A gateway to many places of intense Biblical interest
Haifa is the largest city in Northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country.
Haifa, built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, has a history dating back to Biblical times. Over the centuries, Haifa has changed hands: the city was conquered and ruled by the Byzantines, Arabs, Crusades, Ottomans, Egyptians and the British.
Today, Haifa is a major seaport located on Israel's Mediterranean coast line in the Bay of Haifa.
A unique stopover during your Mediterranean cruise vacation, Haifa is the gateway to many places of intense Biblical interest; cruise passengers of all faiths and history enthusiasts alike should note this unique destination on their ‘to-see’ list, as it will truly be a highpoint of your holiday.
Take this opportunity to leave the luxury MSC cruise liner for the day and join us on a memorable package of excursions that incorporate the best deals on all the key sights. First stop, Nazareth, the legendary village where Jesus spent his childhood.
An important centre for Christian pilgrims, Nazareth is home to the original Basilica of the Annunciation, which we will visit. We will travel on to Cana, where Jesus performed one of his many miracles, turning water into wine. Join us on another unforgettable trip, to the Sea of Galilee and to nearby Caparanaum where Jesus held his ministry.
Those looking for perfect photo opportunities can leave the ship and come with us to Haifa Bay, a spot of outstanding natural beauty that curves round the glittering Mediterranean sea .