travel42 Professional Cruise Port of Call Review

The name of this humid Red Sea port means "grandmother," a reference to the legend that Eve was buried there. (There is actually a cemetery in the city said to contain "Eve's Tomb," though the authorities discourage visitors.) Jeddah's size, skyscrapers and picturesque thoroughfare (the Corniche) along the water are impressive. Allow at least two days to see all the sights.

Be sure to spend some time in the Old Town, which includes the Nassif House, a restored home once owned by a prominent tr...

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