Mediterranean cruises

The Mediterranean Sea and its ports

Cruise ship “Sovereign of the Seas” © Wikimedia / Howcheng

Popular Mediterranean destinations such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey with their beautiful landscapes and beaches are the focus of Mediterranean cruises . A variety of Mediterranean sights can be visited there.

The best way to book Mediterranean cruises is to contact Costa Crociere SpA, an Italian shipping company that has dedicated itself to the cruise business with great success. Their ships go to a variety of destinations – they navigate the Mediterranean Sea, the northern European waters, they travel to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, the Caribbean and South American waters.

The Mediterranean

This sea lies between the continents of Europe, Africa and the largest continent on earth, Asia. It is the side sea of ​​the Atlantic. In Arabic and Turkish, one also speaks of the “White Sea”. The area of ​​the Mediterranean Sea is about 2.75 million km².

The Mediterranean Sea has its own climate, it is characterized by its own flora and fauna. The countries on the Mediterranean coast are: Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

Port facilities for a Mediterranean cruise:

There are numerous ports on the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea where cruise ships can dock:

Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and has the most important Mediterranean port in Egypt, Port Said. More than 4.4 million people live there.

The beautiful city on the coast offers numerous facilities worth seeing. The Alexandria Library and the National Museum are popular destinations. The Port of Alexandria is also one of the largest port facilities in Egypt. It is located on a peninsula called Rās at-Tīn.

Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is a metropolis on the Turkish Riviera. More than two million people live there. The area is also known as the “Turkish Riviera” due to the long sandy beaches.

The port, Port Akdeniz, is twelve kilometers west of the center of the city. It is connected to the city by its own shuttle service. Numerous cruises to the eastern Mediterranean depart from this port.

Palma de Majorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. The metropolis is located on the western coast of the Balearic island. The Port de Palma is located in the southwest of Mallorca. It is shielded from the sea by dikes.
The port facility has an excellent infrastructure. There are many shops, restaurants and hotels in the port facilities. The port of Palma de Mallorca also shows its luxurious side because of the numerous yacht clubs. Mallorca is a popular port of arrival and departure for Mediterranean cruises.

Barcelona, ​​Spain

As the capital of the independent region of Catalonia, it is the second largest city in Spain with 1.4 million inhabitants. Just over five million people live in the metropolitan area. The metropolis is located on a plateau directly on the sea, overlooked by the Ciutadella fortress on the 17 meter high Montjuïc mountain.

The port is one of the largest ports in Europe. The old port borders directly on the inner city and is connected to the Mediterranean Sea by a wide beach. The port is a busy leisure center with shops, cinemas, restaurants and the largest Mediterranean Oceanarium.

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