Golden Iris

Golden Iris cruise ship
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Cruise line
Mano Cruises (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
20 Jul, 2018 - 22 Jul, 2018

Golden Iris Review and Specifications

Specifications of Golden Iris

Year built1977  /  Age : 41
Flag state Panama
BuilderBWSC - Burmeister & Wain Shipyard (Copenhagen, Denmark)
OwnerMano Maritime
OperatorMano Cruises
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)165 m / 541 ft
Beam (width)23 m / 75 ft
Gross Tonnage16852 gt
Passengers800 - 959
Crew350
Passengers-to-space ratio20
Decks8
Cabins400
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2009
Former namesCunard Conquest, Cunard Princess, MS Rhapsody

Review of Golden Iris

MS Golden Iris cruise ship was built in 1975 and is currently operated by Mano Maritime, an Israel-based cruise travel company. The vessel was constructed in Copenhagen Denmark for Cunard Line. and launched under the name "MS Cunard Conquest".

History - construction & ownership

In 1977, the 16,852-ton, 1,000-passenger cruise ship was renamed to "MS Cunard Princess". In 1995 the vessel was put in service with StarLauro Cruises (later known as MSC Cruises). For a short period of time it was operated under its old name, before being renamed to "MS Rhapsody". The current shipowner Mano Maritime acquired the ship in 2009.

Golden Iris cruise ship

MS Golden Iris cruises leaving from Israel to different ports in Europe on board the 5-star luxurious cruise ship, with 4 meals a day.

Golden Iris cruise ship

An interesting fact is that the ship was originally one of two cruise vessels ordered by the US-based Overseas National Airways. The founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, was involved in the ship design process, envisioning the vessels as "floating Playboy Clubs".

Itineraries

Golden Iris cruise itinerary program offers roundtrips leaving from homeport Haifa Israel. The ship operates on 2-304-5-day cruises to Greek Islands, visiting Rhodes, Cyprus (Limassol, Larnaca), Crete (Agios Nikolaos).

Combined Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea cruises visit Greece (Thessaloniki, Kavala, Syros Island), Romania (Constanta), Bulgaria (Varna, Burgas).

Haifa roundtrip departures are offered in the period March through November, with around 60 turnarounds (roundtrips) and approx 50,000 passenger capacity per year.

Cabins

Golden Iris offers a total of 400 passenger cabins, inside and outside.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Golden Iris has a Main dining room (named Meridian Restaurant), a Lido buffet restaurant (Outrigger Buffet) and Outrigger Cafe.

Golden Iris cruise ship

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

Despite Golden Iris was built in Denmark, all her interior decoration was done in Italy. Guests can choose from different cruise packages, pleasant rooms and suites, live entertainment and many attractions on board. The Golden Iris is known as Israel's golden passenger liner.

The vessel provides her guests with a fitness center featuring amazing sea views, sports facilities, full duty free shopping arcade, fully stocked modern bar, spacious swimming pools (including children's pool), pool bar, jaccuzzi, sun tanning decks, sauna and jogging track.

Other amenities include: Children Play Room, Beauty Salon & Spa, Library, Card Room, Show Boat Lounge (with Dance Floor & Stage), Photo Gallery, 8 Bolls Night Club (Disco with Dance Foor & Stage), TopSail Lounge, Casino (Slot Machines), Piano Bar.

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Golden Iris Itineraries 2018

The below listed Golden Iris cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Haifa cruise port

29 June 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $232
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29 Jun      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
30 Jun 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
01 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

01 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $474
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01 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
02 Jul 18:00 - 17:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
04 Jul 08:00 - 16:00     Ikaria Island, Agios Kirykos, Greece   
06 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

06 July 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $212
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06 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
07 Jul 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
08 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

08 July 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $459
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08 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
09 Jul 08:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
10 Jul 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
12 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

12 July 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $290
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12 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
13 Jul 13:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
15 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

15 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $484
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15 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
16 Jul 18:00 - 16:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
18 Jul 09:00 - 16:00     Santorini Island, Greece   
20 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

20 July 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $232
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20 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
21 Jul 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
22 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

22 July 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $387
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22 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
23 Jul 09:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
24 Jul 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
26 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

26 July 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $318
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26 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
27 Jul 13:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
29 Jul      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

29 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $572
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29 Jul      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
30 Jul 18:00 - 18:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
01 Aug 09:00 - 18:00     Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   
03 Aug      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

03 August 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $251
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03 Aug      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
04 Aug 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
05 Aug      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

05 August 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $804
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05 Aug      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
07 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Mykonos Island, Greece   
08 Aug 08:00 - 18:00     Volos, Greece   
09 Aug 10:00 - 20:00     Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
10 Aug 08:00 - 16:00     Santorini Island, Greece   
12 Aug      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

12 August 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $562
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12 Aug      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
13 Aug 18:00 - 18:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
15 Aug 09:00 - 18:00     Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   
17 Aug      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

17 August 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $261
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17 Aug      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
18 Aug 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
19 Aug      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

19 August 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $562
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19 Aug      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
20 Aug 18:00 - 18:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
22 Aug 08:00 - 17:00     Heraklion, Crete, Greece   
24 Aug      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

24 August 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $271
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24 Aug      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
25 Aug 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
26 Aug      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

26 August 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $518
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26 Aug      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
27 Aug 18:00 - 23:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
28 Aug 14:00 - 22:00     Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   
30 Aug      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

30 August 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $290
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30 Aug      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
31 Aug 13:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
02 Sep      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

02 September 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $474
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02 Sep      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
03 Sep 18:00 - 17:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
05 Sep 08:00 - 15:00     Samos Island, Greece   
07 Sep      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

07 September 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $232
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07 Sep      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
08 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
09 Sep      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

09 September 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $513
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09 Sep      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
10 Sep 08:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
11 Sep 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
13 Sep      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

13 September 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $280
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13 Sep      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
14 Sep 13:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
16 Sep      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

16 September 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $203
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16 Sep      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
17 Sep 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
18 Sep      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

20 September 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $251
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20 Sep      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
21 Sep 13:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
23 Sep      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

23 September 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $542
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23 Sep      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
24 Sep 18:00 - 18:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
26 Sep 09:00 - 18:00     Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   
28 Sep      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

28 September 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $426
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28 Sep      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
29 Sep 08:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
30 Sep 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
02 Oct      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

02 October 201812 nights / 13 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $921
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02 Oct      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
04 Oct 08:00 - 13:00     Chania, Crete, Greece   
05 Oct 15:00 - 20:00     Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece   
06 Oct 09:00 - 15:00     Bari, Italy   
07 Oct 16:00 - 17:00     Venice, Italy   
09 Oct 18:00 - 15:00     Dubrovnik, Croatia   
12 Oct 14:00 - 19:00     Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   
14 Oct      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

14 October 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $581
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14 Oct      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
16 Oct 08:00 - 17:00     Mykonos Island, Greece   
17 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Volos, Greece   
18 Oct 10:00 - 20:00     Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
19 Oct 08:00 - 16:00     Santorini Island, Greece   
21 Oct      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

21 October 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $309
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21 Oct      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
22 Oct 08:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
23 Oct 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
25 Oct      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

25 October 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $242
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25 Oct      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
26 Oct 13:00 - 15:00     Limassol, Cyprus   
28 Oct      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

28 October 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $339
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28 Oct      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
29 Oct 18:00 - 17:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
31 Oct 08:00 - 15:00     Samos Island, Greece   
02 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

02 November 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $203
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02 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
03 Nov 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
04 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

04 November 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $290
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04 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
05 Nov 08:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
06 Nov 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
08 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

08 November 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $242
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08 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
09 Nov 13:00 - 15:00     Limassol, Cyprus   
11 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

11 November 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Greece
Prices starting
from $339
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11 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
12 Nov 18:00 - 17:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
14 Nov 08:00 - 15:00     Samos Island, Greece   
16 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

16 November 20182 nights / 3 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $193
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16 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
17 Nov 09:00 - 17:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
18 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

18 November 20184 nights / 5 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $290
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18 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
19 Nov 08:00 - 15:00     Larnaca, Cyprus   
20 Nov 14:00 - 01:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
22 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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Haifa cruise port

22 November 20183 nights / 4 days, round-trip Cyprus
Prices starting
from $260
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22 Nov      Departing from Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   
23 Nov 13:00 - 15:00     Limassol, Cyprus   
25 Nov      Arriving in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel   

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