Sharm el Sheikh

Egypt

Cruises to Sharm el Sheikh

Rapidly emerging as the go-to spot on the Red Sea Riviera, at Sharm El Sheikh tourism meshes with the ancient traditions of the Sinai. Its clear, calm waters are ideal for snorkelling and diving. More than 250 reefs and 1,000 species of fish inhabit local waters. If you prefer to stay dry, shop at the souk in Old Sharm, where stalls are filled with collectibles such as rugs and tapestries. Savour a traditional meal in one of the open-air seaside restaurants and take in the amazing view.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Sharm el Sheikh
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Eastern European Time EET
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Arabic. Some locals may speak a little English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollars (USD) and Euro (EUR) are widely accepted. Shop for amulets, glass, and artifacts.
    • Famous For
      See how emerging tourism meshes with ancient traditions of the Sinai Peninsula. You can also windsurf, golf, snorkel, dive and shop in this modern Red Sea city.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Don’t miss the Al Sahaba Mosque, a stunning fusion of architectural styles and interior design.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The best shopping is done at the souk in Old Sharm, where stalls are filled with collectibles such as rugs and tapestries.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Scuba enthusiasts are in for a treat. Sharm El Sheikh is near the Red Sea with its crystal-clear water and vibrant underwater scenery and exotic marine life.
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