Our trip with name of company was really enjoyable. The room on the cruise was large and comfortable. The food on the ship was some of the best we had in Egypt and a good source of reasonable salads, which is one thing we found lacking in the local cuisine. The prices of the drinks in comparison with Cairo were completely reasonable. The pool was also a nice touch. The evening entertainment was a bit cliche for our taste, but many of the other guests really enjoyed it. The best part, however, were the tours at least if you're interested in seeing old temples. Our tour guide Mido was extremely knowledgeable and was good at telling myths and stories. Also, all of the groups were fairly small, so it was easy to interact and ask questions and being involved in the tour helps to avoid the baksheesh culture to some extent. All in all a wonderful experience, definitely worth doing if you're in Egypt. As we were there, before and after the cruise, many of the locals said taking the Nile cruise is the one must do in Egypt and they were right.
Great 4 day culture tour. From seeing sights in Aswan such as the Philae temple to The Valley of the kings in Luxor, we were able to experience a large amount of historic sights, all with the expertise and knowledge of our tour guide, Ahmed. Ahmed gave us insight into what we were seeing at the temples, which proved to be essential, as we would not have been able to learn all the history we did without a guide. The tour was relaxing and the staff was attentive to our needs. The local guide manager, Hany, upgraded our room to a suite at no extra cost and arranged all last minute travel arrangements, such as our optional trip to Abu Simbel. He even opted to arrange travel plans for our next leg of the trip to Hurghada. Hany went above and beyond our expectations to provide a relaxing and enjoyable trip down the Nile. I highly recommend Ahmed as our guide and ImperialEgypt for coordinating this trip.
It was great. We were on a boat called Concerto. Wed boarding from Aswan to Luxor. Ship was bit old/dated. Food was okay. But, can not really complain. But, the ride was serene. Our guide was Mido. We liked him. Helped us a lot. But, did not like the fact that he took us to a perfume factory without prior knowledge specially leaving us all by ourselves to negotiate etc. We ended up buying some expensive perfume. We will see if it is any good. But, sensed that this was a commission driven sales trap. However, he tried his best to make us happy in all the attractions.
My wife and I went on Aswan to Luxor cruise first week in March 2018. Accommodations and food on boat were good - not extraordinary. What was extraordinary was our guide from Imperial Egypt. His name was Mido and he did an outstanding job of taking care of our every need and making certain we were comfortable. The tours hit all the highlights - Karmak Temple, Valley of Kings, etc. So we saw all the sites. We even rode camels into the Nubian village. I would recommend this tour. And I highly recommend Mido if you can get him.
The cruise boat has five star facilities and very good food and courteous staff. Imperial Egypt guide Mido is the best. He has perfect command on English and he knows Egypt history in and out - he is very passionate about the same while explaining it. He is amazing photographer too :) he makes Aswan to Luxor cruise experience truly memorable . Will visit again for sure !!
Just finished our Nile Cruise. Every thing was great. So glad we picked this cruise deal.. Cruise arrangements and tours handled by Imperial Egypt. Responded quickly to any inquires. They booked us on M/S Moondance. Ship was very nice. Crew great always friendly and smiling. Chef made 5 course meals just for my wife and I. Ship had a group of 20 from India and they had buffets with Indian food so they made 5 course dinners just for us.
Our guide Mido was great. Very knowledgeable, spoke very good english and a pleasure to be around. Always wanted to know what we wanted to do and willing to modify anything we wanted to change. We did an optional trip to Nubian village and also did a hot air balloon ride. Both very nice.
I can not imagine anyone could do a better job for us.
On December 13 - 16, 2017, me and my son had a 4-Day 3-Night Cruise from Aswan to Luxor. This review is only about our guide. And we give 5 Stars to him, only. Not to the Cruise itself. Our ship - Lady Carol - was old, not equipped for the modern traveler. It had a small TV which did not show anything, no Wi-Fi, no Internet. No promised evening entertainment. Food was for native passengers mostly. All desserts were heavy on sugar and butter. Altogether food was passable, not especially tasty. Sups tasted as the same one with different names. We had tea, coffee or water only for breakfast. On lunch and dinner, we should pay for every liquid food, they considered being drinks, meaning not covered. Why is water not a drink in the morning? Mystery. Another negative memory - restaurant working time was not correlated with excursion time. We were forced to take food quickly due to closing the restaurant. We could give only 1 Star to cruise company not organized it up to the promised level.
Our guide was Mido Mosa. We had a great time with him. Mido is a very knowledgeable person and at the same time very polite, understanding, not pushing us to go to places which we did not have a desire to see. We wanted to see Monument to Russian- Egyptian Friendship near the Great Dam, and he drove us there. Next day we wanted to go to Nubian museum and see Unfinished Obelisk and he organized the tour. All this is an extra activity but he followed our interests, never mentioned that it's not in the program of Cruise. He patiently waited when I played my bargain part in a small tourist market.
All other places we saw with him on other days of the cruise were shown with great expertise. We remember how Mido explained ancient Egyptian calendar to us. It was extra learning, I noticed that other guides did not do it. We learn much more with him then we expected. On other side , he noticed that we like to be alone, too, and do pictures as much as we could. He always gave us time for our own interests.
Mido worked as a perfect private guide accommodated different people with respect. He is a sample how a private guide should behave working with people from different countries, different ages, and attitudes. Bravo, Mido! And thank you!
Marina and Gregory Shepelev
I really enjoyed the cruise! the downside of it was that Viator it is not really clear when they say that entrances are included. When I went to the Valley of the Kings for instance, I was disappointed. I was able to see just three tombs. When I said to my guide that I wanted to see more, he told me that I need it to buy a different ticket. Therefore, spend more money.
It also seemed to me that every place we visited we needed to rush. After flying 11 hours to see these wonders of the world, you may expect more time to discover and understand a lot about it.
Had an amazing time, on the Nile Cruise. We were on the Alhambra Boat which was amazing. The crew was helpful and our Tour Guide Mido was great. Food was great and was plentiful. During our time on the cruise we felt safe and had secuirty personal guarding the ship, on the streets, Tourism police was patrolling the streets. The temples and sites visited were absolutely stunning! As an experienced traveller, i felt a bi too sheltered and outside the first day didnt have much of an opportunity to explore the streets. My biggest criticism is that we didnt have a set agenda for the entire trip, but rather it was a daily plan handed over at dinner for the next day and was treated as guideline. But overall, Im very pleased with the cruise and would highly recommend to everyone.
This was one of the best tours we have ever done. Our guide Hady was absolutely phenomenal. He was well organized, well based in his knowledge of Egypt and the history of the area. He really took care of us and shared his immense knowledge readily, making the trip all the better.
Food and accommodations were excellent and really had a great time cruising the Nile.