Air travel is faster, more convenient, and actually cheaper than most alternatives. However, it's nowhere near as fun. I had intended my next destination after Egypt to be Greece, and seeing as how it's just across "the pond", I figured I'd just catch one of the many sear ferries that surely plied the waters. After all, Alexandria is one of the world's greatest port cities, in history at least. However, it would appear that it's only in history that the port was great, as currently there are exactly zero ferries going from Egypt to anywhere. Indeed, after consulting many different travel agents (and getting as many different answers), I finally found the sole passenger ship that visits Alexandria: the Princess Marissa cruise ship. I'd never been on a cruise ship and it wasn't too much more than a plane ticket (and I was distraught at the idea of coming all this way to Alexandria only to turn around and go back to the Cairo airport) so I figured I'd give it a go.
After a terribly-Egypti... [more]