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We had a wonderful time! The food was great, entertainment was a great intro to Egypt on our first night in town, incredibly convenient, and were able to see downtown Cairo from the boat. It was a wonderful date for us!
The Nile Maxim dinner cruise was fantastic. The entertainment, the meal and the setting were all magical. One of the highlights of the whole week. Co-incidentally my wife's family name is Maxim, so it was like having dinner on her own boat!
We were picked up from our hotel and dropped off for our Nile River Cruise. The food was very good, and the entertainment even better. Our driver and host were very helpful, as this night was our first night in Cairo, providing us with details on how to get around and the differences in culture. A very good time!
This is right along the Nile near major hotels in the Zamalek area we could walk from our hotel. It definitely is an awesome show and dinner was great. The "spin-man" was amazing - don't forget to bring your camera. It was also nice as Viator made sure our reservations were for a private table and not with a large tour group. We sat up off the main floor and could see everything! Don't plan on seeing many sights on the Nile since the show and dinner will keep you busy the entire time. Take a felucca ride to do that.
It was awesome. The guide picked us up on time directly from the hotel and was very courteous and attentive to our needs. The food was great especially the salad bar. The entertainment was great---especially the belly dancing and the whirling dervish. The band was full of energy and everybody in the audience loved it so much. I would never hesitate to dine in Nile Maxim again. Thanks Viator.
We did this dinner cruise on our first night in Cairo. We had the same driver from our airport pick up and he was great. The Nile Maxim is a beautiful boat and both the food and entertainment were highly enjoyable. Drink prices were a bit high, but this proved to be the norm anywhere tourist were in Egypt.
The dinner cruise was absolutely more than I expected. The Nile Maxim staff were very courteous & attentive to our needs. The food was OK. Drinks were not included in the price of the dinner, so beware of the overpriced drinks, water included! The entertainment was fantastic! We enjoyed the music & different types of dancing. The audience really became involved when the dancers were on stage, which made the evening that much more enjoyable. This is an adult evening, so I would not recommend children to attend.
Don't miss this. I was expecting a lot, and it was better than expected. It was too short only because it was too fun.
It was smooth sailing and very friendly tour guide. Pleasant dinner and enjoyable entertainment.
The crew was nice, the views were amazing, the entertainment was great, and the food was delicious. I would recommend this to anybody visiting Egypt. Our tour guide picked us up from the lobby of our hotel (a few minutes late, but he took ownership), took us to the ship, introduced us to the staff, sat us down and gave us the 411 for the evening. He then said he'll be on-board if we needed anything from him and for now he'll give us our privacy. This dinner cruise really enhanced our experience in Egypt. It was well worth the price.
Very well organised. The food could be better quality but overall we had a nice time.
A lovely evening relaxed. Not many tourists so it was quiet. I can imagine that with more people it would be really something!
Event was great but complete waste of money having a guide-book direct and get a taxi
Food was great! Entertainment was very fun. Pickup was excellent and the tour company was very prompt and treated us well.
I would have given 5 stars except for the air conditioning being on so high on the boat that we had to keep going outside to warm up.
Excellent transport to boat!
Entertainment poor - only a local band and no dancer!
This was a good trip. The food was good, the dancing was good. The dancer with the lights on was amazing and pictures of it were incredible. I was by myself and would recommend this more for the family or couple.
I was picked up too early (about 2 hors in advance), I was explained it was to avoid traffic. I chose show and dinner included. The boat was great, dinner fine, the show... 2 girl singers who performed great, an incredible male dancer, and the female belly dancer... honestly there was a girl who was invited to dance and she did much much better and the former dancer, besides she gor some extra pounds on!
a nice quiet dinner cruise. clean boat, holds about 150 people. buffet meal, all drinks, including water are extra. entertainment was quite good with singers, a twirler and a belly dancer- family entertainment. docks in front of the Marriott in Zamalek. approx 2 hours long.