The Mediterranean is among the seas most commonly criss-crossed by cruise ships carrying hundreds of seriously relaxed holiday-makers and there is fierce competition among providers of these tours. The result from the consumer perspective is that there are good prices being offered on great value getaways throughout the year but the trouble now can be picking from the best Mediterranean cruise operators.
Always likely to be rated among the best is Royal Caribbean, whose ships dip into several of Europe’s most popular cruise holiday hotspots at various times of the year. P&O Cruises meanwhile has been delivering excellent value and a heady combination of great food and wonderful nightlife for decades and more, with trips round the Med always high on the agenda. And not forgetting Norwegian Cruise Lines, which has ships traversing the length and breadth of the Med and heading into some of the sea’s best kept secrets towards the south-eastern reaches.
From a UK consumer’s perspective there are virtually no end of options when it comes to cruise tours around the Mediterranean. It can be tough to figure out precisely which areas of the region you’d most like to visit on your next trip but every reason to think you’ll be able to pick up a bargain. Indeed, the level of competition among operators is such that there has never been a better time to be planning a trip around what is an endlessly fascinating and so often beautiful seascape.
Posted: 2012 • 11 • 11