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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our cruise ship Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 had to anchor overnight at Port Said -the entrance of the Suez Canal- we were finally given the ok to enter – we were number 5 in a convoy of 20 going through the canal- the canal was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oscar072
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Our cruise travelled the length of the canal the journey took 10 hrs. There is plenty to ser during the trznsit. One of the main reasons that we booked this cruisr. Unmissable

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thabelro
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The ship didn't actually dock at Port Said but sailed through it. Very interesting sail with lots of mosques to see along the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

We traveled through the Suez Canal on a recent cruise from Israel to Dubai. Having been through the Panama Canal several times, I thought I knew what to expect...but the Suez Canal was way more cool. The caravans that the ships travel in (accompanied by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DuncanTCH
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Had a transit on one of the big vessels. The canal is totally mesmerizing. You can just sit and stare at the surrounding. Will take about q2hrs for the whole transit to end.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AttitudeRoxi
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We sat from 5am when we entered the canal until 4pm when we exited at Port Said just glued to the spot. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Essentials ...........binoculars and a chart so that you can establish where you are at every moment. Suez Canal...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

A fascinating experience, with a whole day in transit affording many photo opportunities along the 120 miles at 8 knots. We had previously sailed through the Panama Canal but this was very different with mostly desert on both banks until close to the north reaches...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank drm1958
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We cruised the Suez Canal from the Red Sea to the Mediterranea for a whole day and enjoyed every minute of it ! Like we did on the Panama Canal , we would have like to get a description of the sites we were seeing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank belleretraite
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Amazing experience travelling from Aqaba - Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea. It was completely different to what I imagined but enjoyed every minute of it. Travelling through the canal, the changing scenery was intriguing. We were second in line for the day to go through,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nadia A
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Travelling from Aqaba , Jordon I traversed the Suez Canal. Waiting for our time slot when only so many ships can go through, I was so excited and at 3.45 am we proceeded our 2 day journey. The.night was lit up with twinkling sparkling lights...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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September 22, 2018|
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Response from FLworldwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Have only done the transit by cruise ship. Did observe several cargo ships, but never any smaller vessels. The cost to transit the Suez Canal may be cost prohibitive for smaller boats. Good luck in your quest.
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April 6, 2018|
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Our tour guide at the valley of the Kings is from Cairo. She is a rotary member and trust her. Contact Deena Shehab. Giza rotary his site won’t let me put her email in here. Phone. +2 010 0510 7755 She works for a... More
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What currencies do I need to take ? (4 Replies)
We are cruising from Dabai to Athens through the Suez Canal stopping in Oman, Egypt, Jordon, Israel and Cyprus. Do we need to take currencies for all of these countries or will they accept US dollars or Euros?
February 18, 2018|
Response fromMaher_DxB|
The easiest is to carry US$ which is easily converted or accepted in these countries. You can rely on using credit card
Eilat to Israel on 16th October 2008 (1 Reply)
Hello, My name is Tamara. I am traveling with my mum from Eilat / Taba to Cairo with the East Delta Bus to Cairo on 16.10.2008. As I have never done it before I've got a million questions about this journey. First of all, I appreciate if someone can tell me the time tables for this bus, the price, where to buy the ticket, how much is the entrance tax to Egypt, which routes this bus take (I mean, does it cross the Sinai Desert?, Goes through the Suez Canal?) How long does it take...More
April 17, 2008|
Response fromdebi_zyx|
Hi Tamara, I notice that you've asked these questions a few times, and received a couple of answers that I don't think you have followed up on. To find out the best information about getting from Taba to Cairo, please post your questions on the EGYPT forum. It isn't going to help you much to continue posting the same question on this forum - most of us just don't have the information. Have a great time :-)
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juresalem - petra - st. catherine - sueyz cancel - cairo (3 Replies)
Hi, I am planning a trip to visit Juresalem, Petra and Egypt. I am thinking about the following itenary: 11/17Tel Aviv - Juresalem 11/19 Juresalem - Petra 11/21 Petra - Taba - Sharm El-sheikh - St. Catherine 11/22 Suez Cancel - Cairo Then I will take a 10 day tour in Cairo. My questions is 1) how should I get from Juresalem to Petra, what Bus is still operating? How long and how much will be the ride? 2) How do I get from Petra to Taba, easy to find taxi or bus? 3) From Taba to...More
October 24, 2007|
Response fromsaira9|
You definitely need at least one full day at Petra.... ...and as you speak Arabic you will have no problems. Enjoy! S