“Egypt And The HolyLand Cruise 10/10/11”
Cruise review of Thomson Celebration

Terry&Louise Thomson Celebration 5 Egypt And The HolyLand Cruise 10/10/11
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I had to write a review of our cruise to Egypt and the Holyland which left Marmaris on 10/10/11. This was our first cruise holiday and it was for our tenth anniversary. We had an awful flight to Dalaman, due to adverse weather conditions, but when we got to our cabin (657) we were pleasantly surprised to find it was spacious with lots of wardrobe space and drawers and everything was clean and tidy. We found all the staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us, nothing was too much trouble.The food is available in the self service buffet 24hrs a day.I am a fussy eater,but found the selection was always good. The restaurants are always clean and tidy. The tea and coffee is free at all times which is something that I hadn't realised before we travelled, I thought that this was a brilliant idea. During the cruise, we decided to enjoy a meal in Mistrals A La Carte restaurant which was lovely, the staff had been told that it was our Anniversary and during the meal, they came and serenaded us which was totally unexpected and it was a lovely surprise, in which all the waiters joined in. We found the ship very comfortable and even though we were on deck 2, we were not kept awake by the engine noise. We went on a trip to the Pyramids which is a must, you have to see them with your own eyes to belive them!! We also went on the trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem which was a very hectic day, but worth it. We loved our cruise and would go on the Celebration again, definitely.
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Cabin review:

657
657 - Two big wardrobes, lots of drawers. Handy for leaving the ship as its two doors away from gangway. Bathroom is clean and functional.

Port and Shore Excursions

Port
We thought it would be nice to have a walk into the town after two busy days on excursions, so we walked out of the port, but we were not really prepared for the barage of taxi drivers and horse and carriage owners who wanted to take us on a sight seeing tour of Alexandria. We just wanted to have a walk around, but they would not take no for an answer, it was awful, the one man even followed us with his horse still trying to pursuade us to go for a tour. In the end we went back to the boat, it was not a pleasant experience at all.
Published 11/01/11
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