Algiers Cruises Destination Information

The Stunning Main Port of Algiers

Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria and the Maghreb. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 400 feet above the sea.

Algiers is an important economic, commercial and financial center and it has the highest cost of living of any city in North Africa.Houari Boumediene Airport is located 20 km from Algiers and 54 bus lines are currently operating. Rail lines connect the capital to the surrounding suburbs.

Places to visit:
• The Ketchaoua mosque
• Notre Dame d'Afrique
• Monument des Martyrs
• The El Jedid mosque
• Cosmopolitan Algiers
• Place of the Emir Abdelkader

Algiers features a mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. Its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea aids in moderating the city's temperatures. Algiers, like all mediterranean climates features wet "winters" and dry summers. Algiers on average sees roughly 430 mm (17 in.) of precipitation per year, the bulk of which is seen between October and April.