Watch the sunrise over the Aegean in Greece, sail the Rhine river, explore the colorful Italian architecture, go antique shopping in Istanbul, taste the French cuisine, and soak up the sun on the beaches of Croatia – you can do all this and much more while cruising the Mediterranean.
We can’t think of anything we don’t like. While cruising the Mediterranean you get to see and experience all the wonderful culture and sights of many different European countries. All that’s left for you to do is book your cruise today!
What Should You Consider?
Before booking your cruise, it’s important to narrow down when and for how much time you’d like to travel. In general, cruise season is from late April to October and the weather is best during the summer.
In regards to the duration of the cruise, most of them are at least seven nights long and they can last up to 14 nights. After you decide when you’d like to book your cruise, consider your budget for the cruise and who’s traveling with you. For example, if you have kids, they’ll also want to enjoy the experience, and if they’re not having a good time, you’re definitely not going to enjoy your vacation.
Your kids will have a magical experience aboard Disney Cruise Lines with the live Disney shows, the character meet and greets, and the themed deck parties. There’s even a pirate’s night and a Cinderella show. Maybe you’re planning on leaving your kids at home with their grandparents or you don’t have kids of your own yet, then Yachts of Seabourn is an option that’s luxurious and elegant. There’s complimentary premium alcohol available at all times with a mixologist to create the most elegant cocktails and each suite is complete with a personal stewardess.
When you decide what type of cruise you’re interested in, the next step is to consider the destinations you’d like to visit. If you’d like to see picturesque scenery than make sure to include Portugal’s beaches with the most beautiful turquoise water. Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor mountainous terrain and the islands around Greece will be interesting if architecture is more your thing; and you can learn the rich history of the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines and even see two of the filming sites from Game of Thrones!
After watching Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants years ago, we’ve been wanting to take a trip to Greece. In a ‘Greece and Greek Isles Cruise’ you can visit the temples, amphitheaters, and villages that reveal the rich history of the past and see the amazing sunsets over the waters while viewing the white cliffs of Milos.
If you’ve always wanted to visit the Colosseum, while also touring the wineries of the Chianti hills, Italy is the place for you to cruise. Take a gondola ride down the canals of Venice while experiencing the gold mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica and finish your journey by hiking the volcanic Mount Vesuvius.
Get your dose of culture by seeing the Islamic architecture at the Alhambra in Granada and Giralda in Seville while also enjoying the most authentic tapas on a cruise to Spain, Portugal, & The Canary Islands. Book your next adventure which will have you hiking around the calderas of active volcanoes in the Canary Islands.
Over the past few decades, Croatia has been becoming a more popular destination and we can see why with the walled city of Dubrovnik and Korcula Island. Witness the most amazing waterfalls and take a tour of medieval churches in Zagreb.
How to Book it For Cheap
When you think of cruises, the word cheap doesn’t usually come to mind because luxury and class usually come with an expensive price tag. The key to booking a cheap cruise is flexibility, if you book cruises that are in the near future, you’ll end up saving a lot of money. You may be wondering how this works and it’s actually quite simple, cruise ships don’t want to have empty boats so they drop the prices up until the boat departs. Most of the money cruises make comes from what people by while onboard and the crew makes money from the tips they receive.
We totally understand that there are people who don’t like booking things last minute, so if this applies to you, but you still want to find cheaper cruises, look for boats that are smaller, travel during the offseason, or take a repositioning cruise.