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... The "bedrolls" remind me of cotton bales.)
We get off the ship when called and need to identify our luggage stating what is going with us to Luxor and what goes to Cairo. All of our luggage is there so we are part of the way there. (I take a picture of our suitcase in case I need to describe it later on.) We get on the bus and learn we are the smallest group which is good. We head off for a 2-3 hour ride ...
... on the bus ride back to the ship.) That's why
several lines also offer Luxor and the Valley of the Kings as an
overnight option from Safaga. Experiencing Luxor's bounty can easily
fill two days or more.
At early morning cruise travelers will be picked up from Safaga port to travel to Luxor with an Egyptologist tour Guide to wonder comfortably around Valley of the kings where the royal tombs of Egypt's famous Pharaohs like Ramasses and Tut-ankh-amun ,queen ...
... the pier chaos then took the elevator upstairs to Deck 11 to indulge in the first late-night poolside buffet of our cruise to celebrate our sail away from Egypt and the completion of our ports of call on this 15-night cruise from Barcelona to Dubai. The sail-away party featured barbecue on the port (left) side and desserts on the starboard (right) side. I was still full from dinner, but have saved a little room for dessert, so I got some orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream, ...
... River Nile.
Another day of sheer amazement of the sites. The Luxor temples had many columns still standing and repairs were underway to try and preserve them. These columns had an area at the top that would accommodate 100 people. These columns were massive in size.
This ride back on the bus in the evening was an experience from hell! The bus driver decided to take a short cut that was supposed to shave off 50 km from ...
... t see any container or petroleum ships.
There are no locks on the Suez Canal.
Before noon we crossed Big Bitter Lake. At about 1:00 we reached Suez City and the entrance to the Red Sea via Gulf of Suez. It is getting very hot. There will be many sunburned silly seniors tomorrow, sun bathing today on deck. The ship had its first poolside barbecue this afternoon.
Our lecturer-impersonator today played ...