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Fri May 13. Docked late yesterday evening because the ship had to slow to 16 knots,one of four generators malfunctioned.The part was supposed to arrive in Aqaba but I don't think it did.Noone saw any activity and the part was large,so I'm told.All excursions for yesterday were transferred to...

permalink written by  edoyle on May 13, 2011 from Al 'Aqabah, Jordan
from the travel blog: World Cruise



Jordan

We are in Aqaba, Jordan, and have successfully navigated through pirate alley without any incident in a convoy escorted by some war ships which we saw in the distance. There were armed Israeli security people on board patrolling the decks with binoculars, etc. When we went through a...

permalink written by  rcodel on May 12, 2011 from Al 'Aqabah, Jordan
from the travel blog: World Cruise - 2011



Day 12 - Like Moses, Crossing The Red Sea

Nothing much to report today, as we spent nearly all of it at the hotel pool. Around 8:30, after a lengthy chat about U.S. politics with Rami, the owner of one of the travel agencies in the hotel, we hopped on a boat to cross the Red Sea to Taba, in Eqypt, where our Egyptian guide and drivers...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 29, 2008 from Al 'Aqabah, Jordan
from the travel blog: Israel, Jordan and Egypt (2008)



Day 11 - Dive Right In

Another great day in paradise, albeit one with little to report on. Ellery and I spent the morning simply hanging by the pool trying to keep cool in the heat. The afternoon was another incredible experience – this one underwater as we took a boat to the coral reefs just south of Aqaba for...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 28, 2008 from Al 'Aqabah, Jordan
from the travel blog: Israel, Jordan and Egypt (2008)



Day 10 (continued) - Ahhh, All Better Now

From there it was on to Aqaba, which on a cooler day might actually be paradise. OK, not the town of Aqaba, which Ellery and I wandered through tonight, but the hotel we’re at, the Aqaba Intercontinental. And boy, did we need it … a pool that’s more like a river through the hotel, huge palm...

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 27, 2008 from Al 'Aqabah, Jordan
from the travel blog: Israel, Jordan and Egypt (2008)



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