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Old 04-09-2011, 04:42 AM
Wheels87 Wheels87 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ocean Springs Mississippi
Posts: 400
Having spent significant time in the persian gulf (not by my choice...but by Uncle Sam's), I can tell you that in today's political climate, to me it is just not worth the risk to travel there. I know that Dubai is a really nice tourist destination, but if there is any political unrest in the middle east, you are opening yourself up to a nightmare.

I guess I've seen one too many movies about folks being taken hostage and I can tell you that Americans are not exactly beloved in the area.

Sonny...why don't you move down to the Gulf coast. I am within a reasonable driving distance to numerous departure ports. My problem is that I just can't get enough time off to cruise more than 3 or 4 times per year.

Take care,