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is the esna lock OPEN on 10th june 2009???

is the esna lock OPEN on 10th june 2009???

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1. Re: is the esna lock OPEN on 10th june 2009???

The Esna lock is closed from 1st-30th June this year.

When the lock is closed, that is as far as the cruise ships can go and have to berth there. Any trips or excursions to the Luxor or Karnak sites are travelled to by coach during this time.

I am not aware of any 'other' lock.

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2. Re: is the esna lock OPEN on 10th june 2009???

I too have seen multiple mentions online about a 2nd lock that has been built, so that when one is closed, the other will be open. I certainly hope this is true, as we are taking a cruise this June as well, and would hate to have to bus it to Luxor (twice).Anyone else have any insight? Essexles, what did TC say? Did they tell you the boats won't be getting through?

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3. Re: is the esna lock OPEN on 10th june 2009???

I believe there's a new lock in Esna and many cruises are continuing to operate through June thanks to this.

Some are not running due to refurbishment which they normally do at this time of year to tie in with lock closures.

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4. Re: is the esna lock OPEN on 10th june 2009???

Passed through Esna lock, on approximately 09 June last year &, yes, there did appear to be two locks on the barrage now; one of which was shut.

There was a very long wait to be able to get through; we arrived in Esna at about 15:30 & only wnet through the lock at around 20:00, but we did sail all the way from Aswan to Luxor without the need to transfer to a bus.

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5. Re: is the esna lock OPEN on 10th june 2009???

Both locks are open and working. It has speeded up the transfer through the locks, and it now means that they do not have to close completely during June and December.

One lock will close while the other remains open. This does mean that you may have a longer than normal wait to go through the lock.

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