Haifa

Israel

Cruises to Haifa

Considered one of the Middle East’s most picturesque cities, Haifa offers incredible sights everywhere you turn. It is also close to holy sites – travel to Galilee, Nazareth or Jerusalem. The views from Bahai Gardens on Mount Carmel, the largest hanging gardens in the world, are incredible, and make for a superb picture spot. Peruse the boutiques on Massada Street or go to the artists’ village of Ein Hod for hand-blown glass and crafts. Explore more of Haifa on a European cruise!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Haifa
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Israel Standard Time IST
    UTC/GMT +3 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Hebrew. English is widely spoken throughout.
  • Currency & Shopping
    New Israeli Shekel (NIS) ATMs are widely available. Shop for hand-blown glass, pottery, silver and gold.
    • Famous For
      Each year, thousands of Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze pilgrims visit Haifa’s cave of Elijah, said to have magical qualities and healing powers.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Haifa, a historic, picturesque town in its own right, is a great base for day tours of Biblical sites, including Nazareth and Galilee.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Don't leave before trying shawarma, thinly sliced turkey or lamb served in a pita, much like a falafel. Make it your own with hummus, tahini and other toppings.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Baha'i Gardens are 19 meticulously landscaped terraces leading up the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Admire the lush beauty as well as the best panoramas of Baha'i Bay.

Featured Haifa CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Discover the ancient ruins of Karnak Temple in Luxor.

21-Day Greece, Holy Land, Egypt & Abu Dhabi from Rome (Civitavecchia)

Includes two overnights in Haifa and an overnight in Safaga. | Cruise aboard Norwegian Jade, recently updated in 2017 from bow to stern.
SHIP Norwegian Jade
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Rhodes (Greece); Limassol (Cyprus); Haifa (Israel); Port Said (Egypt); Suez Canal (Egypt); Safaga (Egypt); Aqaba (Jordan); Salalah (Oman); Fujairah (United Arab Emirates); Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates);
DISEMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
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Nighttime view of Haifa, Israel

21-Day Arabian Odyssey: Greece, Israel, Egypt, And Abu Dhabi from Rome (Civitavecchia)

Enjoy 2 nights in Haifa and an overnight in Safaga, Egypt. | Cruise on Norwegian Spirit, upgraded in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Rhodes (Greece); Limassol (Cyprus); Haifa (Israel); Safaga (Egypt); Aqaba (Jordan); Muscat (Oman); Khasab (Oman); Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates);
DISEMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
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The majestic Bahai Gardens in Haifa, Israel.

13-Day Italy, Greece, And Israel: Mediterranean Wonders From Rome (Civitavecchia)

Enjoy one of our recently upgraded ships, refurbished in 2017. | Includes an overnight stay in Haifa, Israel.
SHIP Norwegian Spirit
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Naples (Italy); Athens (Piraeus) (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Rhodes (Greece); Limassol (Cyprus); Ashdod (Israel); Haifa (Israel); Iraklion (Crete) (Greece);
DISEMBARK Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
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