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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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Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Dubrovnik -> Cruising -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Cruising -> Venice
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Barcelona -> Cannes -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Cruising -> Positano (Amalfi) -> Cruising -> Barcelona
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 ...
Early 50's couple here, booked this cruise about 3 months prior to departure in part due to interesting itineary (Nessebur, Varna, Constanta and Sinup) and positive feedback from friends who had sailed Seabourn in past. We have sailed with ... Read more
A wonderful cruise with a great itinerary. NCL was wonderful every step of the way. The staff was very friendly and helpful and made every activity and adventure so much fun. It really seemed like everyone working on the ship was having as much ... Read more
Worst. Cruise ever Bryan vaughan
03/15
A most disappointing cruise. We have cruised 10 times but this was the worst ever.It can only be described as a rip off.Every thing bought on the ship has a 15% service charge added everything ! In addition to the daily service charge which is ... Read more
The Reflection is a really beautiful, contemporary ship. The style, layout & overall ambience is excellent. Having done 4 med cruises now, we were looking for a new itinerary. So this is why we chose this cruise. Most people onboard were couples ... Read more
Just returned home after our incredibly delightful journey across the Atlantic on the Costa Mediterranea with a few day's post-cruise stay in Trieste, Italy. We began our trip with very low expectations due to most of the recent Mediterranea ... Read more
Having sailed with Norwegian on 3 previous cruises including the Gem, Dawn and Jade, I was really disappointed at how standards have slipped and that Norwegian appear to have made some SEVERE cut backs on service and quality! Ship: The ship ... Read more
My husband and I have never been disappointed in any of our sailings on the Pacific Princess. We have traveled for 32 days from Ft. Lauderdale to Sydney and never once felt cramped, bored, or invisible. There was always something to do and the food ... Read more
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