There is no better way to experience the magic of Southern Europe and all that is has to offer, than on a Mediterranean cruise. You can relax in style and enjoy the diverse cultures, stunning scenery and natural grandeur of some of the world’s most fascinating and cosmopolitan cities including; Barcelona, Rome, Florence and Athens and so many more. City breaks can prove to be expensive, especially considering the cost of flying, and even with train travel it can be costly and time consuming.
Cruising is also an affordable way to see some of the most spectacular cities of Southern Europe, there are a wide number of cruise deals available for this summer, exploring the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. You can spend anywhere from 3 or 5 days to 14 or 17 nights exploring this region, on various cruise lines finest ships. Staying in luxury accommodation, with all your on board needs taken care of, and when you’re at sea there are also plenty of on board activities to keep you busy.
When you dock, you get around 9 to 12 hours to explore the port, there are also organised excursions available as well if you don’t want to go it alone. On a Mediterranean cruise holiday you get to explore some fascinating places:
Monte Carlo – Famous as the playground of the rich and famous, the roads around here for the setting for the F1 once a year and if you like high stakes then the Monte Carlo Casino is for you.
Barcelona – Is known for is fantastic Gaudi architectures, world famous football club and fantastic authentic tapas food, plus a hell of a lot more.
Rome – The Vatican City is the main attraction here and easy to explore on you day here, or how about the many museums or stopping off at the Colosseum.
Dubrovnik – Coming into its own as a popular tourist destination Dubrovnik, has a wealth of history to tell you and it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Santorini – This little Greek Island has one of the best sunsets in the world. Many people travel here just to experience that, plus the quaint white wash villages are a great taste of Greece.
A Med cruise is a great introduction if you have never been on a cruise holiday before. You pretty close to home and don’t spend that many days at sea. The only problem is once you have taken your first cruise holiday, you’ll want to take one again and again.