I mentioned in my last travel post that I am going to Morocco in Spring when in fact that is only half correct. Mother Tramp and I are going abroad as it is her first foreign holiday since Dad passed away. We both have the time booked off work and although we had both been settled on Morocco, I was looking at options around this and thought a cruise might be more special for her. Fred Olsen had a cruise to Spain and Morocco.
Then I just had to go and look around the website further didn’t I?
Petra is at the top of my must visit destinations. It is a UNESCO world heritage site in Jordan, so when I saw that a cruise to Egypt could not only include shore excursions to the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, 4X4 sand dune adventures AND a trip to Petra that was me sold, right there and then. A cruise was the way forward.
The Embark for Egypt cruise has 11 stops over 24 days and prices start from £1549 for a 2015 sailing. Not only would we visit Egypt, we would start our voyage in Spain, on to Malta and then we’d sail through the Suez canal, a man made engineering wonder of the world, then visit Oman, Jordan and Dubai.
I have never been on a cruise before and I was amazed to see that on board the Balmoral, the Fred Olsen cruise liner for the Egypt adventure, has a swimming pool, spa, library, shops and lots of entertainment options!
It has everything we are both looking for in one combined holiday. Sun, Sea, relaxation and sight seeing! I wish I had explored cruises before now.
You can find all details of the cruise HERE along with some excellent, highly tempting last minute cruise deals
Now, all I have to do is get over my fear of boats and convince Mother Tramp to raid her piggy bank – wish me luck!
* Post written in conjunction with Fred Olsen Cruises. All words and thoughts are my own.