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Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean

if you're a fan of art and antiquities, a cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean is right up your alley. With itineraries that include the Adriatic/Dalmation Coast, Black Sea, Greek Isles and Holy Land, the region is a treasure trove for history lovers. Ports such as Venice and Athens have their own unique flavor, while the Greek Isles, Crete and Cypress lure beachgoers. Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean is varied, do don't miss Dubrovnik's ancient churches, Istanbul's breathtaking mosques or Jerusalem's vibrant synagogues.
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Ancient histories and antiquities, beaches and villages: Read what makes an Eastern Med cruise awesome.
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This inland sea is a treasure trove of fine food, ancient history and must-see attractions.

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82% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Dubrovnik -> Cruising -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Cruising -> Venice
78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Corfu -> Cruising -> Santorini -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Mykonos -> Cruising -> Kotor -> Zadar -> Venice
76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Barcelona -> Cannes -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Cruising -> Malta (Valletta) -> Cruising -> Barcelona
Antalya
Antalya is a cliff-top city in Turkey, set among palm-fronded ...
Athens (Piraeus)
Athens wowed the world as host to the 2004 Olympic Games. While ...
Bari
Bari, which lies in the Puglia, or Apulia, region of southern Italy ...
Bodrum
Passengers sailing into the Turkish port of Bodrum first see the ...
Corfu
Dream up a wish list of everything you'd want from a Greek holiday: ...
Crete (Heraklion)
It's common for first-time visitors to take one look at Iraklion and ...
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a great walking city for lovers of culture and history, ...
Gythion
Two life-size statues on the quayside -- one of a jaunty-tailed ...
Haifa
There's a popular Israeli saying: "Haifa works, Jerusalem prays, and ...
Hvar
The glittering coastline of Croatia -- known as the Dalmation Coast ...
Istanbul
A geographic and metaphoric melding of East and West, Istanbul is the ...
Izmir
Cradled between mountains and the Aegean Sea to the west, Turkey's ...
Jerusalem (Ashdod)
Jerusalem fits a microcosm of the whole world into less than 50 ...
Katakolon (Olympia)
The scenic seaside Greek town of Katakolon, with a population around ...
Koper
Koper is an ancient city in the Slovenian province of Istria at the ...
Korcula
An island near the southern tip of Croatia, the country to which it ...
Kotor
You will be rewarded if you set your alarm for an early start at ...
Kusadasi
Nearly 20 years ago when we first sailed to Kusadasi, our gulet, a ...
Limassol
Limassol, the largest coastal town in Cyprus, sprawls around Akrotiri ...
Mykonos
In the early 1960s, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis "discovered" ...
Odessa
Editor's Note: Due to ongoing issues in the Crimean peninsula, stops ...
Rhodes
Rhodes, with an average of 300 sunny days per year and mild ...
Santorini
Spectacular Santorini -- scene of one of the world's most violent ...
Split
Strollers parade along Split's sunny Riva, savoring the breezes along ...
Varna
Located on the Black Sea Coast, Varna is the second-largest city in ...
Venice
Of all the cities in the world, only Paris comes remotely close to ...
Volos
Few cruise ships call at Volos, though it is the third largest port ...
Yalta
Editor's Note: Due to ongoing issues in the Crimean peninsula, stops ...
Zadar
The craggy Dalmatian Coast, across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, is a ...
TRUST the reviews Davidjohn
07/15
We have taken many cruises and read the reviews for many months on ports, ships and destinations before we book. This is the first time I didn't trust the reviews. We choose this for the ports of call since it was going where we wanted in the ... Read more
Good but not five star statusquobuster
07/15
Our first Azamara cruise was very good, but because we have been on Seabourn and Regent cruises we knew that we were definitely not on a five star ship. Here are the major shortcomings: Food in all the buffets was not great. To get truly great ... Read more
RCI Dissapointing WILLIAMSr
07/15
After cruising many quite a few years , mainly with Thomson we booked a Royal Carribean Cruise for a special Wedding Anniversary. We decided on the Eastern Med Itinerary which included one of our favourite places Santorini. We flew Jet 2 to ... Read more
Wow! Just wow! kathycanaria
07/15
My friend and I are moderately active middle-aged women. This was my fifth cruise, having previously traveled with Princess, Carnival and NCL, and her first, but this was my most enjoyable cruise. We booked studio rooms and were delighted to find we ... Read more
Great value Jeffcruiser2
07/15
This was my sixth cruise and fourth on Royal Caribbean. It was my first time in Europe. I was very impressed with the ports of call. I had read some negative comments about the ship, but I've been on much larger and newer ships, but I found the ... Read more
All in all the cruise was really good. The ship is good only for port intensive cruises. I would avoid it for a transatlantic crossing. This was our first time on the Rhapsody. We had been on many other Royal Ships before including the Splendor, ... Read more
This was our first HAL cruise and we had a great time. Our cabin with verandah was very nice, the bed was very good. we didn't have any post drydock issues! Our stewards were friendly and efficient. We were really impressed with the food: so many ... Read more
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