L - Answered a Question by Pearson (15 Jan 12 16:42)

We walked around Alexandria on our own. Did a circular walk from the the cruise terminal along the Corniche to the impressive new Library. Then walked inland to the cemetary area thence back through tha main streets to the terminal. Very enjoyable and hassle free.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
stott - Answered a Question by Pearson (15 Jan 12 19:27)

It is not possible to get to Cairo independently, although the excursions are expensive they are worth the money for peace of mind that the ship is not going to leave without you should you be delayed (as often happens). Buses have to travel in convoy with guards and traffic en route can be horrendous. The cost include most admissions, an excellent meal midday and very knowlegable guides. It is a very long day but although some people grumble about being hassled in Cairo and at the pyramids I have never met anyone who wishes they hadn,t done it.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Pearson - replied to stott (20 Jan 12 16:29)

Thanks for your kind and intersting comment - hope to visit Cairo in April .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
North - replied to Pearson (01 Feb 12 21:06)

You can do it on your own however the guide and his / her car will need to be booked before you leave the UK and you will need to confirm with them that they can access the port and drive to the quayside as it is not possible to walk to the port entrance even if you wanted to. So the answer is that Cairo independently is awkward but ok if you have it prearranged. If you do a google search or ask on tripadvisor then you will find suitable guides who will do this. When we did it the roads were deserted until we hit the outskirts of Cairo - all this " in convoy " is alarming and true but in reality any terrorists/ extremists will want to target buses not a "local " car where they do not know the occupants are tourists or just locals.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Michelle Fennelly's blog

We will see you soon Celebrity...

By Michelle Fennelly

Ooooh WOW, this year just gets better and better by the day. Talk about being super excited I could burst.Well, the news is I have just gone and booked a cruise for myself and my sister Yvonne, on an 11 nights Caribbean cruise on the Celebrity Equinox, departing the 05th November 2018, we have booked into a 2C obstructed balcony with flights from Manchester.We will be flying from Manchester with British Airways, our flight is via London Heathrow into Miami Airport, with a 1-night pre-hotel s...

Read More

2018-06-18 20:30:18.000


Planetarium at sea

By Ruth Gale

Ruth Gale's blog

Viking Ocean Cruises have an exciting new feature on their newest ship OrionThis will be the first of their ships to feature a planetarium although not the first in the cruise industry. However it is the most advanced on a cruise liner.The dome will be located in the Explorers lounge but has not taken up any seating space and has been fully sound checked to make sure it doesnt disturb any guests using the lounges.The dome will feature laser-beam projectors, studio speakers and 2D & 3D opt...

Read More

2018-06-19 16:27:22.000

I Have to take a Wizz

By Jamie House

Jamie House's blog

As many businesses are starting to Brexit proof their business we learned last week that JD Wetherspoons are stopping their contracts with Sparking wines and champagnes from Europe in favor of UK and Australian stocked alternatives.Another company in the aviation industry are setting into action a plan of growth here in the UK post Brexit.Wizz air are the latest company to announce it’s growth here in the UK which is great for you out there that have a love of low cost travel.The UK hav...

Read More

2018-06-19 09:42:41.000