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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
78% 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 ...
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 ...
Zadar
The craggy Dalmatian Coast, across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, is a ...
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My wife and I just returned from our third cruise on the Good Ship Jade. We were not disappointed. As usual, the staff was friendly and efficient. Our cabin steward kept us quite satisfied. We had the drink and dining package combo, which I wish ... Read more
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01/15
If Celebrity uses poker as a way to entice people on to their boats then they have a duty to run it properly. The cruise was from Venice to Barcelona. From Salerno which was half way through the cruise there was no poker tournaments. There is very ... Read more
To set the stage, in the last 15 months I have sailed on: Costa Pacifica, Carnival Pride, Liberty of the Seas (RCCL) and now the Norwegian Jade. I had never sailed on NCL before and was a bit hesitant due to all the “Free Style” hype. I ... Read more
For background information: we travelled as a family of four with teenage children, we are at heart P&O fans but have now also experienced nine other cruise lines in total. We found this MSC cruise to be great value for money; we chose it for ... Read more
Fun, yet expensive meganh2496
01/15
The cruise as a whole was extremely fun, but we avoided doing as much as we would have liked because of prices. We only had one drink a day each (there were 2 of us), and the drinks cost about $20 (together) every time we ordered. It was frustrating ... Read more
First Cruise cruise-2015
01/15
This was our first cruise experience - £599 including flights for 7 nights flying from Gatwick for a cabin with balcony. Long delay with British Airways but once we arrived at Genoa all went smoothly The ship is HUGE and orientating yourself ... Read more
Great ship cscjspj
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01/15
This ship has been newly refurbished to a high standard. Everyone comented on how tastfully decorated it is. Our inside cabin was huge with plenty of storage. The crew were helpful, happy, friendly and well trained while still managing to be ... Read more
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