How To Find the Best Mediterranean Cruises

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Are you looking to go on a Mediterranean cruise, but aren't sure how to start planning?

A Mediterranean cruise can be life-changing. From the cobblestone streets of Dubrovnik to the white sand beaches of Malta, there's a lot to see and experience on a Mediterranean cruise. 

If you're looking to begin your planning, you've come to the right place. 

Check out this guide to discover how to find the best Mediterranean cruises. 

Understand the Different Types of Cruise Lines 

When searching for a Mediterranean cruise, the first thing you need to do is understand the different types of cruise lines you have at your disposal. These include: 

Mainstream 

This type of cruise carries anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 passengers, and typically features a wealth of onboard activities. 

This type of cruise has a kid-friendly appeal with a budget-friendly price tag. In fact, you can typically find interior cabins ranging from $600-$1000 for 7 nights. There are even sales and special promotions that can bring the price down even lower. 

Premium

Premium ships offer lengthier cruises and off-the-beaten-path itineraries. These ships tend to carry 1,000 to 2,000 passengers and tend to offer finer cuisine options. 

Deluxe/Specialty 

This type of cruise offers a more intimate, high-end experience. Typically, deluxe cruises carry around 1,000 passengers. 

Luxury 

If you want canapes delivered to your suite, high-end dress codes, and butler service, then a luxury cruise line is for you. 

Luxury cruise ships typically carry less than 1,000 passengers and can start at $2500 per week per person. 

Know When to Travel 

Experience the history. Taste the Cuisine. Sail on a Mediterranean cruise. Luckily, this is something you can do all year-round, as cruising the Mediterranean is possible during any time of the year. 

However, peak season lasts from late May to early September. During this time of the year, temperatures average in the 80s and 90s. 

Know Your Port 

When searching for the best Mediterranean cruise, you should also figure out which port you want to leave from. 

Typically, these cruises depart anywhere from Lisbon in the east all the way to Istanbul in the west. And, there are about 100 ports in between that you can leave from. 

If you plan to travel through the Western Mediterranean, popular cruises launch from Rome and Barcelona. If you plan to travel Eastern Mediterranea, popular cruises launch from Istanbul, Athens, or Venice. 

Research Specific Cruise Lines 

Once you have all of the above information figured out, it's time to decide on a specific cruise line.

There are dozens and dozens of cruise lines to choose from, but once you know your budget, travel dates, and embarkment port, you'll have a better idea of which line to choose. 

Before you settle on a cruise line, make sure to read online reviews. 

Are You Ready to Book One of the Best Mediterranean Cruises? 

Now that you've read this guide on how to find the best Mediterranean cruises, it's time for you to book yours. 

Also, be sure to check back in with our blog for more travel-related tips and tricks. 

 

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