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With it's rich culture and impressive antiquities, Egypt has always been a favored destination of cruisers sailing in the Mediterranean or up the Red Sea.


Egypt has always been a hub for routes�westward along the coast of North Africa, northwest to Europe, northeast to the Levant, south along the Nile to Africa, and southeast to the Indian Ocean and the Far East. This natural advantage was enhanced in 1869 by the opening of the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. The

Cruisers either sailing to or from Egypt generally check in/out of the following ports:

General Information

Country Code:  20
Time Zone:    +2 hours from UTC
Currency:      Egyptian Pound


Check In/Out Procedures -  

Check in

Check out

Procedures for transiting the Suez Canal


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