MS Crown Prince
Board the River Nile cruise ship Crown Prince, and step back in time on a voyage in which you discover the sights of ancient Egypt. Offering luxury accommodation, with large sun decks and swimming pool, sit back and take in the views of the Nile.
"This was all we expected on a 5 star Nile cruise. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was excellent, very plentiful and varied, something for every taste. Our Courier, Mohamed, really did bring Egypt alive, he was outstanding. Our room was very clean and towels were changed twice a day, the bar area was very large, and the entertainment was great. Drinks were on a par with English prices, expensive for us as we live in Spain, but overall not a rip off! Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, we enjoyed every minute,
The only small complaint I have was that our room was a bit too close to the engines!"
- Travel date: Wed 17th of February 2016
A week in the Nile
"Just spent a great week on board the Crown Prince. Sights were amazing down the Nile. Great guides and well organized trips.
Things to watch out for though include less abed people often had problems getting on and off ship and organized trips out on boats were often a bit precarious. The drinks were very expensive with a bottle of wine costing Â£20, beer Â£5 and tea and coffee Â£1-2. You also had to buy water at Â£1.50 even with meals.
The food got a bit monotonous by the end but it was usually good quality and few people reported upset tummies.
You are also expected to tip everyone at every turn so make sure you take small denomination currency with you (they will accept any currency). Toilets on outings tended to be clean and well maintained but again you had to pay to go in."
- Travel date: Mon 25th of January 2016
5 star rated Nile cruise boat
"Everything about this boat is first class. Great considerate and friendly staff. Restaurant was wonderful with good quality food, service and plentiful.
Will cruise again on this boat.
- Travel date: Mon 16th of March 2015
My 1 st cruise since i was a child and had a fantastic time even with the mugging in Asawn
"I went on the Crown Prince 17 th - 24 th april , the boat was fantastic , food very good , staff very good my egyptologist was Sam who was excelent the excursions sere fantastic but sadly i was mugged in Aswan after getting off the coach walking down the steps to the boat i had just been on the Philae sound and light show and two youths pushed and shoved me at the top of the steps and stole my purse , i had been so careful as we were told about pic pockets it was all a bit scary as i am a single traveler the group were about 15 yards behind me it happened all so quick , so just be careful when you are in Aswan , the cruise it's self was fantastic a must see is Abu Simbel"
- Travel date: Fri 17th of May 2013
paul and diane 10th -17th april
"First time on a cruise, the crew on the crown prince were really good, the food was amazing, the room's were cleaned twice a day, take plenty of pound coins, our tour guide Mohamed was really knowledgeable, you can change Egyptian money into smaller notes on board, you'll need alot of Â£5 Egyptian notes to tip the coach drivers, the location was spectacular, "
- Travel date: Thu 18th of April 2013
"We travelled on the Crown Prince, having booked the Regent. The boat was full because 3 different cruises had been consolidated. You do not know this until you arrive at the boat. This is only a minor moan since the Crown Prince was spotlessly clean and our room was excellent. The food was plentiful and very good. Again the Restaurant was spotless and food hygiene at a premium. No cases, as far as I am aware. of bad tummies. The boat is beginning to look and feel a little tired, not surprising I suppose in these hard times. However, compared to the look of other boats I was glad we were on this one!
The highlight of the holiday was the guide, Onzi. He turned the week into a great experience. He was extremely knowledgeable but in an amusing and very often entertaining way. We learned an awful lot about Ancient Egypt without feeling as if we had been to school. Thanks again Onzi, you are the BEST!
The hassle factor off the the boat has risen quite a lot since our previous visit 4 years ago. You have to be firm but polite and we never felt physically threatened, but it is a real pain.
At no time did we feel that the political situation in Egypt was affecting our holiday or putting us in personal danger.
The overall Ancient Egypt experience was fantastic. Although this can be quite tiring, most afternoons were spent relaxing on the boat as it headed for the next destination.This cruising in itself was extremely enjoyable.
Overall, I would certainly recommend a trip on this boat.
- Travel date: Fri 29th of March 2013
What a wonderful week!
"We returned from our cruise on Wednesday and certainly agree with all the positive remarks made on here about the Crown Prince. The staff were friendly, attentive and fun (loved the vegetable and towel âsculpturesâ!). Our main guide, Nihal, gave us all the necessary information at the sites and ensured we werenât âmislaidâ on our tours. The Thomsons rep, Sue, was also very friendly and helpful despite still being far from well after a bad bout of bronchitis.
There was a wonderful choice of food and we were pleased that it included several Egyptian dishes. We just couldnât resist the delicious desserts either.
We didnât take the âfully inclusiveâ option on the drinks as we donât drink enough to make it worthwhile. It meant we were able to have decent wine (we can recommend the Omar Khayyam) rather than the inferior stuff the others got. Even with plenty of water, soft drinks, beer and coffee, our bill at the end was only Â£149, and that also included laundry expenses.
The temples are magnificent and we were glad that we decided to brave the 3 hour journey to Abu Simbel as it was well worth it.
We would definitely recommend this boat.
- Travel date: Sat 16th of March 2013
Best holiday ever
"Everything about this holiday was amazing. Our guide Romany was very knowledgeable about all the places we visited. The staff on the Crown Prince were all very helpful and friendly. We upgraded to All incluaive on arrival and were very happy with drinks available. Meals were very good, always plenty of choice to suit everyone. I would rate this 5*, we plan to go again next year."
- Travel date: Wed 6th of March 2013
"My first visit to Egypt, my first cruise ever, and I travelled alone. This was a truly wonderful experience. Gabriel is one of the best Reps I've ever met, so helpful, very entertaining. The food was delicious, breakfast eggs and pancakes freshly cooked in front of you, pasta dishes freshly cooked in front of you for lunch and dinner (if you wanted them) The special "Waiter service" evening banquet was amazing! If you want a really good massage or reflexology session, see Imad - he's very good. I loved all the different designs the cabin staff made out of our towels :) swans, crocodiles, people, swinging monkeys - and there was a demonstration of how to do these yourself. The opportunity to have a look around the kitchens is well worth taking up, it certainly reassured me that the standards are well and truly first class. I'm now saving up to go back again - I've never wanted to repeat a specific holiday experience before, so it must have been exceptional :)"
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of February 2013
our best holiday ever
"We loved this holiday mainly because of the crew and staff, if you decide to follow all the excursions it can be a bit tiring but so worth the effort. Our thompson rep gabriel is a real life angel and our guide bishoy was so passionate knowledgeable and interesting you cant help but learn so much. I really cant find anything negative to say about the crown prince the whole week was a delight i was sad to come home. We were given sound advice for dealing with street vendors and how to ignore them. We felt our guide protected us from any hassle off the boat we felt safe happy and enlightened at the end of each trip. In all our years of holidaying We have never been to the same place twice but we will return next year to the crown prince and will hopefully see our kind egyptian friends that made us so welcome. "
- Travel date: Thu 17th of January 2013
"Just returned from a week on the Crown Prince and what a wonderful week it was! This was my second trip with the CP and yet again the Manager and crew did everything to make the holiday as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The Egyptologists were great - Bishoy made the tour so interesting and his passion for the subject was inspiring. All the guides were funny and charming and really brought a special atmosphere to the ship - the Thomson reps were kind but boring. I find it difficult to ignore the local sellers as they are trying to make a living in very difficult times - but you have to or you become a target for the others. I love the Nile and all its treasures and it makes me sad to leave it everytime!"
- Travel date: Thu 29th of November 2012
"first time to Egypt,the trip far exceeded our expectations, the staff on the CROWN PRINCE were superb, nothing too much trouble, the food excellent, Alison our Thomson rep, was wonderful and helpful, BISHOY our guide was amazing, such a nice guy and immense knowledge, i recommend this trip to anyone, the Egyptian people were a delight to get to know once you stopped them trying to sell you things, a trip we will be repeating! "
- Travel date: Sun 10th of June 2012