Of all cruise
destinations the Mediterranean is one of the most popular and diverse.
If you're looking for international exposure and cultural diversity, a
Mediterranean cruise is the way to go!
You may find it useful to know
that the peak-season for a Mediterranean cruise lasts from late April
to October. So, if you plan on booking a ticket, plan a head of time in
order to get the best deals. You may also want to consider any particular
agenda and desired destination points as they. Cruise details can make
a world of differance, for instance, most Western Mediterranean cruises
will typically port in Spain, France and Italy. Depending on the cruise
line, some may also visit ports in Portugal, Monaco, Tunisia or Morocco.
Eastern Mediterranean cruises may include Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia,
Bulgaria or the Ukraine. "Holy Land" cruises usually combine
Eastern Mediterranean cruise ports to Israel and Egypt, while other Mediterranean
cruises concentrate solely on Greece.
Some of the curies lines which
provide cruising vacations to the Mediterranean include Carnival
Cruise Line offers 12-day Mediterranean cruises on the Carnival Liberty.
A Carnival Mediterranean cruise is an American-style fun vacation that
shows you region the way it was meant to be seen - from the water. Princess
Cruises has an expanded Mediterranean season, including additional
sailings of the popular Greek Isles cruises and a return to Egypt. Royal
Caribbean Mediterranean cruises are some of the most unique in the
industry. Mediterranean cruise ships are big, bright, luxurious and comfortable
with a lot of open spaces and private balconies. Both the onboard and
land activities and services are as diverse as the cruise destinations...a
If you're coming
from the U.S., you'll have to travel quite a long way to get to your departure
point. Keep this in mind for when you plan your trip because you may want
to set aside some extra time to recover from the flight before going directly
to sea. This may also give you some extra time to visit the area. While
some cruise lines offer flight inclusive and pre-cruise hotel packages.
Consider exploring the prices yourself because they might not always come
with the best deals.
You may end up saving yourself
a little extra money by doing some research when it comes to connections
and hotel-cruise packages, but this doesn't mean that all package deals
are a scam. In fact, CostaCruises.com
is offering a pretty good that's available through May 31. It includes
two free hotel night stays complete with transfers for guests booking
select 7- to 12-night Mediterranean cruises with airfare and it's valid
for 7- to 12-night Mediterranean cruises departing from Venice, Civitavecchia
and Savona between September 1 and November 30.
A Mediterranean cruise is a
journey of a life time. Set sail to Rome, France, Monte Carlo, Spain Greece,
Italy -- and the list goes on! Even in this tempered economy cruise lines
are going strong and discounted fare's and competitive rates go quicker
than ever. So don't hesitate to start planning you Mediterranean vacation