I believe in the saying “the price is what you pay; the value is what you receive”. I have never found this truer than on our stay with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts on their luxury Nile cruiser, the Zahra. While the price was high the experience was unmatched. Let me share, with apologies in advance, for any “over the top” moments, descriptions, or “ain’t this just too great to believe” mutterings.We started our excursion with an odd moment. Having disembarked from the plane landing in Aswan, we along with another couple boarded a large airport bus. The doors quickly closed behind us and the bus whisked away. We totaled four passengers on a bus that could hold probably 80 people. My first thought was that we were being abducted. Wrong; we were being Oberoied. We along with our new chums, Chris and Sarah Hockey, were being transferred to the Zahra.
Next stop … unbelievable!
|The Oberoi Zahra, Luxury Nile Cruiser|
Billed as the Nile’s most luxurious vessel, Zahra impressed us with its first class facilities, elegant décor and exemplary service.
|Stairwell Between Decks|
|Deck C with 12 Cabins|
|Deck D - Spa and Our Cabin|
|Desk and Sitting Area|
The accommodations were brilliant; matched only by what was to follow.
An experience is a good one when expectations are met. An experience is a great one when expectations are exceeded. An experience which takes you one step further, a special surprise, is one that you remember for the rest of your life. The surprise was meeting and spending time with some extraordinarily terrific and interesting people ~
|Sarah a.k.a. The Mrs from Blighty|
|Chris a.k.a. Chunka|
Thank you to all that made this an experience that we can add to our collection of lifetime memories.