About Us

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

Barbara and Colin of Nile Cruises 4uHi, we are Barbara and Colin Maddocks and this is the weblog of our Nile Cruises 4u website. If you visit our main Nile Cruises website you’ll see the latest prices and special offers that we have available plus a host of content to help you decide if a Nile cruise holiday is for you.

Nile Cruises 4u
is a trading name of The Midcounties Co-operative Limited and is a member of Midcounties Co-operative Travel Consortium and our ABTA number is P6938.

We are fully ABTA bonded and ATOL licensed and as such your holiday arrangements and financial security is fully protected.

So you can rest assured your money and your holiday is safe with us.

You can download our FREE Nile Cruise Guide, watch our Nile Cruise Videos, explore our client testimonials as well as viewing the range of Nile cruise vessels we feature in our gallery.

This weblog will allow us to add content, news and information that we feel will be of interest whether you are a new Nile cruiser or whether you’ve cruised the Nile before and have become a lover of Egypt like ourselves.

You can subscribe to the Nile Cruise Blog by clicking on the green RSS icon at the bottom of the right hand column. If you use a free news reader such as Google Reader or Feedreader or similar this will allow you to receive our new articles, videos, news and podcasts as soon as we publish them.

You can also listen to episodes of the Nile Cruise Podcast where we interview clients who have recently returned from cruising the Nile and ask them about their experiences and impressions.

We have cruised the Nile ourselves and enjoyed a wonderful time and hope that our website and this blog will give you an insight into what a Nile cruise entails. Please feel free to call either of us on our Freephone number 0808 1089 100 and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have regarding cruising the Nile.

2 Replies to “About Us”

  1. Thanks for an excellent website

    Are you aware of any deck plans for Viking Princess ? Have seen one Tripadvsor comment to the effect that it doesn’t matter which deck you choose, because ships moor alongside each other and so views restricted wherever you are. However, are more concerned about not being near engines, noisy machinery, etc. Any suggestions greatefully received !

  2. Hi Michael,

    From my own personal experience of the Viking Princess I would recommend the middle deck.

    The cabins on each of the three decks are identical (and excellent) but the lower deck cabins have portholes instead of windows. The middle and upper deck cabins have windows.

    I choose the middle deck as I am then only one deck up to the sun deck and one deck down to reception. I think you’ll find that none of the cabins suffer from undue noise from either machinery or engines and we can certainly request that our clients are allocated quiet cabins near the front of the ship if possible.

    I hope that helps but please do not hesitate to let me know if there any further questions I can help you with.

    Kind regards,


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