Tricia Falke and Randi Schultz

 tfalke@cruiseholiday.com or rschultz@cruiseholidays.com

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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 Tricia Falke and Randi Schultz help you choose a cruise that will make the most of your budget and meet all of your expectations for a fabulous European vacation.

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