The Best Mediterranean Cruise Ports – Part 1

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Cruising is a preferred mode of travel for many vacationers, regardless of whether you are cruising on a huge cruise ship or small private vessel. One of the best seas for cruising is the Mediterranean Sea. While cruising try the Mediterranean Sea. You won’t only see amazing nature, but you will see beautiful ports and coastal towns and cities, with plenty of history. In this post we will show you 10 amazing cities and ports on the Mediterranean Sea: Athens, Rhodes, Barcelona, Rome, Livorno, Messina, Dubrovnik, Santorini, Palma De Mallorca and Kotor.

UPDATE: For even more Mediterranean cruise ports also see The Best Mediterranean Cruise Ports – Part 2.

In one of our previous posts we wrote about the best Caribbean cruising ports: part 1 and part 2.

Athens

You can read more about Athens in our post Visiting the Acropolis in Athens.

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Rhodes

You can read more about Rhodes and other amazing Greek islands in our post The Most Beautiful Greek Islands.

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Barcelona

We’ve written a lot about this amazing city. You can find our posts here.

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Rome

Although Rome is not on the coast, the port city of Civitavecchia is about an hour’s drive from Rome and as a result it is an extremely popular port with many cruise lines. Here are some of our posts to convince you why you should visit Rome.

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Livorno

Livorno is located on the western coast of Tuscany on the Ligurian Sea.

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Messina

Messina is located in Sicily and it is the third largest city on the island.

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Dubrovnik

You can find even more amazing photos of Dubrovnik here.

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Santorini

You can read more about Santorini and other amazing Greek islands in our post The Most Beautiful Greek Islands.

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Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

Palma De Mallorca is the capital city of the beautiful Balearic Islands in Spain.

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Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is located in located in a secluded part of the amazing Gulf of Kotor in Montenegro.

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UPDATE: For even more Mediterranean cruise ports also see The Best Mediterranean Cruise Ports – Part 2.

Milos Rankovic is a freelancer working different online jobs. He currently works for TravelersPress and mightytravels.com. If you need online help you can contact him through his profile at Freelancer.com.

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