Haifa The Dead Sea Excursion Reviews

Haifa The Dead Sea cruise excursion
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Israel's Dead Sea is the lowest and saltiest water in the world. A relaxing swim in its waters is a traditional activity for visitors to Haifa.
Member Image chirk
4 reviews
May 2017
A joint excursion with the Dead Sea and Masada. Both were fascinating. Got about an hour to float in the Dead Sea--some folks got the mud treatment but it wasn't obvious to us how to do that. Masada is massive with remarkable construction that included plentiful water up to this outcrop in the middle of nowhere that became King Herod's winter palace. Alas, the heroic tale of this being the last bastion of the Jewish freedom fighters who ended their own lives rather than become enslaved by the Romans is not supported by archaeological evidence. This is the excursion that put our health in jeopardy due to the poor condition of the bus including no air conditioning as we drove back to the port. We endured one hour 45 minutes of stress and dehydration before being switched to another bus. We were disappointed by Oceania's lukewarm and belated response to a near-catastrophe with a tour company that obviously has issues.
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Provider: Oceania Cruises
Member Image Larfish
1 review
Apr 2017
Got to gloat in the dead sea! They took us to a nice hotel where we had a nice lunch and then were escorted to a change room and proceeded to the beach! Place was very clean and staff was very friendly.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image Pilot1st
1 review
Nov 2016
Truly unique experience to be able to step into the water with highest salinity and lowest level on eartlh.
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Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Member Image William.Tellitlikeitis
1 review
Nov 2016
The hotel looked somewhat "run down " and the changing facilities odd. Getting out of the sea was an issue.... getting in no trouble at all
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Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Member Image davidandjie
2 reviews
Oct 2016
A disappointment as the water level has dropped to the point where it is impossible to experience the sense of being unable to sink.
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Provider: Guided Tours Israel
Member Image LarryTsingos
3 reviews
Sep 2016
Visited same day as Masada. Plastered on the mud, dried up and went in! A very cool experience in a very hot and dry land! A must-see.
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Provider: Friend
Member Image marlowman
9 reviews
Mar 2014

Interesting visit as part of the Masada Tour went for a swim and a mud bath. Fun experience.

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Provider: MSC Cruises
Member Image havegunwilltravel
4 reviews
Mar 2012
Part of the Masada tour. Very good.
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Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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