Mercure Forsan Island Ismailia

Forsan island, Ismailia, Egypt | 3 star hotel
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Going through the Suez Canal

A travel blog entry by cjbishop

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We supposedly entered the Suez Canal at 3 AM on Nov 20; we were not there to witness it! It is an all day affair to transit this man-made shipping canal that was HAND DUG in 1859-1869. A bit of information about the canal. It is 120 miles long. It is often called the "highway to India" as it reduces the journey from London to Mumbai from 12,300 miles (around Africa) to 7200 miles via the canal. It has belonged to Egypt since 1956. The fastest passage takes about 14.5 hours. An ...

Before the Suez

A travel blog entry by allilaoshi

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The day before we were told that we would pass through the Suez Canal during the night and that we wouldn't be able to see anything. It was really disappointing as the whole of Egypt was cancelled for us earlier in the week.

They had to change the schedule 2 times. First, Princess Cruises had to cancel the stops in Egypt because of all the fighting. Embassies were being closed. They rescheduled us to stop in ...

Day 53 Sea Day Going Through the Suez Canal

A travel blog entry by luv2cruise

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... several domes on it by the Olympic Park that was unfinished. It seems it was being built on land that is owned by the Army so they are in court trying to get permission to continue building this building. By the time they get an okay, the building could be in dire need of repair.

A little history on the Canal: First opened in 1869 after a decade of construction. ...

Travelling through the Suez Canal

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin

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... over the north-south convoy. We had the Sinai desert to the east and the rest of Egypt (the Nile side) to the west. The difference between the two sides was huge – like chalk and cheese! We (together with most of the ship!) spent hours on deck just watching the land go by – it was a great experience! We took loads of photos but will post just a few to give you an idea of what we ...

Transitting the Suez Canal

A travel blog entry by mjt4662

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... I can see the ships behind us in the convoy. Along the shore I can see various military encampments, and roads ending at the canal to feed a pontoon bridge that would be set up quickly if needed. There is also a swing railroad bridge and several ferry landings. Many places along the canal all I can see is desert.
During the afternoon, I attended ...

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