FAR EAST EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Malta to Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Eqypt. (Greece and Turkey have their own pages). These ports are deep into the Eastern Mediterranean. The politics become a little less clear and change. One of my personal favourite ports of old, Beirut, is now closed. But, so much is open and cruise ships traditionally only go to places that are safe.

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Valletta
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This is a port that is used by many ships as a home port. Fly-cruise holidays can start and stop here. This means spent wisely you get to see Malta. We suggest if you are new to the ship, you do not waste time exploring the ship when you arrive but see Malta.

The Good Ship Murder shot in Malta recommissioned for two more series

The Good Ship Murder has been commissioned for series two and three.

Malta. Mdina by bus, and the best of Valetta.

The Phoenicians established a community in Malta in the 8th Century BC. However, evidence of older civilisations is still being discovered in Malta.

VALETTA, Malta – available TOURS

Valletta is the main port and capital of Malta, an island almost mid-Mediterranean.

The Crusades and the Knights Templar route to the Black Sea

History tells us that the purpose of the Crusades was to recover Jerusalem

Malta – Fly Cruise – how it is likely to play out

I can so remember being excited by the phrase Fly-Drive. I remember it being new and exciting, but now it seems like an effort. Fly-Cruise is so much easier

Valletta – St John’s Co-Cathedral, St Paul Shipwreck Church & Valletta’s first church

What lies between the Holy Lands and Rome, answer, Malta.

Easy and cheap, panoramic Malta by public bus

Malta can be a long day in port, so make the most of it and travel.

Popeye Village – Malta – a living breathes film location

Many report that this is a great day out. Best visited by boat, which cuts the journey time.

MALTA – Hollywood of the Mediterranean, where Captain Philips was shot

Valetta is the largest natural harbour in Europe

Mġarr
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This is an island frequented by smaller ships. Seabourn, Windstar, and SeaDream. HAL’s Oosterdam occasionally stops here.

Larnaca
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Larnaca

Limassol
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Limassol – try the local wine making tours.

Paphos
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Paphos

Haifa
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Western Port in Haifa is an old port that has plans to rebuild. It is visited by a wide variety of ships. The port was built in 1933 as Palestine’s first port. It is an easy port to explore on foot; the German Templar Colony is nearby and has bars, restaurants and shopping. There are many options as it is a gateway to Akko/Acre, Nazareth and other important places.

Eilat
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Ashdod
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This is a very popular port, and nearer to Tel Aviv than Haifa.

Beirut
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The Port of Beirut is permanently closed. It was the most amazing place to visit before the troubles.

Latakia
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Latakia

Tartous
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Tartus

Libya is the 4th largest country in Africa. The northern edge is on the Mediterranean. Romans, Greeks and others built cities along the extensive Libyan coastline of the Med. The ruins are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are accessible from the cruise ports in excursions.

Libya cruise ports from West to East are; Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

Tripoli
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The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

Al Khums
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The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

Misratah
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The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

Benghazi
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The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

Darnah
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The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

Tobruk
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Tobruk offers visits to Rommel’s headquarters and the Allied and German war cemeteries from World War II.

 

Egypt.

CURRENCY: Egyptian pound or LE is divided into 100 piastres, or ersh, or 1,000 milliemes.

LANGUAGE:  “Hello” is “is salām ‘alaykum.” The response is “wa ‘alaykum is salām.”

“Welcome,” is “ahlan wa sahlan.” The response is “ahlan beek.” An informal response is “ahlan.

“Goodbye,” is “ma’is salāma” or “bai.”

Alexandria
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Alexandria’s 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum. It has other Greco-Roman treasures. There is much to explore.

Port Said
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This may be your last port before going through the Suez Canal if you are en-route to the Red Sea.

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