Every year, thousands of people set out on an unforgettable Mediterranean cruise and get the chance to experience some of the world’s most iconic sights, as well as explore the rich culture and tradition of Mediterranean countries.
Mediterranean cruises still remain one of the most popular among tourists worldwide, as they offer a unique opportunity to enjoy in the characteristic Mediterranean climate, food and natural scenery.
We present you with some of the best ideas on how to enjoy your Mediterranean cruise and have a vacation you will remember.
Avoid the High Season
Millions of tourists choose to spend their vacation in some of the Mediterranean countries during summer. The high season in the Mediterranean usually lasts from June to September when the weather is hot and dry and sea temperatures are the warmest.
If you want to avoid crowds, the scorching heat and want a more peaceful vacation, the best time to take your cruise is either in the spring (May to June) or fall (September to October).
Tip: September is an ideal month to visit countries such as Italy, Greece or Spain. Temperatures are moderate, there are fewer people around and you’re free to experience the authentic Mediterranean way of life.
One of the best ways to save time is to book your cruise online. Many cruise companies let you book a cruise online, in just a few minutes. All it takes is to set the parameters that you want and the search option will generate thousands of matching cruises.
You can also choose the price that best suits your budget, as well as the option to read the reviews.
Choose the Best Itinerary
From the orchards of Tuscany and numerous Greek islands scattered in the Aegean to the historic sights on the western coast of Turkey, the Mediterranean is famous for its diversity, amazing cultural heritage, and rich history.
In case you have been wondering what is the best itinerary for your Mediterranean cruise, we recommend you explore a number of different options before making a decision.
Tip: Italy’s central position in the Mediterranean, a large number of historical monuments and stunning natural beauty, makes it an ideal country to visit on your cruise. Many popular itineraries include visits to major cities such as Rome, Naples, and Venice, but you can also share a shore excursion in Italy in order to explore the sights on the mainland.
Be Sure to Visit Greece
With over 6000 islands and a long, indented coastline, Greece represents a unique geographical feature of the Mediterranean. No matter where you go, Greece will surprise you with its authentic culture, rugged beauty and some of the best beaches in the whole Mediterranean.
Many places in Greece remain untouched by mass tourism where you can still experience traditional Greek culture.
Don’t Carry Too Much Luggage
Your Mediterranean cruise should be all about relaxing and getting to know all the places along the way. You’ll also be visiting several cities and ports, some of which are further inland and easy to get lost, and the last thing you need to worry about is lost bags.
You’ll be having much less trouble at airports and train stations with less baggage to carry.