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Suez Canal

Port Said, Egypt
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Port Said
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We transited northwards from Suez City at 6 am as number 3 of 30 ships. The canal has no locks and relatively flat so very different then Panama. Also their are just 2/3 bridges so crossing is mostly done by ferries and pontoon bridges which are erected when needed. Every 1/4 to 1 mile a military guard is posted and... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

On board our cruise ship and so glad we decided to do this cruise to experience passing through the Suez Canal.

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Newton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I'm one of the "been through the Suez Canal via ship" club members (also Panama!). It was via a commerical ship I boarded as part of my job; we were enroute from Yemen to Spain. It was incredible to have front row seats to the entire canal. Most likely if you travel to the area, you'll see it by land,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is an historical journey. The travel while sedate and much the same all the way through must be seen in the context of what it has meant for man kind. The cutting of this route has had a huge effect on the way the world functions. The transportation systems of the planet were transformed by the digging of this... More

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Palm City, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Went through by ship, not much to recommend it. Smoggy for most of the trip and the sights along the canal were uninspiring. There are a lot of military people along the canal but they were very slack. It was a boring trip down the length of the canal. Remember there are no locks. Stopped in lake Timeah for a... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My wife and I recently completed a cruise from Athens to Dubai through the Suez canal. The ship was 6 star with Devine food, cultured guests and great entertainment. We had many interesting ports of call, but the Suez was special. Desert on the Sinai side and irrigation on the other. Egyptian military guarded the banks and shouted "we love... More

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Byron Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A magic portal Sailing through the Sinai on the five star luxury cruise ship Mariner of the seas, what a way to see the desert. On the east side it’s endless miles of hot sand, with the occasional building or army barracks along the bank of the canal. We saw people walking, fishing, and standing on little hilly outcrops, presumably... More

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