Three Hot Cruises Around the Mediterranean

Posted May 13th, 2014

Enchantingly gorgeous scenery, striking ancient ruins and mouth-watering cuisines await you on your dazzling cruise around the Mediterranean. As the cold of winter pervades the southern hemisphere, it’s time to pack your bags for a cheeky getaway to the majestic Greek and Italian coastlines, creating unforgettable memories with family, friends and like-minded travellers. Forget the hassle of booking accommodation and activities at your chosen destinations, Cruiseabout has it all covered; all you need to do is select which spectacular cruise to tick off your bucket list! To make your choice a little bit easier, we’ve put together the three hottest cruises that traverse this tropical region.

Italy, Spain and France

Jump onboard the Costa Serena, an elegant cruise ship from Costa Cruises that takes you on a mesmerizing adventure around Italy, Spain and France. With plasma screen television, Wi-Fi access and a mini bar, the cruise ship’s staterooms ensure that you’re well connected even at sea! Departing from Civitavecchia, Rome, the cruise itinerary is ideal for cultural enrichment; travellers can explore a myriad of historic churches, villas and modernist architecture, while one of the highlights of the tour is visiting the port city of Marseille in France. Be sure to discover the nearby 16th century Castle of If and the gorgeous plant kingdom of the Frioul Islands; fascinating titbits of history and captivating natural beauty await you. If you’re keen to have some rest and relaxation, enjoy the smorgasbord of onboard activities; from shopping for extravagant clothing and jewellery at luxury boutiques to receiving a well-deserved spa treatment, you won’t want to leave.

Greek Isles & Ephesus Cruise from Athens

Setting sail from the colourful port of Piraeus, Athens, journey on a seven-night cruise with Seabourn, discovering the splendour of Greece and Turkey aboard the Seabourn Odyssey. Greeted by the two celebrated pelican mascots, Petrons and Irini, witness the most gorgeous domed churches, whitewashed houses and a maze of unique, cobblestone streets as you enjoy your onshore excursion in Mykonos, the famed Greek party island. Another cruise highlight is the quaint fishing village of Marmaris, Turkey. Expect to relish crystal clear beaches, say goodbye to pale, sun-deprived skin and unleash your inner food critic as you devour Turkish dish after dish. At the end of an exhausting day, treat yourself to a night at the Grand Salon. A contemporary lounge that offers live music, cabaret acts and comedic performances, you’re sure to be thoroughly entertained no matter what your interests are.

Western Mediterranean

Leaving from Civitavecchia aboard the Liberty of Seas, cruise the Western Mediterranean with the Royal Caribbean International. Offering the FlowRider - the original water park at sea - as well as a large rock climbing wall, marvellous wine tasting sessions and engaging youth programs, there’s plenty of onboard cruise ship activities to cater to all tastes and preferences. Along the way, you’ll dock at ports and cities filled with historical and architectural sites such as Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, so be sure to bring your camera and extra memory cards. Before making your way back to the cruise ship, try a plate of delightful, traditional tapas while listening to lively street music. Could it really get any better?
If you think a Mediterranean cruise with Seabourn, Costa Cruises and Royal Caribbean is the perfect getaway you’re looking for, call one of our friendly Cruiseabout Specialists today at 1300 954 661.

 

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