This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts aboard the Celebrity Constellation in the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez and shaves off 4,300 miles between Europe and Asia. The 101 mile-long Suez Canal took approximately 10 years to build and officially opened on November 17, 1869. The ship’s captain Vittorio Cantu joins Peter Greenberg on the show to discus crossing the Suez Canal and what impresses passengers the most about the location. Joseph V. Micallef, Historian & Enrichment Speaker, shares what surprises guests the most about traversing the Suez Canal. He discusses the canal 20 years ago, the differences between the East and West banks, and how the Suez Canal was almost home to the Statue of Liberty. There’s all of this and more when Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Celebrity Constellation in the Suez Canal.
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Captain Vittorio Cantu discusses crossing the Suez Canal and what impresses passengers the most about the location. He also talks about challenging ports and reveals the port he wanted to go to most as a young cadet.
Arjan Scheepers, Hotel Director at Celebrity Cruises, reveals the challenges of the job and number of beds that need to be made. He also discusses meeting the expectation of guests and the extremely short turnaround time between cruises.
Ian Cresswell, Cruise Director at Celebrity Cruises, explains why the Suez Canal cruise is a special opportunity for everyone. He shares how this part of the world receives a lot of negative press and the surprises passengers experience.
Dr. Ann Burgess, Doctor and Guest Lecturer on board Celebrity Cruises, talks about the challenges the conflicting species face in the Suez Canal and the most surprising species in the desert. Hint: this species is said to have inspired the first unicorn legends. She also discusses the Arabian Whale and the dolphins that play alongside the cruise.
Joseph V. Micallef, Historian & Enrichment Speaker, shares what surprises guests the most about traversing the Suez Canal. He discusses the canal 20 years ago, the differences between the East and West banks, and how the Suez Canal was almost home to the Statue of Liberty.
Rolando Webb, Executive Chef on the Celebrity Constellation, divulges the staggering number of meals prepared each day on the ship. He also talks about the most challenging meals to prepare and odd requests from guests.
By Alessandra Bea for PeterGreenberg.com