Why Cruise the Med?
For the primary timer or the seasoned cruiser, the Mediterranean offers an awesome cruising experience. Sail straight from the UK or fly into one in all the numerous European ports on considered one of our Fly & Cruise packages, you might be simply a brief hop from the glorious shores of the Mediterranean. The convenience by which the Med is accessible is the rationale why it’s considered one of our most popular cruising regions.
Ports of Name on a Mediterranean Cruise
Embarking your vacation in Southampton is as easy as catching the train, hopping onto a brief internal flight, utilizing a house to port transfer service or driving your self directly to the port, whether or not it’s the evening earlier than or on the day of your cruise departure, we will arrange parking or transfers, along with an in a single day keep before your cruise if you wish. Why not start your holiday early?
There’s a cruise that visits every destination you’ve ever dreamed of together with Barcelona, Rome or Venice, it couldn’t be easier. Throughout your holiday you may visit some standard locations comparable to Florence/Pisa, Venice, Dubrovnik & Athens to name however a couple of, and you may as well find some hidden gems such as Kotor (Montenegro), Valletta (Malta), Cartagena (Spain) & Cephalonia (Greece) alongside the way.
Some of our advisable Cruise lines and the ships that function from Southampton and Cruise into the Mediterranean are P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard
Things to do within the Mediterranean
The Mediterranean affords the final word mixture of rich heritage, vibrant culture and enjoyable beaches on high of your implausible on board facilities accessible at your finger-suggestions. So whether or not you need to spend time with the household exploring Pompeii, the Colosseum, Ephesus & Olympia or take pleasure in your romantic facet with your loved one by soaking up the waterways & canals of Venice… there may be something for everybody to take pleasure in!
Best time to visit the Mediterranean
You’ll get pleasure from hottest and sunniest weather during the summer time months in the Mediterranean. Extra average temperatures are distinguished between April and October, which is the favoured time to trip for seasoned Mediterranean holidaymakers.
The summer season months (between May and October) boast notably scorching temperatures because of the glorious Mediterranean sunshine, making it a specific favourite time of yr for solar-worshipers, however with temperatures averaging between 30-forty degrees at peak months it’s value taking robust solar cream and plenty of water particularly when you off exploring the historical sights and sounds.
Embark at Barcelona
An effective way to start your cruise holiday is to fly into Barcelona. We’ll at all times advocate flying into Barcelona, either 1 or 2 days earlier than, so to discover one among the most popular cities in Europe. With a different choice of flights and accommodations to select from, your holiday can start earlier than you stroll on the deck of your chosen sailing. We call this a cruise and stay holiday.
If you can’t wait to get on board, there are plenty of flight options that may get you into Barcelona in loads of time to check in and board your chosen cruise.
Barcelona departures will typically Visit ports similar to Monte Carlo (Villefranche), Corsica, Marseille, and Genoa and often final for about per week as a minimal sailing interval. Some of our recommended Cruise lines and ships that function from Barcelona and Cruise into the Mediterranean are Royal Caribbean International who operate the Symphony of the Seas out of Barcelona. The ever in style Princess Cruises even have a selection of sailings from the Princess Cruises fleet. Norweigan Cruise Line is a daily favorite and gives a terrific experience within the Med, one other agency favourite is Disney Cruise Line.
Embark at Venice
The romantic metropolis of Venice is an ideal selection for you to begin your cruise holiday, discover this historic jewel, before boarding your chosen crusing.
Venice departures will typically Go to ports corresponding to Dubrovnik, Corfu, Athens, Cut up, and the Greek islands and normally last for about a week as a minimum.
A few of our really useful Cruise lines that function from Venice and Cruise into the Mediterranean are Royal Caribbean Worldwide which has quite a lot of ships which explore the mediterranean,Rhapsody of the Seas being one of many extra standard, and has regular sailings out of Venice. Princess Cruises has chosen sailings all year long and we at Virgin holidays can give you a selection from the Princess Cruises fleet.
Norweigan Cruise Lines also function from Venice, and a well-liked ship is the Norweigan Star. The famend Cunard line, recognized for his or her transatlatic sailings also provide sailings in the mediterannean, and aswell as using Venice as a stopping port, we’re additionally able to provide Fly & cruise packages on the Queen Victoria which embark at Venice.
Celebrity Cruises have a frequent crusing calendar which includes the popular Celeb Constellation bounce aboard at Venice and enjoy this splendid 5 star ship, which contains lots of the Solstice class options.
Embark in Rome (Civitavecchia)
Rome is at the highest of most travellers bucket lists, a city drenched in history and dolce vita, a lot of our cruisers spend at least a few days exploring this beautiful city earlier than embarking on a crusing. As with Venice and Barcelona, if you cannot wait to get on board there are plenty of flights accessible to get you to Rome and switch to the port in plenty of time to test in; and board your chosen cruise. Our Cruise consultants are readily available must you need more data by both visiting considered one of our local shops, or speak with one our Cruise consultants on 0203 668 8742, our web site may also provide you along with your chosen holiday and simply e-book online, merely search our availability.
Rome departures go to just about the identical ports because the Barcelona sailing, Monte Carlo (Villefranche), Corsica, Marseille, and Genoa and often journey in the other itinerary to the Barcelona departures, each cities have their very own unique qualities, and we advocate that you’re taking the time to discover these great cities earlier than or even after, your cruise. Our devoted cruise consultants, can even cater packages that may let you expertise both cities.
Some of our recommended Cruise lines that function from Rome and Cruise into the Mediterranean are Royal Caribbean International and one in every of their latest ships, the Jewel of the Seas.
Norweigan Cruise Lines additionally operate from Rome, and a popular ship is the Norweigan Star, which following it’s current renovation in 2015 means it shines brighter than ever, additionally including the Norweigan Epic, which sails round europe all 12 months spherical, and finally we now have the Norweigan Spirit which spends its time crusing the Mediterranean in the summer season months earlier than heading off to the Caribbean for the winter programme. Princess Cruises has chosen sailings all year long and our devoted consultants can give you a choice that suits your travel needs, simply contact us and we will likely be happy to assist. Embark in Malta
Malta is at the centre of the Mediterranean, and is an ideal place to begin for Cruising in this area. The Port at Valetta is one of the vital intrigtuing that you will expertise, not to mention what delights the island has to supply itself. If you wish to use Malta as a starting point P&O Cruises are the only cruise line that provide sailing’s that begin and finish in Malta. A number of our other cruise companions, use Malta as a visiting port, if this interests you then please discuss to one of our Cruise consultants.
Malta needs to be explored and we can give you nice Cruise and stay packages, with flights from many of our regional airports, consider 2 nights in Valetta, or maybe 2 days on the beach earlier than boarding your ship. P&O are proud to cruise from Malta with the Oceana, visitng such ports as Dubrovnik, Cut up, Venice, Messina, Rome, Monte Carlo, La Spezia (Italy), & Ajaccio (Corsica). Choose a 7, 10 or 14 nt cruise and presumably add a nights stay. If this is not for you we’ve plenty of Fly-Cruise packages to choose from.
Our Cruise consultants are on hand must you need extra information by either visiting one in all our native stores, or communicate with one our Cruise consultants on 0203 668 8742, our web site may present you together with your chosen vacation and merely ebook on-line, simply search our availability.
As indulgent as the cruises are, be sure you experience all the pieces the Mediterranean has to offer by exploring ashore. There is a lot for all the family to get pleasure from all through your holiday, so that you can be immersing your self in the historic sites of Rome someday, followed by rubbing shoulders with the wealthy and famous in Monte Carlo the following. Then to help you recuperate from that jet-setting lifestyle, unwind on a blissful and solar kissed sea day.