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Eastern Mediterranean Cruises

Cruising in the Eastern Mediterranean is an exotic treat, usually entailing visits to wonderful countries such as Greece, Turkey, Croatia and even Egypt. An abundance of ancient sites and coastlines of incredible natural beauty are your reward for choosing this route, and travelling by sea is the best way to witness so much magnificence in one holiday.

Fly-cruising is the most common choice when sailing the Eastern Med. An ex-UK cruise is possible but tends to take around twenty five nights, so you would need to plan for a little more holiday time. If you opt to fly you usually depart from Rome, Venice or Athens then navigate the Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean, before taking in Egypt and Tunisia, depending on your chosen itinerary.

The Eastern Mediterranean is a feast for the senses. Culture and cuisine, ancient sites and beautiful architecture are all the delights you will be treated to in this sunny corner of the world. Many people choose the Western Med for their first cruise but follow up quickly with a desire to voyage to the East. Sailing into Venice will soon become a rarity for larger ships due to conservation restrictions to protect the city, so be quick if this is on your wish list. Other ports of call that you can expect to see are Dubrovnik, Athens, Corfu, La Goulette, and Istanbul, amongst many others in a variety of combinations and itinerary choices.

A fly cruise gets you straight to the heart of the Med and suits sun seekers and those with time constraints. It negates the need to sail down through the English Channel and south via the Straits of Gibraltar. With an Eastern Med fly-cruise you are whisked from the temperate climes of the UK into the full blown heat of the Med in summertime. It is not just the temperature that will be a contrast, the food in each of these countries is unique, delicious and different in every port. Italian, Greek Croatian, Turkish and Egyptian cuisine are delights waiting to be sampled during your voyage to the Eastern Med.

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