1. Are there any formal nights for dinner?
No there are no formal nights. We recommend elegant casuals (jacket not essential) for dinner and convenient clothes during the day.
2. Are shorts permitted in the restaurant in the evening?
Shorts are not permitted during evening meals.
3. Are gratuities included?
The cabin prices already include a service charge. This is distributed amongst the team members. However, if any guest wishes to leave additional gratuities, they can do so at the time of departure. It is a common pool and all additional gratuities are distributed equally amongst the staff members.
However, the gratuities for the Egyptologists are not included and can be given directly by the guest at their discretion.
4. Is there a laundry, pressing and dry cleaning facility on board?
Same day laundry and pressing service is available at an additional charge. Government regulations do not allow storage of chemicals on board and hence there is no dry cleaning service available.
5. Is there a web access in the cabins?
The entire cruiser is wireless enabled. If guests are carrying their own laptop with Wi-Fi facility, it can be connected to internet. However, there are also two laptops available on board for guest use in the Club Lounge. This is a complimentary facility.
6. Is there a 110-voltage outlet in the cabin?
The normal voltage in the cabins and suites is 220 Volts. However, 110 Volts is available in the bathroom. Converters are available on request.
7. Are there medical facilities on board?
The cruiser is reasonably equipped to handle a minor medical situation including an oxygen cylinder. However, doctor is available on call in case of any emergency.
8. Is there a wheelchair on board?
Yes, there is a wheelchair on board. However, there is very limited mobility for the wheelchair in the existing docking areas and at the sightseeing locations.
9. Is there room service in the cabins if a guest does not want to go to the restaurant?
Due to infrastructure limitations, we do not encourage room service. However, if someone is indisposed, we can make an exception. We also have an all day dining menu available from 11:00 hrs till 19:00 hrs on the sundeck comprising of lite meals.
10. What is the Entertainment available on board? Are there any theme nights?
We have a marine satellite on board that ensures availability of TV channels 24 hours, even during sailing. Besides, each cabin has a DVD player with a selection of Digital Video Discs available at Front Desk. We do not do any theme nights.
11. Do the cabins have telephones?
Yes, all the cabins have telephones with international dial facility.
12. What is included in our cruise?
Three main meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)in the Restaurant. Water is served during the meals and given during excursions. Sightseeing are as per the itinerary excluding the optional tours. Cost of an Egyptologist, service charge and taxes are also included.
13. What is suitable clothing for sightseeing?
Light summer clothes are suitable almost throughout the year including sightseeing between 10:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs in winter months. A light jacket is recommended during winter months. However, early morning and late evenings can be fairly cool during winter months with temperatures ranging from 8 degree Celsius to 15 degree Celsius. We recommend flat sole shoes for sightseeing excursions.
14. If we wish to do some extra excursions, can it be organised?
Our group size for sightseeing does not exceed 8 guests. Extra excursions can be organized at an additional charge with sufficient notice. However, availability of guide is based on the tours planned for the rest of the members of your group. Priority for guide will be given for the normal sightseeing itinerary.
15. Can we request for a specific language speaking guide?
Guides are English speaking. However, if you wish to have any other language guide, please inform us at least three weeks prior to your arrival so that we are able to fulfil your request.