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Increased Catering Allowance

This is Mohammed, our Chef. He is such a fabulous Chef that we’ve now increased our catering allowance to provide for his wonderful, extravagant and exotic creations and that’s not to mention the additional cost of bigger uniforms for the crew every year!

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Adham ………. highlighting excellent service

I took a four day break while building Princess Donia and booked a cabin on the next available cruise boat heading from Luxor to Aswan, which was a very nice cruise boat mainly catering for the German tourist market. I wanted to see what the big cruise boats offered,...

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? Welcome to February … the month of Love ?

Treat your loved one to a fabulous holiday on this luxurious Dahabeeyah sailing ship, we offer 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. Message us for more...

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Spotlight on our chef – Mohammed

Q: How long have you worked on the Princess Donia? A: I have worked on Donia for eleven years now. Q: How old were you when you started cooking? A: I started cooking when I was very young at home and when I left school at aged fifteen I started my culinary training in...

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Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple is a vast temple city, with many of its structures dating back over 3,000 years. It is today the largest remaining religious site of the ancient world and it is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Being...

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The Great Pyramids of Egypt

It is generally accepted that a visit to Egypt to see the magnificent Pyramids is on almost everyone’s bucket list. I remember when I first travelled to Giza which is a small town on the outskirts of Cairo, many people think that the Pyramids are in the middle of...

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The Princess Donia maiden voyage

The maiden voyage of Princess Donia was in February 2018. On board, the spacious upper deck provides different areas to relax, whether it is to sunbathe on the sun beds or sit in the shade and watch the Nile scenes (which have not really changed in hundreds of years)...

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Laying the keel – Lee Allan

With the help of thirty men it took me exactly one year to design, build and fit out the 36 metre sailing boat. I spoke no Arabic and had no boat building experience but my technical drawing lessons given by my schoolteacher Mr Hogg when I was aged just 14 proved very...

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