Welcome to the Safaga cruise port guide. Lets be honest: Safaga is not the most attractive town in Egypt. Your cruise ship will only visit Safaga for 1 simple reason: Luxor. Safaga is the gateway to Luxor as this is the closest sea port to it. Safaga means ‘protection from bad wind’. This town is a centre for the export of phosphates from local mines. Once a year it also becomes a busy embarkation port for Muslims who are travelling to Mecca during the annual Hajj. Safaga is known for windsurfing and kite surfing, but it is also a vacation town in the making. Therefore you could also opt for a day at a resort when you are in port here. Find out in the Safaga cruise port guide underneath what your options are.