MembersBoat Trip between Haifa and Acre

A new shuttle cruise has been launched connecting the ports of Haifa and Acre.

By David Lazarus |
MOONLIGHT ON THE MEDITERRANEAN The historic port of Acre
MOONLIGHT ON THE MEDITERRANEAN The historic port of Acre Photo: Matanya Tausig/Flash90

The ship sails along Israel’s northern Mediterranean coast offering stunning views of Haifa, the Carmel Mountains, Israeli Navy ships in the harbor, beautiful sandy-beach coastlines and the ancient, colorful fishing port of Acre.

The Ministry of Tourism has invested $2.8 million in the project, hoping that the 45-minute cruise will promote Haifa and Acre as must-see tourist attractions while visiting Israel.

The shuttle was launched in conjunction with the inauguration of the Bustan (Orchard) Gardens in Acre, a reconstruction of the Ottoman Period fruit tree groves that were part of the Palace of Pasha Al-Jazaar. Al-Jazaar was the governor of the north of Israel during the Turkish Ottoman Empire from 1775-1804.

During the British Mandate (1917-1947) the palace became the main prison where hundreds of members of the Jewish underground forces including the Haganah, Etzel and Lehi were imprisoned because of their struggle against Mandatory rule and their fight to establish a national home for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. The first prisoner during British...

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