Double Cruise Journey via the Suez Canal travel blog


Europe will be early spring temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. Blue jean weather for Floridians.

In the Suez Canal we will gain another 10 degrees. Dubai and Oman could reach 100. With a the rest of the trip in the 80’s and 90’s.

So we must pack for as much as a 50 degree temperature range over the 35 days of cruising and shore trips.

In addition there are other clothing restrictions and requirements added by those countries that observe a very conservative view of what is acceptable. Europe is pretty lax unless you are visiting church’s. The Vatican has several restrictions.

Jordan, Wadi Rum national park requires long sleeve shirt and a face scarf to protect you from sand dust along with closed toed shoes.

Oman requires clothing that covers the arms and legs to the wrists and ankles. Women need a head scarf to enter the Grand Mosque with closed toed shoes.

India also requests very conservative attire. Since one of our India tours is on a boat close toed shoes with non-skid soles.

Singapore does not allow shorts, tank tops, or flip flops in the Observation Tower. This is where our night tour concludes. It says smart casual. I imagine what I would wear on Friday night going out to dinner. But no shorts and a jacket because the air conditioning always feel like it’s set on 62.

So both my husband and I have long sleeve cotton shirts to wear over t-shirts. Nothing you can see through. No bras visible or male body bits on display.

As I write this I expect someone to respond with......”I would wear what ever I wanted to.” .....and you can.

But when you are in a country that respects conservative clothing on men and women don’t complain when you don’t receive that respect. It’s your choice. We comply because we want to see everything!

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