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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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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'll be rewarded if you set your alarm for an early start when ...
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
The first thing that strikes you on arrival in Split, Croatia, is how ...
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 ...
This was a first cruise for my husband, and my second. We chose this cruise because the ports of call interested us; P&O's Oceana just happened to be the ship. I'd started reading these forums only after we'd pretty much decided to book, so ... Read more
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A little background before you read my review. I have cruised 7 times, 6 on newer NCL ships, and once on the Disney Dream. I booked this first cruise ever with the Koningsdam because of the itinerary - not because of the cruise line or the fact ... Read more
Empty Nesters... It is finally our time to travel where & when we want! We just returned from our 7 night cruise sharing HAL'S premier voyage on the ms Koningsdam. (Our very first premier voyage!) We headed to Italy a few days early and ... Read more
We had previously gone on 4 Viking river cruises. We knew this one would be special. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary--had to be special. We had recommendations from others that this cruise was unsurpassed. Great food and ... Read more
The maiden voyage of the Viking Sea likely spoiled us for anything else in the world of cruises. It was our first cruise, and from talking to other passengers, we have no where to go but down if we cruise with another line. We chose this ... Read more

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We were on the maiden voyage of the Voking Sea...it was our first ocean cruise ...tho we did a river cruise on Viking several years ago. It was exciting to be on this maiden voyage and all the staff seemed happy and excited as well...the could not ... Read more
We have been on numerous cruises on many different lines, and we think Viking tops them all. Embarkation was inviting, efficient, and organized. Tours at every port were on time, well-led by absolutely outstanding tour guides and well-organized. ... Read more
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