Haifa (Tel Aviv) The Dead Sea Excursion Reviews

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.
This was day 2 of our time with the guide we had for our small group of 15 people, all from the ...
This was day 2 of our time with the guide we had for our small group of 15 people, all from the ship.We had time to slip and float in the Dead Sea and still time to shower.We actually did this one from Ashdod.
This was day 2 of our time with the guide we had for our small group of 15 people, all from the ship.We had time to slip and float in the Dead Sea and still time to shower.We actually did this one from Ashdod. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A joint excursion with the Dead Sea and Masada.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Got to gloat in the dead sea!
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Truly unique experience to be able to step into the water with highest salinity and lowest level on ...
Truly unique experience to be able to step into the water with highest salinity and lowest level on eartlh.
Truly unique experience to be able to step into the water with highest salinity and lowest level on eartlh. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The hotel looked somewhat "run down " and the changing facilities odd.
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
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 Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
A disappointment as the water level has dropped to the point where it is impossible to experience ...
A disappointment as the water level has dropped to the point where it is impossible to experience the sense of being unable to sink.
A disappointment as the water level has dropped to the point where it is impossible to experience the sense of being unable to sink. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Visited same day as Masada.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Interesting visit as part of the Masada Tour went for a swim and a mud bath.
Interesting visit as part of the Masada Tour went for a swim and a mud bath. Fun experience.
Interesting visit as part of the Masada Tour went for a swim and a mud bath. Fun experience. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Part of the Masada tour.
Part of the Masada tour. Very good.
Part of the Masada tour. Very good. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises