Alexandria, Egypt Cruise Port
Known as Egypt’s largest seaport and second largest city, Alexandria, Egypt is filled with interesting and exciting things to explore. Known also to be the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”, Alexandria was established in 331BC by Alexander the Great. Till the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641AD, Alexandria was Egypt’s capital for almost a thousand. Nowadays Alexandria is divided into six districts and offers a huge array of sights and experiences for visitors. Though very little remains of the ancient city, you will want to visit the famous Catacombs of Kom el-Shouqafa and the underwater ruins of Montazah and Maamoura, both of which offer a glimpse into the area’s past. The area’s cuisine is also something that everyone must try while cruising to Alexandria, where everything from Egyptian food to different types of Middle Eastern food can be found. Here are a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to the port city of Alexandria, Egypt:
Spend a relaxing day in one of the city’s quaint cafes, or grab your camera and take advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities found almost anywhere.
Visit the Alexandria National Museum Exhibits that includes Alexandria's history from ancient times through the modern era.
See the Roman Theater Built in the 2nd century AD or the Temple of Serapeum Site, of the once magnificent structure that was destroyed in 391 AD.
Embark to nearby Cairo, where you can see the Great Sphinx or the Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World that are still in existence to make your cruise to Alexandria, Egypt, an unforgettable experience.