This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts aboard the Celebrity Constellation as it transits the historic Suez Canal. The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. The 101-mile canal took approximately 10 years to build and officially opened on November 17, 1869. Joining Peter will be the Constellation’s captain Vittorio Cantu to discuss his own history on the canal and what still surprises him about the waterway decades later. Historian Joseph V. Micallef is also aboard to discuss the stark differences between the east and west banks of the Canal, as well as how the Suez Canal was almost home to the Statue of Liberty. Naturalist Dr. Ann Burgess talks about the fascinating species found in the canal—including the Arabian whale. There’s all of this and more when Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Celebrity Constellation in the Suez Canal.
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