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Mediterranean 


Mediterranean Cruises

Santorini, Greece, Mediterranean
Great For:
  • Couples
  • Solo travelers
  • Families with older children who will appreciate tours, history, etc.
  • History buffs
  • Culinary travelers
  • Retirees or those with more vacation time


Best Time To Go:

May-September

  • This is the time period most cruise ships sail to The Mediterranean
  • If you can go toward the beginning or end of the season, you may be able to get a stateroom at a lower price


Advantages of a European Cruise

  • See the sites while only unpacking once
  • Enjoy the comfort of an English-speaking crew
  • Dine with the convenience of meals onboard ship, if you choose
  • Rest easy as you’re transported between each city
  • Go inland to visit other major cities that are not seaside; the cruise line provides transportation inland when necessary
  • Pay for your vacation in advance, then just enjoy the trip!


Major Ports of Call

There are dozens of ports throughout Europe that welcome major cruise ships. A few of the most popular include:

  • Athens (Piraeus), Greece
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Southampton, England – especially for trans-Atlantic cruising
  • Venice, Italy


Major European Cruise Regions


Western Mediterranean

  • West coast of Italy, southern coasts of France and Spain, and islands such as Corsica, Mallorca or Ibiza
  • Some Western Mediterranean cruises venture further west, to Gibraltar and Portugal


Eastern Mediterranean

  • Adriatic coast of Italy (Venice), Croatia, Greece and Turkey


Northern Mediterranean

  • Scandinavian capitals like Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; and Helsinki, Finland, and Baltic Sea ports such as Tallinn, Estonia, and St. Petersburg, Russia
  • West coast of Norway and its spectacular fjords
  • British Isles of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • North Sea ports of Brussels, Belgium; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Hamburg, Germany


European Cruisetours

If you want to explore what lies beyond the stunning coastline of Europe, consider taking a cruisetour.

A cruisetour combines a cruise ship voyage with a hotel stay in one or more European cities prior to or at the end of your cruise, providing a wonderful way to make the most of your airline ticket.

Let Cruise Holidays Cruise Holidays of Burlington help you choose a cruise that will make the most of your budget and meet all of your expectations for a fabulous European vacation.

Cruise Reviews
Cruise reviews from Ralph Grizzle, our Cruise Holidays roving cruise reporter

About Us

 

Debbie Cruise Holidays of Burlington owners Carol Patterson and Debbie Pickett love cruises. They took their passion, combined their many valuable years of travel industry experience, and opened their own franchise brand within the Travel Leaders Leisure Group in 2003. They are the experts on everything cruise related.

 

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