- Visit Athens’ charming Plaka District
- Eat food at the hawker centre, Singapore
- Explore Barrakka Gardens in La Valletta
With access to Europe, Africa and the Middle East there's no wonder the Mediterranean is one of the top cruising destinations of the world. Secret islands, sparkling beaches, ancient ruins, bustling cities, delicious cuisine and so many different cultures, languages and religions are all waiting to be discovered here.
Expect vibrant, loud colours and architectural spectacles in Barcelona – especially at the Sagrada Familia, where you could spend hours admiring every single intricate detail.
Take the public bus in Palma de Mallorca. It’ll take you through city streets and along the maritime promenade – so you can immerse yourself in local culture and spare yourself the cost of a taxi!
Cruises in the Mediterranean are enjoyable all year round; the range of destinations offered is, however, much more diverse in European summer (June to August) than in wintertime. Nevertheless, cruising in the Mediterranean in European wintertime does have its advantages: fares are lower than in peak season, and milder temperatures provide the perfect climate for exciting sightseeing trips. You’ll find that family cruises in the Mediterranean are generally at their most popular in the summer and autumn holidays (July, August and October).
Exploring the Mediterranean is best done from the comfort of a cruise ship. On board, you can relax and enjoy blue waters, white beaches and lazy days under the sun – and that’s just the beginning! Look forward to Mediterranean highlights along the way, such as Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Santorini, the Côte d’Azur and Croatia. This greatly diverse destination promises visitors deliciously rich cuisine, from pizza, meze and pastries – along with spectacular architecture and world-famous art.
The Mediterranean is an extremely multifaceted must-see destination that deserves to be up there on your bucket list. Besides island-hopping around the Greek islands, your hotel on the seas will bring you to the shores of the most enchanting Mediterranean cities, so that you can encounter the true Mediterranean flair and charm first-hand. From short cruises of 4 days or less to longer cruises lasting 14 days, Mediterranean cruises are ideal for first-time cruisers, but also for regulars.
Mediterranean cruises attract both first-time cruisers and city fanatics – purely due to the wealth in culture and experiences this region brings its visitors. From the unrivalled spectacle of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the humbling splendour of the Roman Colosseum or the palm-lined promenade on the Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean will not disappoint. And let’s not forget about the eastern Mediterranean: cruise from unique Venice to discover gems such as Croatia, Montenegro and Greece.
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