Archive for February, 2011

Cruising in Venice

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Located just 20 minutes from Marco Polo airport, Venice has one of the greatest cruise ship ports in the world. With almost 500 ships and 700,000 passengers seen every year, the port of Venice sees an amazing amount of tourists. The “Queen of the Adriatic” is well known as one of the most romantic cities in the world. Singing gondoliers, bustling piazzas and of course the intersecting canals, there is literally no other city on earth like it.

The port of Venice and the Cruise terminal isn’t actually on on the Adriatic Sea, but inside the venetian lagoon which is connected to the Adriatic by the Port di Lido.

Venice provides an excellent departure point for many of the Mediterranean’s best cruises. The climate is mild with nearly year round warm breezes and cloudless skies. Venice itself offers a host of shore excursions including walking tours, gondola rides or just sitting in St. Marks square people watching can be fun. If you can, add on extra day or two to your Mediterranean Cruise and take advantage of everything Venice has to offer.

If you have any questions regarding cruising in Venice Feel free to call us at 1-800-374-3740. Or take a look at our website to get more info.

Winter in the Mediterranean

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

With most of the country either shoveling themselves out, in the middle of a deep freeze, or both, it is a great time to think about a tropical, or even semi tropical cruise vacation.

Most of the Mediterranean stays mild for the winter making it an ideal escape destination for many Europeans seeking warmer climates. Cruising the Mediterranean in the winter brings a whole host of advantages including lower fares, fewer crowds and cooler comfortable temperatures.

One of the great draws of Mediterranean cities is the culture, charm and architecture, which luckily, is available year round! The mild climate makes it comfortable to walk around and enjoy the spectacular scenery that each city has to offer without the heat or throngs of tourists!

The low season can also signify a great value. Hotels, attractions and airfare are all discounted compared to summer travel. This allows many of our customers to add an extra day or two to their vacation giving them some extra time to enjoy their departure or arrival city more thoroughly.

Lower price, comfortable weather and fewer crowds? It is no wonder that Mediterranean cruises in the winter months have been gaining steam in the last few years for U.S. travelers. When compared with many other travel destination, a cruise in the Mediterraneanseems like a pretty sweet deal.