Ms magic 1
Having stayed in Luxor in 2006 we decided to try a cruise as it presented the opportunity to see sites at Aswan which were expensive trips from Luxor.
The Magic 1 far exceeded our expectations. The cabins were very comfortable - in fact better than some previous hotel rooms. The food was varied and of good quality- Every meal has a potato,rice and pasta base with white meat , red meat and fish and so many vegetables. The menu changed daily with nothing repeated- For chip lovers that meant chips only once during the week!!
The crew were fantastic = nothing was too much trouble.
Egypt is a tipping country and after our previous holiday we found the idea of paying into a kitty for tips on touts and the boat made out holiday easier and cured the normal crusade to get smal egyoptian notes to survice the baksheesh jungle!!
The normal rep on the boat was Helen who lives in Luxor- As a veteran of package tours it is no exaggeration to say that she is the best and most efficient rep We have come across.
The tour takes in all of the main sites and they are breathtaking- Abu Simbel at sunrise is awesome. The only problem with visits is that to avoid hot sun they are all early starts.
With Cosmos guides change - Our guide was hazem who was excellent.
Crusiing the nile under the warm winter sun sipping cold drinks while the ever changing vista of the Nile drifts past.
We are going back - I miss it already.