Nile Cruise

Jun 28th, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Nile Cruise

Has anyone been on a Nile cruise on the Oberoi Zahra? Comments please!
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Jun 28th, 2009, 01:25 PM
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The Oberoi cruises are usually wonderful. We were on the Oberoi Sheharazad many years ago and it was great.
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Jun 29th, 2009, 05:17 AM
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Zahara is the newest Oberoi boat and probably the nicest on the Nile. In fact, it is an "all suite" boat, and rated better than the A&K boat. Great choice!
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Jun 29th, 2009, 06:10 AM
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Has anyone else here seen the A&K boats? As I recall they didn't even have a tub in the bathroom - just a small shower stall. That alone does not rate deluxe in my book. For all the hoop-la about A&K, I expected better.
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Jun 29th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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A&K goes on name reputation. Their current boat (believe it's Sun V or VI) that looks more like yacht than traditional Nile cruiser, actually has rather small cabins. When my friend was in Egypt scoping out hotels and boats for a major hi-end outfitter, he commented on the recently launched Zahara compared to the A&K boat and there was none.

Hey, even our Movenpick boat had a small tub though admittedly too small to be comfy, but great to soak the feet at days end.
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