holidays have been praised by one publication.
According to Lake County Calendar, Mediterranean cruises
offer cruisers a glimpse of history, a sensation of "elegant ambience" and a sense of the "old European charm".
One of the great things about a Mediterranean cruise
, it is claimed, is that it allows travellers to sample a taste of the region but without the traumas of travelling between countries and packing and unpacking.
It is also a good way of saving money as travellers can combine the cost of their accommodation, food and entertainment without being stung by high eurozone prices.
Passengers on Mediterranean cruises
can choose from a variety of itineraries too, in the eastern Mediterranean or to the west with ports in countries as far afield as Israel and Egypt available for exploration.
"Some of the Ports of call are so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes remembering. Dubrovnik, Croatia with its terra cotta roofs and ancient walled city is a jewel so wonderful that it's hard to believe that a war took place there not so long ago," the author notes.
Earlier this year, Celebrity Cruises
claimed that 2009 would be its "biggest" European cruise season ever.
Written by Sarah Blacow