Besides the obvious romantic and historical places you must see, the islands surrounded by blue waters, relaxation, gelatos. pasta, French cuisine, there’s the Cradle of Civilization’s ruins, museums, architecture and art. The cruise deals to the Mediterranean are amazing for now through early November 2012 when the ships reposition back to the United States.. The airfares are high and so the final price of your vacation is about the same as last year.
There’s extra shipboard credit, airfare combinations and 2 for 1 cruisess! There are so many choices that they boggle the mind. Fifteen cruise lines sail ships ranging from 196 to 4,000 passengers to Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. There is something for everyone. The Mediterranean includes a large area and is usually divided into Eastern and Western areas. Generally, the Eastern Mediterranean cruises focus on Italy, Greece, Turkey and cities along the Adriatic. These itineraries typically depart from or return to Rome or Venice in Italy, Athens, Greece or Istanbul, Turkey .
The Western Mediterranean usually departs or returns to Barcelona, Spain or Rome Italy. Both cities deserves several days either before or after your cruise.. Combining my many years of sailing and recommending Mediterranean Cruises and my client’s opinions, I make these recommendations: BEST for FAMILIES: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity,Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines BEST for ROMANCE: Windstar, Seabourn Regent Seven Seas and Silversea Cruise Lines BEST for FIRST TIME to Europe: Go for the itinerary with the ports and cities that you’ve always wanted to visit. BEST for LUXURY CRUISES: Seabourn, Crystal, Regent Seven Seas and Silversea Cruise Lines. BEST for TRAVELERS who have been to Europe 3 or more times and over 55 years: Holland America and Oceania Cruises. Your personal match for the Best Cruise Vacation is a list of many factors. Cruise Masters Travel is here to be your partner.