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Ronniegiants's Port Reviews of Crete (Heraklion), Cairo (Port Said), Alexandria, Rhodes, Mykonos, Kusadasi
Noordam cruise in May 2013
Member Name: Ronniegiants
Cruise Date: May 2013
Embarkation: other
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Member Review: Ronniegiants's Noordam Review
Crete (Heraklion)
Lasithi Plateau Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Enjoyed it. A well balanced tour that gave a good insight to rural Crete




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Cairo (Port Said)
Pyramids Rating: 1.0 out of 5+

7 hours in the bus was expected so no criticism there. BUT 80 minutes for lunch and 30 minutes at a tacky souvenir shop (half those on the bus didn't even get off) but only 60 minutes in one of the most famous, interesting and important museums in the world, 20 minutes at the Sphinx and 40 minutes at the pyramids were completely the wrong priorities! The tour was expensive and when you have come half way round the world to look at some of the world's greatest treasures, to spend almost half your sight seeing time devoted to standing in line to get food you didn't need or want and then in a bus while shopping trajics look for souvenirs is a joke and certainly not value for money. Get a private tour where you might see what you pay to see!




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Alexandria
City Tour Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

A brief overview on a bus with a guide




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Rhodes
Grand Master Palace Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Rushed and missed much of the interest inside the various rooms




Lindos Walking Tour Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Crowded, lots of steps and town which uses its famous site to get tourists there. Lost most of its charm as a consequence




Rhodes Old Town Rating: 3.0 out of 5+

Crowded, and virtually set up for tourists and consequently lost most of its charm




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Mykonos
Port Rating: Not Rated

Ship docks close by and easy just to walk around and enjoy the sites and one of the many good eating places



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Kusadasi
Port Rating: Not Rated

Ship docks right next to the town enabling easy stroll through this tourist trap. rained very heavily and therefore didn't go to Ephesus which is the reason cruise ships come here.



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Istanbul
City Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Good introduction to this fascinating city if you are going to spend time pre or post tour there.




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