Spokesman for Red Sea Ports Authority Malak Youssef announced Saturday that the Port of Safaga received ‘Black Watch’ cruise ship، carrying 526 tourists of various nationalities on board، to visit Luxor and Aswan’s tourist attractions.
Youssef explained that that the authority has facilitated the arrival procedures of the cruise ship and completed all inspection procedures، in order to welcome the tourists to Safaga.
The port is located in the Red Sea Governorate on the western coast of the Red Sea.
It is a broad bay (natural gulf) on a distance of 60 km. South of Hurgada and on a distance of 225 nm. South of Suez port. This broad bay is naturally protected from the east and the north sides by Safaga Island، and protected from the prevailing western winds by mountains. Yet، for a brief interval، it is affected by south winds (El-Azeeb) which causes disturbances and waves inside the port. The port drafts are deep، thus enabling the accommodation of large vessels، according to Maritime Transport Sector (MTS).