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Address: Port Said, Egypt
Description: Linking the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, this canal stretches more than...
Linking the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, this canal stretches more than 100 miles extending from Port Said to Port Tawfiq (near Suez), connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez and thence with the Red Sea.
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We traveled in a convoy from the Med thru to the Red Sea. We marshaled with the other ships about 2am., and could make out Port Said 's lights. All was quiet. Then finally about 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Langley, Canada
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Langley, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We traveled in a convoy from the Med thru to the Red Sea. We marshaled with the other ships about 2am., and could make out Port Said 's lights. All was quiet. Then finally about 5 am we began the transit, a patrol boat came alongside and dropped a Pilot off and we began the journey. The African side is... More 

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Vladivostok, Primor'ye, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Although I'd been to a lot of exotic destinations before my first impression of the Suez canal was absolutely overwhelming. Starting from 6am I was running from deck to deck trying to grab every moment and take the best picture possible. The passage was over by 6pm, by which time I was completely exhausted, but it was worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

I was very interested in seeing the Suez Canal and went to port said on a day trip from Cairo. It's awe inspiring seeing the Mediterranean meet the Red Sea and if you go even further to the south you can see the Nile meet the Mediterranean as well. We took a ferry over to the other side of the... More 

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Hebron, Connecticut
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I never thought I'd have the chance to traverse this canal, so traveling it on the Star Pride was a major reason for signing up for that Windstar cruise. We were Initially advised that our convoy of ships would pass through beginning at 7 am but it turned out we entered about 4am so I missed Port Said. Dawn came... More 

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Bastrop, TX
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166 reviews 166 reviews
89 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Port Said is a somewhat unappealing and unhistorical city at the north entrance to the Suez Canal. Cruise ship shore excursions to Cairo depart from here (they have only recently resumed). Tensions are high and military presence is everywhere, make the environment a little uncomfortable. The canal is impressive in its very existence, but not the engineering marvel like the... More 

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Sandy, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I did the "Ditch" many times during my career as a merchant seaman. It's beautiful sailing thru the canal, many interesting landmarks on both sides. But it's surreal also. You can see areas along the desert edge where there are many burned out military vehicles from wars in the past. But definitely one of the most interesting places I've ever... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I had the chance to travel through the Suez Canal 12 times in my time in Egypt. All business trips. I am sure it is much different from a nice Cruise Ship with good company and some nice beverages. I've enjoyed my time as I've had Egyptians on board who tell us about the history, the war and their perspective.... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Was there summer of 2013. Being originally from there brings all good memories about this city. Taking the ferry to cross the canal is a very nice experience.

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Ghent, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited for two days, maybe not enough time to appreciate it`s charms. The city like Hurghada, and possibly many others needs a lot of investment to bring the city back to life. Walked through part of the old city with Egyptian friends, got looks from all the local people as if we were from another planet. Although nothing was said... More 

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Morayfield, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Suez Canal is an experience which is one to remember. Sailing through, the one side covered with housing and trees, the other barren and bare. Natives rowing in canoes to the ship, selling their wares, climbing onto the ship, claiming their land, hosed off by ships officers with fire hoses. Carved elephants with ivory tusks for sale, mother of... More 

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