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Update: We can't get away from it all

overcast 69 °F

a96a18a0-ac70-11ec-8dcb-bb009b7b6f07.jpgWell, well, it's hard to leave Jeddah. We had to get an exit stamp in our passports, so ..... into a shuttle bus to the cruise terminal, a loooong walk through the arrival hall, out one door, a long walk around the building, into another door, a looooong walk through the exit hall, a fuss over the stamp and back on the ship. This took about 45 minutes. Then the announcement: "This is the captain speaking: some of you have not received an exit stamp. Return to the cruise terminal immediately and get your certification or the ship will be held in port." While this is happening we see a large gray cloud rising over the city. Three hours pass; the captain's voice grows gruff. It turns out that the Saudis computers had a glitch and undercounted us. Finally we sail away ....... and then see explosions on the shore where Yemeni missiles are hitting the city. The Yemeni Houthis are attacking the Saudis. They have hit another refinery in Yanbu where we are scheduled to dock tomorrow. We are expecting an itinerary change!

Posted by HopeEakins 19:21 Archived in Saudi Arabia

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more of a war zone than you anticipated? Can you imagine living Saudi Arabia, especially if you are of the female persuasion.

by Seabury

Now we are really jealous!

by JaneKline

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