Sokhna Cruise

Sokhna Cruise
An unexpected treasure
Around 55km south of Suez is the town of Sokhna, whose beaches are popular with Egyptians but attract few foreigners. The town’s name derives from the hot springs (35°C) originating in the Jebel Ataqa.

During your MSC Grand Voyage you’ll be able to see light patches offshore that indicate coral reefs. MSC Grand Voyages also offer excursions to mystic places. Secreted amid the arid Red Sea Hills, Egypt’s two oldest monasteries – dedicated to St Paul and St Anthony – trace their origins back to the infancy of Christian monasticism, observing rituals that have scarcely changed over sixteen centuries.
You don’t have to be religious to appreciate their tranquil atmosphere and imposing setting, however, and there’s also scope for birdwatching in the vicinity. Around 30km south of Sokhna, the town of Za’Farana is the nearest settlement to the Red Sea monasteries. West from here, a wide valley cleaves the Galala Plateau and sets the road on course for the Nile, 168km away.
Called Wadi Arraba, its name derives from the carts that once delivered provisions to the monastery, though legend

Cruises from / to Sokhna Port in 2024

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RELAX ON THE BEACH
  • Category: SEA & SUN
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: SOK07
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THE MONASTERY OF ST. ANTHONY
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Code: SOK08
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CLASSIC CAIRO
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 11.5 hour(s)
  • Code: SOK01
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THE CITADEL, THE PYRAMIDS AND NILE RIVER CRUISE
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 11.5 hour(s)
  • Code: SOK03
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GIZAH & SAQQARA
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 11.5 hour(s)
  • Code: SOK04
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AMAZING PYRAMIDS AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 9 hour(s)
  • Code: SOK09D
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DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 8.5 hour(s)
  • Code: SOK10D
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Relax on the beach for anniversary
  • Category: SEA & SUN
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: SOK07ANN
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