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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
77% 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 ...
This was our 1st full scale cruise as a couple and our 2nd Cruise Line we had travelled on. Our previous experience was a simple 2 night cruise on the P&O Cruises Arcadia and we wanted something a little more flexible in terms of dining options ... Read more
09/14
Notes & comments on our recent cruise. Cruise facts: 12 day cruise on Costa Cruise line leaving from Hamburg, Germany, visiting 8 ports, final port of embarkation, Marseilles, France. Boarded ship in Hamburg. Nice ship, comfortable cabin, Not ... Read more
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02/15
This was our third ship with NCL and it is the best we have been on it was really well maintained and everything was clean no matter what time the crew were always on hand to wipe up spills etc as soon as they happened. The entertainment was ... Read more
Sorry but i have only just found the cruise critic website and my review is from last year so a little dated. We cruised on the Moorish Delights trip on the Thomson Dream and had a wonderful time. I must admit having read negative reviews I was a ... Read more
I expected more imovane
02/15
I took part in many cruises. Costa Diadema - a really beautiful ship. Entertainment - good, but one night without evening show. Why? Many bars, many places with music. Food - great. But Costa Diadema has water, tea and coffee only during breakfast, ... Read more
The cruise itinerary was middle of December 2014, departing from Genoa to Civitavecchia to Heraklion to Piraeus to Istanbul (2 days stop in Istanbul) to Malta to Messina and back to Genoa. The cruise was booked directly by MSC, including the ... Read more
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
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