FAR EAST EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Malta to Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Eqypt. (Greece and Turkey have their own pages). These ports are deep into the Eastern Mediterranean. The politics become a little less clear and change. One of my personal favourite ports of old, Beirut, is now closed. But, so much is open and cruise ships traditionally only go to places that are safe.

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Valletta
few clouds
9.3 ° C
9.3 °
9.3 °
81 %
3.1kmh
20 %
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14 °
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14 °
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12 °
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13 °

This is a port that is used by many ships as a home port. Fly-cruise holidays can start and stop here. This means spent wisely you get to see Malta. We suggest if you are new to the ship, you do not waste time exploring the ship when you arrive but see Malta.

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Mġarr
clear sky
9.3 ° C
9.3 °
9.3 °
66 %
6.1kmh
0 %
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15 °
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12 °

This is an island frequented by smaller ships. Seabourn, Windstar, and SeaDream. HAL’s Oosterdam occasionally stops here.

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Larnaca
few clouds
7.9 ° C
10.1 °
6.7 °
91 %
1.5kmh
20 %
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13 °
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15 °
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13 °
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11 °

Larnaca

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Limassol
few clouds
10 ° C
10.1 °
10 °
81 %
3.6kmh
20 %
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14 °
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12 °
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13 °

Limassol – try the local wine making tours.

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Paphos
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7.9 ° C
7.9 °
7.9 °
93 %
3.1kmh
75 %
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14 °
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13 °
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13 °
Wed
11 °

Paphos

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Haifa
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10.7 ° C
11.2 °
10.2 °
88 %
3.1kmh
75 %
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15 °
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13 °
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12 °

Western Port in Haifa is an old port that has plans to rebuild. It is visited by a wide variety of ships. The port was built in 1933 as Palestine’s first port. It is an easy port to explore on foot; the German Templar Colony is nearby and has bars, restaurants and shopping. There are many options as it is a gateway to Akko/Acre, Nazareth and other important places.

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Ashdod
overcast clouds
10.2 ° C
11.2 °
10.2 °
80 %
8.5kmh
93 %
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16 °
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17 °
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14 °
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14 °
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14 °

This is a very popular port, and nearer to Tel Aviv than Haifa.

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Beirut
broken clouds
9.4 ° C
9.4 °
8.5 °
93 %
1.5kmh
75 %
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12 °

The Port of Beirut is permanently closed. It was the most amazing place to visit before the troubles.

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Latakia
light rain
8.1 ° C
8.1 °
8.1 °
83 %
2.7kmh
100 %
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10 °
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14 °
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13 °
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13 °
Wed
11 °

Latakia

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Tartous
overcast clouds
11.3 ° C
11.3 °
11.3 °
79 %
4.4kmh
99 %
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13 °
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14 °
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12 °
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11 °

Tartus

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Libya is the 4th largest country in Africa. The northern edge is on the Mediterranean. Romans, Greeks and others built cities along the extensive Libyan coastline of the Med. The ruins are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are accessible from the cruise ports in excursions.

Libya cruise ports from West to East are; Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

Tripoli
broken clouds
12.1 ° C
12.1 °
12.1 °
76 %
3.1kmh
75 %
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Wed
19 °

The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

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Al Khums
few clouds
12.3 ° C
12.3 °
12.3 °
80 %
2.5kmh
18 %
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The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

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Misratah
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13.5 ° C
13.5 °
13.5 °
73 %
2.4kmh
10 %
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16 °

The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

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Benghazi
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13 ° C
13 °
13 °
60 %
0.8kmh
0 %
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14 °
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14 °

The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

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Darnah
clear sky
13 ° C
13 °
13 °
66 %
6.1kmh
5 %
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16 °
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12 °

The cruise ports of Libya are Tripoli, Al Khums, Misrata, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk.

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Tobruk
few clouds
12.6 ° C
12.6 °
12.6 °
66 %
6kmh
14 %
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16 °
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Tobruk offers visits to Rommel’s headquarters and the Allied and German war cemeteries from World War II.

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Egypt.

CURRENCY: Egyptian pound or LE is divided into 100 piastres, or ersh, or 1,000 milliemes.

LANGUAGE:  “Hello” is “is salām ‘alaykum.” The response is “wa ‘alaykum is salām.”

“Welcome,” is “ahlan wa sahlan.” The response is “ahlan beek.” An informal response is “ahlan.

“Goodbye,” is “ma’is salāma” or “bai.”

Alexandria
few clouds
9.3 ° C
9.3 °
9.3 °
59 %
7.1kmh
23 %
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17 °
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17 °
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14 °
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15 °

Alexandria’s 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum. It has other Greco-Roman treasures. There is much to explore.

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Port Said
scattered clouds
11 ° C
11 °
11 °
76 %
4.6kmh
40 %
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16 °
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18 °
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14 °
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14 °

This may be your last port before going through the Suez Canal if you are en-route to the Red Sea.

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