European and Mediterranean Cruise Vacations

Discovering Europe and the Mediterranean by cruise ship is like stepping into a dream!
It’s an opportunity to visit some of the most enchanting cities in the world…London, Paris, Rome…and experience their beauty, history and culture in a stress free, uncomplicated, and cost-effective manner. Accommodations, transportation, meals and evening entertainment are all part of the all-inclusive nature of a cruise vacation. Even guided sightseeing by local experts can be reserved with the cruise line!

How does one get from Naples to Genoa or island hop from Santorini to Mykonos? Leaving the complicated logistics involved in overseas travel to the cruise line is a wonderful thing! When you cruise, you don’t have the hassle of plotting an itinerary, researching hotels and scheduling trains, planes and automobiles!  You can forego the uncertainty of booking appropriate accommodations in safe areas and the hassle of seeking out good but affordable restaurants and an evening show.  Train schedules, train strikes, and validating train tickets can be a headache that an inexperienced traveler may not want to deal with.  A cruise eliminates all those worries and more.

When you cruise to European ports your ship acts as a floating hotel, a familiar home base to which you return to each evening. A well-appointed stateroom or suite, as well as all the comfort and convenience of the cruise ship are yours to enjoy. No lugging around heavy suitcases and digging through them for certain items, wrinkling everything you touch.  Instead, unpack once and have your clothes stay neat and organized.  If you need to do laundry it’s a lot easier to leave it with your cabin steward than wasting time in a local laundromat. And imagine the luxury of treating your weary body and achy feet to a soothing massage after a magnificent day of shopping at the bazaar in Istanbul or exploring the ruins in ancient Ephesus!

From a monetary standpoint, choosing a cruise is a no-brainer.  Fluctuating exchange rates have little impact on your budget when you see Europe by cruise ship. However, that is not the case when you’re making hotel reservations but unable to determine the strength of the dollar sometime in the future when you check out of your room! In addition, when you purchase an almost all-inclusive cruise vacation, the bulk of your expenses are fixed and paid for before you even depart. Nobody wants to come home to the shock of opening up a “surprise” credit card bill!

From Marseille to Malaga and from Venice to Valencia, a European or Mediterranean cruise vacation is like no other! Savor the regional cuisine, drink the local beers and wine, and explore the magnificent cities. Discover the European way of life, all at the affordable price of a cruise vacation, sure to leave you with special memories to last a lifetime!