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Feb 16, 2020 - Jerusalem, Nazareth & Baha'i Gardens

Since we are “Platinum” members of the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) AND I now walk most of the time with a cane, we usually have priority boarding. Doesn’t really mean much because you are either waiting at the terminal to board or you are waiting somewhere on the ship (usually one of the dining rooms) until you are allowed access to your cabin. As I mentioned earlier, this cruise is somewhat of a “maiden” cruise for the Norwegian Spirit since it is just coming out of a major renovation and dry dock to two months, but we have learned that...

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May 13, 2013 - Safaga, Egypt

5/13 Our next port was Safaga, Egypt - our portal to Luxor, Egypt. There was a lot of trash in the city of Safaga, which was also the case in Alexandria. We were told that the company that had the trash contract was fired about two years ago and have not been replaced. Looks it. Again we have a tour run by Alex City Travel. The tour started with a three hour bus ride to the Valley of Kings. In this area there are 63 tombs, only 26 were for kings. Since all the pyramids were getting robbed they decided to hide the tombs in this valley. This...

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Apr 19, 2009 - Safaga to Luxor, Eqypt

This morning we arrived in Safaga, Egypt which is our port of call to see Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. It is a four hour bus ride each way just to get there, so needless to say we were in for a long day. We were ready to go at 5:30 am. Tourism is Egypt's main resource and they hype up the security to make you feel "safe". I think they they believe this will keep tourists coming but they go about it in a strange way. We were required to travel in a convoy from the port to Luxor. Heavily armed police escort at the front and the back....

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Jul 2, 2007 - Safaga via Brother's Reef

We left Port Ghalib just before dark on Sunday. The plan was to sail thru the night arriving at Brother's Reef at first light to dive and snorkle. Brother's Reef is about 50 nautical miles north east of Port Ghalib. The wind when we left was about 15 knots so Lars made a decision to put a reef in the main and off we went. Through the night the wind built to over 30 with quite a swell. So we reefed the jib and had a very rough night. Not much sleeping! When we got to the Brothers it was too rough to anchor so on we sailed to Safaga arriving...

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