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Middle East River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Amazing sites, beautiful ship, wonderful memories!

Review for Viking Ra to Middle East

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Kirklulu
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

WARNING! This review is long. After reserving this cruise almost two years ago, we (group of 8) were a bit concerned if our cruise down the Nile on the Viking Ra scheduled to begin on March 6, 2020, would be cancelled. With Viking’s new cancellation policy, at least we could make a decision closer to the scheduled date so that gave us some flexibility with the ever-changing situation. We ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Beautiful River ship, Good Service & Food

Review for Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser to Middle East

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USMA74
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Sailed southward (upriver) in Master Suite D06 on port side of ship. Overall excellent boat, service & food. Boat Manager Mahmoud Nourelden was ever-present overseeing things (I'm not sure he ever slept). Decent breakfast buffet, good choices for lunch & dinner. Food prepared and presented well. Wait staff was very attentive, though could have been a bit more attentive; orders were ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Fantastic tour for all but one day

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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2ws
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Our TA did this tour and his reviews have always been spot on for us. So 5 couples who have traveled widely and together went. I have read previous reviews that were critical of the information given by their Egyptologist. We had Tarek and he was great! As my wife told him when we said good bye, we were 10 educators by profession, and he was a master educator for all 10 of us. We were met by the ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Brilliant experience

Review for Viking Ra to Middle East

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Wodie
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as the best way to see the amazing sights in Egypt and to learn about its people. This holiday greatly exceeded our expectations. Michael, our guide was awesome in his knowledge and enthusiasm not just for the temples some of which he had worked on as an Egyptologist but also for giving us a comprehensive overview of Egypt more recently. The hotels in Cairo were excellent and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


98% Wonderful!

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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KarenLAdler
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I just completed the Uniworld “Splendors of Egypt & The Nile” twelve-day cruise/tour of Egypt. I would like to elaborate on our experience, which was for the most part very positive. EGYPTOLOGIST I’ll start with the most important element of this trip, our Egyptologist. His performance was crucial to the success of the trip. Without a qualified guide the journey would ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Wonderful Boat, lousy tour of ancient Egypt

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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BarbaraMafuta
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose Uniworld as friends said their experience is ultimate pleasure and luxury. That said, we also wanted a total cultural experience of the wonders of Ancient Egypt. We read reviews that extolled the Uniworld Egyptologists as knowledgeable and entertaining. We were excited to experience this as we wondered at the marvels of the temples, tombs, etc. This was a family trip and we loved ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Presidential Suite


JUST PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

Review for Oberoi Philae, Luxury Nile Cruiser to Middle East

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lynnbrewer
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were on this ship for 6 nights cruising the nile, we had a top floor room which was just fabulous. From the delicious coffee machine, to the wonderful shower, sitting room, lots of storage and just the atmosphere was in perfect harmony. Every need was met on each of the gourmet meals, from sitting on the top deck eating outside to the dining room. the attention to every need of each ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Memorable Cruise on the World's Greatest River!

Review for River Tosca to Middle East

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KevScratch
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I had always wanted to see Egypt and the Nile. A wonderful friend took me on this cruise for a special birthday. The sites were truly spectacular, especially the Pyramids of Gaza, the Valley of the Kings, and especially Abu Simbel. We had early departures for many of the tours off ship, but that was not a problem. We had to pay extra for the trip (involving a flight) to Abu Simbel - but it was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Great visit to Egypt

Review for Viking Ra to Middle East

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Retired1811
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second Viking cruise and it was outstanding. We started with the optional Israel pre-cruise land tour. The tour guide, Jo Lane, was knowledgeable and outstanding. We visited all the biblical sites and more. The Dead Sea Scroll Museum and the Western Wall did not disappoint. We stayed at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem which was elegant but somewhat dated. It appears that all Five ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


Egypt and cruising the Nile were fantastic

Review for Viking Ra to Middle East

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mbethmc
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We had been on other Viking Riverboats and knew they would do a great job taking care of us in Egypt. This trip had been on our bucket list for a long time. We had booked it over two years ago. We particularly liked having a small number of passengers. We got to know everyone. From the time we landed at the airport to the time we went through security to leave we were taken care of. The ports and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite


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