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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 ...
We chose this cruise as first timers after a long time researching different options on here - this is a very helpful website by the way. The positives first. The food and service generally exceeded our expectations. The main dining room Aquarius ... Read more
06/16
Great Ship. Food and Service is outstanding Had the Premium drinks and Ultimate Dining packages, and it makes a wonderful holiday Had many dinners in the Lawn Club and Muranos and they were all excellent. The porch is great as well, and ... Read more
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06/16
Loved this ship Clean, modern. Lovely furnishings Beautiful art around Shops - lots of nice souvenirs. Clothes for men and women watches, jewellery skin care, bags and liquor Solarium - lovely adults only area, undercover pools. Enjoyed ... Read more
Great time!!!! Smac1234
06/16
Had a great time, was abit nervous after a few reviews but the ship was great. The food was good, our cabin was clean. The ship was similar to the Royal Caribbean we sailed on. Parts of the ship were been restored but it never affected us or ... Read more
Fabulous cruise - Having read the reviews before I sailed I was a little worried as I have had 2 previous cruises with Celebrity on board Reflection and Equinox. Both newer ships and bigger but there was no need to be worried as "Connie" ... Read more

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We chose Celebrity because of rave reviews online and from friends. While we loved our ports of call in the Greek Isles, we did not fall in love with the Equinox. The pros: everything was clean, bed was comfortable, and many of the staff were ... Read more
10 day cruise on Carnival Vista. Mainly P & O cruisers but thought we would try a different cruise line company (all be it P & O are UK part of Carnival). To summarise Carnival is a lower level class than P & O aimed at Casual American ... Read more
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