Food and Beverage onboard Nile CruisesSome Cruises offer Set Menu Basis or even Bed & Breakfast Basis. Most of the Cruises offer Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Very Few Luxury or Ultra Luxury Cruises Offer (A La Carte) or All-Inclusive Basis (Full Board + Beverages). Variety and Quality of the food can vary from Cruise to Cruise. For example, do Not Expect fancy Food on a Cheap Nile Cruise.
How does the Meals are served during Nile Cruise Trip?
There are three different ways to serve meals on a Nile Cruise:
Set Menu Basis:
Some Cruises offer Set Menu Basis in All or some Meals during the Day. The Set Menu normally consist of 2 or 3 types main dishes such as (Meat, Chicken or Fish) combined with rice or macaroni and 2 to 3 types of salads. In this case, you will have the chance to choose only from the menu which is a little bit limited.
Full Board Basis:
The Majority of Nile Cruises are on Full Board Basis. All meals are included and are in an open buffet style (Or Set Menu in Some Cruises), some days there are many varieties, depending of the type and quality of the cruise boat; these meals are served with a fixed timetable. In Some Cruises, Tea and coffee is available, while on the move, every day at 5:00 pm. Other drinks are offered in the bar area.
Very Few Nile Cruises are on All-Inclusive Basis (Very Expensive, For 7 Nights Only). All-Inclusive includes Full Board Basis and All Beverage such as Mineral Water, Soft Drink, Hot Drink, Coffee, Tea, Juice, Local Alcoholics (By Glass) etc...
Beverage onboard Nile Cruises:
Except All-Inclusive Basis, all beverages (Even Mineral Water) are extra onboard Nile Cruises. However, Coffee, Tea, Juice during breakfast and afternoon Tea with cake are served free of charge.
Avoid Nile Cruises that offer Bed & Breakfast Basis
Some Nile Cruises offer Bed & Breakfast Basis for its client in order to pretend that they are less expensive than other cruises. This is a big trap. Nile Cruises are not like hotel where you can go out and eat anywhere you want. When the cruise sail, you will have to buy food from the cruise as there is no other alternative option. In this case, the cruise will charge you a lot of money for the meals which will end that it will cost you much more money than if you took another Cruise where the meals are included.