Haifa

Israel

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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.

Haifa TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Nazareth & The Sea of Galilee

This captivating tour allows you to experience for yourself the historic locations and stunning scenery of the places wh...

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A Day in Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Explore two of the world's most historical cities as you step back in time with visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem....

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A Day in Jerusalem

This comprehensive full day tour offers a wonderful opportunity for sightseeing in Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest ...

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Eternal Jerusalem

Discover some of Israel’s most notable landmarks, walk through the historical section of Jerusalem and make a visit to Y...

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Haifa, Israel

18-Day from Athens to Dubai: Egypt, Jordan, Israel & Oman

Cross the Suez Canal, an engineering marvel, with Norwegian Jade. | An unmatched Mediterranean experience: enjoy 6 different countries!
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
Haifa (Israel); Ashdod (Israel); Port Said (Egypt); Safaga (Egypt); Aqaba (Jordan); Salalah (Oman); Muscat (Oman); Khasab (Oman); Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates);
DISEMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
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Muscat, Oman

15-Day from Athens to Dubai: Egypt, Jordan, Israel & Oman

See history at every turn aboard Norwegian Spirit. | Enjoy 15 days exploring some of the world’s most historic sites.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
Haifa (Israel); Port Said (Egypt); Safaga (Egypt); Aqaba (Jordan); Muscat (Oman); Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates);
DISEMBARK Dubai (United Arab Emirates);
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10-Day Greek Isles Round-trip Athens: Santorini, Rhodes & Israel

10-Day Greek Isles Round-trip Athens: Santorini, Rhodes & Israel

Sail aboard Norwegian Getaway, beautifully updated in 2019.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
Rhodes (Greece); Ashdod (Israel); Haifa (Israel); Limassol (Cyprus); Patmos (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Istanbul (Turkey); Santorini (Greece);
DISEMBARK Athens (Piraeus) (Greece);
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