Take the Mediterranean cruise if you are thinking of visiting Florence, Pisa, Rome, Nice, Naples, Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Ephesus. You will get to see the Leaning Tower in Pisa, Rome's Vatican City Pompeii, and the Acropolis in Athens, the city in Ephesus, and the beautiful Greek Isles of Mykonos and Santorini.
Other than sightseeing, the Mediterranean cruise holidays offer you the chance to see the culture that's different from yours and meet the people, shop, try new food, watch the beautiful sunset at Santorini, scuba dive and experience new adventures.
Before you confirm your cruise ship vacation package, there are several things that you should check and consider.
Determine your goal.
Cruises to the Mediterranean offer different packages. Some focus on tourist attractions and Mediterranean top spots while the itineraries of some others are more on nightlife and partying. Singles at sea.com for example, is one of the Mediterranean singles cruises that targets singles only and have organized singles activities in mind.
Mediterranean ports of calls and ports of departure.
Depending on where you are coming from and how many countries you want to visit, you have to decide where to embark and whether you want to take a one way or a round trip. The Mediterranean cruises depart from ports like Barcelona, Nice, Livorno, Venice, Naples and Sicily. You have to find connecting flights from any of the big cities in Europe. It is more convenient if you can get an inclusive cruise and air package.
Number of days.
A cruise vacation is usually either a 7 or 12-days package. You will need to take a 12-day vacation holiday to be able visit all the Mediterranean countries. To make it easier for you to decide, look at the itinerary, date options and the stops.
Cruise vacation cost and budget.
A 12-day cruise vacation will definitely cost more than the shorter 7-day package. Also compare prices and look at what the deals include. Look into things like meals and beverages, travel insurance, port charges and taxes, visa applications and so on.
The other area to look into is the type of cabin or accommodation that you choose. The price of all the cruise lines is based on double occupancy regardless of the types of cabins that you choose. It's rather expensive; almost double the price, to have a cabin to yourself because you will have to pay for the single supplement cruise line charge.
If you'd rather not share a cabin with a stranger, find someone you know who would love to accompany you in your Mediterranean cruise.
Research, plan and prepare.
Make a thorough research through the internet and look for cheap and discount cruises. Find out also what to expect and the packing list for a cruise. Click the link to read the tips for basic packing for a trip.
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