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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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78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Dubrovnik -> Cruising -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Cruising -> Venice
78% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Dubrovnik -> Cruising -> Kusadasi -> Mykonos -> Corfu -> 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 ...
Korcula
An island near the southern tip of Croatia, the country to which ...
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
Odessa is a beguiling and beautiful city that possesses a distinctive ...
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
Jutting out into the Black Sea, lined with beaches and at the same ...
Zadar
The craggy Dalmatian Coast, across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, is a ...
02/15
I'll start this review by stating that for a triple celebration last year we booked a cruise with Queen Mary 2. This was our third cruise with the preceding 3 being with Holland America and Queen Elizabeth. It was the most awful experience of any ... Read more
Love the Breakaway Ilovemycavalier
01/15
This is the second time we took the Breakaway, same cabin, same itinerary as last January. I love the larger balcony because we use it a lot. Last year they had one lounger, two chairs, and a small table, but this year was even better: two loungers, ... Read more
01/15
This was our 14th cruising experience. We had a delightful week. As Platinum members with RC, embarkation was a breeze in Ft. Lauderdale. We got there a day early and enjoyed a stroll down Seabreeze Blvd. Saturday morning along the beach. Had dinner ... Read more
01/15
My wife and I just returned from our third cruise on the Good Ship Jade. We were not disappointed. As usual, the staff was friendly and efficient. Our cabin steward kept us quite satisfied. We had the drink and dining package combo, which I wish ... Read more
I had labeled myself as "not a cruise ship person" until I took this cruise on the NCL Epic. What attracted me was the availability of the Studio Cabin design and a way to avoid the usual single supplement charged by most cruise lines for solo ... Read more
Hubby and I have been on 17 cruises with Crystal, Oceania, Azamara, Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, Norwegian, and now Royal Caribbean. So - the bar for my review will be set high. 1. Entertainment - absolutely phenomenal shows - Mama Mia, ... Read more
First Cruise cruise-2015
01/15
This was our first cruise experience - £599 including flights for 7 nights flying from Gatwick for a cabin with balcony. Long delay with British Airways but once we arrived at Genoa all went smoothly The ship is HUGE and orientating yourself ... Read more
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