Ashdod, Israel Luxury Cruises

Experience all the history of the Holy Land for yourself via the city of Ashdod, Israel’s largest port and one of the oldest cities in the world. Ashdod was once thought to have housed the Ark of the Covenant, and the city has changed hands many times over the centuries because of its important location on the Mediterranean. Ashdod lies just 33 miles west of Jerusalem, making it the ideal port from which to take a shore excursion to this truly historic city.

Sightseeing in Ashdod (Jerusalem)

Ashdod is known primarily as the gateway to Jerusalem, and there’s often a great choice of shore trips that can take you on a guided tour around the unforgettable sights of this ancient part of the world:

Wailing Wall

During your tour of Jerusalem be sure to see the towering western wall of the Second Temple, crowded daily with devout Jews praying at the shrine. The wall is the foremost religious site in Judaism, thought to have been built under the command of King Herod just before the birth of Jesus. Look closely during your visit to the wall – you’ll find that the gaps between the stone blocks have been filled with written prayers.

Yad Vashem

Your shore excursion may give you the chance to see the tragic Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s museum complex dedicated to the remembrance of the Holocaust. Most of the complex lies underground, and includes several galleries dedicated to the origins and terrible realities of this dark time in modern history. Be sure to see the Hall of Names too, the memorial to the six million victims where 600 photographs and biographies line the circular monument.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Also known as the Church of the Resurrection, this Baroque basilica in the Old City’s Christian Quarter represents Christianity’s most sacred ancient site, where Christ was thought to have been crucified, interred and resurrected. Once inside the church you’ll want to search out the Aedicule in the rotunda, the site of the holy sepulcher (burial place) itself.

Shopping in Ashdod (Jerusalem)

There’s no shortage of places to browse if you’re looking for souvenirs of your time in Jerusalem. Ceramics are a favourite local craft, and there are plenty of great places to shop if you’re looking to take home some traditional hand-painted tiles. Other shops stock objects of faith like candlesticks and prayer shawls, while there’s also rich pickings in the fine art stakes too – be it centuries-old artefacts for sale, or pop art by contemporary Jewish and Israeli artists.

Eating out in Ashdod (Jerusalem)

There’s something for everyone around Jerusalem when it comes to fine dining. There’s no lack of places to enjoy some delicious Israeli fare, including tabbouleh, meatballs, hummus, pita and savoury pastries; or tuck into some Mediterranean or South American dishes elsewhere in the city. Be sure to take a peek inside some of Jerusalem’s more bohemian cafes and restaurants too, to get a true feel for this city’s vibrant musical and literary culture.

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1 Holy Land & Arabian Gems
21 October 2019 - 19 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Agios Nikolaos (Crete) | Tel Aviv | Ashdod | Aqaba (for Petra) | Salalah (Oman) | Muscat | Sir Bani Yas Is | Abu Dhabi | Dubai more

Fly Cruise£5089pp
Cruise Only£4649pp
2 Empires of the Sun
13 November 2019 - 19 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Agios Nikolaos (Crete) | Tel Aviv | Ashdod | Aqaba (for Petra) | Muscat | Ras Al Khaimah | Sir Bani Yas Is | Doha, Qatar | Dubai more

Fly Cruise£4199pp
Cruise Only£3869pp
3 Ancient Empires Exploration
14 March 2020 - 42 nights

Singapore | Phuket (Thailand) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Yangon (Rangoon) | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Mumbai | Mumbai | Muscat | Sir Bani Yas Is | Dubai | Sir Bani Yas Is | Doha, Qatar | Muscat | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Suez | Ashdod | Haifa | Haifa | Thira (Santorini) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£9139pp
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4 Dubai to Athens (Pireaus)
25 March 2020 - 16 nights

Dubai | Khasab | Muscat | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Ashdod | Haifa | Haifa | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£5839pp
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5 Arabia and Antiquities
05 April 2020 - 20 nights

Dubai | Sir Bani Yas Is | Doha, Qatar | Muscat | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Ashdod | Haifa | Haifa | Thira (Santorini) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£5639pp
Cruise Only£5329pp
6 Petra & the Holy Land
10 April 2020 - 9 nights

Aqaba (for Petra) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Ashdod | Haifa | Haifa | Larnaca | Limassol | Limassol more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£6339pp
7 Arabian Treasures and Mediterranean Gems
17 April 2020 - 36 nights

Singapore | Phuket (Thailand) | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Mangalore | Mumbai | Mumbai | Muscat | Abu Dhabi | Sir Bani Yas Is | Dubai | Sir Bani Yas Is | Doha, Qatar | Muscat | Aqaba (for Petra) | Ashdod | Haifa | Agios Nikolaos (Crete) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£10079pp
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8 Eastern Mediterranean Empires
05 May 2020 - 25 nights

Dubai | Sir Bani Yas Is | Doha, Qatar | Muscat | Aqaba (for Petra) | Ashdod | Haifa | Agios Nikolaos (Crete) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Mykonos (Greece) | Rhodes | Kos, Greece | Agios Nikolaos (Crete) | Syracuse (Sicily), Italy | Valletta, Malta more

Fly Cruise£8399pp
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9 Israel & Mediterranean Cruise
26 September 2020 - 12 nights

Civitavecchia, Italy | Limassol | Ashdod | Ashdod | Haifa | Ephesus (Kusadasi) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Katakolon | Civitavecchia, Italy more

Fly Cruise£5119pp
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10 Athens to Barcelona
08 October 2020 - 12 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Ephesus (Kusadasi) | Rhodes | Limassol | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Ashdod | Ashdod | Alexandria, Egypt | Valletta, Malta | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£6939pp
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11 Israel, Egypt & Jordan Voyage
24 October 2020 - 17 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Ashdod | Ashdod | Ashdod | Safaga (Egypt) | Safaga (Egypt) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Salalah (Oman) | Dubai more

Fly Cruise£4499pp
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12 Athens to Dubai
05 November 2020 - 17 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Haifa | Ashdod | Ashdod | Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt | Aqaba (for Petra) | Safaga (Egypt) | Safaga (Egypt) | Muscat | Dubai more

Fly Cruise£5149pp
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13 Holy Land & Arabian Gems
07 November 2020 - 16 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Agios Nikolaos (Crete) | Haifa | Ashdod | Aqaba (for Petra) | Muscat | Dubai more

Fly Cruise£8399pp
Cruise Only£7269pp
14 Aegean Awakening
09 November 2020 - 12 nights

Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Ashdod | Paphos, Cyprus | Alanya | Marmaris | Bodrum | Chania, Crete, Greece | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Kusadasi | Istanbul | Istanbul more

Fly Cruise£2249pp
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15 Sydney to Istanbul
26 February 2021 - 56 nights

Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Airlie Beach, Australia | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin & Moraleda Canal Passages | Timor Sea | Bali, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Surabaya | Singapore | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur | Penang, Malaysia | Phuket (Thailand) | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Cochin | Mangalore | Mormugao (Goa) | Mumbai | Mumbai | Muscat | Fujairah | Dubai | Dubai | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Luxor (Safaga) | Luxor (Safaga) | Suez | Suez | Ashdod | Ashdod | Limassol | Rhodes | Patmos | Mytilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul more

Fly Cruise£23949pp
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16 Passage Through Time
10 March 2021 - 22 nights

Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Fujairah | Muscat | Salalah (Oman) | Safaga (Egypt) | Safaga (Egypt) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Ashdod | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Limassol | Antalya | Rhodes | Kusadasi | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

Fly Cruise£4039pp
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17 Cradle of History
06 June 2021 - 20 nights

Dubai | Muscat | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Safaga (Egypt) | Safaga (Egypt) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Ashdod | Aghios Nikolaos (Crete) | Amalfi | Civitavecchia, Italy more

Fly Cruise£3799pp
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18 Monte Carlo to Venice
25 September 2021 - 21 nights

Monte Carlo | Antibes | Marseille, France | Barcelona | Barcelona | Valletta, Malta | Messina | Amalfi | Civitavecchia, Italy | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Siracusa | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Ashdod | Limassol | Rhodes | Venice, Italy more

Fly Cruise£11599pp
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19 Rome (Civitavecchia) to Venice
04 October 2021 - 12 nights

Civitavecchia, Italy | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Siracusa | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Jerusalem (Haifa) | Ashdod | Limassol | Rhodes | Venice, Italy more

Fly Cruise£7219pp
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20 Miami Roundtrip
17 January 2022 - 116 nights

Miami | Ocho Rios | Cartagena, Colombia | Corinto | Puerto Quetzal | Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa | Manzanillo | Cabo San Lucas | San Diego, California | Los Angeles, California, USA | Honolulu, Oahu | Nawiliwili | Apia | Nuku'alofa, Tonga Islands | Auckland | Auckland | Rotorua (Tauranga), New Zealand | Picton | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Eden | Melbourne | Adelaide | Busselton | Fremantle, Australia | Exmouth | Bali, Indonesia | Bali, Indonesia | Singapore | Singapore | Colombo, Sri Lanka | Male, Maldives | Mumbai | Mumbai | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Ashdod | Ashdod | Limassol | Rhodes | Istanbul | Istanbul | Nessebur | Odessa | Constanta | Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Katakolon | Taormina (Sicily) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Civitavecchia, Italy | Livorno, Pisa | Monte Carlo | Monte Carlo | Cartagena, Spain | Gibraltar | Ponta Delgada | Hamilton, Bermuda | Miami more

Fly Cruise£35979pp
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21 Mumbai to Istanbul
29 March 2022 - 18 nights

Mumbai | Mumbai | Salalah (Oman) | Aqaba (for Petra) | Ashdod | Ashdod | Limassol | Rhodes | Istanbul more

Fly Cruise£8519pp
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22 Holy Land & Greek Isles - Roundtrip Athens
16 April 2022 - 12 nights

Athens (Piraeus), Greece | Patmos | Kusadasi | Ashdod | Ashdod | Haifa | Paphos, Cyprus | Rhodes | Agios Nikolaos (Crete) | Santorini (Greece) | Mykonos (Greece) | Athens (Piraeus), Greece more

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