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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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Travelling through the Suez Canal on a cruise ship was an interesting experience. The contrast between the two bank, one irrigated and green with crops and palm trees, the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Tring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Travelling through the Suez Canal on a cruise ship was an interesting experience. The contrast between the two bank, one irrigated and green with crops and palm trees, the other just bare sand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were scheduled to enter the canal at 0400 but unfortunately due to 'dredging work' we didn't get going until well after 2000. No apology or offer of explanation to the passengers on QM2. They simply do what they like in Egypt! I have to say though it was amazing to see such a huge vessel entering the canal onboard... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We left Aqaba, Jordan the night before in hopes that we would be able to reach the starting point in order to get a number to be able go through the canal that day. If our cruise ship had not reached the entrance by a certain time we would have had to wait for a spot in line for the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went through the Suez Canal late May, what a wonderful experience from all the ships queuing to go through to the exit. The wall is long & spectacular seperating both cultures. The soldiers wave as you pass and the changing landscape is worthwhile. If you have the chance worth seeing

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The view from port said at the joining of the canal with the mediterranean sea is just breath taking you have to go and see it

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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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