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Spend the Holidays Cruising the Mediterranean

Nov 24, 2007
Perhaps it's no surprise that the popularity of Mediterranean cruises is on the increase. Cruising on the Mediterranean allows holidaymakers to visit a vast number of cultures and countries in a short amount of time. Cruises offer a convenient way to get from point A to point B, C and D without having to pack and unpack repeatedly or drive to each separate location. Just sit back, relax and let the crew pamper you as you make your way across the Mediterranean Sea.

Holidays in the Mediterranean

You can expect a wide variety of culture, history, people and languages on the tour throughout the Mediterranean. Visitors can explore islands, visit various seaports, see beautiful cathedrals, walk through historic museums and visit family vacation spots.

The main season for cruises is May through October. The weather throughout the Mediterranean, however, makes it possible for cruises to come through all year long. The best vacations often take place in the off-season because everything is less crowded.

Holidaymakers can get a better feel for the culture and a closer look at attractions when they aren't fighting heavy crowds.

Vacation in the Balearic Islands

The east coast of Spain is home to the Balearic Islands; including Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Cruises that stop in the Balearic Islands allow guests on holiday to explore caves, beaches and peaks that stand over bays of clear water.

The Port of Mahon, a stopping point for many Mediterranean cruises, is the capital and seaport of Minorca. It is a natural harbor that features miles of beautiful beaches. It is the home of enormous yachts, stone monuments, caves, peaceful resorts and charming towns. The area is embellished with English heritage that represents the strong British history in Minorca.

Popularity of Mediterranean Cruises

Does the idea of traveling through Barcelona, Cairo, Paris, Rome, Athens and Venice appeal to you? Most likely, it does. Who wouldn't like to travel to all of those places on one holiday? A cruise that spans so many different exotic places and cultures in such a short period of time is appealing for families, couples with different interests and people with limited amounts of time to spend traveling.

Each port the cruise ship stops at will introduce you to an entirely new culture with a unique historical background. Stops made along the Balearic Islands are particularly nice because these are spots that have not been affected by the modernization that has spread across the rest of the world. Majorca and Minorca, in particular, are peaceful and relaxing islands to visit. The natives are laid back and you'll feel like you are in paradise.

The British Travel the Mediterranean

Mediterranean cruises are the new travel of choice for British holidaymakers. They are choosing to travel these countries in 7-14 day cruises more than any other holiday destination. The British have strong roots in the Balearic Islands and have heavily influenced their current culture.

The British have always been fond of the Mediterranean islands and because they are in close proximity, it is a common place for them to spend their holidays. The British aren't the only ones traveling through the Mediterranean, however. All-inclusive cruises that travel to France, Italy, Greece, Egypt and the Mediterranean islands are gaining popularity among travelers in general.
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For cruise passengers in the Mediterranean, an on-line guide for Menorca is available at YourMenorca.net - the guide also has details of holiday villas in Minorca

The same company who produce the Menorca guide have just started one for Lanzarote as well, and information includes the weather in Lanzarote
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