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.
About an hour drive north is where you will find Hurghada. This is a lively town known for its resorts. If you don’t want to go to Luxor or the Valley of the Kings we highly suggest you go to Hurghada to do your souvenir shopping and maybe visit one of the resorts. The drive to any place outside of Safaga is mesmerising. Your vehicle will go through the deserts of Egypt. Enjoy the ride, because it is a special one.
Although it is a 4 hour drive from Safaga this will be worth it. Luxor is one of those spectacular sites you have to have seen once in your life.
Cruise ships dock at the Maritime Seaport of Safaga. This cruise dock has little to offer and facilities are limited. There is no cruise terminal or tourist information. Even taxis are extremely limited. Therefore we highly suggest to pre arrange transportation to ensure you will get out of the port area and to one of the attractions in the area. Read the full Safaga cruise port guide to read all about your options in this port.
At the other side of the river Nile is where you will find the Valley of the Kings. This is one to put on the itinerary if you are planning to go the Luxor. Find the most incredible graves of famous Pharaohs of Egypt. Keep in mind it is not allowed to make picture here.