The Mediterranean is full of diversity culture and there is no better way to see this than by taking a cruise. Many cruise lines tour the Mediterranean, and there is a vast choice of places to visit along the way. From historical culture and artistic beauty, to places more cosmopolitan. From sunshine and relaxation to entertainment and energy. Whatever your taste, a Mediterranean cruise has something to offer you.
There are The Canaries where you will find sunshine all year round. This group of islands including Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, and Tenerife, maintains a fabulously warm climate throughout the year making them popular places to visit at any time, and each of the islands has it's own focus with much local culture to enjoy.
Egypt and Greece are areas that appeal to people who enjoy history and culture as well as sunshine. The Pyramids of ancient Egypt at Giza are quite incredible to behold, as is the Great Sphinx. To the South of Egypt lies the Valley of the Kings, and the Karnak temple complex which is now a vast open air museum and is the largest ancient religious site in the world. In Greece you will find many monuments and areas of ruins as through history Greece has seen a combination of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule.
The Cities of Florence and Rome are in Italy are favorites aroundst people who want to experience a little art. Florence is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and there is much art and architecture to see there. In Rome you will find a mixture of modern and ancient standing side by side, with many museums, and galleries to visit, as well as a large number of villas and gardens, and many people enjoy a trip to the Vatican City the home of the Catholic church.
Cannes in France, best known for the Cannes film festival makes another interesting stop along the way, as does Marseille where you will find a small island in the Bay of Marseille called If, on which is located the Chateau d'If made famous by the Novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Dumas.
Barcelona in Spain is an important cultural center today, as well as being a major tourist destination. It has a rich cultural heritage and since 2006 it has become host to the annual and rather prestigious Bread and Butter urban fashion fair. As well as all this, it is also a great place to dance the night away being home to many night clubs and evening attractions.
So, if you are looking to relax, enjoy the sun and sea, and if you're looking for entertainment and energy, or culture and history, luxury Mediterranean cruises really can offer you all these things and much more. Lush idyllic islands, Beautiful beaches, ancient historical sites, interesting cultures and the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy them all along with stunning scenery both on and off the water.