Suez Canal (transit) Cruises, Egypt
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Just so you know there aren't any excursions available from the Suez Canal. Your ship will sail down this man made canal, more that 120 miles long and 24 metres deep. Built back in the 19th century to link the Red sea to the Mediterranean it’s certainly always been highly prized. Back in 1875 Disraeli famously announced to Queen Victoria “You have it, Madam” and the canal became the linchpin of Britain’s empire. Later, in 1956 it came under the global spotlight again during an episode which was dubbed the ‘Suez Crisis’. The eyes of the world watched in trepidation as Britain and France sought to wrestle control of the canal from Egypt. While it may not be hitting the headlines today, the Suez Canal is still a talking point - the spectacle of huge ships lining up to pass through the narrow stretch is a sight to be seen. And the canal itself is an astonishing feat of engineering – cruising through it will have you ‘oo-ing’ and ‘ah-ing’.