Cruising in the Mediterranean

16 October, 2013

If you’re after a holiday where you can enjoy the delights of the Spanish coast, or the sizzling French Riviera, or perhaps discover the ancient cities and forts of Malta, a Mediterranean cruise could be right up your street.

The Med is one of the most sought-after places in the summer holiday brochure, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s home to glorious golden sands and lovely azure shores, well-equipped resorts and a long list of things to see and do. Families love the friendly, familiar feel of holidays in the Mediterranean, while couples enjoy the many chic cities and romantic landscapes.

The beauty of a Mediterranean cruise is that, rather than spending a week or two based in the same hotel and the same resort, a cruise lets you visit a number of different destinations within the same holiday, whisking you from one fabulous port to another. And most of the time, you’ll barely know you’re in transit.

Tour operators like Thomas Cook cruises offer some of the most interesting itineraries e.g. you could join Royal Caribbean on a 6-night tour and soak up the fabulous cities of Toulon, Nice, Florence, Rome, Naples and Barcelona. Or choose Celebrity Cruises and extend your trip to 10 nights, adding the spectacular locations of Sicily, Athens, Turkey and Santorini to your schedule.

Your best bet is to get online and start searching for cruises that best meet your needs. You can search the websites of tour operators according to your most important criteria – such as price, destination or departure date – and then filter the results until your find the one that best suits your holiday wish-list. It’s a great way to get started and once you’ve found a favourite, it’s just a matter of time before you can jet off and enjoy the magic of the Mediterranean…

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

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