Mediterranean cruises offer more than one hundred and twenty seaports around its coastline, making the cruises are the most diverse type of cruise available. You can choose a long trip of one month or more, two weeks, one week, or even shorter trip of three days. You can enjoy a huge clash of cultures offered by the Mediterranean countries and seas. The countries you can visit include Egypt, Greece, Italy and Spain among others.
Around its calm blue sea, you will enjoy each countries' unique attractions. Varied routes to cruise the Mediterranean countries and sea are offered by more than fifty companies.
If you want to concentrate exploring the countries of Morocco, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, you can take the Western Mediterranean cruises. While ports of call around the countries in the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and Croatia will be visited by the Eastern Mediterranean cruises. Cruises around the Greek Islands, an island cruise that visits the island of Malta and Cyprus, and a tour to the North African nations are among the most popular cruises.
In the trip of western part, before traveling onwards to the French Riviera, you will visit the cultural hub of Europe in the shape of Barcelona. You will also find a sample of the world famous Manzanilla sherry in Cadiz and the traditional white Andalucian villages of Southern Spain. The stunning city of Rome, ancient Pompeii and the dormant volcano of Mt Vesuvius yields such treasures when you cruise around the wonderful coastline of Italy. The Western Mediterranean also offers the delight views of Sardinia and Sicily.
Diving Southeastwards in the eastern part, you can enjoy the sultry islands and classical Greece. It is also worth to visit the historical Knossos Palace which can be found in the Crete Island. An Eastern Mediterranean cruise of the Middle east offer a visit to Jerusalem, a holy city, from its ports of Ashdod and Haifa. You will also find the world famous Suez Canal when cruising the Egypt.
The islands offer breathtaking views, romantic islands, ancient monuments, grand cities, culture and history. You can have a cruise vacation that takes you around most or all of the Mediterranean nations if you want to take a longer trip. Just arrange the itinerary with your travel agent and deliberate the nations you want to visit.