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Best mid-priced
Mediterranean cruise lines



Carnival Cruise Lines

Family-friendly plus partying culture

Costa Cruises

Italian cruise line sails extended season

Disney Cruise Line

Families are the focus

MSC Cruises

Italian cruise line sails year around

Norwegian Cruise Line

Popularized its freestyle dining concept

Princess Cruises

Among the best in the mid-price category

Royal Caribbean International

Attracts families and young couples

What's typical
about mid-priced
Mediterranean cruise lines

You can expect:

Low fares (but extras add up)
Mega-liner ships
Glitzy decor
Family and young adult friendly
Decent (not outstanding) food & service
Pre-assigned dinner period & seating
Spirited entertainment
Many scheduled onboard activities

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1   Civitavecchia  Gateway to Rome

2   Piraeus  Gateway to Athen

3   Venice  Italy

4   Livorno  Gateway to Florence

5   Istanbul

6   Dubrovnik  Croatia

7   Naples  Gateway to Pompeii + more

8   Marseille  Gateway to Provence

9   Nice  Gateway to French Riviera

10 Malaga  Spain

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