In a Nutshell
The all-suite Sonesta Star Goddess is one of the finest ships that cruise the Nile, and with just 33 suites with balconies, offers an intimate and refined Nile Cruise.
At a Glance
- A classic, elegant river cruise along the Nile
- The perfect way to see Egypt’s Nile Valley
- Good quality cabins
- Excellent guiding
A simple word to define the Sonesta Star Goddess would be elegant. Each suite is named after a composer. These start with the Mozart Suites offering an ample 35sqm. Move up to the Beethoven Suites at 40sqm, and the larger Chopin Suites at 52sqm. All rooms are kitted out with the mod-cons such as flatscreen TVs, private balconies, bathtubs and showers. For those who have walked the dusty temples and tombs of the Nile Valley can attest, a bath at the end of the day is a real luxury. The Sonesta Star Goddess also has a spa and fitness room, sauna and steam room.
The main dining room is located on the lower deck where they serve buffet breakfasts and lunch before offering an al la carte dinner each evening. The Sun Deck Bar and BBQ are located on the top deck where you can enjoy a drink as the sun sets over the Nile. After dinner, head downstairs to the Lounge which serves a wide selection of cocktails.
The Sonesta Star Goddess includes all meals and excursions, you will just need to pay for drinks and extra sundries such as spa treatments. You can opt for a four-night cruise from Luxor to Aswan departing on a Monday, a three-night cruise departing Aswan on a Friday. There are also six-night cruises available on certain dates.
You will, of course, be looked after by the ship’s team of Egyptologists. We found them to be superb – given that this is Sonesta’s flagship.