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.

Eastern Mediterranean - the help you need is here

Valletta
few clouds
26.3 ° C
26.3 °
25.6 °
65 %
7.7kmh
20 %
Mon
26 °
Tue
24 °
Wed
24 °
Thu
23 °
Fri
23 °

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
scattered clouds
25 ° C
26.3 °
25 °
75 %
1.8kmh
30 %
Mon
25 °
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25 °
Wed
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Thu
23 °
Fri
23 °

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
26.5 ° C
28.7 °
26.1 °
70 %
9.8kmh
20 %
Mon
26 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
27 °
Thu
27 °
Fri
25 °

Larnaca

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Limassol
few clouds
26 ° C
26 °
26 °
69 %
3.6kmh
20 %
Mon
25 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
28 °
Thu
27 °
Fri
25 °

Limassol – try the local wine making tours.

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Paphos
scattered clouds
25.9 ° C
25.9 °
25.7 °
69 %
4.6kmh
40 %
Mon
25 °
Tue
26 °
Wed
26 °
Thu
25 °
Fri
24 °

Paphos

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Haifa
few clouds
27.1 ° C
27.5 °
26.2 °
74 %
2.1kmh
20 %
Mon
26 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
26 °
Thu
26 °
Fri
25 °

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
clear sky
27.3 ° C
28.4 °
26.4 °
75 %
2.6kmh
8 %
Mon
27 °
Tue
28 °
Wed
27 °
Thu
27 °
Fri
26 °

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

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Beirut
broken clouds
27.4 ° C
27.4 °
26.9 °
74 %
4.6kmh
75 %
Mon
27 °
Tue
26 °
Wed
26 °
Thu
25 °
Fri
24 °

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

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Latakia
clear sky
28.1 ° C
28.1 °
28.1 °
78 %
5.3kmh
0 %
Mon
27 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
26 °
Thu
26 °
Fri
25 °

Latakia

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Tartous
clear sky
25.5 ° C
25.5 °
25.5 °
81 %
3.1kmh
5 %
Mon
26 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
27 °
Thu
26 °
Fri
25 °

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
overcast clouds
25.4 ° C
25.4 °
25.4 °
64 %
4.7kmh
89 %
Mon
25 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
26 °
Thu
25 °
Fri
25 °

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

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Al Khums
broken clouds
25.4 ° C
25.4 °
25.4 °
65 %
7.9kmh
78 %
Mon
25 °
Tue
26 °
Wed
25 °
Thu
25 °
Fri
25 °

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

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Misratah
scattered clouds
25.7 ° C
25.7 °
25.7 °
66 %
8.1kmh
49 %
Mon
26 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
25 °
Thu
25 °
Fri
25 °

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

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Benghazi
clear sky
24.6 ° C
24.6 °
24.6 °
67 %
6.7kmh
0 %
Mon
25 °
Tue
26 °
Wed
26 °
Thu
25 °
Fri
24 °

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

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Darnah
clear sky
24.1 ° C
24.1 °
24.1 °
72 %
9.9kmh
0 %
Mon
24 °
Tue
25 °
Wed
25 °
Thu
23 °
Fri
23 °

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

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Tobruk
clear sky
24.7 ° C
24.7 °
24.7 °
65 %
8.5kmh
2 %
Mon
25 °
Tue
25 °
Wed
24 °
Thu
24 °
Fri
24 °

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
scattered clouds
28 ° C
28 °
27.3 °
47 %
4.1kmh
40 %
Mon
27 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
27 °
Thu
26 °
Fri
26 °

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
clear sky
28 ° C
28 °
28 °
69 %
5.1kmh
0 %
Mon
27 °
Tue
26 °
Wed
26 °
Thu
25 °
Fri
25 °

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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