Mercure Romance Alexandria
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... Watch. Laura our manager used to work there and still had friends on board. She offered to take us over to just see another ship and another set of shops. We tagged along and I'm glad we did... We complain about the Spirit but we realised after going on there how good we have it. The shop team have tiny cabins with tiny bunks and just a sink in there. The shared bathroom is across the hall, one bathroom with one toilet and ...
... weird, they had a lot of Canadian stores like La Senza, Spring, Aldo.... Very weird. The thing that really surprised me was the amount of women fully dressed in Muslim attire. I have seen a few women like this in the past in Canada, but to see so many of them all together it was really interesting. Not all women are dressed in this way, but some only have their eyes exposed... Meaning they are even wearing gloves while walking through the mall.
... buildings. The site contained one significant pillar called Pompeys Pillar. There were also a number of underground tunnels and chambers containing artefacts. Around these tourist sites are the side streets of the real Alexandria. Away from the main drag you can see the abject poverty of the area.
Lunch was provided at a Greek restaurant called Athena's and we had fish soup, fish kebabs, chocolate cake and a pot of coffee.
Visited the Pyramids
For today, we had a change in plans. The captain heard a couple days before that there were scheduled demonstrations in Cairo for the upcoming Friday (their traditional day off) and decided to change some ports so that the excursion to Cairo and the pyramids at Giza could still happen but not on Friday. Again, the Destination Services team on the ship did a wonderful job responding to this change and all we had ...
... in order to meet the revised early departure deadline. A quick bite to eat and then up to the top deck for the early Sail-away around 3 pm. We were to join a convoy of ships through the Suez Canal. Sheila was tired that evening and retired early, missing dinner. I had dinner with Joan, who had recovered from her viral infection and then joined Sheila for an early ...
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