There are several 'must see' places which are visited as part of
a Holy Land cruise. Key amongst these is Jerusalem, which you
typically travel to from the port of Ashdod. Irrespective of
specific beliefs, it is still wondrous to think that Jerusalem has
been 'in the news' for over two thousand years, and that fact makes
this a very special place indeed to visit.
Jordan's highlight is the red rose city of Petra. Accessed by a
mile long gorge which acts as the main gate of the city, you are
greeted by the site of the Al Khazneh. The city's tombs and altars
are carved out of the rock, making this a truly extraordinary
Whether travelling on an itinerary solely focused on this
region, or enjoying it as part of a longer Mediterranean voyage,
these cruises tend to be early or late summer when the temperatures
are not so fierce. At night, especially inland, temperatures can
drop, and it is therefore important to pack warm clothes as well as
those suitable for the hot weather experienced during the day.