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Ferry to Egypt

Does anyone know if a ferry actually leaves from Mersin to Port Said?
I have tried e-mailing ilker.sagay@alcorshipping.com and all I have had is a refferal to Www.sisashipping.com and their web site has less information than nothing!
We hope to be there within a week - any information would be greatly appreciated
Mick Banks
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Does anyone know if a ferry actually leaves from Mersin to Port Said?
I have tried e-mailing ilker.sagay@alcorshipping.com and all I have had is a refferal to Www.sisashipping.com and their web site has less information than nothing!
We hope to be there within a week - any information would be greatly appreciated
Mick Banks
Mick--the Mersin-Port Said ferry situation has been fluid/ confusing in last few
weeks; SisaShipping has (apparently) run into difficulties w/ Egyptian customs
and/ or local port agents; HUBBers have been updating in different forum/ threads.
Try this:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...4-4#post396042

[quote] "Ferry Booking

Currently there is no ferry between Mersin and Egypt. There is a talk of a new ferry starting sometime in Oct/ Nov according to Megamar and Alcor Shipping
Instead the route is from Iskendrum, operated by www.sisashipping.com/ Kadmar Shipping (sisa agents in Turkey, Kadmar agents in Egypt)
The boat is scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday departures, leaving at 12:00 with a 19 hour crossing (actually took us 2 nights which seems normal)
There is an online booking from on Sisa’s website but as we couldn’t read Turkish or see any confirmation of prices so we decided to head for Iskendrum and arrange things face to face
We spoke to Saba at Sisa Shipping before arriving in Iskendrum, she is very helpful and speaks good English, her contact details are saba.ipek@sisashipping.com +90 (216) 444 2954 .
We learnt from the Wyndleys that it’s possible to book directly with Sisa via a bank transfer if you contact Saba
If you’d rather do things face to face then Remon Travel in Iskendrum can book tickets they are one road up off the sea front – Savas Mah. Maresal Cakmak CD No 16 Zemin Kat. Tel +90 (326) 614 10 12 . If they try and ask you for a further $50 to start the Customs process a day early to ensure you don’t miss the ferry decline their offer of help. We had no issues by sorting it out ourselves on the day of travel
We paid $260 for the 2 of us plus $460 for our Disco (total $720), this was without a cabin as this would have totalled $1200.
Iskendrum Parking" [end quote]

In other words, try CALLING above contact agent number for most recent
info.
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Does anyone know if a ferry actually leaves from Mersin to Port Said?
I have tried e-mailing ilker.sagay@alcorshipping.com and all I have had is a refferal to Www.sisashipping.com and their web site has less information than nothing!
We hope to be there within a week - any information would be greatly appreciated
Mick Banks
I caught the ferry from Port Said to Mersin in June 2012 and it had only just started up again, think from memory it was 5 or. 6 hundred bucks all inclusive with a cabin etc if you still want info sling me an email or message and ill track down the info for you I spent a year riding through you will love it
Sheldon @ Ride For smiles
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Iskenderun (T) to Port Said (E)

Hi,

We (a dutch family with 2 kids) were about to book ticket on the Sisa ferry service (Iskenderun (T) -> Port Said (E)). But then the recent riots (26 jan 2013: 22 people killed) started in Port Said. So we wait and keep an eye on the situation.

Is someone of you in Port Said now (or about to leave?) who can give more information / details about the recent situation? You can send me a PM.

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Contact information mentioned above is correct. You can also contact their Istanbul head Office. contact information in Istanbul:
Aslihan Ozsen
Sisa Shipping
aslihan.ozsen@sisashipping.com
Tel +90 216 338 27 28

Additional Info
-The vessel departs from Iskenderun to Port Said on wednesdays and saturdays, however, there may be some delays due to the weather conditions and vessel-related issues. You should check departing time one day before by contacting our agent in Iskenderun.
- To be present in the port one day before is required for formalities, you dont have to spend the nigth in port.
- 3 meals a day are included. Tea, coffee is served, as well. You may not find snacks, it is better if you bring some with you.
- Your car may have to wait in Egypt one day. Our agent deals with all the issues, you dont need another fixer. [ROBERT: I'll check which agent this is as KADRAR doesn't score high points]

Rates are (jan 2013):
1 pullman seat : 170 USD
1 person in 2-bed cabin :320 USD
1 person in 4-bed cabin :270 USD
1 bed in dormitory :220 USD
Passenger car: 490 USD

An additional 10 USD per person is applied as service charge. Age between 0-4 is free of charge and in the age range between 5-12, 50% discount is applied.
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-The vessel departs from Iskenderun to Port Said on wednesdays and saturdays, however, there may be some delays due to the weather conditions and vessel-related issues. You should check departing time one day before by contacting our agent in Iskenderun.

- To be present in the port one day before is required for formalities, you dont have to spend the nigth in port.

- 3 meals a day are included. Tea, coffee is served, as well. You may not find snacks, it is better if you bring some with you.

- Your car may have to wait in Egypt one day. Our agent deals with all the issues, you dont need another fixer. [ROBERT: I'll check which agent this is as KADRAR doesn't score high points]

Rates are (jan 2013):
1 pullman seat : 170 USD
1 person in 2-bed cabin :320 USD
1 person in 4-bed cabin :270 USD
1 bed in dormitory :220 USD
Passenger car: 490 USD

An additional 10 USD per person is applied as service charge. Age between 0-4 is free of charge and in the age range between 5-12, 50% discount is applied.
Hi Guys

thanks for the information

We are still not sure to take the ferry or try Libya ...

the Visa for Libya will be about $ 1000.- ($400.- agency fee + euro 60.- visa fee) for the 2 of us plus travel costs for about 1500km (max.4-5days)

the ferry according to you is $850 plus travel costs through Turkey (expensive gas/diesel)

What about the mentioned agent who takes care of the issues entering Egypt?
Do you have any further informations?

We would like to leave end of April either directly Tunisia/Libya or slowly via Greece/Turkey ...

Thanks for any further informations and advice is

Thomas & Andrea

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