit being offered. The menu was generaly high in calories and fat and few healthy options were available.
Another disspointment with the food service is that between meals, there was no food available anywhere on the ship. As we toured extensively, it would have been nice to be able to purchase snacks to satisfy our hunger after sightseeing.
The rooms were old and the carpets filthy.
The TV reception was poor and the channel selection was extremely limited.
Smokers were everywhere including the staff which made it unpleasant to be indoors for any length of time.
The only free activity for our kids was the ping pong table. However the table was old and the paddles were falling apart.
The positive point was our tour guide and tour representatives. They were very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive to our needs.
We would not recommend this cruise operator/ ship to anyone.
The boat is clean, the food correct and the staff friendly. Our guide was helpful as well. However, for the expensive price especially by Egyptian standards, I was expecting more. The boat is actually cruising only 1 day, so it is probably a much better deal to book very good hotels and to take the train from Aswan to Luxor.
The overall Nile cruise was fantastic. Our guide however, was lazy and wanted to finish all the tours before lunch, despite the fact we had the whole day to complete the touring. He often blamed Ramadan, and even said the weather is draining in the afternoon. Excuses after excuses, we ended up zooming past many monuments, didn't even get taken to some sites like the Obelisk, and feel overall we were paying too much for too little.