Sonesta Star Goddess

All Balcony - All Suite Cabins

Personal Impression

As far as a Nile River Boat goes this is an outstanding ship. This is particularly true when it comes to the suites, which are wonderful.

Deck Plans | Public Areas

The Cabins

The Sonesta Star Goddess features 33 suites all with private balconies that are large enough for two people to sit outside. The suite categories are named after famous composers.

27 Beethoven Suites | 4 Mozart Suites | 2 Chopin Suites

Additional features are:

Beethoven Suites | 430 square feet

These are wonderful cabins. I like the fact that all the cabins are on deck 2, 3, and 4. Any of these decks are wonderful for a cabin I just think deck one is too close to the water for a cabin and it is far better that they use deck 1 for the restaurant. There is a foyer area to the right is a desk for a computer or work space and a small table on the right hand side. Then you enter the living room that has a love seat, chair and coffee table and access to the outdoor balcony. The living area and bedroom area are divided by a wall unit with a flat 32" LCD TV that pivots to face either the bedroom or living room. Next to the wall unit is the opening to the bedroom (no door).

Bedding can be either a king bed or two twins with ample space on all sides of the beds in either configuration. A lighting fixture in the shape of a star is above the bed on a dimmer switch to provide bright or subdued light. There were no Kings available to photograph but they do have King beds.

The bathroom is also large for a river boat and features a full size bathtub with shower, large sink with reasonable counter space. The only negative here is the included hairdryer is a 'wall mount" and these are very ineffective so I suggest you bring your own hand held hair dryer.

Closet space is ample. Double hanging closets with some shelving. The cabinet area features four drawers, a mini bar and a safe. There is also a luggage rack with a large glass shelf for extra storage.

Electrical Outlets. There are many electrical outlets more than I would expect and far superior to most ocean liner cabins. No problem here charging up your batteries or computer. The power is 220 volt so be sure you have dual voltage appliances.

The tile and marble bathroom is a a nice size with a full size bathtub/shower combination with toilet and single top mounted contemporary sink. There is not much usable storage in the bathroom. The shower head in the bathtub is adjustable. The negative in the bathroom is that they have the wall mounted hairdryer that is very ineffective so I suggest you bring your own hand held hairdryer.

Mozart Suites | 375 square feet

Located on Decks 3 and 4. The cabins have the exact layout as the Beethoven suites just smaller. The living room and bedroom area is quite a bit smaller, however the bathroom is exactly the same. Pictured below so you can see the size difference. Would be a savings for a single person.

Chopin Suites | 559 square feet

Located on Deck 4. These are wonderful suites with a large living area nicely furnished and tastefully decorated. Both are laid out the same except one suite bedroom features the antique bed shown in the picture below and the other suite bedroom has two queen beds. Lots of cabinetry and storage available. Two flat screen TV's; one in the living area and one in the bedroom. These cabins are located on the front of the ship so the balcony is larger and there are wonderful views of the Nile to be had from this forward balcony and from the large picture windows.