The 5* Deluxe Sonesta Star Goddess River Nile cruise has a unique concept, with an all-suite design and each suite named after a famous composer. With an ambience filled with sophistication, this elegant cruise ship has been designed to provide ultimate comfort along with ample space.
The Sonesta Star Goddess has been equipped with beautifully designed facilities, each room having a private terrace , sun deck with panoramic views, a cocktail lounge bar and, of course, the main dining room.
Giving you the opportunity to enjoy the incredible sights and excursions available along the Nile, let the attentive staff aboard the Sonesta Star Goddess look after your every need. For a trip that will stay with you for years to come, enjoy the Sonesta Star Goddess cruise ship and all it has to offer.
Day 1: Embark on the Cruise
Luxor, is the site of the ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes, and home to many of the most renowned monuments, tombs and temples. It is the starting point for your Nile cruise. You will transfer by coach to your chosen cruise ship in Luxor.
Day 2: Luxor and East Thebes
After breakfast visit the East bank of Thebes and the Temples of Luxor and Karnak. At the vast open air museum of Karnak, marvel at the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 134 columns. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board, and overnight in Luxor.
Day 3: Luxor and Western Thebes
Travel to the West Bank, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, final resting place of the Pharaohs; there is an optional visit to Tutankhamun’s tomb*. Other highlights include the imposing Temple of Hatshepsut, the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, and Medinet Habu temple. In the afternoon, sail to Esna. Dinner is on board and you overnight at Esna.
Day 4: Kom Ombo to Aswan
The cruise continues via the impressive sight of Kom Ombo standing sentinel at a bend in the river. Visit this unusual double temple, built in 250BC to honour the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, before sailing on to Aswan.
Day 5: Agilika & the High Dam
Visit the unfinished obelisk first thing, then take a motor boat from Aswan to the island of Agilika and the Temples of Philae, devoted to Isis, and visit the famous Aswan High Dam Enjoy an optional day trip to Aswan Nubian Village national park*
Day 6: Aswan
A free day to explore Aswan and its lively Souk, enjoy the optional early morning excursion to Abu Simbel*, or to simply relax on board. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride along the Nile, before embarking and sailing to Kom Ombo. Overnight at Kom Ombo.
Day 7: Sail to Luxor
Enjoy a day soaking up the view, as you sail downstream, arriving in Luxor in the evening. Enjoy your last evening in style with the Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple*.
Day 8: Disembark the Cruise
An all-suite cruise ship, the Sonesta Star Goddess features 33 suites named after famous composers, giving it a touch of elegance and sophistication.
The ship comprises 27 Beethoven Suites (each 40m), 4 Mozart Suites (each 35m), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (each 52m).
Each of the 33 suites has a private balcony and is designed to offer maximum comfort and space.
Plasma TV, satellite channels and in-house movies
Wireless Internet connection(fee payable)
Private balcony / terrace
Direct-line telephone (call charges apply)
Individual climate control
Bathrooms equipped with full-size bathtub
Spa & fitness center, with gym, sauna and steam bath
All suites are non-smoking.
Please note that contrary to the Sonesta Nile Cruise’s own website and due to the attractive prices offered , the cost does do not include water and wine in the cabin on arrival although tea and coffee is served at all meals.
Breakfast and lunch are normally served from the buffet and dinner is table service. Lunch is sometimes also table service instead of buffet when the number of guests on board is less than 20 persons.
Overlooking a panoramic view of the Nile, the Sun Deck serves cocktails and beverages during daylight hours.
Adjacent to the lobby, the Lounge, which features a dance floor, and a range of cocktails and beverages.
£195 per person. Includes: locally produced mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee*. Red and white wine, beer, and spirits. (*exc. machine coffees e.g. cappuccino, latte) Drinks are served by the glass between the hours of 11am and 11pm.
Middle Deck Beethoven Suite £80 per cabin
Upper Deck Beethoven Suite £120 per cabin
Single Supplement* £549 per person
*Christmas, Easter, New year £995 per person
Drinks Supplement £195 per person
Please note sailing times and itineraries maybe subject to change, for operational reasons. The boats may not be suitable for the less mobile. On each cruise English speaking local guides will join you for the visits to the historical sites but they may not travel on the cruise boat with you.
Tipping is expected in Egypt.