HELP!!! nile cruise what type of travel insurance to buy?!

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Found 18th Apr 2010
hi guys! i'm about to buy travel insurance for a nile cruise and i'm a bit confused. do i need to buy cruise travel insurance or just the ordinary single trip insurance as i'm not going on a ocean cruise?
would be very grateful for any help as google isn't being much help! :P

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iv just got single trip insurance from aviva for £22, im going on a nile cruise on 30th june
(poss £15 back via quidco too)

You just need an ordinary Europe travel insurance. We did Direct Travel; their European covers Egypt.

BTW The cruise is going along the river - never out of sight of land - so it's not a special marine type thing.

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leemole101;8394323

iv just got single trip insurance from aviva for £22, im going on a nile … iv just got single trip insurance from aviva for £22, im going on a nile cruise on 30th june



me toooo i'm going on the 30th of june as well!!!! :-D
which boat are you going on, i'm doing the thomsons 5T :-D

something that covers volcanoes,tidal waves,earthquakes,tornados,locusts & any other acts of god :-D

thompson 4t all inclusive for me lol

dont know which boat we get tho

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chesso;8394326

You just need an ordinary Europe travel insurance. We did Direct Travel; … You just need an ordinary Europe travel insurance. We did Direct Travel; their European covers Egypt.BTW The cruise is going along the river - never out of sight of land - so it's not a special marine type thing.



thanks chesso i thought so but thought i best check! :thumbsup:

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leemole101;8394341

thompson 4t for me lol



when i booked mine for some reason the 5t was cheaper then the 4t + !
i think you may be on the same boat joanna lumely went on on tv the other week :-D
hope you have a great time :thumbsup: i'm soooo excited (volcano permitting, lol!)

missp27;8394356

when i booked mine for some reason the 5t was cheaper then the 4t + !i … when i booked mine for some reason the 5t was cheaper then the 4t + !i think you may be on the same boat joanna lumely went on on tv the other week :-Dhope you have a great time :thumbsup: i'm soooo excited (volcano permitting, lol!)



yeah we watched that too, cant wait now

maybe see you there :thumbsup:

missp27;8394342

thanks chesso i thought so but thought i best check! :thumbsup:


Better safe!
Make sure you take every known remedy for all aspects of Nile tummy. On our boat about a quarter of us got ill over time - I fell ill in the airport on the way back, despite taking all possible precautions. On some boats especially one 5T one, according to a guy I was talking to, - absolutely everyone was ill. This was a couple of weeks ago.

chesso did you do all the excursions ? and do you need a ton of spending money if your all inc? i was thinking of taking £200 for trips and £200 to spend

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chesso;8394373

Better safe!Make sure you take every known remedy for all aspects of Nile … Better safe!Make sure you take every known remedy for all aspects of Nile tummy. On our boat about a quarter of us got ill over time - I fell ill in the airport on the way back, despite taking all possible precautions. On some boats especially one 5T one, according to a guy I was talking to, - absolutely everyone was ill. This was a couple of weeks ago.


thanks for the advice
i think there is only 1 thomsons 5T boat so what you said is quite surprising as i've only ever read good reviews of the jaz regency
i've been to egypt before (sharm) and had a dodgy tummy there, went to the pharmacy in town and got given some great tablets for it although i can't remember the name of them now.

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leemole101;8394411

chesso did you do all the excursions ? and do you need a ton of spending … chesso did you do all the excursions ? and do you need a ton of spending money if your all inc? i was thinking of taking £200 for trips and £200 to spend



are your trips not included? mine is full board with 10 excursions included in the price. just have to pay for drinks on board (which i've heard are amazingly expensive!!!)

Be prepared for very early starts. I went 3 years ago from Luxor - Aswan - Luxor, the latest we left on excursions was 7am, for Abel Simbel we left the boat around 4.30am!

missp27;8394449

are your trips not included? mine is full board with 10 excursions … are your trips not included? mine is full board with 10 excursions included in the price. just have to pay for drinks on board (which i've heard are amazingly expensive!!!)



no our trips are extra £160-£200 each to do them all
we booked all inc (inc drinks) for £468 each at the beginning of this month

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leemole101;8394506

no our trips are extra £160-£200 each to do them allwe booked all inc ( … no our trips are extra £160-£200 each to do them allwe booked all inc (inc drinks) for £468 each



wow! that's alot for the trips! i paid £590 for full board and all trips, just have to pay for drinks. i'm not planning on drinking any alcohol when i'm there because it's going to be too hot so hopefully the bar bill wont be too big!

leemole101;8394411

chesso did you do all the excursions ? and do you need a ton of spending … chesso did you do all the excursions ? and do you need a ton of spending money if your all inc? i was thinking of taking £200 for trips and £200 to spend



We chose the cruise with the 10 excursions rather than the AI. The 10 trips come to about £200 I think. We did some extra trips as well - balloon flight @£75 pp, Nubian village @£19 pp and Philae Light & Sound @ £ 26 pp.
The tips is what you need to be aware of - a constant stream of tipping adds up, plus about £50 final tip to the boat staff and the egytologist, but £200 should be fine, as you are AI and every thing else is really cheap including pressies..
Get your visa and change your money at the airport in Luxor - 10% better than any English bank.

( For others not doing AI - The bar bill is a massive expense if you drink alcohol but we bought a couple of bottles of spirits in the duty free on the way over - in fact we had a bottle left so gave it to a couple who were going on to the Red Sea. So we had water at each meal and a total of 3 beers and it came to about £40. )

missp27;8394531

wow! that's alot for the trips! i paid £590 for full board and all trips, … wow! that's alot for the trips! i paid £590 for full board and all trips, just have to pay for drinks. i'm not planning on drinking any alcohol when i'm there because it's going to be too hot so hopefully the bar bill wont be too big!



prob works out at to roughly the same, didnt realise when we booked its about 40C :oops:

Cheers chesso:thumbsup:

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leemole101;8394560

prob works out at to roughly the same, didnt realise when we booked its … prob works out at to roughly the same, didnt realise when we booked its about 40C :oops:



s'gonna be hot!!!! last time i went to egypt it was in august so i'm prepared :thumbsup: it's the temperature at night which is the shocker! i spent most of my time in the shade covered in factor 40 sun cream and still came back with a tan!
just make sure you have a hat and lots of high factor sunscreen

I have posted a fair few pics from our trip in this thread ( spread out over a few pages!)
hotukdeals.com/ite…670

Yes it was baking when we were there - 40 degrees; people passing out on a regualr basis.

missp27;8394441

thanks for the advice :)i think there is only 1 thomsons 5T boat so what … thanks for the advice :)i think there is only 1 thomsons 5T boat so what you said is quite surprising as i've only ever read good reviews of the jaz regency i've been to egypt before (sharm) and had a dodgy tummy there, went to the pharmacy in town and got given some great tablets for it although i can't remember the name of them now.


Luck of the draw I reckon. It was definite though; the couple I was talking to were really fed up and poorly! Yes, I've had those yellow disinfectant tabs on a previous trip!!

Oh another not good thing - the Thomson's plane was really cramped so be prepared to be uncomfortable. That was the only disappointing part of the holiday, other-wise we loved it.

Hi,

Make sure your covered for the crocodiles!!! lol

John

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heinkeljb;8394749

Hi,Make sure your covered for the crocodiles!!! lolJohn



lol

missp27;8394441

thanks for the advice :)i think there is only 1 thomsons 5T boat so what … thanks for the advice :)i think there is only 1 thomsons 5T boat so what you said is quite surprising as i've only ever read good reviews of the jaz regency i've been to egypt before (sharm) and had a dodgy tummy there, went to the pharmacy in town and got given some great tablets for it although i can't remember the name of them now.




Antinal(?) I think - local pharmacy, they know what you need!

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bug199;8398156

Antinal(?) I think - local pharmacy, they know what you need!



it was about 5 years ago so have forgotten the name of them now, they were fab and the pharmacist was so helpful it's definately worth it for anyone who does have a dodgy tummy in egypt to seek out a local chemist :thumbsup:

We are going in June, we decided on All Inc as we were told that WATER and TEA were expensive as well and we thought that we didnt want to NOT drink enough soft drinks because we were worried about working up an expensive bill, just to keep hydrated!

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