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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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Not really a tourist destination. Fantastic construction concept. Commercial contributor to Egypt. Commission for Tourism sent an armed guard with our guide for our safety... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Not really a tourist destination. Fantastic construction concept. Commercial contributor to Egypt. Commission for Tourism sent an armed guard with our guide for our safety. Sinai is pretty dangerous for Americans just now. I have waited over 40 years to see this place. Moving for me personally but maybe not for everyone.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our large cruise ship is passing through the canal right now, and there are interesting things to see along this historic monumental passage. Many local fishermen fish the suez, farms dot the west side of the canal. Small towns have grown up in the distance. I believe the 128 miles will take about 14 hours at the slow pace we... More 

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Langley, Canada
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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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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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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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Yachats, Oregon
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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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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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Address: Address: Port Said, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Port Said Governorate  >  Port Said

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