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Silver Spectre

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    London, but not in the EU (still living in hope)
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    Bridge
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    Silversea
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Seychelles

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  1. Silver Spectre

    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    We originally had one as a guarantee for this voyage and then about three weeks before departure it was changed to 602. I would have preferred the Panorama to 602 but our SS guy in London got us moved to mid ships anyway, and then they sold 602 as a last minute sale a week out.
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    You may have to sell more than one! St Catherine’s Monastery - $139 Shoubak Castle - $99 Luxor & Valley of the Kings - $299
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Our bridge directors had a Panorama suite on deck 9 and kindly let me pop in for a photo of the floor to ceiling window, they quite liked it.
  4. Silver Spectre

    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    As we passed Somalia the open decks were closed for a day, forcing the Italian cobbler inside
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    I also like the lunch menu, although I miss the hot option from the Spirit.
  6. Silver Spectre

    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    On balance, just, and obviously easier when spending some OBC. On a longer cruise it’s nice to have a couple of extra dining alternatives.
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    As we passed Djibouti and into the Gulf of Aden we were shadowed by an Indian warship
  8. Silver Spectre

    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Excellent and well worth the OBC charge
  9. Silver Spectre

    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    One if the treats on a day at sea on the Muse, dinner in Kaiseki
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Dusty Safaga left behind, sailing down the Red Sea
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Day 2 in Safaga, watching the port and it’s traffic
  12. Silver Spectre

    Questions from new to Silverseas Cruiser.

    Depends on whether you enjoy dressing up, if you do take a tux.
  13. Silver Spectre

    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    The port of Safaga seems to work all day long and was still going strong as we retired.
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    Athens to Muscat - The Middle East with a Muse

    Just before 5pm our intrepid group left the hotel and boarded the coach for our convoyed journey of some 4 hours back to Safaga. After watching the final light fading we enlivened the back of the vehicle with a couple of packets of crisps (courtesy of BA’s Club Lounge) and a bottle of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, borrowed from the ship. Mrs Spectre having thoughtfully borrowed 4 plastic wine glasses. At about 8:50, we arrived back at the port, had to get off the bus to go through port security, for the second time that day, filed back onboard for a 3 minute ride across the port and back to the ship. We said goodbye to our guide and were welcomed onboard at 9pm to be informed that Atlantide was open until 10pm. So after a quick wash and brush up about half a dozen of us headed downstairs to be greeted by a newish menu ( 3 changes I think) and a very hearty lobster bisque and steak and frites. I believe the remaining 20 or so guests from our bus sensibly went straight to bed. Thus we completed the 3rd and longest of our Arabian adventures.
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