Summer Palace Hotel
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... following us on a map you'll see that the canal ends in the south at the Egyptian city of Suez. This is where the Red Sea begins. After sailing a short distance on the Red Sea we are going the make a left turn into the Gulf of Aqaba We are going to travel north in the gulf until we reach our next port tomorrow morning: The city of Aqaba, Jordan. Since we missed Israel, this will be our first stop since we left Crete a few days ...
... passing lane on a highway). The additional capacity will increase traffic and reduces the passage time from 18 hours to 11 hours. Ships go through the canal in convoys. Our ship met up at about 11pm last night with her new best friends near the start of the canal at Port Said, Egypt. With the Insignia first in line, the convoy began the passage at 4am this morning. The security is very visible, with small and large towers with armed guards ...
We arrived at the entrance to the Suez Canal at 1 am this morning but had to wait for a convoy of 35 ships to complete the southern transit of the canal. Due to dredging of the canal, traffic is only transitting one way at a time. We were joined by an aircraft carrier and cruisers from the U.S. Navy returning from duty in the Mediterranean. They took precedence over everyone else waiting to travel the canal. We spent most of the day watching ...
... At one stage we watched from the front part of Deck 6, then moved by security to Deck 5. There is an element of right and left hands not communicating.
Dinner was on the aft deck as part of the Lido Restaurant - a fiasco from start to finish with an ineffective wine waiter, mediocre food, all bathed in bizarre blue light. And so to bed. But I couldn't sleep that well and around 2am I got up to see ...
... meat tongs extending like a ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Doll of the 70’s. The pedestrian traffic is not regulated and feels like the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City; people are focussed, hungry and determined – we snaffle a table as people leave with scenic views.
Several beers later at the Savannah Bar and we are geared up for the evening. Craig is back from his epic journey home and we have a beer to celebrate. We can now tag team Ron – ...