No other cruise has the options or the variations that a cruise of the Mediterranean can offer. The Mediterranean has over 120 seaports on offer which makes for a plethora of different combinations to keep everyone happy whether your cruise is for a week or for a month.
Taking a cruise to the Mediterranean is the first step to immersing yourself in a mix of different cultures and customs. There are 17 countries available for you to visit whilst you are cruising through the Mediterranean. Each country has its own culture and experiences which you can savor from the luxury of the cruise ship as you make your lazy way around the Mediterranean.
There are more than 50 companies who are offering cruises around the Mediterranean via different routes. There are companies the focus on the western side of the Mediterranean calling at ports in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Morocco. Other companies will focus on the eastern side of the Mediterranean with their cruises visiting Croatia, Greece, Turkey and the Middle East.
There are popular Mediterranean cruises that will tour the North African nations, a cruise for the Greek Islands as well as a cruise tailored for those who want to see the island nations of Cyprus and Malta. If you want a longer experience you can arrange to see more or even all of the countries in the Mediterranean.
From the luxury of your cruise ship you will have access to the history, romance, breathtaking views and the grandeur of the Mediterranean. From sleepy little Andlucian villages in the south of Spain to the hustle and bustle of Barcelona to the romance of the French Riviera, there are lots of surprises to be found on a Western Mediterranean cruise.
Your cruise will offer you the splendid city of Rome, ancient Pompeii and the legendary mount Vesuvius as well as the beautiful and iconic Italian coast. Sicily and Sardinia are your oysters when you choose to cruise the Western Mediterranean.
Before going and lounging in the Greek Islands you will visit Croatia with its captivating coastline and the stunning city of Dubrovnik. The palace of Knossos stands on the island of Crete and is steeped in both history and ancient myth and is worth a visit.
On a cruise through the Eastern Mediterranean a trip to the ancient holy city of Jerusalem is always an educational trip and it can be accessed through both of the Israeli ports of Haifa and Ashdod. Egypt’s port Said is another sight worth seeing. Port Said guards access to the famous Suez Canal that carries vessels through to the Red Sea and on to the Arabian Sea. Many civilizations have their roots in the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean has been inhabited continually for over 6,000 years and bears the relics of many lost civilizations. With the combined history of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans the Mediterranean is the perfect place for those who enjoy history and sunshine.