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DAHABIYA PRINCESS DONIA - Nile Cruise

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5 bedrooms
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10 guests
1 night minimum
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Full board accommodation. Rated 'EXCELLENT' by TripAdvisor & FlipKey Based on the Nile at Luxor, Princess Donia is a British-owned and run luxurious dahabiya sailing ship, offering a unique experience for those seeking to get away from it all. This romantic 36m ship will take you on a magical sailing trip from Luxor to Aswan. Imagine sitting on deck and enjoying the amazing views in wonderful tranquil silence and see the many ancient Egyptian monuments, temples, tombs and scenes beside the Nile that have not changed in thousands of years. With only 5 double ensuite cabins and a maximum of 10 guests, Princess Donia ensures a very high standard of accommodation, exceptional service and a great atmosphere. This elegant ship offers a personal touch that is sometimes lacking in today's fast ...Full board accommodation. Rated 'EXCELLENT' by TripAdvisor & FlipKey Based on the Nile at Luxor, Princess Donia is a British-owned and run luxurious dahabiya sailing ship, offering a unique experience for those seeking to get away from it all. This romantic 36m ship will take you on a magical sailing trip from Luxor to Aswan. Imagine sitting on deck and enjoying the amazing views in wonderful tranquil silence and see the many ancient Egyptian monuments, temples, tombs and scenes beside the Nile that have not changed in thousands of years. With only 5 double ensuite cabins and a maximum of 10 guests, Princess Donia ensures a very high standard of accommodation, exceptional service and a great atmosphere. This elegant ship offers a personal touch that is sometimes lacking in today's fast paced world.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Ask
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

If there is any way you can manage it with your budget, book a dahabiya while in Egypt and choose Princess Donia! First they were slightly less expensive than some of the other comparable boats. Making the arrangements via email was very easy, and they...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank Krista F
Reviewed 24 June 2019

I just came back from Egypt where, along with a friend, I spent 4 nights on Princess Donia. I have no words to describe how incredible those days were and how I would like to recommend it! Capitan Hassan and his crew were simply fantastic!...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Andrea G
Stay398759, VR Owner at DAHABIYA PRINCESS DONIA - Nile Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay onboard Princess Donia and appreciate your kind and positive comments on your experience with us. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated crew. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 9 April 2019

I've never considered a dahabiya Nile cruise before having always assumed that the cost would be exorbitant. The Princess Donia, however, is only slightly more expensive than a typical Nile cruise, although it is far from a typical experience. I would describe our holiday as...More

Date of stay: March 2019
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Stay398759, VR Owner at DAHABIYA PRINCESS DONIA - Nile Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review and 5 star rating for your stay onboard Princess Donia. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again in the future.

Reviewed 4 April 2019

I don't rate many things, but I had to write this review. Generally, 5 stars means "I got this thing, and it met my expectations". For PRINCESS DONIA, I need another star! It far surpassed my expectations. There were more "paid people" for the boat...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Stay398759, VR Owner at DAHABIYA PRINCESS DONIA - Nile Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2019

Thank you for a great review and a '6 star' rating. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip on-board and your 'Princess Donia experience' surpassed all expectations. We appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 31 March 2019

My wife and I booked a Nile cruise on the Princess Donia in March 2019. We filled all 5 cabins with family and friends. After three days of the bustle of Cairo, it was like going to an oasis when we arrived to meet the...More

Date of stay: March 2019
2  Thank Taylor S
Stay398759, VR Owner at DAHABIYA PRINCESS DONIA - Nile Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2019

We are so happy that your 7 day trip with us on-board Princess Donia was such a good experience for you and your friends and family. Thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review, we value your positive comments and we look...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2019 via mobile

The Princess Donia dahabiyah Nile cruise was absolutely exceptional!! It's very intimate & relaxing. We wanted a Nile cruise that wasn't filled with lots of guests. The Donia only has rooms for up to 10. So we got to enjoy meeting a family of 5...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank Relax265236
Stay398759, VR Owner at DAHABIYA PRINCESS DONIA - Nile Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2019

Thank you for a great review about your trip with us. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring crew and we appreciate your comments about your 'Princess Donia experience'. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 29 December 2017

We had a delightful time aboard the Donia with Captain Hassan and crew. From fresh juices magically pulled of the Captain's bag at temples when we needed a boost to attentiveness on board, we could happily have stayed another five days! The boat was spotlessly...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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Management response:Responded 30 December 2017

Thank you for such a great review. We are so glad your trip aboard Princess Donia was so enjoyable for you. We are so fortunate to have have such a dedicated and caring crew looking after our guests. They will be looking forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

from the minuet we boarded the boat where we were meet by captain Hassan we were made to feel like royalty. the cruise was so magical we stopped at the most amazing places where we visited ancient temples and i even got to swim in...More

Date of stay: November 2017
1  Thank Angela T
Management response:Responded 19 December 2017

Thank you for such a great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Princess Donia experience. We look forward to welcoming you on board again some time in the future.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

Inspired by authors/Egyptologists like Fiona Deal, Toby Wilkinson and Elizabeth Peters, I decided to book a trip on a dahabiya on the Nile. It's surpassed my expectations. It's been magical. It's been relaxing and stimulating at the same time - a perfect combination of sailing...More

Date of stay: June 2017
2  Thank viwalsh2004
Reviewed 8 March 2016

My wife and I have been incredibly fortunate to have traveled all over the world. The five days on the Princess Donia was one of the greatest trips that we have ever taken. The boat itself was very comfortable and clean, and the food (I'm...More

Date of stay: January 2016
7  Thank Chris S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
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