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Suez Canal

Port Said, Egypt
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Port Said
Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks
Owner description: Linking the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, this canal stretches more than 100 miles extending from...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks
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.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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21 helpful votes 21 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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99 helpful votes 99 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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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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22 helpful votes 22 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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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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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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