Cruises to Israel
Showcasing some of the most important and revered sites in modern and biblical history our cruises to Israel offer you the best possible chance to explore this incredible region.
Offering stunning coastal and natural landscapes as well as bustling cities rich in culture, cruises to Israel provide a fascinating experience for all.
As well as the classic historical and ancient sites to behold, Israel provides a wide range of different shore excursions for cruise travellers of all ages. Contemporary tourist attractions and holiday resorts are found across the country ensuring every visitor enjoys the trip of a lifetime.
Visiting the modern town of Haifa in the north or the iconic holy land of Jerusalem in the South (via the port at Ashdod) the majority of cruises to Israel are undertaken as part of an extensive cruise through the Mediterranean, the Holy Land or Middle East cruises via the Suez Canal.
A modern contemporary city in the north of Israel, Haifa packs its fair share of historical punch. The stunning Baha’I Gardens lie on the slopes of Mount Carmel and act as a pilgrimage site for those of the Baha’I faith. Religious and historical buffs should head for the Cave of Elijah whilst the picturesque natural harbour in Haifa Bay offers stunning views out to sea.
In town you will find a wide selection of churches, cathedrals, monuments, art museums and the National Museum of Science, each offering a different chance to absorb the local Israeli culture.
Nazareth & Galilee
A must for any Christian visitor as well as anyone interested in the cultural and historical beginnings of the local area, are the iconic towns of Nazareth and Galilee. Scene of the birthplace of Jesus Christ, visitors can explore and discover all there is to know about his life.
Visit iconic holy sites like the Basilica of the Annunciation church, the site of the Canaan wedding and tour the banks of the River Jordan where Jesus was baptised. A plethora of biblical and historical sites await you on an unforgettable cruise excursion through this famous part of the world.
Docking at the nearby port of Ashdod, the capital city of Jerusalem is a hugely popular shore excursion on all cruises to Israel.
A spiritual and historical hub drawing visitors from around the world, the town offers a magnificent blend of modern attractions with some of the most renowned historical sites in the world.
Ancient ruins and famous historical sites can be found at every corner. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Mount of Olives promenade. You can even walk down Via Dolorosa, considered the holiest road in the world. No trip to Jerusalem is complete without a visit to the nearby town of Bethlehem and the iconic Church of Nativity, the supposed birth site of Jesus Christ.
Cruise Lines and Ships
A wide range of cruise lines operate itineraries to destinations across Israel including Haifa and Ashdod – for Jerusalem.
Cruises to Israel are often featured as part of extensive tours through the Mediterranean or dedicated Middle East cruises touring other historical and cultural phenomena across the region.
Family friendly British cruise line Thomson offer regular 7-11 night cruises to Israel as part of a Middle East cruise on board Thomson Spirit and Thomson Celebration.
Large US based cruise line Princess Cruises include various Israel stops on their European cruises whilst Holland America cruises to Israel frequently on their extensive tours of Europe and Asia.
The Middle East remains a hugely popular destination with luxury cruises. Offering smaller more intimate cruise ships with an extravagant all inclusive atmosphere; lavish cruise lines like Regent Seven Seas, Oceania, Seabourn and Azamara Cruises are regular visitors to Israel on a wide range of different European and Middle East cruise itineraries.
Providing an educational and spiritual trip like no other, our cruises to Israel are truly special and offer an unforgettable cruising experience.
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