The small world on this cruise included people who would never have spent time together on any other occasion: a doctor from a troubled suburb, a television reporter, a Breton poet, a supermarket cashier, a clothing designer -- hailing from all over France and the world. Here you will find described with humor and precision all their little pleasures and worries. Diversity and tolerance come to the surface as the passing of time on the Nile is evoked. Moments of worry about the Islamic threat. Beauty and power of ancient Egypt, often disquieting.