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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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
We sailed through the Canal northbound from Suez at the head of convoy of 24 huge container and cargo ships. As we set off a similar convoy left Port Said headed southward with 23 vessels of a similar size. We met in the middle where...More
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.
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
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 tourism company. We are the US rotary people she took a photo with last fall. Good luck. By the way. It’s nothing but sand and flies.