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Viking Ra Review

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Israel and the Nile cruise

Review for Viking Ra to Africa
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Veranda Suite

This was our first Viking cruise and it was amazing. We started our adventure with the optional Israel pre-cruise land tour. The tour guide, Jo, was amazing. We visited all the biblical sites and more. The Dead Sea Scroll Museum and the Wailing Wall did not disappoint. We stayed at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem which was elegant but dated. We had a great group of travelers which made a dream vacation even better. Then we flew to Cairo very early in the morning. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton were security was paramount and tantamount the the TSA.this hotel was the best one we stayed at. It was very modern. We had a tourist police with our tour the entire stay. The pyramids were amazing. We took the optional market place tour. I wouldn’t recommend it. We just walked down busy streets of a market where we were continually harassed to buy things. This was true of the entire trip. To exit any of the sites we saw we had to go through a market place with aggressive sellers. We referred to it as “running the gauntlet”.

Take antibiotics and anti-diarrheal medicine along. Almost everyone was touched by the intestinal bug. We had to drink bottled water the entire time. The tour provided this at no cost.

It was HOT. Be prepared for that. The wifi on the ship was poor. 3G. The internet at the hotels was great.

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Veranda Suite

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The cabin is a 2 room suite with a balcony. It was roomy. The shower was great. The only problem was the poor internet.

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