Mediterranean Cruise Departure Ports
No place else in the world has ports of call like the Mediterranean. Ancient cultures, beautiful scenery, excellent food, and lots of fun await in these famous cities.
Athens cruises depart from Piraeus. In preparation for the Olympics, Athens was turned into one of the most walkable and exciting cities in the world. All the antiquities have been unified with parks and pedestrian streets and tied in with the nightlife areas. The new metro makes the trip to the port easier. Crystal, Holland America, Norwegian, and Seabourn cruise lines all sail out of Athens.
Passengers on Barcelona cruises can take advantage of the city's great food, shopping, nightlife, architecture and art galleries. It is arguably the Mediterranean's most cultured, cosmopolitan port. The city itself is a great excursion. Use the efficient metro or take a bus or trolley tour of the major sights. Celebrity, Norwegian, Princess and Royal Caribbean cruises depart from Barcelona.
Cruises from Monte Carlo, Monaco, located between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea depart from a glamorous place. This is the scenic Cote d'Azur, where the natural beauty attracts the world's rich and famous. Monaco is known for the casino, luxury hotels, and exclusive shops. Four luxury cruise lines offer Mediterranean cruises from Monte Carlo.
Rome cruises depart from nearby Civitavecchia. The first settlements in the Rome area can be traced back to the early Etruscan civilization. Rome grew to rule a vast empire and, as the empire began to divide, the city became the center of the Christian world. Artists and architects flocked to work for the popes and other notables in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Just about every cruise line offers Mediterranean cruises from Rome, including Carnival Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.
Venice cruises are very popular for the Mediterranean. Its singular appearance, attractions and art treasures make it unique. Venice can easily be visited on foot or by boat, stroll through Piazza San Marco, visit the Doge's Palace or walk to the Accademia. All of the cruise lines offer cruises from Venice, Italy.
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