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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Day 040: Rome, Italy

Day 040: Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy Position: N 41º 40′ 00″ E 012º 42′ 00″ Weather: 36ºC wind 10kts, waves 1m Last Port: Naples, Italy Next Port: Livorno, Italy Status: In Port From the Navigator We will make our final approach to Civitavecchia at 0545 and will board our local pilot shortly after. Once the … Continue reading »

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Day 039: Naples, Italy

Day 039: Naples, Italy Position: N 40º 50′ 36″ E 014º 15′ 46″ Weather: 29ºC wind 12kts, waves 1m Last Port: Istanbul, Turkey Next Port: Civitavecchia, Italy Status: In Port From the Navigator Throughout the early morning we will maintain a north easterly course along the Tyrrhenian Sea towards Naples. At around 0445 this morning … Continue reading »

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Day 038: Aegean Sea

Day 038: Ionian Sea Position: N 37º 26′ 17″ E 017º 34′ 09″ Weather: 23ºC wind 15-20kts from the north, waves 2m Last Port: Istanbul, Turkey Next Port: Naples, Italy Status: Underway From the Navigator Early this morning we will transit the Elafonisu Strait to round the southern coast of Greece and set westerly courses … Continue reading »

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Day 037: Anzac Cove, Turkey

Day 037: Anzac Cove Position: N 37º 54′ 58″ E 24º 34′ 44″ Weather: 31ºC wind 2kts, waves 1m Last Port: Istanbul, Turkey Next Port: Naples, Italy Status: Underway, Anzac Cove From the Navigator During the early hours of this morning we will transit the Dardanelli Strait and once clear we will set northerly courses … Continue reading »

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Day 036: Istanbul, Turkey

Day 036: Istanbul, Turkey Position: N 37º 58′ 32″ E 023º 43′ 26″ Weather: 36ºC wind north east 10 kts Last Port: Mytilene, Greece Next Port: Naples, Italy Status: In port, starboard-side-to From the Navigator   Tour Overview A scenic 25-minute drive in your motorcoach takes you across the Galata Bridge into the heart of … Continue reading »

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Day 035: Mytilene, Greece

Day 035: Mytilene, Greece Position: N 41º 01′ 53″ E 028º 59′ 22″ Weather: 32ºC northeast wind 10kts Last Port: Athens, Greece Next Port: Istanbul, Turkey Status: at anchor, taking tender boats to shore From the Navigator We will maintain north easterly course throughout the early hours as we cross the Aegean Sea and approach … Continue reading »

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Day 034: Athens, Greece

Day 034: Athens, Greece Position: N 37º 58′ 32″ E 023º 43′ 26″ Weather: 36ºC wind north 15 kts Last Port: Ashdod, Israel Next Port: Mytilene, Greece Status: In port, port-side-to From the Navigator   Tour Overview Board your motorcoach for a scenic driving tour into the heart of Athens. Your narrated tour orients you … Continue reading »

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Day 033: Mediterranean Sea

Day 033: Mediterranean Sea

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Day 032: Jerusalem / Bethlehem, Israel

Day 032: Masada and the Dead Sea (Jerusalem / Bethlehem, Israel) Position: N 31º 35′ 26″ E 035º 24′ 22″ Weather: 30ºC wind northwest 8 kts Last Port: Aqaba, Jordan Next Port: Athens, Greece Status: in port, Ashdod, Israel From the Navigator This morning we will commence our final approach to Ashdod at approximately 0430 … Continue reading »

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Day 031: Suez Canal

Day 031: Suez Canal, south to north Position: N 30º 28′ 52″ E 032º 20′ 40″ Weather: 31ºC wind north 15 kts, canal is calm Last Port: Aqaba, Jordan Next Port: Ashdod, Israel Status: underway, northbound in the Suez Canal From the Navigator At approximately 0330 we will approach our anchorage waiting area and shortly … Continue reading »

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Day 030: Gulf of Suez

Day 030: Gulf of Suez Position: N 28º 34′ 38″ E 033º 6′ 44″ Weather: 29ºC wind northwest 10kts, waves calm Last Port: Aqaba, Jordan Next Port: Ashdod, Israel Status: Underway, Gulf of Suez From the Navigator Early this morning we will once again pass through the Strait of Tiran and re-enter the Red Sea. … Continue reading »

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Day 029: Aqaba, Jordan

Day 029: Aqaba, Jordan (for the Lost City of Petra) Position: N 30º 07′ 46″ E 035º 26′ 02″ Weather: 36ºC wind brisk through the canyons, perfectly clear skies Last Port: Safaga, Egypt Next Port: Ashdod, Israel Status: In port, Jordan From the Navigator Early this morning the ship will navigate through the Straits of … Continue reading »

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Day 028: Safaga, Egypt

Day 028: Safaga, Egypt Tour Overview Your Egyptian adventure starts with a warm welcome at the port from your guide, before you head across the Safaga mountains and desert, towards Luxor. This is a full day away from the ship, and en route to your historic destinations, you will drive through pretty farming villages and … Continue reading »

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Day 027: Red Sea

Day 027: Red Sea

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Day 026: Red Sea

Day 026: The Red Sea Position: N 14º 53′ 31″ E 041º 54′ 48″ Weather: 30ºC wind northwest force 5, waves 1-2m Last Port: Dubai, UAE Next Port: Safaga, Egypt Status: Underway, Red Sea From the Navigator Early this morning we will transit through Bab el Mendeb. Bab el Mendeb is the narrow entrance into … Continue reading »

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