If you think about it, the location of Greece in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea results in Greece to be an ideal destination for travel by cruise. If you are planning for a tour of Greece and considering by what means to travel on the trip, then let me help you answer this question. You should look into the Greek Island Cruises option which is one of the most liked to encounter mesmerizing Greek culture while traveling.
I will list some of the most popular Greek Island cruises that are running their operations into all the great Islands that you have to visit!
- Ionian Island Odyssey
This cruise is for seven nights. The journey starts in the city of Kefalonia. After that, on the second day, the tour continues to the harbor of Fiscardo. Now the journey continues to Lefkas on the third day. The trip follows this pattern and goes on to Skorpios on the 4th day, then to Kalamos and Kastos on the 5th day. On the 6th day, the cruise stops at Atokos and on the 7th day to the beautiful village of Assos.
In this cruise, the following things are included:
- Everyday breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Charges in ports, taxes in airports and fees for an overseas transfer.
- Complimentary beverages like coffee and tea.
- A well educated and experienced tour manager.
The average cost of this trip is around two thousand one hundred dollars per person. If you like to travel to offbeat places, then you will definitely like this cruise and Kefalonia is definitely one of the best Islands to visit in Greece.
- Greek Islands and Corinth Canal
This is a twenty-five-day long cruise which not only covers exotic Greek locations but also covers Malaga in Spain, Valletta in Malta, Ibiza in Spain, Lisbon in Portugal, Trapani, a city on the western coast of Italy and Cartagena, a town in the Murcia region of Spain.
The Greek locations that are covered in this cruise are Agios Nikolaos, a coastal town on the island of Crete, Rhodes, the largest Dodecanese island in Greece, Ermoupoli, a town on the island of Syros and Patra which is Greece’s 3rd largest city.
The average cost of this cruise is about five thousand dollars per person.
- Treasures of the Greek Isles
This is a seven-nights and eight days cruise where you get to experience the adventures of the Mediterranean. This cruise is offered by Windstar. The journey starts and ends in Athens and in the course covers six other ports in Greece and one in Turkey.
The locations covered here include world heritage sites like Palmadi, a fortress in Nafplio, and beautiful streets of Monemvasia. Besides the heritage sites, the cruise covers Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Santorini, Monemvasia, and Nafplio.
The average cost of this cruise currently is around four thousand dollars per person.
- Italy, Malta and the Best of Greece
This is an 11 nights and 12 days cruise where you get the chance of exploring two of the most prominent cultures of Western Europe. The cruise is offered by one of the most reputable brands in the cruise industry – Celebrity Cruises.
The journey starts in Rome and ends in the early hours of the 12th day of the cruise in Rome itself. Besides that, the tour covers Catania in Sicily, Italy, Valletta in Malta, Santorini in Greece, Athens, Mykonos, Nafplio, and Katakolon in Greece. On the 11th day, it would reach Naples in Italy and then returning to Rome the next day.
The averages cost of this cruise at the moment of writing is around two thousand and one hundred dollars for the cheapest option per person. Besides the various port calls, the ship also had three restaurants, three bars, a theatre, a kids club, an adult’s club, a shopping center, a fitness center, and even a rooftop garden lounge.
- Mediterranean With Greek Isles Cruise from Civitavecchia
This is a nine-night and 10-day cruise that will take you to four ports in Greece and one each in Croatia and Italy. This cruise is offered by a company that is considered as one of the best in the category, the Disney Cruise Lines. The cruise covers the following places during the journey: Dubrovnik, Croatia, Katakolon, Mykonos, Piraeus, and Santorini in Greece, besides Naples in Italy. The price for the cruise starts at around seven thousand and five hundred dollars per person. As with anything Disney, the list of amenities given by the company on this cruise is lengthy. Some of the facilities that are provided in the cruise are:
- Broadway Quality Shows
- Deck parties
- Fireworks at sea
- Character experiences
- Movie screenings
- Waterslides, Splash Zones & Wading Pools
- Basketball court
- Running track
- 24-hour room service
- Special kids club dining
- Soft serve ice-cream
- Television & In-room movies
- Spacious Staterooms
- Disney’s Oceaneer Club for the kids
- Nightclubs, Lounges & Live Music
- Adults only Pool & Whirlpool Spa
- Fitness center
But the unique most feature that sets this cruise apart from the rest of the competition is that the cruise takes its customers to Disney Castaway Cay, the company’s private island. The following amenities are provided in the Disney Castaway Cay:
- Family beach
- Adult exclusive beach
- Waterslides and splash zones
- Island gears like Bath towels, Beach chairs, and Umbrellas
- Live musical performances and character experiences
- Walking paths
- Adult exclusive Yoga
- Barbecue lunch buffet
One thing that you should note while planning your Greek Island cruise vacation is that currently, due to the ongoing pandemic, most services have halted their operations.
So before going ahead with your travel plans, you should take a look at their websites and also keep an eye in the pandemic situation in the respective countries where the cruise might go during its journey. I would once again like to reiterate that this list is by no means an authority regarding the quality of the service that you might get in these cruises. It is highly recommended that you should do your research before going through with any of this.