Israel is a fascinating country not least for its important religious and historical significance; the Land of Israel has been sacred to the Jewish people in particular since Biblical times.
MSC cruise ships call at several destinations across Israel, notably the ports of Aqaba, Ashdod,Haifa and Eilat which are fascinating in themselves, but also act as gateways to some stunning and significant cities, such as Tel Aviv, the UNESCO world heritage site of Petra as well as Jerusalem.
Our Israel destinations will be popular with many passengers wishing to view some of the world’s most important cities and experience some truly memorable sightseeing.
To make the most of your holiday time in Israel, do join us on our carefully-planned excursion packages that are designed to cater to all cruisers and offer a balanced mix of themed day trips from informative guides around cities and archaeological sites to relaxing beach trips and fun shopping outings.
In terms of practical information, Israel offers a typical Mediterranean climate with dry summers. Expect to hear the two main languages of Hebrew and Arabic, with English widely understood. The currency is the Shekel (around 0.2 to 1 US dollar) and it is recommended that tourists wear appropriate clothing (long trousers, headscarves) when visiting religious sites.