Ashdod is home to the largest port in Israel and welcomes thousands of tourists every year. The city is very proud of its multicultural and international status and during a walk around the city cruise passengers will hear several different languages and be able to eat all different cuisines. The city also has a number of beaches which are great for relaxing and bathing and a unique art museum as well as a fantastic ancient history museum.
There are several options for cruising to Ashdod with cruises to suit all budgets and tastes. From long cruises halfway across the globe to shorter cruises which concentrate on the Mediterranean, there is something for everyone!
Ashdod is such a popular destination because it really is a city of discovery. The biblical city has a long and rich history which not many cities can match. As well as Biblical sites, cruise passengers will also find Roman ruins and well preserved relics of Iron Ages societies. Israel is not a country stuck in the past however and visitors will find an international and cosmopolitan city with people and cuisines from all over the globe. There are plenty of beaches for bathing including Marina beach which practices gender specific areas for Orthodox visitors. Ashdod also has fantastic links to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea and cruise passengers will have the opportunity to visit these iconic tourist destinations. There are plenty of private excursions and many cruise provides can offer assistance and advice to passengers who want to make the journey to Jerusalem.
Ashdod is located in the South District of Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea coast.