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Uniworld S.S. Sphinx Cruise Reviews

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Hazem teaching us about the Sphinx
The view of sunrise early one morning from the Sphinx
Our group in front of one of the pyramids on our last day
On the hot air balloon ride in Luxor over the Valley of the Kings
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"We also did the Jordan pre-trip.This was also fabulous and had so many highlights that it felt like a trip lol by itself...."Read More
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Exceptional Nile Cruise

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bryeden
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

One of the best vacations we've had in a long time. A Nile River Cruise has been on our bucket list and this did not disappoint. From the moment we were met at Cairo Airport everything was well organised - the Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo was very good, our room was spacious and comfortable and the Riviera Italian restaurant was very good. Service on ship was good, staff friendly and helpful. ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


The Nile in style

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Spysmum
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We’d been to Egypt several times over the years, and wanted to return. We spotted an advertisement for a Uniworld cruise on the Nile that seemed to include so much, plus a few days in Cairo. It turned out to be a fantastic trip, with everything one could possibly want included: business class air fare, 5 star Cairo hotel, daily fully guided tours, meal time drinks and , of course, an ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

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Parts Very Good, Parts Very Bad

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Pleasureplus
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The places visited were spectacular and the sites and scenes along the Nile were almost magical, however the itinerary of getting to and from these places was somewhat cumbersome. There were a total of 6 plane rides including the Abu Simbel option. I believe this is just the nature of the beast one has to go through in order to see these sites. The only negative I would place on the itinerary is ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Outstanding opportunity to visit many of the wonderful Temples in Egypt

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nuke3479
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise so we could visit many wonders of the world such as the Great Pyramids at Giza, The Valley of the Kings, and Temple Abu Simbel. The chance to see all of these ancient places and have a wonderful professional Egyptologist to point and explain many of the finer points provided us a vacation of a lifetime. Secondary to seeing the many wonderful sights was being transported ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Amazing

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Egyptians
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We love Uniworld and wanted to experience Egypt. We were so lucky to have Hazem as our guide. He knows everything and such a fun guy to tour with. Love his stories about history and local culture. We were so excited to visit the pyramids, to learn about the Pharaohs and visit all the temples. It was eye opening to travel down the streets and see the Egyptian culture. We learned about the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: French Balcony


The Splendor of the Nile comes alive on the S.S. Sphinx

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Tillwecruiseagain
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We have long wanted to see the Pyramids and Egyptian Temples, and the Uniworld itinerary was perfect. The Sphinx is a new ship, and the rooms and other spaces are very comfortable. We also found the staff to be exceptional. The excursions were excellent, and we generally didn’t do too much in a day. We learned how important a great guide can be. We were fortunate to have Hazem as our guide ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


32nd Anniversary Nile Cruise Pros & Cons

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cruisectdw
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We had been planning this Nile Cruise when the Sphinx had caught on fire & then Covid came round. We finally re-booked for our 32 anniversary in March 2022. Egypt had been on our bucket list and Uniworld was quoted as being the luxury of the Nile river boat ships. This was/is the way to go if you want to see EVERY pyramid. We had spent 5 days on our own in Cario and had private tours before ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


An Awe-inspiring Experience

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rvr1954
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife has dreamed of a trip to Egypt since she was a little girl. My reluctance about travel in the region of the world where Egypt lies has kept me from being supportive of fulfilling that dream. We retired in May 2021 and spent some time traveling domestically, but nothing out of the country. Compound my hesitance and the impact COVID has had on our lives, it was time for international travel. ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Incredible and Awe-Inspiring trip to Egypt with Uniworld on SS Sphinx

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AG1020
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

* 14,612 miles flown, roundtrip * 260 miles sailed on the Nile, roundtrip * 11 Unesco World Heritage Sites visited * 16+ sites in all, plus museums, faluca, balloon rides, etc etc * Too Many to Count: The number of times my mind was blown by what I learned and saw I had an incredible experience in Egypt with Uniworld on the SS Sphinx. There are many adjectives to describe my time ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Trip of a Lifetime

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SusanKlin
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My cousin and I did this cruise this past March and if you've ever wanted to see Egypt, a river cruise is the way to go. First the amazing part, the people. Our Egyptologist was Ayman and he brought Egypt to life. We would have had no idea what we were looking at without him. It was overwhelming at times because there was so much to see, but it was phenomenal. The next best was the crew ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Suite


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