By Tully Luxury Travel | 12-10-2021 |
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Whether it’s the iconic coastlines of southern Europe, the chic beaches of the Middle East or any of the balmy island playgrounds in-between, the best Mediterranean luxury honeymoon cruise is out there waiting for you.
Age-old ports deliver fascinating historical enlightenment, a profusion of cultural stimulation, and architectural wonders that will make your head spin. Tranquil seaside villages steeped in tradition speak fluently of homespun comforts. Glamorous, storybook islands take you outside yourself and into exotic tales of adventure and romance. Really, the whole of the Mediterranean presents an abundance of natural beauty iced with a cosmopolitan nuance – exotic, fanciful, relaxing and oh so satisfying. Your luxury honeymoon cruise will be filled with days and nights of such incredible variety, you will have to rely on the pictures you take to remember it all.
What are you doing?
The luxury cruise ship is your oyster on a Mediterranean cruise with such fabled cruise ship lines as Oceania, Regent, Silversea, and Seabourn. When you only have to unpack once, the rest of the travel time is yours alone.
From Gibraltar to Haifa, a Mediterranean cruise is one of the best post-wedding decisions you will make – with all the great memories to go with it. Your floating home-away-from-home is at your beck and call, delivering spirited onboard activities, delectable culinary programs and dining venues, sumptuous luxury suites, private balconies, butler service, and more. Add in fascinating shore excursions, a host of watersports, and special treats like chocolate-covered strawberries and you’ve got a luxury honeymoon to remember.
Where are you heading?
The mighty sweep of the Mediterranean comprises numerous noteworthy bodies of water, which touch on 60 countries and more than 3,000 islands.
The Alboran Sea is the westernmost portion, connecting the Med with the Atlantic, offering up Marbella, Málaga, and the delights of Spain’s Costa del Sol. The Baleric Sea is next, delivering Valencia, Barcelona, and the beach towns of Costa Brava, along with fabled islands Ibiza, Mallorca, and Menorca, a.k.a. the Balearic Islands. Right above – the French Riviera opens doors for you in Marseille and Toulon, luxurious St. Tropez, and glamorous Cannes.
A dip up into the Ligurian Sea leads you to the Italian Riviera and Genoa, before steering into the Tyrrhenian Sea for stops in Rome and Naples, or the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. On Italy’s east coastline, the Adriatic Sea puts you in Venice or the eastern European countries of Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania.
A luxury cruise to the islands of Greece and Turkey in the Agean Sea give way to the island of Crete, then Cyprus, until you’ve reached the Mediterranean’s eastern wall, with a visit to Egypt or the Holy Lands.
When are you going?
Where you end up traveling will invariably depend on the time of year you intend to go. Summer luxury honeymoons make for a busy time on the waters and coastlines of the Mediterranean. July and August have the best weather – both for lounging and for sailing – but also the biggest crowds, on and off the ship. But if high temps and busy beach action is your ideal, summer is an excellent time to visit, because Western Europe is in full swing.
Shoulder seasons will yield smaller crowds, cooler and more unpredictable weather, and fewer children and students if that’s a concern for you. Spring and fall are also great seasons to take advantage of the tremendous value those times present. And fall is a particularly pleasant time for wine-tasting.
For winter weddings, your best bet is the Eastern Mediterranean to enjoy the hot, dry weather. Luxury cruises at this time of year to exotic regions such as Crete, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, and Israel yield great weather for exploring the cities and cruising the iconic rivers.
At Tully Luxury Travel, we have the experience required to steer you in the right Mediterranean direction. No matter what time of the year you’re traveling or your desired ports of call, we can deliver the picture-perfect honeymoon of your dreams.