March 24, 2016 Sea Day

This morning the location guide, David, presented a lecture on the ports of Naples and Civitavecchia in Italy. A new lecturer by the name of Dr. William Morris Welch presented a lecture on Alexandria, Egypt and the influence of the Greeks in ancient times, as well as in modern times. Many Greeks have lived in Alexandria over the years including poets, artists, doctors, scientist and more. He gave a detailed description of many of the accomplishments of these Greeks in Alexandria.

In the afternoon lecturer Martyn Green presented a lecture on the port of Adjaccio, Corsica owned by the French. Kent went to tea and Mark attended his watercolor class. In the early evening we attended a movie titled Joy with Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper. Joy is the story of the title character who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. The evening’s entertainer was a comedienne, singer and impressionist by the name of Hilary O’Neil.

About 11:00pm we anchored at the southern entrance to the Suez Canal in preparation of our daylight transit tomorrow.