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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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Israel & Mediterranean Cruise
  26 September 2020
  Celebrity Reflection
  12 nights
  Europe

Suite prices are based on SAIL ALL INCLUDED: Premium drinks package, $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple, pre-paid gratuities and unlimited Wi-Fi

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£4779pp
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£4679pp
Israel & Mediterranean Cruise
  08 October 2020
  Celebrity Reflection
  12 nights
  Europe

Prices are based on SAIL. Upgrade to SAIL PLUS for £300pp or upgrade to SAIL ALL INCLUDED for £660pp PLUS book a Suite and all perks are included in the price! more

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£4889pp
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£4649pp
Sea of Sindbad
  20 October 2020
  Seabourn Encore
  36 nights
  Europe

Sale now on | Includes FREE flights and overseas transfers. FREE 4 category Veranda Suite upgrade PLUS book a Penthouse Suite and receive $2,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple more

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£9019pp
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£9019pp
Holy Land & Arabian Gems
  20 October 2020
  Seabourn Encore
  18 nights
  Mediterranean

Sale now on | Includes FREE flights and overseas transfers. FREE 4 category Veranda Suite upgrade PLUS book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple more

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£5029pp
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£5029pp
Israel, Egypt & Jordan Voyage
  24 October 2020
  Azamara Pursuit
  17 nights
  Egypt & Red Sea

Cruise & Fly
£4549pp
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£2049pp
Arabian Gems & Holy Land
  01 April 2021
  Seabourn Ovation
  18 nights
  Mediterranean

Sale now on | Receive 300-minute internet package. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple and an unlimited internet package more

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£6359pp
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£6359pp
Spice Route Voyage
  27 May 2021
  Azamara Pursuit
  23 nights
  Egypt & Red Sea

SALE NOW ON | 50% off the second guest, savings already included in advertised prices.

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£3999pp
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£2969pp
Cradle of History
  06 June 2021
  Oceania Nautica
  20 nights
  Europe

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£4079pp
Istanbul to Rome
  26 August 2021
  Oceania Nautica
  24 nights
  Europe

New reduced prices - save up to 14%

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£5549pp
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£5399pp
Monte Carlo to Venice
  25 September 2021
  Seven Seas Mariner
  21 nights
  Mediterranean

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£11359pp
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Rome (Civitavecchia) to Venice
  04 October 2021
  Seven Seas Mariner
  12 nights
  Mediterranean

Up to 50 FREE shore excursions.

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£7069pp
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£6499pp
The Tale of Tales - World Cruise
  06 January 2022
  Silver Whisper
  136 nights
  Worldwide

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£45599pp
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Miami Roundtrip
  17 January 2022
  Crystal Serenity
  116 nights
  Worldwide

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£35799pp
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£31519pp
Holy Land & Greek Isles - Roundtrip Athens
  16 April 2022
  Crystal Symphony
  12 nights
  Europe

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£2969pp
Dubai To Istanbul
  10 June 2022
  Oceania Nautica
  20 nights
  Egypt & Red Sea

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£4239pp
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