The Mediterranean is a beautiful part of Europe, home to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations – so it’s no surprise that Mediterranean cruises are on so many cruise-goers’ list of favourites. From the soul-stirring monuments and frescoed churches of Italy and the bucket-and-spade beaches of Spain, to the cobbled streets of Lisbon and the ancient fortifications of Malta’s capital Valletta, any trip to the Mediterranean has the potential to be the holiday of a lifetime. And a cruise certainly adds to the occasion with a generous touch of luxury.
If you’ve got Mediterranean cruises on the agenda, be prepared to be slightly baffled by the sheer amount of choice on offer. There are mini Med cruises of two nights, or longer itineraries of two weeks or more, a wide choice of destinations to consider, various departure points, stacks of different sailing dates, and of course a huge choice of different cruise operators and ships. Royal Caribbean or P&O, interior cabin or suite, Eastern or Western Med… The list goes on.
One of the best ways to search for Mediterranean cruises is to use a recognised tour operator. Cruise Thomas Cook is considered by many to be the best as, although the company doesn’t have its own cruise ships, it offers holidays from all the major cruise lines and acts like a comparison site, giving customers the chance to search and compare Mediterranean cruises from a wide market choice. You can also narrow down your search criteria by date, destination, length of holiday and cruise operator, until you find your favourite.
If price is a priority, this is an ideal way to whittle down the options and search for money-saving offers to make sure you’re getting the best deal, and to help keep the holiday within your means. So get online and start searching – you’ll soon find the right cruise for you, then it’s just a matter of packing your bags and jetting off to enjoy your dose of Mediterranean magic…