Cruising the Eastern Mediterranean

Cruising the Eastern Mediterranean

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As an overall cruising region, the Eastern Mediterranean incorporates a wide selection of areas  including the Adriatic coast of Italy and Croatia, the Greek Islands,  Istanbul and Kusadasi for Turkey, and the Black Sea, which includes ports in Turkey, the Ukraine, and Russia. A selection of itineraries visit the Holy Land, with stops including Cyprus, Israel and subject to foreign office advice, Eqypt

The area is becoming increasingly one of the most popular areas within Europe to take a cruise. Combined with ancient history, it’s picturesque villages, and golden beaches, this area offers a truly laid back feel.




Many of the Eastern Mediterranean itineraries begin from, and take in ports of call such as the city of Athens, Greece (Port of Piraeus) Venice for Italy and Istanbul, Turkey. Some cruise lines also offer a combination of both the Western Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean, and may begin in, or end in ports such as Civitavecchia for Rome, Barcelona for Spain.

A popular time to cruise around the Eastern Mediterranean ranges from spring time, March / April through to September / October. As anticipated, summer is the peak season, and has the largest number of sailings and passengers, pricing is also generally much higher within the summer months, with very hot and humid temperatures

Generally, cruising around the Mediterranean has is becoming increasingly popular, with cruise lines such as MSC and Costa Cruises offering itineraries within the winter months, as sunny skies, and moderate temperatures typically between 50s to 70s. Cruise lines tend to offer longer cruise itineraries, combined with lower pricing and excellent value for money

The majority of itineraries include a combination of culture, history and beautiful beaches, therefore appealing to a wide variety of cruisers. A selection of cruise lines offer itineraries which focus purely on history and culture, incorporating ports such as Venice, Athens, Katakolon for Olympia, Istanbul, Dubrovnik for Croatia, and as far down to the Israeli ports including Haifa and the closest to Jerusalem, Ashdod.

Stay tuned for part 2 of my blog – Eastern Mediterranean Itineraries!

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Hello Everyone, I’d like to welcome you to my blog, I’m Angelina and I’m fairly new to Cruise Club UK, but I have settled in just great! I’ve been working in the Travel industry for over 10 years now, and I love it! Travelling and discovering new places is what I strive to do, I love going on holiday with my family we’ve done a couple of Royal Caribbean cruises and they are just the best! My kids absolutely love all the activities on board, there’s no need to leave the ship if you didn’t want to! I want to help you find your perfect cruise no matter what your budget, I will always do my best to get you the best price possible. Cruising doesn’t have to crazy expensive and isn’t just for older people, wait until you’ve tried it you’ll be converted like me! I’m always on hand to help with any queries and questions no matter what they are, to put your mind at ease so you can sit back relax and enjoy your cruise holiday. So stay tuned for some great news topics, cruise ship exclusives, pictures, video’s and loads more! Angelina


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