Mediterranean cruise vacations

A holiday cruise to exotic destinations in the Mediterranean region can be recommended in one’s dream travel list. Exploring the interesting culture and cuisines of destinations such as Alexandria in Egypt, or Tripoli in Libya, while being accommodated in a “floating hotel” complete with all the amenities, add up to an exciting trip itinerary. Some med cruise lines may even incorporate stops at Morocco and also Cyprus. Usually, the months from April to October are favorable for a cruise along the Mediterranean region.

Mediterranean cruise ships - photo by mjmalone (flickr.com/photos/mjmalone)

A lot of med cruise lines sailing the Caribbean and other worldwide destinations are including Europe ports during spring, as preparation for Mediterranean cruise season. It is best to book for your holiday from a reputable med cruise company in advance especially if you plan to travel in summer which is peak season for a Mediterranean cruise.

Most med cruises depart from Rome in Italy, thus giving travelers a great opportunity to visit the Colosseum and other famous landmarks. Another option is to depart from Venice, Italy’s romantic city with its picturesque canals that lure couples for a dreamy ride onboard a gondola. Having visited this place before, Venice offers a rich tapestry of art, history and culture – old buildings set amidst bridges and canals, along the sidewalks are displays of beautiful murano glass pieces and other handcrafted souvenirs and artworks; a charming place indeed to start your med cruise.

Choosing when to go on a Mediterranean cruise depends on your trip preferences. To avoid the mob of tourists during peak travel season, you may schedule your med cruise early in May or in October. Regarding cruise accommodation, if you wish to have a view of the ocean from your cabin, do inform your travel agent about your room preferences.

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