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Urgent help with Alexandria - Venice ferry

I have a booking to take the ferry this Sunday but can not get any information out of the agents in Alex.

I have a phone number and street address for Inchcape shipping and Whalid, but getting directions, maps or GPS co ords just isn't happening.

So can anyone who had done this recently help me out with some direction and an explanation of the process please?
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I can only give you the phone number of the Italian company that runs the ferry boat:

- VISEMAR LINE +39 041 2712505
info@visemarline.com

On their website the only information about Alexandria port is:
Alexandria port - pier n. 40 - Alexandria - Egypt

that's all, hope that can help

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for those interested, the process is like this:

Make contact with Inschape Shipping in Alexandria (Their agents according the the Vicemar Website) at least 24 hours before departure.

Then one of their agents will meet you at the port entrance 11 hours before the ship is due to sail. From there it is pretty much a question of sitting back, relaxing, making tea and watching egypt at work at a very slow pace... Nothing to it and everything happens around you.

It cost me 98 Egyptian pounds in total of which 91 was a fine for overstaying my customs paperwork by three weeks. At the time I was travelling there was no police in Egypt (Due to revolution) so I did not even have a Traffic Court visit before leaving.
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