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Address: Port Said, Egypt

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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canal suez

place alot of ppl die in in the beging while digging this massive canal and in thw war in 70th this land is so beautfull and holly sands

Reviewed July 28, 2016
Eng K
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

place alot of ppl die in in the beging while digging this massive canal and in thw war in 70th this land is so beautfull and holly sands

Thank Eng K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

An unsung trio of great touring: the Suez Canal, and twin cities of Port Said and Port Fuad 'gracing' the canal's Mediterranean gateway. Century old architecture, corniche boulevards and promenades, parks and graceful mosques, and some breezy seaside beaches - real variety and lots to enjoy for lovers of old Mediterranean port cities and classical architecture. And the saga of... More 

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you have experienced the Panama Canal in all its complexity, you might be surprised by the Suez Canal, for it is at the other end of the spectrum. Simply put, the Suez Canal is basically a long ditch in the desert with no locks and few people in evidence once you are into the canal itself. However, that does... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

Crossed the Suez Canal on the Queen Elizabeth with a sister ship, the Queen Mary 2, in front of us. Crossed the canal going northward. The transit was interesting, especially when in various bends that let you see the rest on the ships in your convoy. This is a lock free canal which means your ship is in constant motion.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

Built between 1850 and 1869, the Suez Canal is an amazing man-made waterway stretching 120 miles, connecting the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. It even has passing passages, where it appears that there are two canals running in parallel lines. Ships travel north or south in convoys up to 20 ships long, each separated by 1-1.5 miles of canal. There... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

this began very early in the morning on a Royal Caribbean cruise and we were number 2 ship in a convoy of about 15. I thought it would be all over very quickly but it took all day. Unfortunately there was not much useful English commentary. The new canal allows for more traffic, but even so the stark contrast between... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 19, 2016

Not much to be said, it's beautiful if passing through during day time. They have a lot to learn in terms of safety, so be careful, don't leave your life, your safety in their hands, their ways are the old and unsafe ways. However if anything is requested from them, they'll arrange it. They will not apply the same safety... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

one of the places you would not like to miss. this place is a must when you visit egypt. You can have a nice and something new experience

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Reviewed March 8, 2016

It is a very interesting to see the old and new canal suez. With all the ships passing by from a very near distance. It is safe and you can take photos from specific locations. Ismailia city is the best place to see everything from, as the head office is there as well.

Thank RamiRizg
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

You Actually dont cruise on suez canal , its forbidden for security reasons ,, suez canal , passes thru 3 major cities in egypt , Ismailia , Portsaid , Suez ,, you can see it throuh any of the 3 cities ,, but you cant pass it or go from one side to the other through the sea. its nice... More 

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