Aqaba, the gateway to Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and so much more. I did not travel to Aqaba when some of the others were shooting a movie there, so I missed Petra and had to endure hearing about it over and over again. It was on my Bucket list and I did get to go there many years...
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Dubai is a long way away to be in a short cruise unless you fly cruise. It is on longer cruises but Fred Olsen includes it, the Arcadia does it yearly and the Oceana adds it in 2019 as do Thomson with fly cruise. See links below. Which ever way you go it is worth it and you will...
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Dubai is now a popular cruise stop, and occasionally passengers are lucky enough to get an overnight. You may go for a holiday so here is a list of things to do, and things not to do if you don't want to be arrested. And being arrested here means arrested! The P&O Arcadia stops there on the way back...
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The first time we went to the Madinat , the playground of the rich, we went by taxi for dinner, spoilt by our son and his wife who lived there. We took a ride on a gondola type boat in this man made Venice where there are most big franchise bar restaurants. This whole resort is a very expensive...
The Roman Ruins of Jerash north of Amman, Jordan Antioch. Named after the God Of Antiquities, Gerasa.  I have always wanted to play a big stage in an old theatre and the trip was worth it. Jerash is 48 km north of Amman, the capital of Jordan as you head up towards Syria. Named after the God Of Antiquities, Gerasa, the...
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The Suez Canal widens for bigger business and the ships sail through. Arcadia sails there in 2019 on a wonderful itinerary Dubai to Southampton! But Dubai has also become the long weekend shopping trip. In Dubai there is so much to choose from. The Souks local to the cruise terminal are wonderful, The Gold and Spice on one side of the...
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Party town, to each, drink, be merry & behave Dubai reminds me of LA about 25 years ago, the place is awash with flash cars, swanky bars, restaurants with style, and areas of extreme poverty and deprivation. London is now like that. The difference in Dubai is, the waiters don't complain about the size of their tips, there is no...

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Dubai Marina is the place to party on land, sea or in the air! Skydivers have made base jumps off from the top of the Princess Tower which is the second tallest building in Dubai, standing at 414 m (1,358 ft). However you might just prefer a speed boat tour, a boat trip like Jean takes you on, or...
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8.4 Billion dollars expanding the Suez a few years ago is having positive effect. Oceana adds Arabian Adventures to its 2019 itinerary, so it won't just be the Arcadia World or Fred Olsen who takes you there. Who else will go through the canal? SUEZ CANAL to SALALAH, MUSCAT, DUBAI When Doris Visits went to the World Travel Market at the end...
We have just come back from St Lucia, but hiked through the rain forest on a ship excursion. In St. Martin, we climbed up to the fort, as we did in St. Kitts to reach the Fortress though the climb was different. You can find yourself walking anywhere, but on a A Baltic cruise you might find yourself walking everywhere. A...
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