Cruise Holiday Travel Guide: Ashdod

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For a cruise destination with history and a thriving culture, Ashdod fits the bill perfectly. And with Cruise 1st Australia, you could visit this wonderful city for less than you might think.

See some of our best Ashdod cruise offers on our Europe cruise deals page, or head to the home page and use our simple search tool.

In the meantime, read on to find out what makes Ashdod such a wonderful place to visit.

About Ashdod

Ashdod is one of the world’s oldest recorded town, dating back to the 17th century BCE. The modern city as we know it was established in 1956 near the ancient town. It’s Israel’s fifth largest city, and is home to around 240,000 people.

It has everything you’d expect of a modern city – shops, restaurants and more – and it’s located very close to a number of relics of its biblical past. A popular visiting spot is the Garden of Gethsemane, where Judas is said to have betrayed Jesus after the Last Supper.

Ashdod is also the site of the Wailing Wall, Israel’s holiest site where thousands of people make a pilgrimage each year.

And don’t forget that it’s located on the Dead Sea, where the salt content is so high that people simply float in its waters.

Ashdod is temperate all year round, with average highs reaching 17 degrees C in winter and almost 32 degrees in July.

Book a cruise to Ashdod here

You can see the latest deals on cruises visiting Ashdod on our Europe cruise deals and Greece cruise deals pages. If you can’t see something that suits you, use the search tool to find any deals we might have missed.

Our deals are updated every week, so make sure you check back later on.

Here’s a selection of our latest deals:

London to Dubai (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Explorer of the Seas
30th September 2015 for 24 nights

Following a flight from Australia, you’ll stay in a London hotel before moving on to Southampton, where your cruise begins. From there you’ll visit Vigo, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Chania (Crete), Ashdod, Aqaba and Dubai. You’ll then fly back to Australia.

Dubai to Istanbul (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Rhapsody of the Seas
16th May 2015 for 17 nights

After your flight to Dubai you’ll embark on a cruise visiting Muscat, Salalah, Ashdod, Haifa, Santorini, Athens (Piraeus) and Istanbul. This trip includes a hotel stay in Dubai.

London to Perth (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Explorer of the Seas
30th September 2015 for 44 nights

This 6-week cruise starts with a flight from Australia to London, where you’ll stay in a hotel. After moving on to Southampton you’ll cruise to Vigo, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Chania (Crete), Ashdod, Aqaba, Dubai, Goa, Cochin, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Phuket and Fremantle.

 Image sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:steelight.

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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