Oberoi Philae - A superb cruiser
Andrew in Cairo was so helpful, informative and entertaining, and excelled himself by ensuring we could fit in the sound & light at the pyramids on our last evening (which was spent in a junior suite at the JW Marriott, again thanks to Andrew!). Hedra in Aswan also deserves a particular mention as, amongst other things, he made sure that Bryan had seats on the Abu Simbel flight which allowed him to view the temples from the air, and likewise on the flight to Cairo that he might see the Nile. All the Sakkara reps were super, and made our trip considerably easier and more relaxing.
The Oberoi Philae is a superb cruiser and the service is on a par with that received at the best hotels. Nothing was too much trouble, and the complimentary ice creams and fruit served on the sundeck were quite delicious. The meals were excellent, and the open door policy in the kitchen confirmed that the greatest care was taken in its preparation. The staff were friendly and courteous at all times, and the surroundings extremely comfortable. All the tours were fabulous, even when very early in the morning, and our guide, Abdul, was friendly, informative and very enthusiastic about his country's history.
Bryan had a lovely 40th birthday, and thoroughly enjoyed his huge birthday cake presented at dinner on the Philae!
From the planning stage to the receipt of the lovely bottle of champagne on our return, we have certainly received 5 star service from you all. We cannot thank you enough for all you have done, and for the extremely generous and thoughtful gifts we have received.
We will be recommending The Luxury Cruise Company to all.
Written by Kathryn Darroch