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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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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 ...
05/16
The ship was excellent always clean and well maintained well done to the captain and his entire crew. The Latin dance lessons was brilliant and well presented best we've had. The entertainment was Plentyfull something for everyone on board. A high ... Read more
We arrived in Venice Friday morning and took a water taxi to San Marco Square. The taxi ride was great and the driver took on a scenic tour thru several canals, so we could see the real Venice. We spent the night at the Royal San Marco hotel - ... Read more
First Euro Cruise hparkerapril
05/16
Once again NCL did not disappoint. The Boat itself is just big enough and had tons of things to do for everybody. It was well kept and very clean. Our room was made up quickly each day and turned down each night. The washrooms ... Read more
Greek style ship FWBFrank
05/16
I am not an experienced cruiser and I am not a big fan of cruise ships so that may color my evaluation. However, I feel that this ship was adaquate for taking me and my wife to a number of Greek islands. The sea food was good. The deserts were ... Read more
Dalmation Coast RosieCanberra
05/16
This is our 9th cruise with Celebrity and 23rd cruise overall. This was the second cruise of a back to back, so we had 22 nights on the Constellation. For this second leg we were in Family Veranda room 7199. This is a two-room setup, bedroom and ... Read more

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05/16
It’s been a few years since cruising with Celebrity and our second time on Constellation. The ship was in better condition than the first time with everything spotlessly clean and tidy. Standards are good throughout although lots of extras ... Read more
05/16
City stay of 4 days in Venice was wonderful. Well worth the price. This was great way to start our holiday. Excursions were included in the price. They had us at a very nice Hilton, right on a canal. We should have asked for a better room as ... Read more
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