Cruises to Alexandria Egypt

Jump on board on one of MSC's Mediterranean Cruises to Egypt and discover the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Alexandria's charm presents to every visitor the fragrance of the past rich in history, civilization and culture. Find the perfect cruise to egypt with MSC Cruises .

Alexandria: The Pearl of the Mediterranean

With a population of 4.1 million, Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt.

A key holiday destination, Alexandria, known as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’ is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Historically, Alexandria was one of the most famous cities in the world, immortalized by Cleopatra.

A stopover to this ancient city provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about this important cultural, intellectual, political and economic metropolis famous for its temperate winters, white sand beaches and magnificent scenery.  There is so much to see in Alexandria that we invite guests to join one of our excursions to enjoy the best deals on outings and day trips: we offer a host of ways to spend your day away from your luxury cruise ship!

Just some of the fantastic itineraries include a desert trip to Gizah, Sakkara and Mephis where you will see the Cheops, Chefren and Mykerino pyramids. You will also take in the Valley Temple and the Sphinx and can practice your bargaining skills in a local bazaar.  For a not-to-be-missed day out, choose the Nile cruise combined with a visit to the ancient city of Cairo.

History buffs will love the guided heritage tour of Alexandria and a chance to journey back to Roman times. Or you could opt to walk the historic streets of Alexandria, relaxing in the shady palm-filled Montazah Park, rounding off the day with a visit to the summer residence of the former king of Egypt.

We guarantee you will return to the ship fulfilled and thrilled, with wonderful souvenirs to add to your MSC cruise vacation.

Cruise to Alexandria - Egypt - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises


The cruise terminal is far away from the city centre. We recommend you choose one of or Excursion packages.

Port average temperature

Alexandria has an arid desert climate, but the prevailing north wind, blowing across the Mediterranean, gives the city a different climate from the desert hinterland. The city's climate shows Mediterranean characteristics, namely mild, variably rainy winters and hot, dry summers which, at times, can be very humid. January and February are the coolest months with daily maximum temperatures typically ranging from 12°C to 18°C.

Alexandria experiences violent storms, rain and sometimes hail during the cooler months. July and August are the hottest and most humid months of the year with an average daily maximum temperature of 30°C. Autumn and spring are the ideal seasons to visit Alexandria, with temperatures averaging about 22°C.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

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