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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" ...
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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 ...
Venice airport and transfer, chaos. Ship lovely, class above most other cruise lines. Entertainment good, to our taste. Cabin good, crew friendly and service first class. Breakfast and lunch food in Lido, bars good and pianist plus ... Read more
Average Rose Bailey
We have sailed with Thomsons many times but it's the first time on this ship. Firstly let me say the staff couldn't do enough for you and the shows were first class. It's Thomsons we have the problem with. We had a cabin on deck 3 - due to late ... Read more
I was a little worried about booking onto the Celebration, having been more used to the larger P&O Ventura. However, the smaller ship and the whole first-time Thomson experience exceeded my expectations. We had a balcony cabin on deck 5. It ... Read more
We are fairly new to cruising (cruised once before). Celebrity Reflection is a beautiful ship and we really enjoyed our experience. The communications, activities, service, verandah cabin (deck 6), dining, entertainment, disembarkation were top ... Read more
This was my 3rd time on the Celebrity Reflection. Much has already been written about this great cruise ship, but I thought it would be a good idea to draw everyone's attention to some things that have changed since the Reflection first sailed in ... Read more
Our fifth cruise, first with Celebrity. Their website and pre cruise information provided was poor and not kept up to date especially following itinerary changes to replace Istanbul with one more day in Athens and more time on Greek Islands. The ... Read more
I really enjoyed my cruise. The ship was Splendor of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) that left from Venice and went to Montenegro, Athens, and several Greek Isles. The ship is smaller than the others in the fleet but I liked that. It didn't take forever ... Read more
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