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Published: June 13th 2016
SEA PRINCESS - CHEFS TABLE
Starters in the galley with ice carving and vege carvings, amazing what they can do!
Five days at sea from Oman to Aqaba, now getting up early to walk the decks as it is 31 by 6.30, Thursday now turning up towards Red Sea with Yemen on our right and Somalia on our left. Due in Aqaba Sunday morning 7.00a.m. Ship life is John playing table tennis every morning for three hours or so and myself laze on the deck reading a book and swimming! Steakhouse every week and happy hour every couple of days! John won the singles comp a couple of days ago and has also won the doubles with our excursion partner Joan, the 82 year old livewire! Were invited to the Chefs Table on board a couple of nights ago, it was sensational! Invited but it did cost us $125 a head for the privilege! Had appetizers and gorgeous French champagne, had about four glasses, in the galley with the executive chef and head waiter! Four starters and then mains out in the main dining room on a beautifully presented table, then two mains with matched wines and then this most amazing sorbet, a tomato one, yes tomato but it was so nice with a few glug, glug, glugs of Grey Goose
vodka on top!!
June, arrived in Aqaba 7.00a.m., supposed to be 41 degrees but pleasantly surprised its only mid 30’s, last time we were here did the Wadi Rum and Petra so decided to just do the town of Aqaba, which is in the gulf and from the port you can see Israel, Saudi and Egypt tucked right up the end of the gulf about 130 klms from Amman, its really a shit hole but had a good poke around town and perched ourselves in a restaurant named Ali Baba that sold beer and had a few nice cold ones and a lovely lunch. Ramadan not much open! Grilled lamb, chicken, dips and bread. Very arid hills surround Aqaba, dry and desolate and can remember though how beautiful it was over the other side in the Wadi Rum and Petra. Head out of here at 10.30p.m. tonight with a day at sea and then through the Suez Canal.
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