"We travel a lot all over the world. Some years we have had over twelve holidays but have never been to Egypt before. We have to say that our trip on the Princess Donia was an absolute delight from start to finish and rates as one of our top two all time holidays. It was a luxurious adventure. The crew were the sweetest most helpful group of people; nothing was too much trouble for them. We rarely go back to the same place twice but in this case we can’t wait to return!
Margaret and Jenny from The Patchwork Traditional Food Company.
"From my initial email inquiry to our return home, the owner, Captain Hassan and his crew made our honeymoon cruise an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Our every need was taken care of and nothing was too much trouble for anyone! Our only regret is that we did not have anyone to share this fantastic time with as we had hired the Donia exclusively for our cruise – we lost count of times we both said “I wish so and so was here to see/experience this.”
Would we go back and sail the Donia again? In a heartbeat! "
Karl Gibbons - USA
"Thanks for a wonderful cruise down the Nile. Our time on the Donia was everything we had hoped for – especially celebrating my 30th birthday on board. Now I have to sort through the hundreds of photos from the week.
Dave & Jesse, New York USA
"Authentic elegance. Unparalleled hospitality.
Simply the best 'real' Nile Cruising Experience - a joy. "
"The Princess Donia, the scenery, the accommodation, the glorious food quality, the weather, Captain Hassan and crew were all perfect. We will be going again and again, a dream that came true – the very best sailing boat on the Nile.
"From the moment we stepped on board we were treated like the original Egyptian kings who must have used a similar kind of transport so many years ago. The rooms were immaculate and the boat had the originality of pure Egypt but with the modern luxuries thrown in. Everything was perfect, the food and the service. I cannot recommend this experience enough.
Deri – London
"Thank you for the wonderful experience on our Nile river cruise journey; it was the highlight of our trip to Egypt! The Princess Donia is a beautiful boat with the best staff, delicious food and it is the best way to enjoy a luxurious cruise on the great river Nile. We will sure to tell our friends and family about all of you! Thanks for taking great care of us.
Salomi & Will, California USA
"You truly made me feel like the ‘queen of the Nile’. It was like being in a very good dream with great food. We don’t want to leave but we must. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Roxanne & Bob, Kansas USA
"I went on the Princess Donia in February.? The ship was a lovely size with a crew that would do anything for you and your needs.? It had air conditioning, luxury bedrooms and bathroom and a gorgeous upper deck to relax on.? The ship was so individual in the services it provided. One night we moored up to a bank on the side of the Nile, where the crew lit a fire and the chef cooked a fabulous meal. We huddled round the fire till late then retired to our luxury rooms. What I found very nice about the boat was the fact that you could please your self, nothing was too set in stone. You could eat/drink/ relax whenever you pleased. Also everything felt as though it was taken care of, you didn’t have to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend Princess Donia to anyone.
"We just came back from a trip on the Nile and we feel very privileged to have been able to spend 6 fabulous days on the dahabeya Princess Donia. What charm and what peace! Captain Hassan and his crew have been most kind and efficient and the young cook is a talented chef with great potential. We are not luxury travellers and on our trips we always look for genuine and quite places. We feel that we have found the best solution on Princess Donia. Thank you and congratulations to you.
Patrizia and Jean-Jacques Hasler-Manfrini
"Thank you very much for a lovely and comfortable stay. We enjoyed it very much. All of you have been great. Keep up the good work and we might see you in the future.
Ana & David, London
"Just came back from the Esna-Aswan cruise on the Princess Donia. An ideal way to see the various ancient sites along the way, while taking in the beauty of the Nile and relaxing in the sun. Very friendly, cheerful and helpful crew. Great service and great food. While heading south it is very nice that the boat goes just by sail whenever it can. Plenty of time to explore the various temples and we happened to have an excellent guide as well, who had answers to literally all our questions. Everything was very well organised and the whole experience was definitely worth the money.
Mirjam – Netherlands
"A quiet and relaxing week on the Nile, thanks to the wonderful crew and their excellent service. We couldn’t have hoped for a better voyage. Many thanks for all your hard work. And a special thanks for all the great food. We look forward to coming back to Egypt some day.
Chris & Stacy
"We very much enjoyed this trip. Wonderful boat, food, sights and people. Especially the sailing time is very peaceful. Also good to see that you guys were having some fun with your crazy guests as well! Wish you many more great trips and we hope to be back sometime.
Miriam & Fred, Amsterdam
"We really enjoyed our relaxing time on the Princess Donia. The colours, the light, the calm, the birds on the water and the sailing. The reading on the deck and stopping to see the magnificent temples. The sun, the conversations and your friendly and helpful manner. This trip was even nicer than we expected.
"The ship and the crew are fantastic. I am 72 and my husband is 74 we were looked after by the crew as if we were their parents, nothing was too much trouble.
The ship is so beautiful and elegant and we felt really at home. We can’t wait for our next visit! "
Mr & Mrs Allan, UK
"Our 'Egypt Experience' was a special cruise to set new goals, relax and build team spirit. This we achieved and all participants are still motivated and working hard. The 'Egypt Experience' was for eight Independent Euphony Business Consultants in our teams with great leadership potential.
The Captain and Crew went the extra mile and looked after us all first class, the food was delicious and we all had a fantastic time and many, many memories. "
"As any coach who works with executive boards and senior management teams I find that taking time out is a necessity to give perspective on the work that's being done by individuals and the more global picture that companies now find themselves working within. My time on Princess Donia gave me the space to reflect and relax, Tai Chi on the main deck in the early morning with the sun rising over an ancient land and the wind brushing past you as it catches the sail is much recommended. It also gave me an insight into what still feels like a time lost to the modern world that seems to have stepped straight out of ancient scripture. I will never forget the candle lit dinner on the shore in the shadow of the tomb of a pharaoh.
All this whilst having the link to technology that allowed me to download a series of reports from email that had to be reviewed and compiled for a Board meeting scheduled for my day of return! What more could you ask?
I'm now contemplating taking a group of executives with me on the next trip to experience leadership in a totally different setting. "
Sarah Lane of Coaching Lane, UK
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