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Uniworld S.S. Sphinx Cruise Reviews

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Magnificent, Magical, and Mesmerizing
"The SS Sphinx, the crew, the service, the cabin, the food, the itinerary, the Egyptologists, Egypt, and our fellow passengers were exceptional making our experience on this river cruise one of the most magnificent, magical, and mesmerizing trips we have ever had.My husband and I booked our trip in April of 2021 directly with Uniworld and took advantage of a sale Uniworld was having on the River Tosca ship for the 11-Night Splendors of Egypt & the Nile River cruise starting September 25th...."Read More
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S.S.Sphinx-The Ultimate Egyptian Experience

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Faye Westra
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The ultimate experience: The Splendours of the Nile. Truly treated like Royalty from the moment you step onboard, from Embarkation right to disembarking. The ‘between ‘ is the ultimate Egyptian experience . Once you come to Egypt you never want to leave. On-board this magnificent ship you be treated like Royalty. The incredible staff from the Captain & beyond will submerge you in ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Trip of a Lifetime!

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maryfran123
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My travel partner and I have always wanted to travel to Egypt and when we learned in October, 2021 that Uniworld was setting sail in a new ship, the Sphinx, we decided to go! We were a little nervous about traveling during Covid, but knowing that vaccination was required of all passengers and staff, we decided it was safe. We are so glad we made the trip! The ship was exquisite - from beautiful ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Deluxe French Balcony


Amazing First Time River Cruise

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Paca Lady
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have taken many ocean cruises, but this was our first river cruise and UniWorld provided an exceptional experience! From the moment we landed in Cairo everything was well organized and arranged. We were located at the Four Seasons Hotel for the Cairo portion of our trip, and the hotel definitely lived up to its reputation. There are some changes being made to one of the restaurants, but ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Suite


Great trip, amazing sights and wonderful service BUT…..

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christyineden
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Egypt is an amazing place and Uniworld is a great way to see it. Our guide, Mohammed was knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and funny, and we always felt safe with him. We could not have had a better guide. The food was another highlight, with great meals and menus for both lunch and dinner. The staff was also terrific - always remembering our names and preferences, and going the extra mile to ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Suite


Fabulous crew on the SS Sphinx

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pellmel
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The Uniworld 11 Night Splendors of Egypt & the Nile is a combination land tour and river cruise. We were on the second sailing of the SS Sphinx in early October 2021 and absolutely loved every minute on the ship. The ship is beautiful, spacious and brand new. The common areas are all beautiful with wood carvings, intricate tile designs and bright fabrics and these areas easily accommodated all ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


A trip of a Lifetime

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Chancho
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband taught world history for 33 years and always wanted to go to Egypt. Covid numbers wow going down in May of 2021 when we saw an ad for this fabulous cruise. We held or breaths and booked it, and we are sooooo happy we did. It was SS Sphinx maiden cruise and although they were working it a few bugs, the experience was exquisite. Our md-level suite was like a beautiful hotel room. There ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: French Balcony


Outstanding Staff on Fantastic New Ship

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OhioWalker
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The staff on the Sphinx as well as the land tours was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Ahmed was super knowledgable and helped us to learn so much about ancient Egypt. I was amazed how much we knew by the end of the trip. The Sphinx was a new, gorgeous boat with great amenities and fantastic food. The wait staff at the bars and restaurants was just amazing! Amr Badr was at the top of the ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


A wonderful tour of Egyptian antiquities

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oakquilter
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we heard Uniworld cruises provided a high level of luxury. It lived up to our expectations. The tour began in Cairo where we were lodged in the Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with a view across the Nile River. The hotel was outstanding; excellent service at all levels, delicious, well prepared food and great comfort. From the hotel we started our cruise on the Sphinx ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


One of the best all-around vacations we’ve ever taken.

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David Allan
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I had a very enjoyable experience on the UniWorld Splendors of Egypt and the Nile aboard the S.S. Sphinx in September/October 2021, the ship’s maiden voyage. Our trip started with a 6 day/5 night pre-trip extension to Jordan, which could have been a stand alone trip itself. While in Amman, we stayed at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel. Our guide, Sofian Nawash, traveled with our group ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Fantastic experience!

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mhirsch
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had a fantastic time on the SS Sphinx. We were on the maiden voyage and loved the new ship. There are a few kinks in some of the rooms that the crew is working very hard to fix but like anything new, there are bound to be a few. The rooms are beautiful and very spacious! Our Egyptologists were very knowledgeable, helpful, personable and went out of their way to provide a top rate tour. ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


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