Common Mediterranean cruises
The Mediterranean is the ultimate cruisers playground, with exquisite scenery, varied European cultures, mouth-watering cuisine, and loads of fun and exciting attractions and activities to enjoy. The Mediterranean covers 2.5 million square kilometres, and as such, has a vast number of cruise destinations worth exploring. However, these are some of the more common cruise destinations, split into east and west, for you to choose from for your next cruise holiday.
Eastern Mediterranean cruises
The Eastern Mediterranean is characterised by its spectacular island cruise destinations such as Croatia, Greece, and Cyprus, and includes the shores of Italy in the Adriatic Sea, and Turkey.
Cruise itineraries start and end in ports across the eastern Med. Cruise from the romantic city of Venice and explore the likes of Athens, Corfu and Dubrovnik, or enjoy a cruise around the Greek islands with all of their beauty, cultural, and historical fascination.
Some of the major highlights in the eastern Mediterranean include:
· Acropolis of Athens
· Oia in Santorini
· Olympia in Katakolon
· Basilica di San Marco in Venice
· Krka National Park in Split
Western Mediterranean Cruises
Western Mediterranean cruises will allow you the opportunity to explore the likes of the French Riviera, Barcelona in Spain, Arabian culture in Morocco and the scenic and beautiful Livorno coast in Italy.
Many of the cruises in the western Mediterranean leave from Barcelona, Rome (Civitavecchia harbour), and Genoa, and include the following highlights, depending on your cruise itinerary:
· La Rambla in Barcelona
· Basilica of Notre Dame de La Garde in Marseille
· St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums in Rome
· Uffizi Gallery in Florence
· Livorno in Italy
How do you choose between taking a cruise to the east or to the west of the Mediterranean? One simple solution to overcome this conundrum is to simply book two cruises, one to each destination. The Mediterranean should be on every cruisers list of destinations, so speak to your Cruiseabout consultant today to find out more about booking a cruise in the Mediterranean!