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The opportunities that await you on a Mediterranean Cruise are so vast and magnificent in scope that to be fair, they have to be broken down into their own fascinating segments. Whether you embark or debark from one of the major terminals of Lisbon, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Rome, Venice, Athens or Istanbul, your Mediterranean Cruise journey will leave you spellbound with hundreds of memories of this grand adventure.
Try spending at least a day in Lisbon before embarking on your individually selected Mediterranean Cruise. A city set on seven hills, Lisbon delights in providing tourist with its Art Nouveau cafes, set along cobble-stone pavements and narrow streets. The largest shopping mall on the Iberian Peninsula can be found at Centro Commercial Colombo.
From Lisbon, your Mediterranean Cruise will sail around the southern tip of Portugal to the city of Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe, and home of the famous Spanish Flamenco, where heels stomp on wooden floors and the rhythm of castanets lighten up every tavern. Your Mediterranean Cruise next sails through the Straits of Gibraltar along the Costa del Sol and the Andalucía Coast of Spain to the vibrant cities of Malaga and Cartagena where the Moors left an architectural bounty. Then it is on to Barcelona, known as Spain’s most progressive city. You must take the time to stroll along its famous Ramblas, a bustling pedestrian boulevard with hundreds of restaurants, cafes and shops from where you can indulge yourself at the cutting edge of European art, fashion and cuisine.
From Barcelona, your Mediterranean Cruise can lead south to the islands of Palma de Mallorca or continue along the French Rivera coast to Cannes, the definitive Riviera resort of popular fantasy. You can stop in Monaco where you can stroll along its famous Avenue de Monte Carlo or roll the dice in one of the iconic gambling venues. Travel on to Portofino, known as the home to the rich and famous. Marvel at the postcard setting of its picturesque, half-moon shaped seaside village where pastel houses line the shore of the harbor. For the art enthusiasts, a port call in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance Movement, will leave you breathless as you view its museums, palaces, and churches, which house some of the most artistic treasures in the world.
What better way to start or end a segment of a Mediterranean Cruise than a one or two day stop-over in the eternal city of Rome. Tour the Seven Hills of Rome, marvel at both the ancient city, harboring lost empires, and the modern chic scenic vistas as young people buzz around the Coliseum on their Vespa’s without references to any traffic codes. Visit the remains of the Imperial Forums, constructed as early as 42 BC. Take the Vatican’s museum walking tour and marvel at the works of Michelangelo. Another exciting Mediterranean Cruise segment embarks from Civitavecchia (Rome) to the harbor of Naples. Half day tours from Sorrento can take you on a historic tour of the ancient city of Pompeii sitting directly below the smoking peak of Mt. Vesuvius. Save time for a ferry ride to the Isle of Capri, the most famous of all of the Italian islands. Its enchanting scenery has made it one of the most popular destinations of the international jet-setters.
Your Mediterranean Cruise now travels south through the Straits of Massena where you may see the smoke rise from Mt. Etna, then around the toe of Italy past the Almafi coast. Turning the heel of the boot, the cruise now sets a course north through the Adriatic Sea to Venice, one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Walk through St Mark’s Square, and visit the adjacent cathedral. Ride a gondola through the various canals, walk across the Bridge of Sighs, then visit a small glass factory. A vast variety of shops and gastronomical delights throughout the island await your every footstep.
Departing Venice, your Mediterranean Cruise will set a course south down through the Adriatic Sea. Along the way you will pass by a coast full of ancient medieval towns with their multicolored homes sitting atop the sheer cliffs of the Croatian seaside. As you enter the port of Dubrovnik, guarded by an ancient fortress, you will immediately realize why this city is nicknamed, “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and considered by many as one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. Steeped in stunning architecture, the city boasts spectacular churches, monasteries and museums.
At the southern terminus of the Adriatic Sea, your Mediterranean Cruise will enter into the Ionian Sea as you approach the harbor to Corfu, the largest island in the Ionian group. With its long sandy beaches and lush greenery, the city is one of Greece’s prettiest towns. There are numerous Byzantine churches and Venetian fortresses spread throughout the island. As your Mediterranean Cruise ship leaves the Ionian Sea, and enters the Aegean, history buffs will marvel at the opportunities that await them in Athens. Home to the ancient centers of Greek culture, the Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis, overlooking the entire city. Walk in the steps of Homer and Plato as you view old senate ruins. And make time to settle in for lunch at a Greek tavern for some flaming cheese.
Your Mediterranean Cruise now heads further into the Aegean toward the fabled Greek Isles of Mykonos with its picturesque landscape of white washed houses and blue domed churches and magnificent sandy beaches. Climb the city cliffs of Santorini overlooking the submerged volcano and don’t miss a spectacular sunset from Oia.
Now turn your thoughts further east as your Mediterranean Cruise sets course for the Crimea as you pass through the Dardanelles to the intriguing city of Istanbul, sitting at the entrance of the Bosporus Straits. A city of 13 million people, it obviously cannot be seen in a day, but with a one or two day layover, you can accomplish some memorable sightseeing. The Grand Bazaar is the oldest covered market in the world and provides a day of adventure in and of itself. Every shop is unique with many hidden treasures (you can find Ottoman relics tucked away in corners being sold for nothing if you look hard enough.) Brush up on your bargaining skills though, and don’t be surprised if the shopkeeper offers you a cup of tea.
Your Mediterranean Cruise can take you to Haifa, Israel where you can arrange land tours to the holy cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. From there, you can travel back to one of the terminus ports for you trip home, knowing that you have witnessed some of the most magnificent sights in the entire world, both old and new, and be rest assured that your next Mediterranean Cruise segment will be better than the last.
Mediterranean Cruises Deals
Silversea Cruises - 10% Savings Early Booking Bonus
Book and pay in full by May 2nd, 2017 and save 10% for selected 2017 voyages and all 2018 voyages*. Whether you dream of a luxurious voyage with lavish surroundings or a thrilling expedition to the most remote places on the planet, take time now to plan ahead and save 10% on voyages departing from May 2017 to December 2018*. With voyages sailing to over 800 immersive destinations on all seven continents, the choices are remarkable and the savings are, too. Especially with everything else our fares include, from ocean-view suites, wines and spirits throughout the ship to free WiFi, included gratuities, a butler for every suite and more. *Excluding Full World Cruises.
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Clear Choices
Discover your ideal luxury journey, with value that is perfectly tailored to you. As Crystal Clear Choices™ expands to encompass a diverse selection of Crystal's acclaimed travel experiences, you have more choices than ever before.
From an intrepid transit of the fabled Northwest Passage and the flair of South America on our epic World Cruise, to the glamour of boutique yachting and splendor of Europe’s riverbanks, more discoveries — and more valuable choices — are at your fingertips. And now, Crystal Clear Choices savings are also available on select 2018 itineraries, allowing you to enjoy an enhanced all-inclusive Crystal Experience™ on more luxury vacations than ever. Venture to the stunning landscapes of Northern Europe or wild Alaska, then travel “Down Under” to new destinations in Australia, the South Pacific or Southeast Asia in 2018.
Choices have always been a pillar of the award-winning Crystal Experience™, ensuring that each guest's vacation is precisely as they wish, and better than they dreamed. Travel on a selection of Crystal Clear Choices itineraries and enhance the value of our already generous all-inclusive fares by choosing one of these three exclusive options:
• Cruise Fare Savings of up to $1,000 per person • Air Credit of up to $1,100 per person; or avail of Crystal Sky Savings featuring $249 per person Economy Class Air add-on; or, low-cost Business Class Air add-on for just $999 per person • Shipboard Credit of up to $1,250 per person
Silversea - Private Members Sale Event
For a limited time our members have a chance for additional savings on listed prices on select sailings. This is for new bookings only and the discount will ONLY be provided when you call. Limited Suites available must call to discover your savings. Please call Kenny Wong at 1 (888) 313-8883 or 1 (727) 906-0444 (International).
Crystal Cruises - Crystal Sky Savings
CRYSTAL SKY SAVINGS TO EUROPE!
Let your travel dreams to Europe soar to new heights with brand new Crystal Sky Savings offering fantastic value on almost every European cruise in 2017! Book passage aboard Crystal Symphony’s Northern Europe or Mediterranean voyages, or Crystal Mozart’s Danube River cruises and take advantage of an incredible, limited-time offer to fly round-trip Business Class for just $999 per person. Or, if you prefer, Economy Class is available for a low $249 round-trip per person!
CRYSTAL SYMPHONY - EUROPE 2017
As a standard bearer for Crystal Cruises’ reputation as the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, Crystal Symphony explores the Baltic Sea, North Cape, British Isles, and the Mediterranean—from the Canary Islands to the Italian Coast—on a rich selection of voyages designed for immersive enrichment. In Northern Europe, enjoy as many as five overnight stays in legendary cities on a single itinerary (see voyage 7212, Baltic Legends), in places like Reykjavik, Dublin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Warnemünde (for Berlin), Oslo, Antwerp, Amsterdam and London. Itineraries are curated to perfection, with two days in Stockholm timed for a Midsummer Holiday, a double overnight in Edinburgh for the Military Tattoo Festival, three days in St. Petersburg to explore imperial treasures, and an inclusive 2-night overland journey to Paris from Honfleur is available on two August departures.
Mediterranean voyages are enhanced with overnights in Bordeaux, Bilbao, Lisbon, Barcelona and Monte Carlo. From golf cruises in the Baltic or along the Mediterranean Coast, to a Canary Island culinary cruise or a Trans-Atlantic spotlighting the classical arts, Crystal’s Experiences of Discovery® theme cruises add an enriching dimension to the all-inclusive Crystal Experience.
CRYSTAL MOZART - DANUBE RIVER 2017
Travel aboard Europe’s “Queen of the Rivers” as Crystal Mozart journeys round-trip from Vienna—westward into the heart of the picturesque Wachau Valley, or eastbound to explore Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Slovakia—and experience a standard of all-inclusive luxury unrivalled in river cruising. Every Crystal Mozart voyage is distinguished by an unmatched roster of Crystal Complimentary Adventures in each port of call, including a Crystal Signature Evening Event at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace, and an exclusive invitation to dine at your choice of Michelin-starred restaurants in Vienna and Budapest.
Enjoy the luxuries of The Crystal Experience on your next vacation which include:
• Round-trip Business Class Airfare: $999 per person (in categories PH-A3 on Crystal Symphony; categories CS-PH on Crystal Mozart ) • Round-trip Economy Class Airfare: $249 per person (in categories PH-A3 & C1-C2 on Crystal Symphony; categories CS-W1 on Crystal Mozart) • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits. • Complimentary gratuities for all dining, bar, housekeeping and Penthouse / Suite butler staff • Aboard Crystal Symphony: Complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining at least once in Silk Road or the Sushi Bar celebrating the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa, and at least once in Prego. • Additional reservations or visits available for a modest fee*. • Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute® and the Computer University@Sea® with classes in diverse topics such as world affairs, art, wine appreciation, digital photography and iPad filmmaking • Complimentary Wi-fi and Internet access.** • Complimentary fitness programs with classes in yoga, mat Pilates, Spinning® • Aboard Crystal Mozart: Choice of specially curated Crystal Complimentary Adventures® plus optional/for purchase Crystal Adventures® shore excursions in every port Complimentary culinary experience at highly renowned local establishments including Michelin-starred restaurants in select ports • Complimentary airport transfers to/from river yacht to airport • Complimentary Wi-fi and Internet access.**
Silversea Cruises - Free Roundtrip Mediterranean Economy Air Plus $499 Business Upgrade
The fabled lands of the Mediterranean have been the inspiration for artists and poets throughout the ages. Now you can make your Mediterranean dreams come true on featured Silversea voyages with free roundtrip economy air or a Business Class upgrade for only $499 each way. Enjoy the exceptional value of an all-inclusive Silversea cruise as you discover the charming seaside villages and ancient archaeological treasures of this storied region. Discover the highly personalised style of travel that discerning travellers prefer. The camaraderie of like-minded guests in the open bars and lounges. The spacious suites with butler service and award-winning cuisine. The free Wi-Fi throughout the ship. The vast choice of land programmes that put the world at your feet. Let your Mediterranean dreams take flight with Silversea.
Norwegian Cruises - Free at Sea
Choose One, Two, or All Four
Book any 5+ Night Cruise in a Studio or Inside and Pick One, Book a Oceanview, Balcony, or Mini-suite and Pick Two, Book a Suite or Haven stateroom and Get All Five!
- Free Unlimited Beverages
- Free Specialty Dining
- Free $50 Per Port Shore Excursion Credit
- Free WiFi
- Friends and Family Sail Free
Silversea Cruises - Mediterranean Cruise Specials
Free Roundtrip Economy Airfare or $499 Each Way Business Class Upgrade
Silver Select - Receive $1,500 Onboard Credit, a Two Category Suite Upgrade, or 50% Off a second Suite.
Save 10% Off Your Entire Cruise When Paid in Full by May 2nd, 2017
Single Supplements start at 25% for select voyages
Silversea Cruises - Silver Select $1,500 Onboard Credit or 2-category Upgrade
With our Silver Select promotion, there are three ways to save on worldwide voyages in destinations from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean to remote islands of Southeast Asia or the Galápagos. You can select a two-category suite upgrade, 50% savings on a second suite, or an onboard credit of up to $1,500* per suite which you can use for shore excursions, spa treatments, speciality restaurants and more. And when you book, not only will you have a choice of savings, but you’ll also be able to take advantage of our exclusive all-inclusive programme on select voyages.
*Due to the all-inclusive nature of Silversea Expeditions, the up to $1,500 onboard credit is not available on expedition voyages.
Silversea Cruises 25% Single Supplement
Silversea is delighted to welcome solo travellers aboard our intimate ships with single supplements starting at only 25% above our Silver Privilege Fares on select voyages. For single occupancy, a 25% single supplement will be added to the cruise fare on the voyages displayed below for suite categories up to Midship Veranda on Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, Veranda 4 on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper, Veranda 6 on Silver Spirit, Vista on Silver Explorer, Deluxe Veranda on Silver Galapagos, and Veranda on Silver Discoverer. Every voyage includes a champagne Welcome Reception, to make it easier to meet and mingle with solo travellers, and on select voyages, Gentlemen Hosts are also available as dance partners or dinner companions. All-inclusive fares include a spacious, ocean-view suite, personalised butler service, complimentary wines and spirits, fine dining, sophisticated enrichment and entertainment programs, and all onboard gratuities.
Mediterranean Cruises Cruise Lines
- Crystal Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Norwegian Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Silversea Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Celebrity Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Seabourn Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Royal Caribbean Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Paul Gauguin Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Azamara Club Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Scenic Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Uniworld River Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises to the Mediterranean
- Oceania Cruises to the Mediterranean
- MSC Cruises to the Mediterranean