Silver Wind Middle East Adventure Day 15: Kusadasi, Turkey

Saying Goodbye to a Wonderful Experience “We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.” -Eli Wiesel Sunday, April 19, 2015 Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports […]

  • April 19, 2015

Silver Wind Middle East Adventure Day 14: At Sea

The Crossing to Kusadasi “There is one spectacle grander than the sea – that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky – that is the interior of the soul.” –Victor Hugo Saturday, April 18, 2015 Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports A total of 546 nautical miles separate those of us aboard […]

  • April 18, 2015

Silver Wind Middle East Adventure Day 13: Haifa, Israel

Silver Wind Arrives in the Holy Land, Part II Friday, April 17, 2015 Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports Today, our adventures continued aboard Silversea’s Silver Wind with our early-morning arrival into Haifa, Israel; an attractive port city with a population of nearly 300,000. It’s Israel’s third-largest city, and for those of us on the Silver […]

  • April 17, 2015
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Silver Wind Middle East Adventure Day 12: Ashdod, Israel

Silver Wind Arrives in the Holy Land Thursday, April 16, 2015 Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports After having visited ports of call in Oman, Egypt and Jordan, Silversea’s Silver Wind arrived in what is our fourth country on this 15-night Middle East voyage: Israel. Docking in the country’s largest port city, Ashdod, nearly every guest […]

  • April 16, 2015
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Silver Wind Middle East Adventure Day 11: Port Said

Adventures in Port Said Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports After a full night transit of the Suez Canal, Silversea’s Silver Wind arrived in Port Said, Egypt at about the same time I arrived in La Terrazza on Deck 7 aft for my breakfast. I sat on the outer terrace and watched, […]

  • April 15, 2015

Silver Wind Middle East Adventure Day 10: The Suez Canal

Transiting the Suez Canal Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports Originally, Silversea’s Silver Wind was supposed to be in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt today – but as we’re learning, our transit of the Suez Canal is a complicated affair wrapped with the same delicious layer of indecision and bureaucratic red tape that […]

  • April 14, 2015

Silver Wind Middle East Adventure Day 9: Aqaba, Jordan

Exploring the Ancient Rose City of Petra Monday, April 13, 2015 Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports This morning Silversea’s Silver Wind docked in Aqaba, Jordan just after nine. Fifteen minutes later, guests were streaming down her gangways – and nearly everyone was taking part in Silversea’s full-day shore excursion to the ancient ruins of Petra. […]

  • April 13, 2015
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Silver Wind Middle East Adventure Day 8: Safaga, Egypt

Exploring Luxor & The Valley of the Kings With Silversea Sunday, April 12, 2015 Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports This afternoon, I sat sipping tea on the outdoor terrace at the Sheraton Luxor, gazing out on the beautiful Nile River that exists as one of the most famous (and indeed, only) waterways in Egypt. And […]

  • April 13, 2015
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