Transatlantic Vacation CruisesOver the last couple of decades, cruise vacations have grown in popularity around the world. They are easy, convenient, fun-filled, allow travelers to visit several exotic locations in a relatively short period of time and best of all, the transportation is left up to someone else. Numerous cruise lines offer various transatlantic cruise vacations that depart from several major American cities including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and New York City. Each of these major departure locations have something wonderful and exciting to offer vacationers, so travelers may want to consider arriving in these cities a few days prior to departure in order to fully experience them. The cultural heartbeat of Fort
Floating ResortsThe first few days of transatlantic cruises are usually spent at sea, but no need to worry, time always flies when you are having fun. Modern day cruise
A Plethora of ExperiencesDepending on the cruise line, different ships stop at different cities. Stopping points include places like Genoa, Venice, Florence, Bari, Rome, Sorrento and Malta in Italy, Lisbon and Ponta Delgada in Portugal, Cannes and Marseilles in France, Barcelona and Cadiz in Spain, Santorini, Mykonos and Katakolon in Greece as well as various cities in Croatia and Turkey. While on a transatlantic cruise vacation travelers could visit up to five different countries, exploring seven to eight cities over a 16 day period. They have the entire day to explore and enjoy whatever city they are in before returning to the boat and heading off to another exciting destination. Cruise vacations are a great way to see many places and decide which destinations you might want to visit over a longer period in the future.
Various Destinations Here is a quick overview of some of the destinations as well as the various points of interest to visit while in that city. The most romantic way to see Venice, Italy is a gondola ride. The city of Venice stretches over 120 islands that are connected by over 400 bridges. While in Rome do as the Romans do. Hundreds of years ago the Romans used to gather at the Colosseum to watch a particularly morbid form of entertainment, the fights of the Gladiators. Part of the immense structure still stands today. You can almost hear the shouts of the maddened crowd as men fought to the death. Anyone fond of the Renaissance period, whether it be architecture, art or literature, will thoroughly enjoy Florence, birthplace to the Renaissance era. Cannes, France is known throughout the world as host to the yearly film festival that has gained importance in the movie industry, but vacationers have been flocking to this seaside city for years to enjoy some rest and relaxation. Istanbul, Turkey was once the capital of three empires, including Rome. Because of its unique historical background, Istanbul is a city where many interesting cultures have blended. While in Katakolon, Greece, tourists can visit the sight of the first Olympic Games which took place in 776 B.C. This Grecian city is also home to the most powerful god in Greek mythology. The Temple of Zeus is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The capital of Portugal, Lisbon, is a relatively small populated city by European standards, although it is attracting more and more tourists as the years go by. This is because of the city's breathtakingly luscious landscape, extremely agreeable year round climate and beautiful architecture. Portugal is celebrated throughout the world for its tile works. The cathedral in Seville, Spain is the largest Gothic building in the entire world. To experience these and other amazing cities that you have only dreamed or read about, book a transatlantic cruise today and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime.
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