My mother, my sister, her husband, their two children (6-9) and I are on
the NCL Dream from Athens to Istanbul sailing Oct. 27. We have the
lowest grade outside unobstructed (porthole) view grade cabins (3). I
am interested in advice.
It is not exactly true to say it is my first cruise. 25+ years ago I
was on a ship called the Regina Magna on a Norway Cruise. Can anyone
remember that far back, to tell me how this might compare shipwise? I
have been browsing here and elsewhere on the Internet and I am beginning
to wonder if NCL can be as bad as all that.
Also, I could use advice about booking our own excursion to overnight in
Cairo. I read somewhere the cruise excursion includes armed guards.
I understand the Middle East has inherant dangers but is it generallly
unsafe to travel the highway between Port Said-Cairo-Alexandria?
Any other helpful insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.