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We will are booked on the Nov 20th Norwegian Epic out of Haifa which is scheduled to leave port at 11pm apparently.  
we will be flying intoTel Aviv with a 315 pm arrival time. Is It feasible to travel to Haifa and arrive at the ship in good time to board? 
trying to determine if we need fly in a day early or can manage same day. 

Also wondering about transport options for 5 people from Tel Aviv to Haifa- any recommendations?
Thanks in advance. 

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Have you been to Israel before?  It depends on your interests. I would try to book to arrive at least two days prior. Remember, it starts to get dark around 4:30-5:00 at that time of year.  Don't be lured by the supposed cheap airfare if it is going to restrict your time in that wonderful country!

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Wait, you mean the flight arrives 3:15 PM on the same day you board the ship?


I expect it to be completely infeasible. While the ship may not leave the port until 11:00 PM, it certainly does not mean the passengers who embark that day can show up until then; unless specifically contracted otherwise, the check in staff, luggage handlers and immigration officials aren't just going to hang around until night!


Double check the check-in window with NCL, I suspect that it will close around 5 or so. A 3 PM scheduled arrival to Tel Aviv airport will have high chances of leading to being denied boarding, even in the most optimal case.

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Thanks for your responses. Good point about the NCL check in closing time - I hadn't thought about that - thanks.

Yes I have been to Israel before 🙂 lived there for a year many, many moons ago!  We will likely fly in the day before as unfortunately from where we are in Canada most flight (regardless of cost) arrive at 3:15pm the next day! 

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On 1/23/2023 at 6:47 PM, wcook said:

Train goes straight from the airport to cruise port and is quick and easy. But it all depends upon how late you are allowed to board. 

Thank you,

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