MS Sonesta Star Goddess

MS Sonesta Star Goddess cruise ship

Cruise line
Nile River Cruises

Specifications of MS Sonesta Star Goddess

Year of build2006  /  Age: 17
BuilderMaasara Shipyard (Cairo, Egypt)
ClassNile River hotel ship
Ferry route / homeportsLuxor-Aswan
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph
Length (LOA)72 m / 236 ft
Beam (width)14 m / 46 ft
Decks with cabins3
OwnerSonesta International Hotels Corporation
OperatorSonesta Hotels and Resorts Egypt

MS Sonesta Star Goddess Review

Review of MS Sonesta Star Goddess

MS Sonesta Star Goddess is a top-luxury hotel ship for Nile River cruises in Egypt, on 3-, 4- and 6-night itineraries between homeports Luxor and Aswan. The vessel is owned by Sonesta International Hotels Corporation and operated by its subsidiary company Sonesta Hotels and Resorts. The cruise ship has passenger capacity 66 (plus 30 crew/staff) and 33 staterooms.

MS Sonesta Star Goddess hotel ship (Nile River, Egypt)


There are 33 suites on ms Sonesta Star Goddess named after famous composers. The ship has 27 deluxe Beethoven Suites (40 m2 / 430 ft2), 4 lush Mozart Suites (35 m2 / 377 ft2), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (52 m2 / 560 ft2). Each of the 33 suites boasts a private terrace. All accommodations feature individual climate control; private, direct-dial telephone; safety deposit box; mini-bar; television and movie program; hairdryer; complimentary local wine. The bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs. Smoking on the ship is allowed, but only on open deck (outdoor) areas.

Shipboard facilities

A variety of special facilities and services are available on Sonesta Star Goddess. The list of onboard amenities includes a restaurant, wellness centre (spa & fitness, including gym, sauna, steam bath, massage rooms), discotheque (night club), bars, live nightly entertainment, room service, gym, jogging track, guided excursions, spacious sun deck with a swimming pool.

Breakfast on ms Sonesta Star Goddess is buffet-style with various cold and hot dishes, bread, cereals, juices, tea and coffee. A chef is available to make egg dishes. Lunch is also buffet-style with a variety of cold and hot dishes, carving station, salad station, dessert station and fresh fruit. Dinner is a 4-course affair typically including soup and salad station, three choices for the main course (including a vegetarian option) and a choice of desserts. Coffee, tea and a glass of local beer or wine are included with dinner. In the afternoon tea, coffee and cookies are available in the lounge for all passengers.

MS Sonesta Star Goddess cruise price inclusions:

  • "Meet & Assist" service (upon embarkation/disembarkation), as well as assistance during the stay onboard and also on tours and excursions ashore
  • 5-star Accommodation on full board basis
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • All "Nile Cruise" excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sights between Aswan and Luxor
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • All service charges and taxes.

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