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Nile Cruise

To fully discover the ancient wonders of Egypt, a cruise on the River Nile is truly an unforgettable experience. The Nile River has been Egypt's lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt's history than to follow the course of the Nile.

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Sonesta Star Goddess

Accommodation

An all-suite cruise ship, the Sonesta Star Goddess features 33 suites named after famous composers, giving it a touch of elegance and sophistication. The ship comprises 27 Beethoven Suites (each 40m), 4 Mozart Suites (each 35m), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (each 52m). Each of the 33 suites has a private balcony and is designed to offer maximum comfort and space.

Features & facilities:

Plasma TV, satellite channels and in-house movies

Wireless Internet connection(fee payable)

Panoramic windows

Private balcony

Direct-line telephone (call charges apply)

Individual climate control

Hairdryer

Mini-bar

Safe

Bathrooms equipped with full-size bathtub

Spa & fitness center, with gym, sauna and steam bath

Nightly entertainment

All suites are non-smoking.

Please note that contrary to the Sonesta Nile Cruise's own website and due to the attractive prices offered by Discover Egypt, we do not include water and wine in the cabin on arrival although tea and coffee is served at all meals.

Main Dining Room

Breakfast and lunch are normally served from the buffet and dinner is table service. Lunch is sometimes also table service instead of buffet when the number of guests on board is less than 20 persons.

Sun Deck Bar & Barbecue

Overlooking a panoramic view of the Nile, the Sun Deck serves cocktails and beverages during daylight hours.

Lounge Bar

Adjacent to the lobby, the Lounge, which features a dance floor, and a range of cocktails and beverages.

Drinks package

£195 per person. Includes: locally produced mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee*. Red and white wine, beer, and spirits. (*exc. machine coffees e.g. cappuccino, latte) Drinks are served by the glass between the hours of 11am and 11pm.

Current drink prices(click here)

Supplements per Suite/cabin

Middle Deck Beethoven Suite £100 Per Cabin
Upper Deck Beethoven Suite £160 Per Cabin
Single Supplement*  £1425 Per Person
*Christmas, Easter, New year £995 Per Person
Drinks Supplement  £195 Per Person

Reviews

  • Excellent

    October 2018 - We just wanted to drop you a line following our excellent holiday with yourselves arranged through Elaine's Travel in Marlborough. In particular we much enjoyed the Nile cruise starting from Luxor on 22nd October on the Sonesta vessel. Our enjoyment and appreciation of the trip was much enhanced by the excellent guide you had engaged Mahomed who lives in Luxor. He was extremely knowledgeable, very well organised, and an excellent and engaged communicator. He really enhanced our experience. Stuart and Bernadette

  • April 2018 - Highly recommendable cruise

    I would like to say what a wonderful time we had cruising on the Nile on the Sonesta Star Goddess earlier in April. All the arrangements were smooth and flawless. Mohamed, our guide, was knowledgeable, calm and patient. The crew were kind and obliging, always with a smile. And, as for the suites, they were amazingly spacious and well maintained. Highly recommendable in every way. Monica - Somerset.

  • April 2018 - Marvellous trip up the Nile

    Just back from the most marvellous trip up the Nile(April 2018) from Luxor to Aswan with the highlight being the visit to Abu Simbel. The whole cruise was well organised and planned complete with our most wonderful guide, Mohamed, who acted as guide, banker, personal shopper, dance teacher and nanny too! What a star! His fantastic knowledge was invaluable and nothing was too much trouble for him. We were a small group of 9 making the whole experience great fun and rather like being “family”. We had lots of laughs and all became great friends by the end of the week. The boat the Sonesta Star Goddess was very luxurious with plenty of room taking only 62 people in total and felt very personal. The crew were very friendly and helpful and we were amused to find our towels in the shape of either a swan or a crocodile each evening. The food was great and it was a real plus eating all meals on board thereby reducing the risk of “you know what”. Would recommend the cruise to anyone and would not hesitate to go again. Jean- Devon UK

  • Sonesta Star Goddess and Cairo – March 2017

    We have recently returned from a 3 nights Cairo, and 7 nights Nile cruise with Discover Egypt, and wanted to thank you for a holiday to remember. The planning that you put into holiday was first class meaning that everything ran smoothly. Our hotel in Cairo, le Meridien Pyramids, was a very nice hotel in a great location. Our guide, Faten, was very knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about Egypt and its history, and she made our day very enjoyable, taking us to the Pyramids, Sphinx, Solar Boat, and the Museum as well as lunch in a lovely restaurant. We were in a suite on the Star Sonesta Goddess, and we would recommend this boat to everyone. The suites were very spacious, and comfortable, and the food was plentiful varied, and excellent. The crew were very attentive, and polite, and a special thank you to Emad our waiter/ steward. Every day we were taken on tours to some of the most amazing temples and tombs, and the sights will stay with us forever. There were only 6 people in our party for the tours, who became good friends over the week, so we had plenty of time to enjoy everything at our own pace, and were never rushed at all. Our guide for the week was Essam whose passion and knowledge about everywhere we went was infectious, and he really helped make the tours exciting. We would strongly recommend Essam as a tour guide for your company in Egypt. We must point out that we never at any time felt unsafe in Egypt, and the local people were very friendly. Once again, thank you very much for the effort that your company put in to making our holiday very special. Nigel & Liz - Northampton