Alexandria

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The cruise port of Alexandria

Cruise ship pier location in Alexandria

The cruise port of Alexandria is located approximately 4 kilometers from the city center. Cruise ships dock at the large, modern cruise terminal. In order to leave the port, you must pass the customs and need your passport.

In the center a variety of transport can be found. You can choose to take a taxi from the cruise terminal. From the port you can visit Alexandria itself, or make an excursion to Cairo and / or the Pyramids of Giza.

Cruise to Alexandria

During a cruise vacation to Egypt, Alexandria is sometimes on the program. This modern city with a rich past is conveniently located along the Western Mediterranean. Cruises to Alexandria are especially popular because of the possible excursions to Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza.

Alexandria Cruise terminal

The cruise port of Alexandria consists of 2 harbors: East and West. Cruise ships will dock at the passenger marine terminal.

Alexandria Cruise facts

Language in Alexandria
The language in Alexandria is Arabic, but on touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Alexandria
The currency in Alexandria is Egyptian pound (£, EGP, LE). You can find ATM’s along the city.

Opening times in Alexandria
Opening times differ a lot around Egypt, but generally are as follows:

  • 09.00h-13.00h
  • 17.00h-22.00h

During the winter:

  • 10.00h-18.00h

During Ramadan:

  • 09.30h-15.30h
  • 20.00h-22.00h

Of course there are exceptions

Landmarks and highlights in Alexandria



  • Corniche

    Kilometers long boulevard along the Mediterranean. It's located approximately 4 kilometers from the cruise port.

  • El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque

    Famous mosque dedicated to the Sufi El-Mursi Abul Abbas. It's located in the Anfoushi district.

  • Montazah Palace

    Palace with beautiful gardens in the Montaza district. It was built in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II

  • Opera House

    Opera house built in 1918. Nowadays an important cultural center.

  • Pompey's Pillar

    Pompey's Pillar is a 26.85 m high Roman triumphal column. It was built in 297 AD.

  • Qaitbay Citadel

    Fortress from the 15th century. It was built on the ruins of the Lighthouse of Alexandria and founded by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay.

  • Roman amphitheater Kom Al Dikka

    The columns of the Roman amphitheater Kom Al Dikka are of green marble imported from Asia and red granite from Aswan. The walls are layered with extraordinary amounts of potsherds.

  • Royal Library of Alexandria

    The Royal Library of Alexandria is the largest and most important library of Ancient Times

  • Sphinx

    The Sphinx is one of the most visited sites in Alexandria. It was placed in honor of the Roman emperor Diocletian and stands on a block of 400 tons of red Aswan granite

  • Stanley Bridge

    Stanley Bridge is a 400 meters long bridge in Alexandria. It has a modern architectural style.

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Getting around in Alexandria

The cruise port is located at 4-5 kilometers from the center of Alexandria and most sights. If you have enough time you can walk there. Nevertheless a taxi is your best option here. It's not expensive.

If you want to go to Cairo and/or the Pyramids of Giza, there are a number of possibilities with public transport. If you have limited time, better join an organized tour given the great distances.

Shore excursions around Alexandria

To make a choice about your shore excursions in Alexandria has everything to do with timing. If you have enough time in Egypt (sometimes up to 2 days), you can visit both Alexandria, Cairo and / or the Pyramids of Giza. If time is limited, most cruise passengers opt for an organized tour to Cairo / Giza and don't visit Alexandria.

Weather in Alexandria

Alexandria has a Mediterranean climate with cooler summers and warmer winters. The average annual temperature in winter is between 15°C and 20°C and in summer is between 28°C and 34°C.

Local shore excursions in and around Alexandria

You can discover Alexandria on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Cruises to Alexandria

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to and from Alexandria:

Fred Olsen