Stella di Mare Grand Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... personal and kissed the Sphinx. We were allowed to go right to the base of the Sphinx and see how the it was carved from bedrock at the bottom of the causeway to the pyramid of Khafre (the son of the the Great Pyramid Khufu). Napoleon is still blamed for the nose to be hammered off even though Arab travelers say it disappeared between the 11th and 15th centuries.
Off to the pyramids of Saqqara next. This site is Egypt's ...
... old school social technique and it helps the fact dinner costs bugger all on board too – a running joke for months has been offering others to go on “an all expenses paid dinner at the Belvedere” (the belv is basically a giant buffet cart) – “no no, tonight’s on me, I insist” (NB: if that makes absolutely no sense to anyone, food on board is part of the cruise price, it’s all essentially free).
Anyway, lets talk ...
Suez Canal Transit.......Captain got us here early so we would be in the line-up to ensure we could enter the Canal today. If we couldn't get in today - it would mean we would lose a day in Israel.
There is bunched up ships because the canal is being dredged and this makes for one-lane traffic only....we have to take turns with the southbound ships. It was estimated that we would start our ...
... We were one of the first ships to enter the canal, so we did see the entrance and much of Port Said. There were some people along the canal waving and shouting "Welcome!", which was nice. It was very dark (and cold) on deck by 6:00 PM, so we went to dinner. We did go out on deck 3 after the show (another great show by Graffiti Classics, a comedy string quartet) to see what could be seen, but it wasn't much: some lights from a highway parallel to the canal, a ...
... the starboard side there was a matching power station, and here you could see the pylons and power cables going off into the distance quite clearly, as that was all there was, other than sand. Lots of sand.
We stand and look starboard side, and we look down admiring the work that went in to building this engineering marvel when, to our absolute delight, we see half a dozen dolphins or so swimming alongside the ship toward the Red Sea. That more than ...