Besides the obvious romantic and historical places you must see — the islands surrounded by blue waters, the Cradle of Civilization’s ruins, museums, architecture and art, scrumptious gelatos and pasta — the cruise deals to the Mediterranean are amazing now through early November 2013 when the ships reposition back to the United States.
There are offers of extra shipboard credit, airfare inclusive deals and even 2-for-1 cruise offers! 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 there are cruises to 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, Athens or Istanbul. The Western Mediterranean usually departs or returns to Barcelona or Rome. Well, these port cities deserve several days either before or after your cruise on their own!
From my many years of sailing and recommending the Mediterranean Cruises and my client’s feedback, I recommend:
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
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Sea is calling. Why not this year?