Nile Cruise – Full Board or All Inclusive

Barbara and Colin at the Valley Of The Kings, Egypt
We regularly get asked whether its’ best to take a Full Board Nile Cruise or an All Inclusive Nile Cruiseand, to be honest, more people initially look at the idea of an All Inclusive Nile Cruise.

I can understand why people think All Inclusive is THE main choice but unfortunately people only seeking an All Inclusive Nile Cruise are missing out on a large number of excellent Nile Cruise ships who only offer Full Board.

One of the things I tell people is that for the right reason the All Inclusive option is a good choice. That might be when your budget is tightly limited and you need to know exactly what your Nile Cruise will cost you in total before you travel. Or, if you have been personally recommended to a particular Nile Cruise ship and that ship only offers an All Inclusive option.

However, for those people seeking more choice, both in the ships available to choose from and in the choice of refreshments available on the ship then it may well be worth looking at a Full Board option.  Barbara and I have sailed on both All Inclusive and Full Board ships and have enjoyed both but now, if the option is available, we would normally plump for the Full Board option if the ship offers a choice in refreshments/drinks, etc.

To try and help people think a little more about the choice between the two options I have written the following article which I hope will help:


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The Nile CruiseMobile…

Nile Cruise Brompton UnfoldedNile Cruise BromptonI have just taken possession of the new Nile Cruise Brompton and I’m really pleased with it.

Barbara and my kids bought it for my birthday and I have had to wait for 7 weeks whilst it was hand-built at the Bropmton factory.  You get a choice of colours and as you can see mine is canary yellow with navy extremities.  Lovely!  Cant’ see that getting lost.

I picked it up yesterday and cycled over to my mum’s apartment.  On arrival I set about “folding” the bike.  Twenty minutes later I gave up and carried it up to her apartment.  After about an hour I left mum’s and came back to the car park and spent another 20 minutes or so trying to put it back into a “rideable” state.  Trouble was it was lashing down so by the time I had managed to put it back together again and ride home I was soaked.

Still it’s a great bike and one that I can take with me on the train or in the back of the car.  Just need to get the hang of the “fold” and “unfold” business.

MS Stephanie Nile Cruise Testimonial

MS Stephanie Nile CruiseThis morning we received a lovely testimonial from two of our clients who travelled on a “Nile Cruise and Stay” holiday on the MS Stephanie in July and then spent a further week at the Sunrise Garden Beach Hotel in Hurghada.

You can read their thoughts below and read more on our Nile Cruise Testimonials page on the main website:

“Dear Barbara,

Nearly a week since we returned from a wonderful holiday – thank you very much for your help and advice. Continue reading “MS Stephanie Nile Cruise Testimonial”