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JackGlasser Jan 1st, 2010 07:11 PM

carnival cruise of the nile
 
will be on the carnival cruise line on the nile river part of tour. Anyone taken carnival on the nile?

sandi Jan 2nd, 2010 06:37 AM

Sounds strange. If a traditional Carnival ship with deep hull, even if a small ship (not the one Carnival uses on open seas/ocean)... know that the Nile isn't very deep, nor wide. Let alone having to be narrow enough to make it thru the Esna Locks.

Maybe Carnival has arranged a traditional Nile cruise boat with flat bottom for use of their passengers. I'd have Carnival clarify.

Unless someone knows differently, share please.

dutyfree Jan 2nd, 2010 07:44 AM

I agree with Sandi-it must be subcontracted out to another boat.

JackGlasser Jan 2nd, 2010 08:54 AM

thank you

NoFlyZone Jan 2nd, 2010 10:07 AM

You must be on the M/S Nile Carnival, which is not associated with Carnival Cruise Lines.

The M/S Carnival is a regular 5-star Nile cruiser.

Grcxx3 Jan 2nd, 2010 10:22 AM

NoFlyZone - do you know who owns/runs the M/S Nile Carnival?

sandi Jan 2nd, 2010 02:05 PM

NFZ and Grcxx3 - Now, that makes more sense! Couldn't imagine a "ship" on the Nile. :)

Grcxx3 Jan 2nd, 2010 02:28 PM

In a nightmare....I was picturing Kathie Lee Gifford in a gallabeya....singing with palm trees and camels in the background!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BECwNurBbEQ

scotsgirl Jan 2nd, 2010 02:44 PM

Grcxx3, as always you just brighten up this forum haha! I just had this image of her singing to some dreadful screeching arabic music with out of beat drums and some guy with a screechy violin type tourist tat contraption (that you can buy at Philae) in the background lol

Thanks for making my day ....... again

Scotsgirl

Grcxx3 Jan 2nd, 2010 02:46 PM

Thanks scotsgirl!!! :) Glad to be of service!

sandi Jan 3rd, 2010 05:41 AM

Grcxx3, thanks so much for my morning chuckle! And, that was before her children were born :)

JackGlasser Feb 7th, 2010 06:24 AM

how is theM/S Nile Carnival?


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