1. Are there any 'formal nights' for dinner?
No there are no scheduled '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 for the teenage boys?
Shorts are not encouraged during evening meals. However, it is not a concern during the day.
3. Are gratuities included?
The room 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 one-hour 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 computer room, or web access in the cabins?
The entire cruiser is wireless enabled. If guests are carrying their own laptop with WiFi facility, it can be connected to internet. However, there are also two laptops available on board for guest use in the Club Lounge 24 hours. 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. However, 110 Volts is available on a plug in the bathroom. Also, we have converters available on request.
7. Are there medical facilities on board?
The cruiser is reasonably equipped to handle a light 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 in the sightseeing locales.
9. Is there room service in the cabins if a guest does not want to go to the restaurant?
Due to infrastructural limitations, we do not encourage room service. However, if someone is indisposed, we can make a one-time exception. In this case there is no extra charge. We also have an all day dining menu available from 1100 hours till 1900 hours on the sundeck comprising of salads and sandwiches.
10. What entertainment is available on board?
We have a marine satellite on board that ensures availability of TV channels 24 hours a day, even during sailing. Each cabin also has a DVD player with a selection of DVDs available at the Front Desk.
11. Are there any theme nights?
No, we do not do any theme nights.
12. What is included in the cruise?
Three major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in The Restaurant, water served during the meals and given during excursions, sightseeing as per the itinerary excluding the optional tours, cost of an Egyptologist, service charge and taxes are included.
13. What is suitable clothing for sightseeing?
Light summer clothes are suitable almost throughout the year including sightseeing between 1000 hours till 1600 hours 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 all sightseeing excursions.
14. If we wish to do some extra excursions, can it be organised?
Our group size for sightseeing does not exceed 9 guests. Extra excursions can be organized at an additional charge with a sufficient notice on board. 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?
As a default, on non-receipt of any request we organize an English-speaking guide. However, if you wish to have a special language guide, please inform us at least three weeks prior to your arrival so that we are able to fulfil your request. We will endeavour to meet your needs