Alexandria's cruise ship terminal is nice but far away from most of the city's attractions. Taxis are available at the port entrance. Corniche, the waterfront boulevard, is a 10-minute drive away.
Many people who go through Alexandria on a cruise ship choose to travel to Cairo for the day, which is about two and a half hours away. Ship-sponsored excursions leave from the dock, but it is possible to book an independent tour from stands around the port.