Mediterranean Vacation Cruises
Mediterranean Vacation Cruises
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Mediterranean Vacation Cruises

Written by Beth Garrett
Have you ever dreamed of visiting far off and exotic lands that you've only read about in books or imagined in your head? Cruise vacations can easily turn this dream into a reality. Over the past decade, cruise ships have become one of the most popular choices among vacationers. Cruises allow travelers to visit several or many different places in a short amount of time while enjoying all of the luxuries that any 5-star resort might Venice, Italy offer. The Mediterranean is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Rich in history and culture, travelers will never want to leave once they?ve gotten a glimpse of this paradise on earth.

7-Night Mediterranean Cruises

Royal Olympic Cruise Lines offers many 7-Night Mediterranean cruises. Ports of
departure include Genoa, Marseilles, Barcelona, Istanbul, Piraeus, Venice and Civitavecchia. Throughout the week, the ship will make several stops in different cities, depending on the port of departure. For example, the ship that departs from and returns to Genoa stops in Marseilles, Palma De Mallorca, Motril (Granada), Tangier and Barcelona. Genoa developed as a maritime trading center in the 5th century BC and to this day remains Italy?s most important port. Marseilles is one of France?s most beautiful and diverse cities. The streets that snake through Palma Mallorca are over 300 years old. The visit Marseilles, France to Spanish citiesMediterranean Cruise Ship continues with a stop in Granada. The entire city has been declared a national monument. Located at the western end of the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is full of magic and surprises. Barcelona, with it?s rich past and beautiful architecture, has become the cultural heartbeat of Spain. The cruise that departs from Piraeus, Athens? main port, stops in completely different cities such as Corfu, Venice, Dubrovnik, Katakolon, Istanbul and Mykonos.

Pre and Post-Cruise Stays

Some cruise lines include the cost of airfare
when pre and post-cruise stays are added to vacation packages. Airports included in this offer are Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York (JFK), Raleigh/Durham and San Francisco. Pre and post-cruise stays allow travelers to further explore the cities from which the ship departs from and returns to. One cruise package that includes airfare from either Boston or New York departs from Barcelona. Prior to the cruise travelers can spend a couple of days enjoying Spain?s most vibrant city. Following stops at some of the world?s most enticing cities, travelers may spend a couple of Mediterranean Cruiseextra days in Rome, the eternal city, after departing the ship.

Pre and post-cruise stays in Rome and Lisbon may be combined with a 7-Night Mediterranean cruise as well and the cost of the vacation includes airfare from Boston or New York. The ship makes scheduled stops in Civitavecchia, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Cannes, Marseilles, Barcelona and Cadiz before ending the voyage in Lisbon.

Transatlantic Cruises

Many cruise lines also offer transatlantic cruises. For example, Norwegian Eiffel Tower in Paris, France Cruise Lines 16-Night Transatlantic cruise departs from Miami, crosses the Atlantic andMediterranean Cruise makes stops in Ponta Delgada (Portugal), Barcelona, Cannes, Genoa, Florence/Pisa and Civitavecchia. Although the first seven nights of the voyage are spent at sea, no need to fear, these cruise ships are comparable to a floating resort. Pools, sundecks, casinos, five-star dining, games, movies and live entertainment, to name just a few, will delight travelers of all ages.
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