Embarking Mein Schiff 2 very efficiently and smoothly. Balkony stateroom spacious,.Dinner in a very relaxed atmosphere as there was no need to book in advance and no formal dress required. It was possible to choose between tables that seated 6 or only 2 people. The food itself was of very good quality consisted usually of a four course menu.
We booked the cruise as we had ways wanted to pass through the Suez Canal. That really was the highlight. Astonishing to realize the different landscape right and left of the canal.
We did not book any excursions but organized the tours privately. The negotiations with the taxi drivers was a bit tedious but the reward was a reasonable price. Alexandria eg can easily explored by the old neglected tram. but exciting.