Cruise Port Atlas | Port Said, Egypt Map | Location

Port Said, Egypt Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Port Said: Oceania, Seabourn, Silversea, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa

Key Attractions: Port Said Lighthouse, Military Museum, El-Abbasy Mosque, El Salam Mosque, Museum of Modern Art, Tennis Island, Sakkara Step Pyramid, Ancient Memphis, Ptah Temple, Alabaster Sphinx, Great Pyramids, Great Sphinx, Egyptian National Museum, Pharaonic Village, Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, Sultan Hassan Mosque, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Hanging Church (Coptic), Church of St. George (Greek), Coptic Museum, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Tahrir Square, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Al Azhar Park, Babylon Fortress

Comment about travel to Egypt:Due to the importance of tourism to Egypt's economy, the country's leadership has long been committed to the security and safety of tourists, providing protection which often has included armed guards and escorts in tourist areas. Several cruise lines have cancelled their stops in Egypt for 2013 due to the current political unrest in the country. If the recent past is any indicator, the economic importance of tourism will help to stabilize the unrest. Please join me in my prayers for peace and stability in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East and North Africa. As Rick Steves says, "Travel is a Political Act."

Though it is chaotic and congested, Port Said is a thoroughly modern city, founded in 1859 as the northern terminus of the Suez Canal. Its economy is based on duty-free trade, basic industry for processing the raw materials (cotton, silk, tobacco and foods), and tourism associated with beach resorts and cruise ships. The city has a diverse population and culture and is less religious than other parts of Egypt. Most cruisers will want to take the tours to Cairo, as the sights in Port Said are limited. For those who stay near the port, there are several nice museums, a few impressive mosques, duty-free shopping, and the food and culture of this thoroughly international city is special to experience. Along the canal is the Corniche, with restaurants and shops.

Cairo is often visited by cruise groups, either as part of a day trip or as an overnight tour for cruises that stop in Alexandria and/or Port Said. The most famous sites in the Cairo area are the massive Giza Pyramids and Great Sphinx and the smaller pyramids and temples in Sakkara. Within the city are important museums such as the National Museum, with its world-class exhibition of ancient relics and the Pharaonic Village. Several important mosques of different eras include the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali (19th century), the Ibn Tulun Mosque (9th century), and the Hassan Mosque (14th century). Greek Orthodox and Coptic churches and historic synagogues offer attractions to those of different faiths. Medieval ruins, such as the Babylon Fortress and Ayyabid Wall, dot the center of the city. The Khan el Khalili Bazaar, originally built in 1382, offers the taste and smell of Egyptian commerce and its commercial history.

Local Currency: Egyptian Pound | Current exchange rates at xe.com

Primary Language: Arabic

Secondary Languages: Many languages spoken

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Port Fuad Mosque by Peter Croyle

Geography and Population

Port Said is located in the northeast corner of Egypt and the Nile delta. The Suez Canal passes between Port Said and its twin city Port Fuad. Port Said has a population of just over 600,000 and with Port Fuad has a metropolitan population of over 1 million.

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How Far?

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From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Port Said Cruise Terminal Port Said Airport 8 KM 12 mnutes  
Port Said Cruise Terminal Port Said Lighthouse 0.2 KM 2 minute walk  
Port Said Cruise Terminal Modern Art Museum / National Museum 0.1 KM 2 minute walk  
Port Said Cruise Terminal El Salam Mosque 0.6 KM 2 minutes, 6 minute walk  
Port Said Cruise Terminal El-Abbasy Mosque 1.8 KM 7 minutes  
Port Said Cruise Terminal Suez Authority 1.4 KM 3 minutes, 17 minute walk  
Port Said Cruise Terminal Tennis Island 18 KM 25 minutes  
Port Said Cruise Terminal Cairo 220 KM 3 hours 20 minutes  
Port Said Cruise Terminal Giza Pyramids 231 KM 3 hours 20 minutes  
Port Said Cruise Terminal Sakkara 249 KM 3 hours 40 minutes  
Port Said Cruise Terminal Alexandria 260 KM 3 hours 30 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Al Soliman Hospital, Saad Zaghloul, Port Said, Phone - 066 3356060, 2.9 KM, 7 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

National Bank of Egypt, El-Gomhoreya, 0.7 KM, 2 minutes, 6 minute walk
HSBC Egpyt Bank, El-Gomhoreya, 0.7 KM, 2 minutes, 6 minute walk

Post Office

El-Gomhoreya, 0.4 KM, 1 minute, 4 minute walk

Cairo Hospital
Cleopatra Hospital, Heliopolis, phone - 2414-3931

Cairo Banks
Citibank, Garden City, Qasr an Nile, Cairo
Banque Du Caire, Maarouf, Qasr an Nile, Cairo

Cairo Post Office
El Kasr El Ainy, Al Inshaa WA Al Munirah, As Sayedah Zeinab, Cairo

Port and Berths

Street Address - Shokri Al Kowatli, Port Said
GPS - 31.266501, 32.316216

Photo of Port Said Lighthouse by Michael Tyler