Summer Palace Hotel

Portawfik, Suez, Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Suez

Northbound convoy

A travel blog entry by ginapeach on Jun 19, 2014

12 photos

... the canal was defended through both World Wars, however due to feuding over the Canal Company, Britain, France and Israel attacked Egypt which led to the Suez crisis in 1956. The crisis was fixed when the USA negotiated, with the help of the UN, the withdrawal of the various countries.

The Canal was also closed during the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973. The channel was blocked by mines, trapped ships and artillery fire. Once again the USA came ...

Suez Canal

A travel blog entry by bobandglenis on Jun 19, 2014

5 photos

... as the day progressed. It was quite misty but apparently it's caused by the sand storms that are quite usual in this area. We passed lots of ferries crossing from one side to the other and passed a rail swing bridge the longest in the world and passed under the Suez road suspension bridge, the highway connects Cairo to the Asian Sinai side, we finally transited out of the canal at Port Said into the Mediterranean Sea, we are now on our way to the next port Mykonos looking forward to ...

Sneaky Suez convoy on a cloudy Easter Sunday

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin on Apr 20, 2014

1 comment, 21 photos

Happy Easter everyone. Today is an alarm day, not because we are hoping to spot the Easter bunny, but because we transit the Suez Canal for the very first time. Yesterday we were informed that we were scheduled to begin the transit at around 7 am, so the alarm was set for 5.50 in case we were early. Martin put on the TV to see the webcam at the front of the ship, and to our surprise we were on the move and headed for the canal entrance. It was still quite dark and ...

From Red to Med - the Suez Canal

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin on Apr 10, 2014

2 comments, 30 photos

Temperature: 21C 70F

Distance travelled: 3356 nautical miles

Aqaba was our last visit to Asia Minor otherwise known as the Middle East. We now head for the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal. This is the long leg home. Although we still have a few more stops before we disembark, the talk now turns to what next….??

We have made the acquaintance of 3 Australian families. As they are so far from home, Aussies tend to make the most of their travels ...

Suez Canal for the home journey

A travel blog entry by midlifecruisers on Sep 13, 2013

12 photos

... soon after sunrise, and we knew we were in for a hot day. At 11am we were first in the 18 long convoy of ships, we were accompanied by three tug boats , 1 at the front, 2 following VERY close at the rear ( which we really didn't know why, as we didn't have them on the first trip)... We also had a pilot on board.

Again we saw plenty of military along the way every 200metres, with anti-aircraft missiles, tanks, machine guns and troops all wearing bullet proof vests, bayonets, and ...


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