Crystal Cruises Adds Israel Excursion

This fall Crystal Cruises is introducing its first overnight visit to Ashdod, Israel, on its "Ruins & Relics" Mediterranean itinerary.

The added overnight entitles guests to visit historic sites where Christian, Jewish and Islamic religions were founded. Crystal Adventures offer views of Masada from helicopter, visits to Israel's Western Wall and Temple Mount, and a three-night excursion to the Rose City of Petra.

The 12-day cruise aboard Crystal Serenity departs Athens for Rome on October 19.