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From the breathtaking beauty of Spain's Costa del Sol to the extraordinary architecture of Istanbul's mosques, the Mediterranean is rich in history and natural beauty. Guaranteed to impress even the most seasoned travelers, a Mediterranean Regent Seven Seas cruise will guide you through the various ports and excursions the area has to offer, including Albania's archaeological treasures and bicycle adventures through Croatia.
If you're a fan of art, architecture, or history, a cruise to the Western or Eastern Mediterranean is right up your alley. Whether you prefer to explore the region's art museums, historical landmarks, or beautiful beaches, you'll gain access to everything the Mediterranean has to offer on an all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas cruise. With more overnights offered than ever before, you can easily spend more time in the ports you desire most.
Seven Seas Explorer & Seven Seas Mariner
Depending on the exact cruise chosen, your Mediterranean cruise booked through All-Travel will take you on board the Seven Seas Explorer or the Seven Seas Mariner. The Seven Seas Explorer is the first new Regent ship in over a decade and strikes a balance between Seven Seas' traditional features and a more modern ambiance, while the Seven Seas Mariner was fully refurbished in 2014. Regardless of the ship, each cabin is a suite and luxury is key. With large passenger-to-crew ratios, outstanding service is virtually a guarantee. While on board, guests will gain access to premium dining options, sophisticated lounges, and plenty of entertainment options.
Things to Do in the Mediterranean
Commonly, Mediterranean cruises are anchored by embarkation ports, such as Barcelona and Rome, which truly are among the most awe-inspiring and beautiful cities in the world. Unfortunately, most cruisers only give themselves enough time to make it from the airport or hotel to the ship, and vice versa. Experts recommend spending a couple days before and/or after the cruise in each city- especially if it's a first-time visit to Europe.
Although each cruise ship has a different itinerary and will stop at different cities, there are several very popular port cities in the Mediterranean which virtually every ship makes a stop at, including Athens, Barcelona, Istanbul, and Monte Carlo. Passengers onboard any Mediterranean cruise will likely have hundreds of offshore excursion options available to them. Whether you prefer guided tours, sunbathing on a picturesque beach, or dining al fresco, you can easily plan your own excursions at each stop along the way. With cruises that range from 7 to 72 days in length, you can explore as much or as little as you want.
Mediterranean Cruise Tips
In the past, Mediterranean cruises set sail during the spring, summer, and fall. These days, however, most cruise lines offer year-round excursions. While early spring and late fall sailings are ideal for those interested in taking advantage of milder temperatures and fewer crowds, the weather in the Mediterranean is pleasant year-round. One word of advice: Europeans notoriously take the entire month of August off, and many restaurants and shops may be closed during this time, so keep this in mind when planning your Mediterranean vacation.
Winter cruising in the Mediterranean has become more and more popular, as temperatures are moderate and sunny skies predominate. During the winter months, temperatures range from the 50°s to the 70°s instead of the 80°s or higher, and you won't have to compete with peak-season crowds. While these winter temperatures are perfect for those interested in museums and architecture, cruisers interested in sunbathing and swimming should consider a summer Mediterranean cruise.