Backpack on your back, public transport, smelly hostel dorms and sweaty gap-year students not appeal? Well, backpacking isn’t the only way to discover the Mediterranean in one holiday.
Instead, why not travel the Mediterranean in style, atop the deck of a luxury cruise liner, basking in the hot sun as the ocean sparkles below.
Exploring The Mediterranean On Cruise Ship
The Right Cruise For You
There’s a great selection of cruise ships that sail the Mediterranean, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that suits your needs.
If you have some specific destinations in mind, then you’ll be able to find a number of ships that pass through them.
You can also find cruises tailored specifically to your wants or interests, whether they’re cultural and historical trips, or something tailored to a family, with plenty of activities and entertainment.
Comfort And Amenities
All cruise fleets are fantastically equipped to ensure that your trip is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. There are good quality restaurants on board, along with bars and pools for you to lounge by.
Some even contain quality spa services to help you really unwind after a day of exploring. There will also be activities and shows to keep you and your family occupied throughout the day, when you’re not at port, and in the evenings.
When some people think of cruises, they imagine cramped little cupboards, but the reality is far from this image; cabins are built to be as inviting and as roomy as possible, with your comfort being of the utmost importance.
Another misconception is the price. Most people expect that cruises are going to be extortionately expensive, but that just isn’t the case. Mediterranean cruises with the Co-operative offer great affordable deals.
A trip on Royal Serenade of the Seas to the Suez Canal for 15 days will cost only £449 per person.
This is one of Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ships, which offers one of the best ‘at sea’ experiences you’re likely to have. It’s been built with comfort in mind, with loads of space and sweeping ocean vistas.
There’s also the huge, ten-floored glass Centrum, with glass elevators, which offers magnificent sea views. There’s also the highest percentage of outside staterooms of any ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet.
Choosing Your Cruise
Whatever you’re looking for – whether you are looking for a long, sea-faring adventure or just a short trip around the Mediterranean – The Co-operative are bound to have a deal that suits you.
Whether it’s the Greece and Athens in the Eastern Mediterranean that piques your interest, or the great city of Rome, you’re sure to find a trip that does your desired rounds.
(photo credit: 1)