Category — The Mediterranean
It’s looking more and more like the Mayans got it wrong. Either that, or they didn’t finish their calendar. But, just in case, wouldn’t you rather spend your last day on Earth looking out over this view of the Aegean Sea?
Thanks to Sherry Jefferson for providing this beautiful picture of Santorini from a gorgeous Mediterranean cruise.
December 21, 2012 No Comments
By Adam Wolf, Senior Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.
In the northern hemisphere, fall marks the transition between summer into winter, usually beginning in September and ending in November. As a former teacher, I have always thought about fall in terms of either going back to school or work, as well as the beginning of football season. It’s a great time of year to take a cruise vacation, and there are plenty of destinations to consider. Popular fall itineraries include Canada and New England, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and repositioning voyages.
Leaf peeping in Canada and New England is an annual tradition. Any area that is covered with trees comes alive in the fall, when cooler temperatures arrive and the leaves begin to change color before winter. Mountains and valleys can look completely different during this time of year, with a potpourri of colors typically peaking in late September and early October. Cruise lines offer many fall cruises ranging from 7- to 14-nights out of New York, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal, or Quebec City. These itineraries sail along the Atlantic Coast of New England and Canada, as well as along the St. Lawrence River. The best way to see the ultimate fall foliage and visit this region full of history and natural beauty is definitely on a cruise ship. [Read more →]
August 17, 2010 8 Comments
Collected from the experiences of The Cruise Web employees
Regardless of how many times you cruise Europe, you really never see it the same way twice. With so much history and culture and food to experience, each cruise offers a completely different experience, even if the itinerary is the same! But the true way to experience Europe is by finding those “off-the-beaten-path” places that enable you to experience the culture (and usually food) of the area without all the tourist traps. Below are just a few of these hidden gems that our cruise consultants (and their family members) have discovered during their European cruises. [Read more →]
October 21, 2009 3 Comments
by Heather W., Sales Manager
Two years ago I was fortunate enough to take the tour portion of a Europe Cruisetour offered by one of our preferred partners. Beyond the sights, sounds, smells and tastes I encountered, what struck me the most was how much value was incorporated in the tour portion of the Cruisetour.
For those of you not familiar with Cruisetours, a Cruisetour is a cruise plus a land tour of a specific region which occurs before or after a cruise. In Europe, most Cruisetours happen in the order of tour then cruise. Cruisetours are a great way to get a more in-depth vacation experience which, in Europe, means more history, more sights and more chances to eat incredible food! [Read more →]
October 21, 2009 9 Comments
By Sherry Jefferson, Cruise Consultant, The Cruise Web.
In September of last year, I had the pleasure of taking a cruise in the beautiful Mediterranean! This trip was filled with extraordinary beauty and surprising history, so much so, that I had to share it with you! This fabulous Eastern Mediterranean itinerary included the ports of Naples and Messina in Italy, the Greek Islands of Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini, Piraeus, Greece (the port for Athens), and Kusadasi, Turkey.
The Cruise began in Civitevecchia, the closest port to Rome, Italy. If you have never been to Rome, I highly recommend you do not miss the spectacular history and culture that awaits you there! From the Colosseum to Vatican City, there is so much to see and experience in Rome. If you can allow the time, a few days in Rome, either before or after the cruise, is a must. [Read more →]
March 25, 2009 17 Comments