The Mediterranean: An Ideal Place to Visit for a Cruise

Santorini - The outlook from Fira to caldera with the Nea Kameni Island

If you looking for the perfect cruise experience, you have to consider the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean cruise region offers the best cruising experience of the whole European coastline with great features.

The region offers a wide variety of attractions, sights and several fun activities to do when at sea. You get the experience of seeing the best arts and culture, café hopping, sand and surfing and boutique shopping. Most of the cruise ships in the area majorly use the ports in Spain, France, Italy and Greece with few itineraries along the way. There also few stops in Portugal to cities like Porto and Lisbon. The Canary Islands of Morocco and Monte Carlo in Gibraltar are other great cities you can have a stop and enjoy some of the town attraction features.

There are several reasons to visit the Mediterranean. Taking a Mediterranean cruise ship gives you the perfect cruise experience with various fun activities along the ports in the Mediterranean regions. There is no other place in the world with great tourist towns close to one another in the Mediterranean region. Actual ports might vary depending on the cruise ship taken and the packages they offer. Most ships in the area used to set sail during the fall spring and summer, but this has drastically changed with most ships offering year-round programs. You can also make a good timing when the prices are down and enjoy some of the best features in the Mediterranean coastal lines.

Companies offering some of the best cruise ship experience in the Mediterranean

Travelers are always faced with the challenge of deciding between big and small ships. Big ships tend to visit big ports going to some of the best destinations in Florence, Rome, Barcelona and Naples. Some of the major cruise ships offering such experience include the Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Disney and Princess. If you prefer a more European feel, cruise the Mediterranean with ships from the region like the MSC Cruises and the Costa. These two are based in Italy and offer shorter and cheaper options. British cruises include ships like the Cunard and P&O that offer numerous sailings in the region. The Hapag-Lloyd is another luxury option offered by the Germans.

You can also consider other luxury options like the Azamara, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Oceania and Crystal. These offer long durations in the sea and visit some of the small ports like Carpi, Cannes and the Eastern Portofino.