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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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86% Loved It
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Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Cruising -> Santorini -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Istanbul -> Istanbul -> Kusadasi -> Mykonos -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia)
78% Loved It
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Venice -> Cruising -> Corfu -> Cruising -> Santorini -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Mykonos -> Cruising -> Kotor -> Zadar -> Venice
76% Loved It
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Barcelona -> Cannes -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Cruising -> Malta (Valletta) -> Cruising -> Barcelona
82% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Kotor -> Corfu -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Mykonos -> Argostoli -> Cruising -> Venice
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 ...
As we just come back from our 7 Night Greece & Turkey cruise on Celebrity Constellation (sailing on 08/23/2015), I decided to write down an objective review for those readers who would love to start cruising with Celebrity but somehow got ... Read more
I honestly do not see where the bad reviews are coming from. The staff were excellent all around the ship - Smiling and happy to help; visible from the moment you board the ship. The food was brilliant in the buffet on Deck 5 and The Compass ... Read more
Pleasantly Surprised willofspicey
08/15
So after reading all the negative reviews, this lead us to suspect that maybe we didn't make the right choice but I'm now glad we did! The ship is tired but this never bothered us as most of the interior of the ship remained very clean. Dining ... Read more
Exceeded expectations Jackieshusband
08/15
This was our 2nd cruise. The first was on the Carnival Breeze in 2012 which we chose because of its itinerary and we planned to use it as a floating "travel lodge." Destinations were excellent, ship and carnival were not, 6th cruise in ... Read more
Superb ship !!!!! steve1219
08/15
I would never normally do this sort of thing but i have seen so much negativity about this ship i just find it necessary to assure those of you that will be travelling on Anthem that you are in for a treat. ! I have just returned home from a 14 ... Read more
Acknowledging we're not "cruise people" and have no real desire to be on a huge ship after spending the afternoon in SanTorini with the crowds getting to the dock, so I have no comparison to the big ships, but we have taken Viking and they ... Read more
08/15
Our family (2 adults, 2 small children) just returned home after a week on the Jade (7 night cruise out of Venice). After cruising with RCL 3 times (Grandeur, Navigator, Liberty) in the last 3 years this was our first NCL experience. Overall ... Read more
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