Mediterranean Cruises

Explore the lands where Western Civilization was born and where the fine are of living has been perfected ever since.  Discover the Mediterranean’s ancient empires and the wonders of the Holy Lands.  Indulge in the delicious cuisines of Italy, France and Spain, shop for treasures in silver, gold, leather and ceramics.  Few regions in the world claim so many must see places.  The ruins of Rome, Renaissance treasures in Florence, the magic of Venice, cosmopolitan Barcelona, exotic Istanbul, as well as hidden jewels like Portifino and Bubrovnik.

Western Mediterranean

The islands and ports along the southern coasts of Spain and France, plus Italy, are considered the Western Mediterranean and most cruises will depart from and return to Barcelona or Rome.  Italy is the focal point of every Mediterranean intineary and no visit to Venice would be complete without a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal and a walk through St. Mark’s Square.

In Naples, drive the fabulous Amalfi Coast on your way to visit the ruins of Pompeii and when in Florence you’ll find the artistic wonders of the Renaissance.  A city tour of Rome will over many famous landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, plus most poople are interested in a visit to Vatican and the Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s incredible fresco ceiling.

Eastern Mediterranean

Easter Mediterranean cruises include visits to the Greek Isles, eastern Italy, Turkey, Croatia and the ports of the Black Sea.  Traveling this region offers cruise passengers a robust combination of history, culture and beaches to explore.  Kusadasi, Turkey is the point of departure for the tours to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, and every trip to Istanbul should include a visit to the Blue Mosque and extra time for shipping, and haggling in one of the many bazaars.

Ports of call Western: Venice, Athens, Naples/Capri, Rome, Florence/Pisa, Marseille/Provence, Monte Carlos/Cannes, Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Kusadasi, Istanbul, Gibraltar, Valletta/Malta.

Ports of call Eastern: Athens, Katakolon, Confu, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, Heraklion, Kusadasi, Istanbul

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