I have been wanting to visit Egypt since I was 4 years old. Instability and fear had always held me back until I discovered Uniworld River Cruises. Uniworld has a unique way of always making you feel like you’re a VIP. So was it possible that Uniworld could possibly provide us the security and comforts of home that we demand in Egypt? The only way that question could possibly be answered was to book the trip and find out first hand. So after much anxiety we did we booked our trip for March 23, and I am all the more thankful and grateful for the decision we made. For us, it was truly that trip of our life time thanks to Uniworld.
We arrived at the Cairo airport a day early and was greeted by a smiling and friendly Egyptian holding up a Uniworld sign named Ahab. He grabbed our luggage and the luggage of another Uniworld couple and headed us to the Uniworld Van. He then began to explain all the wonderful things we would be experiencing over the next two weeks and gave us a short Egyptian language lesson. He was funny and knowledgeable and gave us a very positive impression of what was instore. He offered us an optional day trip to the bent pyramid. Any time you meet a 55 year old guide with a high energy cell phone ring tone, you know you are in for a really good time but we had already made other plans.
Uniworlds trip includes a visit to the pyramids, sphinx and camel ride, but we were so anxious we booked a private half day exertion via Viator and had a really good guide named Marwa who made certain we had a great time, along with lots of photo opportunities.
The Tosca is a beautiful and elegant grand ole diesel engine driven boat. I personally loved how it was decorated and the beautiful entry. Our room was always clean and everything worked. The walls are upholstered with soft green and gold fabric. Super soft sheets and large rooms. Though we could hear the gentle rumble of the engines at night when cruising, we never needed ear plugs or lost any sleep. Occupants higher up and toward the front of the boat heard zero engine noise.There are not electric boats on the Nile. We loved our room and the staff assigned treated us like VIP's the entire trip. The right side (even number) always had us facing the Nile in the mornings and evenings.It was the prettiest and most elegant ship on the Nile that we saw, and we passed at least 150 other boats. I absolutely loved this boat.