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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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Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Cruising -> Santorini -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Istanbul -> Istanbul -> Kusadasi -> Mykonos -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia)
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Venice -> Cruising -> Corfu -> Cruising -> Santorini -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Mykonos -> Cruising -> Kotor -> Zadar -> Venice
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Barcelona -> Cannes -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Cruising -> Malta (Valletta) -> Cruising -> Barcelona
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, which lies in the Puglia, or Apulia, region of southern Italy ...
Passengers sailing into the Turkish port of Bodrum first see the ...
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 is a great walking city for lovers of culture and history, ...
Two life-size statues on the quayside -- one of a jaunty-tailed ...
There's a popular Israeli saying: "Haifa works, Jerusalem prays, and ...
The glittering coastline of Croatia -- known as the Dalmation Coast ...
A geographic and metaphoric melding of East and West, Istanbul is the ...
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 is an ancient city in the Slovenian province of Istria at the ...
An island near the southern tip of Croatia, the country to which it ...
You will be rewarded if you set your alarm for an early start at ...
Nearly 20 years ago when we first sailed to Kusadasi, our gulet, a ...
Limassol, the largest coastal town in Cyprus, sprawls around Akrotiri ...
In the early 1960s, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis "discovered" ...
Editor's Note: Due to ongoing issues in the Crimean peninsula, stops ...
Rhodes, with an average of 300 sunny days per year and mild ...
Spectacular Santorini -- scene of one of the world's most violent ...
Strollers parade along Split's sunny Riva, savoring the breezes along ...
Located on the Black Sea Coast, Varna is the second-largest city in ...
Of all the cities in the world, only Paris comes remotely close to ...
Few cruise ships call at Volos, though it is the third largest port ...
Editor's Note: Due to ongoing issues in the Crimean peninsula, stops ...
The craggy Dalmatian Coast, across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, is a ...
We did the Eastern med cruise September 2012, on the Crown Princess, one of the ports I wanted to visit was Rhodes, but because of operational problems we could not dock, so I saw the Eastern Med cruise again for 19th September that included Rhodes ... Read more
We did the Adriatic Wonders cruise and we were in cabin 338 on Deck 4. Thomson's have changed their baggage handling procedure and it is very successful. We had checked in on line prior to departure, and when we arrived at Birmingham airport, we ... Read more
Almost Perfect cliveyandall
This was only our second cruise. Our first was with P&O and although this cruise was far more expensive, as they say, you get what you pay for. What was really impressive was the way embarkation, tours and disembarkation was managed, it was ... Read more
A little information on us. We are a couple in our late 50's who was traveling with my wife's two sisters. We have done seven cruises this being the first one on RCI and the first one outside the US ports. Prior to the cruise we wandered around ... Read more
Excellent Cruise kentmick
This was our first time on the Thomson Spirit having sailed on the other Thomsons ships. The flight to Dalam airport was on the Dreamliner from Gatwick arriving earlier than expected. The transfer to Marmaris took about 1 and a quarter hours and the ... Read more
NCL Epic Disaster alfiestone
This was our third cruise and having done Thomson and Carnival cruises we were recommended Norwegion Cruise Liners by travel agents. We did two back to back cruises with NCL EPIC starting at Barcelona doing 7 days to Italy, Cannes, Palma De ... Read more
This was our first cruise. We were somewhat skeptical about the size of the ship and whether service, food and actual space on the ship would be ok with so many passengers. But the ship never felt crowded with the possible exception of the pool on ... Read more
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