This man-made waterway runs through Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. Construction was completed back in 1869 after taking 10 years to build, and since that time the Suez Canal has proved to be a vital transport link between Europe and Asia.
On Historic Cruises in the Suez Canal, travellers will have the chance to sail the length of this waterway, between Port Said in the north and Port Tawfiq in the south. The canal is narrow and mainly single-file traffic but it has two passing places, one at the Ballah By-Pass and one at the Great Bitter Lake. Whichever voyage you choose to embark on, the trip along the Suez Canal will certainly be a highlight. Spend a day relaxing aboard the Aegean Odyssey, either in the comfortable lounge or outside on the sundeck, and watch as the sensational views along the banks of the Suez Canal drift past you.