Mediterranean Cruise Holidays
Of all the last minute cruises we at The Co-op Travel offer, cruise deals to the Mediterranean top the popularity list. From the Riviera beaches of the west, to the ancient cultural sites of the east, a Mediterranean cruise is full of beauty and grandeur. If you’re looking for cheap Med cruises, we at Coop Travel have the solution.
The Mediterranean is the most popular cruising destination in Europe, and it’s not hard to see why. A luxury Med cruise takes you to the world’s largest inland sea. Bordered by three continents, it includes some of the most beautiful and culturally significant destinations in the world. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean and Strait of Gibraltar in the west, to the Black Sea and Aegean in the East, Med cruises reach as far as the Suez Canal. Turkey, Malta, Ibiza, Greece, Spain, Italy and Sardinia are just some of the destinations our last minute cruises visit.
Last minute Med cruises depart from a number of British ports, among them Dover, Southampton and Newcastle. These are generally round trips lasting 10 days or more, spending a couple of days at sea before entering the Mediterranean. This leisurely, no-fly approach is preferred by many travellers. The alternative is a fly-cruise holiday, which is far more port intensive. The ship sails at night, stopping off at various ports-of-call during the day – often up to 6 in one week. Many last minute cruises are of this type, allowing you to be soaking up the sun in Cyprus, Naples or Majorca just hours after you’ve packed.
Western Med cruises visit the Italian coast, French Riviera, Malta, Spain, Tunisia and the Balearics, while an Eastern Med cruise covers Venice, Athens, Turkey and the islands of Greece. The peak Mediterranean cruise season is May to October, when temperatures are high and rainfall low. However, if you’re looking for last minute Med cruises out of season, we at Coop Travel also have winter cruise deals to the Southern Mediterranean, visiting Cyprus, North Africa and Egypt.