Oia, Santorini, Greece

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Why Mediterranean Cruises Make the Perfect Vacation

The Mediterranean Sea area is often referred to as one of the most fascinating areas of the world. This location is rich in history, and home to dozens of historical sites and structures, many of which are on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Sea borders some of the most well-known countries in the world, including France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. Between the history of the area, its natural beauty, the delicious local cuisine and the esteemed arts and cultural centers, this is one of the most amazing places on the globe. One of the best ways to explore this incredible area is onboard one of the many Mediterranean Cruises.

Benefits of Mediterranean Cruises

Mediterranean Cruises provide one of the best ways to travel to the different cities along the Mediterranean Sea. A cruise ship vacation eliminates the need to rent a car and drive to each location, or travel on a cramped tour bus for days at a time. When traveling on a cruise ship, passengers are able to enjoy their time onboard with many different activities until the ship ports at the next city. The ship also provides amazing views of small towns and beautiful landscapes along the way. Another great benefit is that guests only need to unpack once. There is no need to go from hotel to hotel because passengers can spend every evening onboard the cruise ship. Perhaps the best benefit of Mediterranean Cruises is that the staff onboard can help guests plan every detail of their vacation. They can help their guests make any necessary arrangements, such as planning tours of the cities with expert tour guides, making reservations at prime restaurants, purchasing theater or museum tickets, or planning a specialized excursion.

Services Onboard Mediterranean Cruises

While onboard many of the Mediterranean Cruises, there is so many things for the passengers to do, including swimming in the pool, gambling at the onboard casino, working out at the gym, pampering themselves with special spa treatments, and socializing with other passengers. There are also dozens of onboard planned activities meant to entertain the guests, such as nightly live entertainment programs, pool parties, family games, or enrichment classes. Most Mediterranean Cruises include three meals per day in its vacation packages. Each ship offers several dining options for their passengers to choose from allowing them to selection the right meals for them. There are also various well-organized kid’s programs onboard the cruise ships allowing parents to have some alone time, and kids to participate in fun activities with other kids their age.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Popular Ports Mediterranean Cruises Call On

Mediterranean Cruises make various stops at different port cities throughout the trip. This gives passengers a chance to leave the ship so they can explore the local beauty, history and flavors of each port city. Many of the cruise lines offer several different Mediterranean Cruise options that can last anywhere from 7 to 14 days, and sometime even longer. Each cruise will have a different itinerary and will stop at different cities along the trip, but there are several cities that are very popular port cities in the Mediterranean Sea area. These cities include Florence, Pisa, Naples, Venice, and Rome located in Italy; as well as, Athens, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Istanbul, Turkey; Nice, France; and Monte Carlo, Monaco. Some Mediterranean Cruise ships travel down to the Egypt area providing passengers a chance to see ancient wonders there including the Great Pyramid of Gaza and the Sphinx.

Hundreds of Offshore Excursions to Choose From

Passengers onboard any of the Mediterranean Cruises will literally have hundreds of offshore excursion options available to them. Guests can choose to take any of the excursions that are planned by the cruise line, which often includes a tour through the local area given by a highly experience tour guide, and trips to some of the most well-known tourist attractions in the area. This may include a trip to the Parthenon and the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a tour of Antoni Gaudi architectural structures throughout Barcelona, a tour of the Roland’s Column in Dubrovnik, a tour of the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, or a visit to the Roman Baths in Naples. Passengers can also plan their own individualized excursions to numerous places in each city. This may include a personalized tour of the city, tickets to the local theater, diner at a prime local restaurant or many other options.

Popular Mediterranean Cruises

There are several different cruise lines that offer Mediterranean Cruise vacations. Some of the most popular companies include Azamara Club CruisesPrincess Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line, Holland America Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line International, and Oceania Cruises. Each cruise line offers its own specific itinerary that includes varying destinations and offshore excursions options. Each ship also has many onboard amenities, specialty services and an excellent staff who is there to serve the passengers. The cruise ships give their passengers with a unique and wonderful experience to the Mediterranean Sea area. When considering a journey to this amazing region of the world, a vacation onboard any of these Mediterranean Cruises will provide the trip of a lifetime.

How Go Travel can help you with the variety of  Mediterranean Cruises that are available

Go Travel has several suppliers on site throughout the top destinations in the Mediterranean. These relationships will ensure you receive impeccable customer service, high quality tours, and an experience second to none. Next time you are thinking about booking a Mediterranean Cruise, talk with one of our knowledgeable agents!



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