Cruises in the Mediterranean
Cruises in the Mediterranean are possibly the best way to see Southern Europe (you only unpack once – no living out of a suitcase or worrying about flight delays!)
Mediterranean cruise holidays are a particularly good option for first-time passengers who worry about sea-sickness – the Med is like a pond and you do not need to cross any open oceans, so the chances of becoming seasick are very small. In addition, because cruises in the Mediterranean are so popular, there are literally hundreds of options for you to choose from and with all the competition from rival cruise lines, you are sure to find a bargain. All the major cruise lines offer Mediterranean Cruise Deals, and you have the option of sailing with P&O, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruises and MSC, to mention only some of the companies offering you Mediterranean cruise holidays. Which option you choose will largely depend on where you choose to embark on your adventure.
Departure Ports for Mediterranean Cruise Ships
If you live in the UK, you can look for cruises leaving from Harwich or Southampton, or take a discount flight to one of the departure ports in Europe. Barcelona is a most interesting city to explore, and many Mediterranean cruise ships leave from this port. If you have never visited Venice, then do try to get onto a cruise leaving from this unique floating city – sailing into the sunset down the Grand Canal is an experience that will remain with you forever! You can also choose to start you cruise from Palma de Majorca, Rome (Civitavecchia Port), Nice, Monte Carlo, or several other ports.
Destinations to visit on your Mediterranean Cruise
Mediterranean cruising holidays offer great diversity and are ideal for young and old alike. Wherever you go in the Mediterranean region, you are going to be educated and amazed! Those who have an interest in Art, History and Architecture could have the opportunity to visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Louvre in Paris, the Vatican in Rome and St Marks’ in Venice, to name only the smallest example of the treasures that await you around Europe. (If you have chosen an Italian itinerary, be sure to visit Pompeii!); Perhaps you are more concerned with the present than the past? There are plenty of opportunities to excite your senses with all the incredible new sights and tastes you will be introduced to, and time to indulge in some serious retail therapy! Shoppers are well catered for in every port you visit, and you could go home with bulging bags! (Duty Free shopping is available onboard your cruise ship and in all the Ports along the way).