Mercure Ismailia Forsan Island
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... brown toast. A peak at Deck 7 (now open for business after the Pirates of Penzance were defeated) and a couple of laps to take in the former out-of-bounds section.
Cruising along the Suez Canal and on the east bank a half dozen tip trucks toot their horns as I jump up and down on Deck 7 revving them up. The canal is 24m deep and connects two continents to the Med and Europe – a jewel in the Egyptian crown and an €8 Billion dollar interest. (Facts from ...
Well it's nearly 4pm today, and anybody that says crossing through the Suez is boring compared to the Panama - dead wrong - totally different and very interesting. At one stage ( in the lake in the middle) our convoy of 19 ships passed over 30 others all "parell-parked" on an angle like downtown Beaudesert - fascinating! The scenery changes all the time - facing North looking forward - Egypt of the right is lush, resorts and ...
Having spent 5 days at sea we have reached the Suez Canal which although not ashore it is good to be passing land at close proximity. For three days we had the threat of pirates and I don't suppose we take it seriously when nothing seems to happen, as far as we were aware there were frigates within range, spotter planes flying around and apparently some marines on board which we never saw unless they were ...
We supposedly entered the Suez Canal at 3 AM on Nov 20; we were not there to witness it! It is an all day affair to transit this man-made shipping canal that was HAND DUG in 1859-1869. A bit of information about the canal. It is 120 miles long. It is often called the "highway to India" as it reduces the journey from London to Mumbai from 12,300 miles (around Africa) to 7200 miles via the canal. It has belonged to Egypt since 1956. The fastest passage takes about 14.5 hours. An ...
The day before we were told that we would pass through the Suez Canal during the night and that we wouldn't be able to see anything. It was really disappointing as the whole of Egypt was cancelled for us earlier in the week.
They had to change the schedule 2 times. First, Princess Cruises had to cancel the stops in Egypt because of all the fighting. Embassies were being closed. They rescheduled us to stop in ...