On a Holland America Line Egypt cruise, transit the Suez Canal, between Port Suez in the south and Port Said in the north. Upon completion in 1889, the Suez Canal eliminated the need for ships to round the horn of Africa to reach south Asia, changing the course of commerce and history. Explore the grandeur of ancient Egypt during your stay in Alexandria (Cairo), including Giza’s iconic pyramids and the sphynx. Hear the call to prayer. Haggle for handcrafted jewelry in the Khan-al-Kalili souk—all highlights of your Egypt cruise.