I found it hard to get started on this map. I built palace enhancements to get prestige but this was slow due to lack of food. The flood failed in 1272 and one of the nobles emigrated. It was nine years before I opened Askalon (the start of the circumnavigation).
The fleet had arrived at Berenike before I realised that I only had nine nobles and needed ten. I placed another noble and immediately the flood failed. This postponed the win screen by a few years while the last noble upgraded to a large estate. I declared a religious festival while I waited. An interesting side effect was that all 10 shrines were inactive by the end of the festival - the priests went on holiday too.
I enjoyed looking at the final world map - very pretty with all those golden icons.