Mediterranean Cruise Advice

Ports

See below for a brief selection of some of our favourite port destinations and what we like to do when visiting:

Barcelona
  • One of the most lively cities in Europe
  • Easy to get around on foot or by the inexpensive and efficient Metro
  • Must see sights include Sagrada Famila, Casa Batllo and Las Ramblas

 

Port Destinations - View of Barcelona

 

Dubrovnik
  • Take a Taxi from outside the port building to the Old Town and then walk back
  • Walk the walls – best to do this early in the morning in the summer as it gets very hot
  • Wander the narrow streets within the city to get a real feel for the history
  • Lots of shops and cafes to visit
  • Visit the museum and churches
  • Go up the cable car to view the city from the hillside that surrounds Dubrovnik

 

Port Destinations - Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Harbour viewed from the walls

Kotor
  • Get up early for the sail in to the only fjord in the Mediterranean
  • Wander around the small market town
  • Walk the city walls which climb up into the hillside
  • Sit on deck and watch the yachts and their occupants

 

Port Destinations - Kotor

Kotor harbour

 

Monemvasia
  • The town of Monemvasia is located on a small island in the southeastern Peloponnese reached by a 400m causeway
  • The medieval old town is situated on the Rock or ‘Gibraltar of the East’
  • You can enjoy a gentle meander through the old town via attractively restored cobbled streets

 

Port Destinations - Monemvasia

Monemvasia

Venice
  • The sail in and out of Venice is not to be missed
  • If you have never been before then St Marks Square, the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace are a must
  • But if this is a return visit or you have a stop over – take the time to explore the streets and small bridges away from the main tourist sites.

 

Campanile Venice

Campanile Venice

Villefranche
  • Villefranche is a beautiful mooring – where you will be tendered ashore
  • Nice Beach (a bit crowded)
  • Catch the train to Cannes/Nice/Monte Carlo
  • Taxi to Villa Ephrussi

 

Villefranche bay with cruise ship

Villefranche bay with cruise ship

We hope you enjoy the cities/ports that you choose to visit and find our information useful on your Mediterranean cruise.

 

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