Mediterranean Cruises 2019 - 2020
Discover the Colosseum in Italy, the Acropolis in Greece, Knossos, Crete, Phaestos and many more within the Mediterranean region.
Cruise to the Mediterranean for an indulgent cruise vacation of a lifetime. Experience the definition of serenity as you cruise Italy’s sparkling Riviera, unwind at one of Spain‘s stunning white-sand beaches and uncover ancient history in fortified Maltese cities. Discover the epitome of bliss as you meander the dramatic coastlines of Santorini, the magical cobbled streets of Mykonos and the glittering turquoise waters of Zakynthos.
Cruise the jewels of the Mediterranean, including Barcelona, Nice and Palermo on board Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises and more. Mediterranean cruises depart from a number of ports, including Genoa, Rome (Civitavecchia), Marseilles and Valletta. Plan your dream cruise to the Mediterranean with Dreamlines!
The Mediterranean city of Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city. The sprawling metropolis is renowned for its captivating architecture, charming gothic quarters and the spectacular Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic Church masterminded by the great Antoni Gaudi, which has been under construction for more than a century. The cosmopolitan paradise is famous for its picturesque Barceloneta Riviera and the stunning marina.Highlights of Barcelona
- Stroll down the leafy Las Ramblas, intermittently sampling tapas, sipping sangria and marveling at the street artists
- Marvel at the medieval Barrio Gotic, Barcelona’s oldest and most charming neighborhood
- Admire the mosaic art and dreamlike architectural creations at the curious Park Guelle, one of Antoni Gaudi’s most significant works
Civitavecchia, itself a charming port city, is for cruise passengers the gateway to Rome. Founded in 753 BC, Rome is a historical and cultural powerhouse renowned for grand piazzas adorned with exquisite fountains, majestic cathedrals draped in dazzling Renaissance frescoes and an astonishing archaeological and cultural heritage.Highlights of Rome
- Try your luck by tossing a coin over your left shoulder into the iconic 17th century Fontana di Trevi, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome
- Step back in time as you wander the haunting ruins of the Roman Forum, the epicenter of ancient Rome
- Visit the Vatican City and discover world’s smallest city-state, home of the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling
Marseille is a bustling port city located on France’s Provencal Mediterranean coast. France’s second largest city is renowned for its dynamic multiculturalism and rich maritime history, with a wealth of historic landmarks, ancient cathedrals, edgy art museums and cultural scene to discover. The jewel of Marseille is the vibrant Vieux-Port, the city’s old town and harbor, which is adorned with lively bars, charming brasseries, and cute cafes.Highlights of Marseille
- Explore the elegant 17th century Centre de la Vieille Charite, gorgeous neoclassical charity shelter built by local sculptor Pierre Puget
- Take a boat to the former island fortress-prison Chateau d’If, which has a claim to fame as the setting of Alexander Duma’s, The Count of Monte Cristo
- Take advantage of Marseille’s Mediterranean weather and discover the city’s historic landmarks and picturesque beaches with a hop-on-hop-off bus tour
Piraeus (Athens) is situated in southeastern Greece and is the Mediterranean’s most significant industrial and leisure port. Athens was first inhabited in the 5th century BC and boasts an incredible wealth of ancient landmarks, historic sites, spectacular architecture and grungy street culture.Highlights of Athens
- Marvel at the incredible Acropolis, arguably the most important ancient site in the West
- Catch a theatre or festival at the Herod Atticus Odean, an ancient outdoor auditorium built between 160-174 BC
- Wander the twisting, bougainvillea-lined alleys in the charming Plaka district, situated directly beneath the Acropolis
Venice, the Floating City, is situated in Italy’s northeast over the Adriatic Sea. The lagoon city comprises of 118 islands and hundreds of canals, making it one of the most fascinating in the world. Narrow, twisted alleys, historic monuments, marble palaces, charming architecture, hidden squares and the city’s iconic gondolas characterize the unique atmosphere of this extraordinary city. A mild, Mediterranean climate makes Venice a fantastic cruise destination year-round.Highlights of Venice
- Take a cruise tour through Venice’s canals for ultimate view of the city
- Marvel at the spectacular mosaic art at the handsome San Marco Basilica
- Experience the epitome of elegant Al Fresco dining at a restaurant on the Grand Canal
Livorno is situated on Italy’s northwest Tuscan coast, a short train ride from Pisa or Florence. Known as the Venice of Tuscany for the Venetian canals that wind through the town’s historic quarter, Livorno lures tourists with its beautiful harbor, Renaissance-era fortifications, and delicious local gastronomy.Highlights of Livorno
- Sample Livorno’s local seafood specialties, such as Cacciucco or Spadellata di Cozze e Vongole
- Watch a spectacular sunset from the Terrazzo Mascagni, a waterside promenade laid with a distinctive checkerboard paving
- Take the road less traveled and venture south along the Viale Italia to discover dramatic coastlines and beautiful secluded beaches
Where to go in the Mediterranean?The Mediterranean Sea region is surrounded by 22 countries, all apparently better than the next. Numerous cities along the Mediterranean Sea offer gorgeous sea views, unforgettable display of turquoise water and the soothing scent of pine trees. Whichever destination in the Mediterranean Sea region assures exceptional tranquillity with a calming view of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Western Mediterranean is served by many great ports such as Malaga, Marseille, Monte Carlo. A cruise through Western Mediterranean offers a unique chance to really get the feel of Iberian Peninsula culture by lingering over a plate of Spanish tapas or experience the fire and passion of the flamenco guitar. Finish the day relaxing on the Costa del Sol and have a sip of a Spanish bubbly delight Cava. Ooh-la-la! No matter how many times you visit French Riviera, in whatever season or weather, it just never gets old. Each corner in Cote d’Azur is cleverly hidden with new surprises that you may not have noticed previously – wine tasting tours, picture perfect water, luxurious yachts. Central and Eastern Mediterranean cruises – a time capsule with an ancient touch! Walk in the footsteps of ancient Roman and Grecian legends and enjoy the sunshine at the same time. The romantic canals of water with its gondola boat rides and La Fenice opera house in Venice, orange-roofed city of Dubrovnik – a pearl of the Adriatic Sea, beautiful Greek islands with unique archeological sites and a captivating local traditions of a centuries-old civilization, lively buzzing Athens or an ideal creation of the late Renaissance – Valetta: Central and Eastern Mediterranean offers you a great mix of relaxing and historic entertainment. Whether you are still dreaming about soaking up in the sun on the deck or diving into the crystal-clear water next to vibrant coastal cities, dreamlines.com has you covered.
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