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Jawmaster

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  • Location
    Belgium
  • Interests
    Formula 1
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Seabourn
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    middle east

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  1. "The Telegraph" 3 days ago: "Cruise giant P&O cancels Dubai season amid rising Gulf tensions" "EU Today" 2 days ago: "UK & US stand firm in Strait of Hormuz: P&O cancel Gulf cruises as naval forces prepare for conflict" All following Seabourn cruises will go through the Strait of Hormuz: What will Seabourn do? Some thoughts? 19-Day Holy Land & Arabian Gems Ship: Seabourn Encore Oct 2019 18-Day Jewels Of Arabia & India Ship: Seabourn Encore Nov 2019 19-Day Route To Ancient Wellness Ship: Seabourn Ovation Nov 2019 19-Day Pearls Of Arabia & India Ship: Seabourn Ovation Dec 2019
  2. Perhaps some additional information? Last year we did the Masada-Jerusalem overnight journey: a UNESCO partner tour. It’s warm so dress easy. The tour is worth the money. We first departed from Haifa port and drove along the shores of the Dead Sea to visit the Masada Fortress. Our fantastic tour guide was Mr. Barak Berkovich. You should ask for him if possible. Then we drove to the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Hotel for a lunch (good food). Afterwards we had the opportunity to take a swim in the dead sea, which was a very nice experience. Don’t forget swimming gear. It’s very crowdy and busy in the changing rooms. Then we drove to Jerusalem and checked inn at the Orient Hotel (very nice). Afterwards we went for dinner at the Dolphin Yam restaurant (not so special). After dinner we drove along the beautiful city of Jerusalem and went for a visit to the Western Wall The next day we had a very early breakfast because we left the hotel at 6.45am for a visit of the old city of Jerusalem. We could easily visit all important places because it was early. Then our coach drove to Bethlehem (short drive) where we met with a new guide to visit the Church of Nativity. After lunch we had the opportunity to shop for souvenirs before we returned to Jerusalem. Then we drove to Hasdod to be rejoined with the Encore.
  3. Last year (November 2018) we were on the Encore during the "19-Night Holy Land and Arabian Gems" cruise. During cruising (when the radars were working) we noticed that one of the radars made a very annoying, sharp and high-pitched sound. It was so uncomfortable that no one would lie on the sun terrace on the 12th floor. I asked a responsible from the crew if nothing could be done about that annoying sound. Apparently at that time something was broken and could not be replaced during that cruise. I wonder if someone could tell me whether that annoying noise (only noticeable during cruising) has been fixed since? We will be on the Encore in June.
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