Ramada El Sokhna
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... or river and is very wide; some several hundred yards. You really don’t have a sense that you’re in a canal during this first stretch.
It wasn’t until 4:40 a.m. that we entered what appears to be the first section of manmade canal, where the waterway narrows considerably – but was still always wide enough that you could have two cruiseships pass each other. This is not done, however – the captain had explained that in the ...
... their withdrawal, with the help of the U.N. The Canal was closed between the two Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973. The channel was blocked by mines, trapped ships, and artillery fire. It was not until Henry Kissinger worked out a truce that the Canal was cleared and re-opened with help from the United States. Since that time, the Canal has again resumed operations with gusto, and ...
... was a CGA CMA ship, which still has tugs around her at the moment while discussions are being held as to how best to get her floating again.)
We cleared the Canal and disembarked the last Marine Pilot around 8:00 p.m. last night, and are now in the Mediterranean Sea. It is colder outside as the sea temperature has dropped, but it is good to have clear and clean air around us once again. We`re on our way to Pyraeus and expect to be there tomorrow morning.
... ushered into the Al Khalif (??) dining room, and this would have to be the largest, grandest, most beautifully decorated formal dining room I have ever seen. It could seat perhaps 800 if not more. There were a variety of dishes on offer, and even more desserts. A can of soft drink, or a wine, or a beer, were complimentary with the meal. I would have to say that most of us thoroughly enjoyed the lunch; I know I did. However, the Egyptian dessert Om Ali (a typical ...
... display. It was very interesting to watch men at work- so to speak- but we did not see any bad guys.
We are nearly out of the danger zone so tomorrow all extra security precautions will be stood down.
Wednesday 18th April.Sokhna is a container port in Egypt which will be the start point for tours into Cairo. We did not take a tour having been to Cairo a copuple of years ago. So we were looking forward to a relaxing day on board, sun ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking