|A Mediterranean cruise is the best way to explore the coasts of Italy, Greece, Spain, France and even Turkey. The Mediterranean is bordered by Africa and Europe.|
One of the most appealing aspects of a Mediterranean cruise is the ability to experience so many different countries and cultures without the hassle and expense of having to arrange lodging, meals and transportation. After you embark your ship, you unpack only one time!
The Med is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world attracting more than 300 million visitors every year. Europeans and Americans flock to the sun bleached towns and sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. Home to the capitals of Western Culture like Rome, Istanbul, and Athens, this sea is surrounded by 3 continents and 21 countries.
Barcelona, Spain is a popular embarkation port for many Mediterranean cruise vacations. This popular port city has a rich cultural history and is well worth an extra day or two if you have have the time.
Your cruise Mediterranean travel may make a stop on the French Riviera. The seaside cities of Nice, and Cote d'Azur, are well worth a visit.
Cannes is a popular winter retreat for Europeans on holiday. Monaco, and nearby Nice, have clean and frequent buses.
The Med is truly one of the most beautiful and interesting cruise destinations in the world. Most cruise lines sail the Mediterranean waters in the summer months. Expect warm to hot temperatures in June through August, and large cities can get crowded.