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Exploring The Eastern Mediterranean

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Exploring The Eastern Mediterranean

For sheer diversity, sparkling scenery and rich culture enriched by history, look no further than one of our eastern Mediterranean cruises. Trade tourist traps and long waits at the airport for a relaxing Fred. Olsen cruise and take to the seas for a memorable Mediterranean adventure. Not sure where to go? Here are a few ideas…


The tiny island of Malta is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations in Europe, and with an array of striking coastlines, crystallised waters and medieval architecture in abundance, it’s easy to see why. On one of our Mediterranean cruises you will have the chance to marvel at Malta’s capital Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that squeezes the very best of Maltese culture into a space of less than 1

Valletta, Malta


Set sail toward to the shores of Greece, and stand in awe at the grand city of Piraeus, a city bustling with life and an integral part of Athens, where you can step back in history to the heights of the Acropolis. Below, in the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district’s honeycomb of streets, little shops and tavernas.

Acropolis, Athens


If you’re looking to make the most out of one of our eastern Mediterranean cruises then don’t miss out on the opportunity to get lost in amazement at the array of stunning natural beauty that Egypt has to offer. Famous for the mysterious Pyramids of Giza and ancient temples and tombs, Egypt also boasts bustling markets, busy bazaars and some of the best coral reefs beneath the Red Sea, resulting in a melting pot of wonders that will leave you with incredible memories.

Luxor, Egypt

With so much to see and do, making a choice from some of the above destinations might not be too easy! Luckily Fred. Olsen offers a range of Grand Voyages such as our Far East Explorer cruise, so you won't miss a thing. For more travel ideas and destinations, visit our Mediterranean Cruises page and book yourself an unforgettable voyage.

by Ben Williams



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