Don't forget, the new CruiseMates cruise on NCLs Jewel that starts in Istanbul and visits Cairo to see the pyramids. It is one of my favorite parts of thr world to visit, and every time I go leave with a feeling of awe for what those ancient civilizations could do.
Isn't cruising great? I mean the Caribbean is great for snorkeling and diving and being in the sun. But for me, traveling the world by cruise ship, having a luxury floating hotel and unpacking once, is really what cruising is all about.
And if you are going to do it, do it first class.