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About Alexandria

It wasn't Rome or Athens that intellectually dominated the ancient world, as most assume, but Alexandria of Egypt. It was here that humans first realized the world wasn't flat, invented geometry, built the steam engine, created latitude and longitude, and drew the first accurate maps of the world.

As Justin Pollard and Howard Reid note in their recent must-read book, The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern Mind, "Alexandria was the greatest mental crucible the world has ever known, the place where ideas originating in obscure antiquity were forged into intellectual constructs that far outlasted the city itself. If the Renaissance was the 'rebirth' of learning that led to our modern world, then Alexandria was its original birthplace. Our politics may be modeled on Greek prototypes, our public architecture on Roman antecedents, but in our minds we are all the children of Alexandria."

Who knew?

Founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C., Alexandria today is a bustling, modern city (though calmer than frenetic Cairo, about three hours away) with sadly little to show of its incredible ancient roots. However, with a population of roughly four million, it is an important commercial and cultural center blissfully situated on the Mediterranean coast. It's no coincidence that Alexandria is known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean."

Almost 90 percent of Alexandrians are Sunni Muslims. Listen up for the spellbinding calls to prayer that resonate across town from the city's minarets five times a day. Cafes and shops will suddenly empty as men make their way toward their prayer rugs. One mosque of note: Abu Abbas al-Mursi, on Sharia Fransa, just a block from the seafront boulevard called Corniche, is a striking example of Islamic architecture that draws thousands of worshipers for the noon prayer on Fridays.


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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Alexandria

    Leaving:
    Jerusalem
    Visiting:
    Limassol, Rhodes ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celestyal Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Alexandria Route (Celestyal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 2
      Limassol
    • Day 3
      Rhodes
    • Day 4
      Kusadasi
    • Day 5
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Alexandria
    • Day 7
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 8
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    Ship Details

    Celestyal Crystal - Celestyal Cruises

    Pros

    High-quality shore excursions pair well with port-intensive itineraries

    Cons

    Visibly worn ship that lacks dining variety and other modern amenities

    Bottom line

    Excellent value, with an emphasis on the destination and Greek culture

    Reviews

    Celestyal Crystal Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value5.0

    Celestyal Crystal is all about the destination. The ship doesn't try to woo passengers with a t...

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    Bell2cruise
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Fantastic cruise on a great small ship. Will cruise again in future!
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    MN Tonester
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Celestyal, An Overlooked Gem in the Cruise World?
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Alexandria

    Leaving:
    Athens
    Visiting:
    Alexandria, Cairo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celestyal Cruises
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    7 Night Cruise to Alexandria Route (Celestyal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Alexandria
    • Day 3
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 4
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 5
      Limassol
    • Day 6
      Rhodes
    • Day 7
      Kusadasi
    • Day 8
      Athens (Piraeus)
    Ship Details

    Celestyal Crystal - Celestyal Cruises

    Pros

    High-quality shore excursions pair well with port-intensive itineraries

    Cons

    Visibly worn ship that lacks dining variety and other modern amenities

    Bottom line

    Excellent value, with an emphasis on the destination and Greek culture

    Reviews

    Celestyal Crystal Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value5.0

    Celestyal Crystal is all about the destination. The ship doesn't try to woo passengers with a t...

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    YTOcruisers
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great itinerary - good value!
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    Jane Doe
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    3 Continent Cruise, Grand Suite
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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Alexandria

    Leaving:
    Athens
    Visiting:
    Limassol, Haifa ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    10 Night Cruise to Alexandria Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Limassol
    • Day 4
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 5
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 6
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 7
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 8
      Alexandria
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 11
      Athens (Piraeus)
    Ship Details

    Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

    Cons

    Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

    Bottom Line

    Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

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    Star Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    One of three motor yachts in the Windstar Cruises fleet, Star Pride brings the flavor of the la...

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    rsamtleben
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!
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    Sail Date Jul 2019
    Fabulous vacation - again!
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
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    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Alexandria

    Leaving:
    Athens
    Visiting:
    Limassol, Jerusalem ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    10 Night Cruise to Alexandria Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Limassol
    • Day 4
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 5
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 6
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 7
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 8
      Alexandria
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 11
      Athens (Piraeus)
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    Star Legend - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Upscale, destination-driven yacht that visits off-the-beaten-path ports of call

    Cons

    Without sails, it lacks some of the panache of Windstar's original iconic ships

    Bottom Line

    Ideal for active couples seeking a romantic, small ship atmosphere

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    Star Legend Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    For years, Windstar Cruises had been a fleet of three majestic motor-sail yachts: Wind Surf, Wi...

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    CanadianKate
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    First Windstar Cruise, A T-Atl
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Once more before the stretch
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      Room with bed and private bathroom
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 15 Night
    Cruise to Alexandria

    Leaving:
    Athens
    Visiting:
    Alexandria, Jerusalem ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Azamara
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    15 Night Cruise to Alexandria Route (Azamara)
    • Day 1
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Alexandria
    • Day 4
      Alexandria
    • Day 5
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 6
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 7
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 8
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 9
      Limassol
    • Day 10
      Alanya
    • Day 11
      Antalya
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Catania
    • Day 15
      Naples
    • Day 16
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    Ship Details

    Azamara Pursuit - Azamara

    Pros

    ** Comfortable home base for exploring unique itineraries, with warm and accommodating service

    Cons

    ** Most cabins, especially the bathrooms, are small and feel tight

    Bottom Line

    ** Pursuit is perfectly sized to sail into more remote ports; onboard atmosphere is quiet and congenial

    Reviews

    Azamara Pursuit Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0

    In August 2018, Azamara Club Cruises expanded its two-ship fleet with the addition of Azamara Purs...

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    SailingSteve77
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Twilight Zone cruise!
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    Pboothe
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Fantastic Captain, Crew, and Ship
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 4 Night
    Cruise to Alexandria

    Leaving:
    Athens
    Visiting:
    Alexandria, Cairo ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celestyal Cruises
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    4 Night Cruise to Alexandria Route (Celestyal Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Alexandria
    • Day 3
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 4
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 5
      Limassol
    Ship Details

    Celestyal Crystal - Celestyal Cruises

    Pros

    High-quality shore excursions pair well with port-intensive itineraries

    Cons

    Visibly worn ship that lacks dining variety and other modern amenities

    Bottom line

    Excellent value, with an emphasis on the destination and Greek culture

    Reviews

    Celestyal Crystal Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value5.0

    Celestyal Crystal is all about the destination. The ship doesn't try to woo passengers with a t...

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    buzzandjulie
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Trip of a lifetime: uncharted waters for me
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    Brian 11
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Remarkable Value and First Rate Staff
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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Alexandria

    Leaving:
    Athens
    Visiting:
    Limassol, Haifa ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    10 Night Cruise to Alexandria Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Limassol
    • Day 4
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 5
      Haifa (Tel Aviv)
    • Day 6
      Jerusalem (Ashdod)
    • Day 7
      Cairo (Port Said)
    • Day 8
      Alexandria
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 11
      Athens (Piraeus)
    Ship Details

    Star Legend - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Upscale, destination-driven yacht that visits off-the-beaten-path ports of call

    Cons

    Without sails, it lacks some of the panache of Windstar's original iconic ships

    Bottom Line

    Ideal for active couples seeking a romantic, small ship atmosphere

    Reviews

    Star Legend Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    For years, Windstar Cruises had been a fleet of three majestic motor-sail yachts: Wind Surf, Wi...

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    Misty Morning
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Great Back-to-Back Caribbean Cruise
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    alanxfox
    Sail Date Nov 2019
    Wonderful cruise, with a few glitches
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Alexandria

    Leaving:
    Limassol
    Visiting:
    Rhodes, Kusadasi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celestyal Cruises
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