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Best up-market
Mediterranean cruise lines


Celebrity Cruises

Known for its food & service.

Cunard Line

Two-class system (physically segregated)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruise Line

Caters mainly to a German clientele

Holland America Line

Traditional decor & ambiance

Why upmarket
cruise lines are better
than mid-priced ones


- Smaller, more intimate ships

Passenger count:

- Lower

Other ways:

- Food, service & furnishings

- Cabin & public-space sizes

- Passenger affluency & education

- Crew-to-passenger levels

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Top 10 Mediterranean Ports of Call

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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