Whether you are an epicurean enthusiast, a history buff or anything in between, a Mediterranean cruise is vacation perfection.
Cruise to the Western or Eastern Mediterranean to enjoy Europe’s most legendary cities and cultures. Gaze upon fine art in chapels and famous museums. Taste the succulent flavors of France, Italy, Spain and more. Ride gondolas, explore libraries and let your inhibitions go in some of the most incredible nightlife options in the world.
Each day is more special and satisfying than the last when you cruise to the Mediterranean
Things to Do on a Cruise to the Mediterranean
Greece is considered by some to be the cradle of modern civilization, and you could argue that the cultures and people of the Mediterranean as a whole have created some of the world's most sustaining landmarks, organizations and customs. From Greece you have the concept of healthcare from Hippocrates, Rome is the home of the Catholic Church and Egypt has the great and mystical Pyramids. A cruise here is perfect for anyone seeking revelry and enlightenment. Featured below are a handful of great ways to make the most of your time when cruising through the Mediterranean:
Travel in style on a romantic gondola ride on Venice's Grand Canal. Bonus points if you time your trip for the sunset. Venice, a city built on water, is unlike any other and offers travelers expansive squares, churches and beautiful art collections.
Enter a construction site as you discover La Sagrada Familia Church, a huge church that was designed by Antoni Gaudi. The church has been in construction since 1882.
Try the food. Mediterranean cuisine is sought after the world over. In Spain, try the tapas or paella. When cruising through Italy, you'd be remiss if you didn't get pizza from Naples, its birthplace. In Greece, start your day off with a hearty tzatziki dish and go from there. One thing you can never have enough of is olive oil.
Be inspired by the beautiful coastline of France's Cote d'Azur, the Greek Isles or Spain's Canary Islands. Despite having major cities, the Mediterranean also has beautiful beaches for relaxing and rejuvenating your spirit.
Look up - it's not a bird, it's not the sky, it's the painting of Michelangelo. At least that's what you'll see if you raise your head during a visit to the Sistine Chapel, which in itself is a work of art.
Summon the power of Zeus, the leader of the Greek gods, as you visit the Acropolis, an ancient city that sits high on a hill in Athens. This is where you'll find the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Map of the Mediterranean: