Monday, September 24, 2012

Mediterranean Cruise Ideas

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One of my friends is going to Greece and Italy next month. How I wish I can join, but my reality says no. Thankfully, Greece and Italy can wait.

Crete Beach, Greece ( picture source: WikiTravel )
Most tourists visiting these two countries join tours or cruises. There are various mediterranean cruise ideas that we can found online that will help us on planning. Mediterranean cruise is so popular because it offers a sense of romance, history and adventure that span Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East.
Our (me and my hubby) ideal time to take the Mediterranean Cruise is winter. Of course, this is not the popular season for Mediterranean cruises.  Summer is of course the most popular season, from late May to early September. I believe summer may be the most popular because most family who have kids that attend school are free on summer. The summer temperature however ranges from 80-90sF (25C- 40C), which for both of us are too hot for travel. Though of course, it is this season where water is ideal for swimming. But I guess it is hard to enjoy all the good things together, that we just have to choose what is more comfortable for us. One good thing about winter travel is that most places are devoid of crowds, and that is what I truly like, when it feels like we have the beautiful place all to ourselves. Another  good thing with winter Mediterranean cruise is that there are many bargain deals because there are very few travelers. I wish, like my friend, I can take a fall vacation too, cruising the Mediterranean during fall (or spring), where the temperatures are most pleasant. However, my current work schedule, won’t allow. My longer vacation is during summer and winter, and between summer and winter we both prefer winter, because the temperature is not that cold enough, mostly in the 50sF (10C ). Thankfully, there are Mediterranean cruises year round. 

One of the advantages of cruise is that it allows us to visit several countries in a matter of 1- 2 weeks. I am planning to visit aside from Greece and Italy, also Turkey and Spain. Of course, I would also want to visit Norway and Prague someday.

Ahhhhh, just too many places to go, too little time, and err, money!

Meanwhile, let me share with you some of the pictures from the day-cruises I took here in home sweet San Diego, and also in Alaska.
 Humpback Whale's Wagging Tail, San Diego, CA
2 Gray Whales, San Diego, CA
Gray Whale's Sprout, Prince william Sound, Alaska 
Aialik Glacier Calving, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska 
 Wishing to add to these cruise pictures, images from Mediterranean cruise someday. Hopefully, that someday will come!!! :) 
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19 comments:

  1. would love, love, love going for a Mediterranean cruise with you, Beth!

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  2. Going on a Mediterranean cruise is my greatest travel dream! I hope to achieve it soon! But I need to save more! LOL!

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  3. I hear you ,Betchai, too many places to go and money, money :), that's good to know that summer is the ideal time to go.All your images are impressive.

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  4. ahhh.. if money is not an issue.. naku i'd pack my luggage and go there! just envy people who travel a lot!

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  5. You will surely do for sure betchai. (: Nothing is impossible. (:

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  6. stunning pictures... i'd really love to get the opportunity to get a vacation in italy... i always keep my hopes up though.. :))

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  7. would love to go on a cruise too but for now I'll just do it in my dreams, lol! Love those pics! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. loved the pictures.. Italy remains one of my dream destinations too...

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  9. I wanna go to Greece and Italy... and Alaska... and California, too! ;)

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  10. betchai, you will get your dream travel. Promise. Ako, if the funds is available, I wanna go first on an Asian cruise tour. sa malapit muna then get my ultimate goal. Antartica..

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  11. If I will become a millionaire I would surely be in a Mediterranean cruise with my family... I would indulge myself with those great views that you have shared with us. I hope I will in the lotto. LOL

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  12. that's really cool! I would love to go there someday...last summer we went on a Caribbean cruise.

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  13. so beautiful.. nature indeed has so much for us we just have to spend time around to appreciate.. awesome place :)

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  14. it's my dream to experience Caribbean cruise but I have to save money for it so I'll just dream for now.

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  15. Wow the place is like a paradise love to go there. Its just like peaceful and calm..

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  16. Mediterranean cruise is one of my dream travel destination.. unfortunately my reality is not up for it haha

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  17. beautiful! if that is the temperature of the winter there, it would be perfect to visit the place. but if its below freezing point.. ah.. nevermind. hehe

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  18. Amazing places! :))

    Yea, too many places we want to visit... too little money we have! :(

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!