THIS cruise was certainly a weird one, perhaps memorable more for the things that went wrong than right.
It was our first run-out with Royal Caribbean (although our 13th cruise in all) unimaginatively entitled “14-night Suez Canal Cruise on Explorer of the Seas” from October 9 to 23, 2015.
What first made it attractive to us was the visit to Israel and an excursion to Jerusalem, a trip down the Suez Canal and a return to the fabled Jordanian Rose Red City of Petra.
Spacious, well-managed, fair-size balcony and QUIET!
Barcelona needs no description and we didn't really have time to see it. Straight on the ship. But we've been many times before.
This, sadly, was cancelled at relatively short notice because of the escalating violence.
A little tiring as we were unable to get a horse and carriage but the place is magic and the Treasury is one of the world's top archaeological sights.