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SILVER SPIRIT VISITS SINAI: A Desert Far Beyond Expectations

Until we can once again cruise to exotic lands, we can dream. Here’s a story that was first posted in The Cruisington Times in 2011. Mount Sinai is timeless and many of the scenes on this tour are reminiscent of Biblical days.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

That’s the reaction I had on an opportunity to drive into the Sinai desert when Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit called on Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.

I almost gave the tour from the ship a pass, after reading the description of a three-hour bus ride each way through the Sinai desert to pay a visit to the remote St. Catherine’s Monastery, built on this historic site in the fourth century and inhabited ever since.

Read it all in The Cruisington Times

Sinai ships of the desert–Photo by Wallace Immen 

First published at Travel Industry Today

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