The wait is over!
Yesterday, Egyptian Transport Minister Kamel Al-Wazir inaugurated the long-awaited maritime transport line between Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada. The journey will only take two and a half hours at sea, compared to the eight-hour car drive it would otherwise take.
The ‘Queen Nefertiti’ ferry took off from Sharm El Sheikh for its first voyage, with Al-Wazir on board. The ferry set sail in the presence of officials from the Arab Bridge Maritime Company and the Red Sea Ports Authority.
The launch of this line is anticipated to diversify tourism programmes, plans and products, and is scheduled to make regular weekly trips between Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada. According to the Minister, the ferry on the Hurghada-route will also stop at Marsa Alam, El-Gouna and Luxor, while another route will stop by St. Catherine, Dahab and Taba.
The ferry will carry workers, cars and goods, and is the result of a cooperation between the Arab Bridge Maritime Company, the Red Sea Ports Authority, and all the ports in Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada, ensuring the sustainability and efficiency of the line’s services.