We were greeted at our hotel by our tour guide, Basem. He was very polite and professional. On our drive to the boat, he talked with us about Egyptian culture, landmarks and traditions. Cairo traffic is very intense and Basem maneuvered it calmly. Once onboard we were seated at a table close to the stage. The first act we were treated to a very talented 5 piece Egyptian music group with keyboard, traditional 3 piece percussion, and Arabic singer. They played music for a beautiful belly dancer. She was very good at involving customers in the room, smiled at everyone, and was excellent at dancing. Next we were treated to a a pair of gentlemen who did some traditional Egyptian dancing. It involved multicolored garments that they twirled around and also used hand cymbals. The main dancer was extraordinary at entertaining and involving the crowd. He pulled my daughter on the stage and showed her a dance. He was absolutely fantastic! Next was a delicious buffet dinner served steaming hot. Dessert tray, salad bar, chicken, potatoes, veggies, etc…. Everything we had tasted great! Lastly, on the ride back to the dock we were entertained by an Egyptian singer who sang some American, French, and Arabic songs. He too was really good at pulling people out of the audience and getting them into the show. He was accompanied by a different piano player who was very talented. At the end we were driven home by Basem. He offered us to contact him for anything we may need while we were in Cairo. He really was concerned about our experience. This being said, the reason I am doing 4 stars instead of 5 was the fact that water, soda, tea, coffee is not included with your meal. That seemed a little strange to me. It wasn’t terribly expensive, but still. I understand that alcoholic drinks are extra. Next, do know that there is a camera person taking pictures of you as the entertainers come around the room and you will have the opportunity to buy those photos. It’s not a high pressure sale, just an opportunity to sell. In addition, the traffic is absolutely intense and your ride to the cruise will be long as your tour guide has to negotiate the bumper to bumper traffic. Lastly, if your tour is in the evening, you won’t see much of Cairo as the boat goes up and down the Nile because it is dark. All in all, I would recommend that someone new to Dubai do this cruise. It has a lot of quality entertainment value, the food is very good, it is professionally run, and Basem and his company strive to take care of you.