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Missile Strike from Gaza Lands near Port of Ashdod

Today we are in Ashdod, Israel (Jerusalem) Today's Weather Forecast: Sunny and very warm with a estimated high of 91°F (32.7°C) Sunrise: 5:37 am - Sunset: 7:36 pm Ships arrival: 7:00 am - All aboard at 9:30 pm - Departure Time 10:00 pm

Immigration Process in Israel: The ship is required to present ALL guest (in person) to Immigration Officials for inspection. The Immigration process took place in the terminal when departing from the ship in Ashdod. Each guest must have in hand, passport, Israeli Landing Card and their Seapass Card.

Shuttles to the Sea Mall Shopping Center that also encloses the Asdod Central Bus Station, will be leaving the ship approximately every 30 minutes. First shuttle bus will leave at 7:30 am, and last shuttle bus back to the ship will leave Sea Mall at 8:30 pm. There is a $15 per person charge for this shuttle. Authorized taxis are also available on the Pier. Only authorized taxis will be allowed through the port gate upon your return to the ship.

Ashdod is located in the South District of Israel on the Mediterranean Sea coast, is Israel's largest port. Ashdod was first settled during the Canaanite era in the 17th century BC, making the city one of the most ancient in the world. Ashdod is mentioned thirteen times in the Bible. Now, a well-planned modern city, Ashdod is a welcoming combination of ancient history and cosmopolitan port life. From Ashdod,

JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM TOUR - We took the longest tour available to make the best use of our time here which is 10 hours. We left the Ashdod area at 8:00 am and returned at approximately 6:00 pm.

Returning to to our ship we went to dinner than rested in our stateroom. No evening entertainment was scheduled because of so many people had been off they ship during the day and into the evening. I'm not sure exactly what time it was, we had fallen asleep and didn't hear the Captain's announcement but the ship left port unexpectantly early. A missile from Gaza landed near the Port of Ashdod and we were out of their ASAP! Ashdod is 18 miles northeast of Gaza.

Posted by 2seniortraveler 17:00 Archived in Israel

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