Terrific taste of Egypt and Holy Land: Norwegian Jade Cruise Review by mikewrit
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Terrific taste of Egypt and Holy Land
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
The crew was terribly excited for the chance to visit the Holy Land. Several noted they were Catholic and awed by the opportunity. They knew this might be their only chance because the Jade will spend the rest of the winter on the milk runs to the Canaries and Greek islands.
The food, accommodations and service were all impeccable. We toured on private excursions arranged through the very large and lively Cruise Critic roll call group. We took one-day trips out of Haifa and Ashdod but elected to take a wonderful overnight from Port Said to Alexandria by way of Mena House next to the great pyramids. Fellow cruisers who paid the 100 percent premium for NCL excursions were not convincing in their protestations More that it's better to travel in a guarded convoy of huge coaches rather than in a small, zippy van with half a dozen like-minded enthusiasts. We only took quick looks at two ports, Alanya in Turkey and Limassol in Cyprus. Less
Cabin review: OK8102 Obstructed Oceanview
We enjoyed an extra-large HA cabin with an ocean view obstructed by the aft-most starboard lifeboat. It was very handy to the aft main dining room that we prefer, but catching the only elevator that takes a walker-bound person to Deck 6 was tricky and sometimes frustrating.Read All Obstructed Oceanview (OK) Reviews >>
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