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12-night Holidays in the Holy Land Cruise

Cruise Line:
Crystal Cruises®
Ship:
Crystal Esprit®
Destination:
Larnaca/Eilat
Departure Date:
12/21/2023
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1397346
from
$9649


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Larnaca
12/21/2023
12/21/2023

Lanarca is renowned for it's pristine beaches. Some of the most famous beaches, including Phinikoudes, have water sport activities as well as fishing and boating excursions. Phinikoudes also boasts a strip of cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants on the beach front, which particularly gets crowded during the summer months. Lanarca is also an excellent snorkeling and diving location with some of the finest shipwrecks in the world.

Larnaca
12/22/2023
12/22/2023

Lanarca is renowned for it's pristine beaches. Some of the most famous beaches, including Phinikoudes, have water sport activities as well as fishing and boating excursions. Phinikoudes also boasts a strip of cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants on the beach front, which particularly gets crowded during the summer months. Lanarca is also an excellent snorkeling and diving location with some of the finest shipwrecks in the world.

Haifa
Suggested Private Excursion
12/23/2023
12/23/2023

Holy Land to three of the world's major religions, Israel has a great emotional and spiritual effect on its visitors through its magnificent religious shrines and tenacity of a nation that, against all odds, made the desert bloom. As a center of shipping, banking, foreign commerce and wholesale trading, Haifa boasts institutions for higher education and for scientific research, a theater, a concert hall, museums and places of culture and entertainment. The residential areas and major hotels are situated along the ridge of Mount Carmel, about 900 feet above sea level. Clandestine Immigration & Navy Museum features the ship which ran the British blockade during the Mandatory period. Mane Katz Museum is dedicated to the world-renowned Jewish artist of the same name who left his home, paintings and other works of art to the city. Gan Ha-Pesalim, a lovely garden overlooking the bay, is home to over 20 bronze sculptures by Ursula Malbin. Elija’s Cave, known as the center of the prophet’s activities, is holy to Jews, Christians, Moslems and Druze.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Galilee & Golan Heights - One Day - Haifa Port

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Haifa Port

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
12/24/2023
12/24/2023

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

Ashdod
Suggested Private Excursion
12/25/2023
12/25/2023

Ashdod is one of Israel’s largest ports and a living museum of ancient history. It was one of the five cities of giants, and it was here the Philistines brought the captured Holy Ark, sacred to the Hebrews. Ashdod’s 23-level tel (archaeological dig) lies southeast of the modern city. Among the remains of the 10th century CE Fatimid Fortress, archaeologists discovered an early Arabic document recounting Byzantine ships once brought Muslim prisoners to Ashdod to sell back to their families.

Suggested Private Excursions

Jewish Highlights - Jerusalem - One Day - Ashdod Port

Masada & the Dead Sea - One Day - Ashdod Port

Tel Aviv & Surrounding Area - One Day - Ashdod Port

At Sea
12/26/2023
12/26/2023

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Suez Canal
12/27/2023
12/27/2023

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

Suez
12/27/2023
12/27/2023

The city of Suez is located on the southern tip of the Suez canal. The city became a naval base in the 15th century and has been a commercial port since the 7th century. Suez is located near the Ataga Hills and is about 83 miles from Cairo. The Red Sea and Sinai can also be seen from Suez.

Suez
12/28/2023
12/28/2023

The city of Suez is located on the southern tip of the Suez canal. The city became a naval base in the 15th century and has been a commercial port since the 7th century. Suez is located near the Ataga Hills and is about 83 miles from Cairo. The Red Sea and Sinai can also be seen from Suez.

Sharm El Sheikh
12/29/2023
12/29/2023

The land of the Sinai is the "great and terrible wilderness" of the Bible, across which the Israelis journeyed in search of the Promised Land. Sharm-el-Sheikh serves as starting point for an excursion into the desert and to St. Catherine’s Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in the world. St. Catherine’s Mountain is at 7,926 feet the highest summit in Sinai, followed by Mount Sinai, where God is said to have given the Ten Commandments to Moses. The most popular pastime in Sharm-el-Sheikh as well as in Na'ama Bay is exploring the underwater marine life. The reefs are easily accessible; diving and snorkeling equipment can be rented at watersports centers and dive shops. Glass bottom boat cruises are also popular to see the colorful underwater world. The main shopping areas are at the resort area of Na'ama Bay, located five miles from the port. Egyptian cotton, Pharaonic souvenirs and gold cartouches are popular. There are plenty of eateries at Na'ama Bay, and the hotels offer a variety of restaurants with everything from seafood to international cuisine and fast food.

Petra (Aqaba)
12/30/2023
12/30/2023

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

Petra (Aqaba)
12/31/2023
12/31/2023

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

Petra (Aqaba)
1/1/2024
1/1/2024

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

Eilat
1/1/2024
1/1/2024


Eilat's desert weather keeps the water temperature warm, making it an ideal location for enjoying water-activities (particularly scuba diving) and the calm beaches of the Red Sea. Visitors can also go bird watching, as Eilat is the headquarters for the International Birdwatching Center. Adventure seekers can trek through the desert of the Timna Valley National Park by foot, jeep, or camel. There you can view a sandstone rock formation known as the Mushroom, or possibly encounter one of the many endangered species of the region.

Eilat
1/2/2024
1/2/2024


Eilat's desert weather keeps the water temperature warm, making it an ideal location for enjoying water-activities (particularly scuba diving) and the calm beaches of the Red Sea. Visitors can also go bird watching, as Eilat is the headquarters for the International Birdwatching Center. Adventure seekers can trek through the desert of the Timna Valley National Park by foot, jeep, or camel. There you can view a sandstone rock formation known as the Mushroom, or possibly encounter one of the many endangered species of the region.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise port, security and handling fees of $900, transfers, airfare, government fees and taxes are additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
12/21/2023
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
Suite Services & Amenities
  • Personal butler service with gratuities included
  • Unpacking and packing upon request
  • Pressing and shoe shine
  • Stocked bar
  • In-stateroom satellite TV and movie choices
  • Twice-daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
  • ETRO Bathrobes and Slippers, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, and a menu of pillow options
  • Self-service launderettes
  • In-suite iPads for entertainment, daily news, shipboard information etc.
  • WiFi/Internet availability (60 minutes complimentary per guest per day, with additional connectivity available)

Fitness

  • Marina/Water Sports: Enjoy a wide variety of complimentary amenities and sports equipment
  • In addition to four eight-passenger Zodiacs, a wide variety of aquatic equipment usually found only on a private mega-yacht will be at the fingertips of active guests –water skis, wake boards, kayaks, jet skis, scuba/snorkel equipment and even fishing rods
  • Bicycles for personal excursions ashore
  • Top-quality gear and equipment, professional instruction and guidance, and the chance to try something for the first time, or ... to pursue a familiar activity important even during your holiday

Enrichment & Entertainment

  • Destination immersion and lectures from experts in relevant areas
  • A dedicated fitness and activities director to assist you choose the right excursions and physical fitness activities
  • Crystal Adventures ashore, featuring both cultural and soft/extreme adventures, depending on the port
  • Special activities led by specialists, such as yoga, meditation, photography, even drone flying

Fine Dining

  • Several restaurant and dining options
  • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits throughout the yacht
  • Open-bar service throughout the yacht
  • Gratuities for all shipboard staff throughout the yacht
  • Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service
  • Welcome champagne
  • 24-hour room service
Available Addons:
  • Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
  • Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
  • Optional shore excursions
Remarks:
Yacht Cruise-Only Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1397346

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