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Mediterranean Cruises 2022

Are you searching for Mediterranean Cruises?

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is all about getting outdoors, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the long warm days. Many holidaymakers rush to the coast to enjoy the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Holidaymakers are often limited to one resort town, though. There is, however, an easier way to see much more of the beautiful Mediterranean.

Cunard Mediterranean luxury cruises will take you to exciting ports in the sparkling Mediterranean. These Mediterranean stops give you a taste of many different countries from Greece for eastern Mediterranean cruises to Spain in the West as well as France and Italy hugging the Northern coast.

All you need to do is board your gleaming ship, unpack in your luxury cabin and Cunard will do the rest. The Cunard Mediterranean fleet includes Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

Your days on board are about a wide range of gastronomic dining, on-board activities, rejuvenating spas and toning up in the tip-top gym. Or you can opt to soak up the sun around the pool while sipping outrageously colourful cocktails.
Then there are yoga sessions or group dancing classes with ballroom specialists and don’t forget about the deck sports.

Be sure to keep abreast of the daily activity program and lectures on offer by world experts in a number of disciplines and you might be fortunate to have an on-board planetarium which takes you on a different kind of voyage – into our solar system and the universe beyond.

The evenings are all about donning some smart attire and enjoying cocktails in one of the busy pubs and bars followed by fine dining and wines in the restaurant of your choice. There is also the captain’s welcome party to look forward to. Then off to the theatre for a show, live music and dancing or a throw of the dice in the noisy casino. Next is the nightclub, a late night stroll on the moonlit deck and a coffee or nightcap on your way to bed where you are gently lulled to sleep after a day of fun and meeting new friends.

There is a wide range of cruises to choose from starting at 6 days right through to 14 and 21 day cruises. The ports of call are carefully chosen to ensure that your days will be filled with fun while investigating museums, markets, street cafes and local life. There is also a selection of shore excursions but be sure to book early.

Here is a taste of ports of call that you can expect on your Mediterranean cruise.

FRANCE

Cannes

Best known for its film festival, bustling market and wide promenade where the fashionable set can be spotted.

Marseille

Explore the revitalized harbour area filled with boutiques, seafood cafes, and famous museum. The nearby national park can be reached by boat and offers light hiking routes.

Corsica

Retrace the early steps of Napoleon Bonaparte on this charming island that remains unspoiled by development

Villefranche

This quaint town on the French Riviera with narrow streets and colourfully painted houses awaits you. You can take the local train to sophisticated Nice where it is easy to get around on foot.

ITALY

Livorno

This working fishing port is also the gateway to Florence and Pisa but be sure to book your seat early for these two iconic cities.

Genoa

This history filled city, founded in the 4th century BC, offers so much for the day visitor and is regarded as the gateway to the Italian Riviera. Discover old pubs and cafes, the markets on the Via Orefici. The Palazzo Reale has terraced gardens and a notable collection of furniture and art.

Cagliari

This port city is the capital of the island of Sardinia and epitomizes everything you can expect from a bustling fishing port.

SPAIN

Barcelona

Breathtaking architecture, world-class museums and iconic tapas cuisine awaits you. Walk along the wide Las Ramblas and don’t forget to visit the soaring Sagrada Familia cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudi who did not live to see it completed.
Palma de Mallorca
Find out why this is the island favoured by the rich and famous for their summer holidays and lavish parties.
Cadiz
This port was founded in 1100 BC and is filled with historic buildings but is also known for its snowy white beaches. There are tours to Seville which are not to .be missed

GREECE

Athens

This is the home of modern civilization and the city is bristling with ancient sites not least of all the Parthenon overlooking the city. Be sure to have lunch in the noisy Plaka district – there might even be music and dancing.
Mykonos
Probably the most famous beach town in the world – for good reason. The narrow lanes lead you to old whitewashed houses with brightly coloured doors and pots filled with red geraniums. Walk up to the famous wind mills and have lunch overlooking the harbor.

Santorini

The town of Thira overlooks the bay with narrow streets famous for its boutiques, jewellery shops and sunsets that draws crowds every evening.

To find out more about the wide range of Mediterranean cruises contact a knowledgeable consultant at Whitestar Cruise & Travel on 011-463-3293

Email enquiries to info@whitestar.co.za
www.whitestar.co.za

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