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Sonesta Star Goddess

Egypt, Cruise on the Nile
4+ star

Hotel Overview

The Sonesta Star Goddess is a first class all suite Nile cruise.

Designed and built in Cairo, this vessel offers 4 Mozart Suites measuring 35sqm in size, 27 extravagant Beethoven Suites all measuring 40msq in size and 2 Chopin Suites 52sqm in size with private lounge and terrace.
Our opinion: a fantastic all suite cruise offering some of the highest standards of accommodation on the Nile. There is a cosy lounge bar, an excellent spacious restaurant and wonderful sun deck.

Please note: unlike many of the cruises offered in Europe, where you have a different destination each night, with sightseeing en route, the arrangements on The Nile generally use the boat as a base for daily sightseeing and do not usually cruise every day. The cruise ships dock side by side, so you may have to walk through another ship to access the Sonesta Star Goddess. Smart/casual attire for evenings, shorts are not permitted at dinner or for the captains welcome cocktail.

Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Services
  • Library (Area)
  • Live Entertainment (Belly Dancer shows)
  • Sun Deck
  • Bar (With LCD TV serving a wide range of cocktails and beverages)
  • Lounge (Serving light meals for lunches and dinners)
  • Fitness Centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa & Massage Treatments
  • Swimming Pool

Restaurants & Bars

 
3 night cruise from Aswan
 
FRI: Embark the Sonesta Star Goddess cruise ship. Lunch. Visit the high dam, granite quarries and Temple of Philae. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Nubian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan.
SAT: Sail to Kom Ombo. Breakfast. Vist Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu. Lunch. Visit Temple of Edfu. Sail to Luxor. Dinner. Disco. Overnight in Luxor.
SUN: Breakfast. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the King and Queens and Hatshepsut). Lunch. Visit Karnak and Luxor temples. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Belly dance show. Overnight in Luxor.
MON: After breakfast, disembark from the cruise.
 
7 night cruise from Aswan
 
FRI: Embark the Sonesta Star Goddess cruise ship. Lunch. Visit the high dam, granite quarries and Temple of Philae. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Nubian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan.
SAT: Sail to Kom Ombo. Breakfast. Sail to Edfu. Lunch. Visit Temple of Edfu. Sail to Luxor. Dinner. Egyptian Galabeya party. Overnight in Luxor.
SUN: Breakfast. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the King and Queens and Hatshepsut). Lunch.  Afternoon tea. Dinner. Belly dance show. Overnight in Luxor.
MON: Breakfast. Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples. Lunch. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Disco. Overnight in Luxor.
TUE: Sail to Esna. Breakfast. Lunch. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Disco. Overnight in Esna.
WED: Breakfast. Lunch. Afternoon tea. Sail to Kom Ombo. Dinner. Galabeya party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.
THU: Breakfast. Visit Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Aswan. Lunch. Felucca ride on the Nile around Agha Khan Mausoleum. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Nubian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan.
FRI: After breakfast, disembark from the cruise.
 
4 night cruise from Luxor
 
MON: Embark the Sonesta Star Goddess cruise ship. Lunch. Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Belly dance show. Overnight in Luxor.
TUE: Breakfast. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the King and Queens and Hatshepsut). Sail to Esna. Lunch.  Afternoon tea. Captain's welcome cocktail. Dinner. Disco. Overnight in Esna.
WED: Breakfast. Lunch. Visit Temple of Edfu. Afternoon tea. Sail to Kom Ombo. Dinner. Galabeya party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.
THU: Breakfast. Visit Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Aswan. Lunch. Visit the high dam, granite quarries and Temple of Philae. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Nubian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan.
FRI: After breakfast, disembark from the cruise.
 
7 night cruise from Luxor
 
MON: Embark the Sonesta Star Goddess cruise ship. Lunch. Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Belly dance show. Overnight in Luxor.
TUE: Breakfast. Sail to Esna. Lunch. Afternoon tea. Captain's welcome cocktail. Dinner. Disco. Overnight in Esna.
WED: Breakfast. Lunch. Visit Temple of Edfu. Afternoon tea. Sail to Kom Ombo. Dinner. Galabeya party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.
THU: Breakfast. Sail to Aswan. Lunch. Visit the high dam, granite quarries and Temple of Philae. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Nubian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan.
FRI: Breakfast. Lunch. Felucca ride on the Nile around Agha Khan Mausoleum. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Disco. Overnight in Aswan.
SAT: Sail to Kom Ombo. Breakfast. Visit Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu. Lunch. Afternoon tea. Sail to Luxor. Dinner. Disco. Overnight in Luxor.
SUN: Breakfast. Lunch. Visit the West Bank (Valley of the King and Queens and Hatshepsut). Afternoon tea. Dinner. Belly dance show. Overnight in Luxor.
MON: After breakfast, disembark from the cruise.
 
Cruise Dates
 
Aswan Fri (3 and 7 nights)

2011: 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec.
 
Luxor Mon (4 and 7 nights)

2011: 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec.

Travel Information

Departures
Departure Airports
London Gatwick
Arrivals
Arrival Airport
Luxor (via Cairo)
Flights
Flight Time
Luxor, 15 mins
Transfers
Transfers
From Luxor airport, 5 hrs 25 mins

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service (In Room Dining)
  • Stocked Mini-Bar
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television with Satellite Channels (Marine Satellite with in House Movies)

Sonesta Star Goddess Room Details

Chopin Suites
Offer a fruit basket on arrival, a larger terrace with 2 table and chairs, a separate living area, 2 TV's, Jacuzzi bath and a separate shower and are huge - request Cabin 404! - ideal for honeymooners

Pricing Information

All our holidays can be tailor-made to meet your specific requirements. Please contact one of our destination experts for first hand knowledge and expertise.

How To Book

How do I talk to a specialist in Egypt holidays?

We are happy to give you a call back to discuss your holiday at a convenient time for you or we welcome you to come to our office in central London to discuss your holiday in detail.

Why use our specialist service?

Our travel specialists provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.

Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?

No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.

I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?

It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.

What can I do when I get there?

There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.

What financial protection do you offer?

When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.

Experiences

Sorry, we don’t currently have an examples of excursions in this area.
Please do ring us on 020 3588 6133 or email and we can tell you more about your options.