Sunset over Malta landscape Fought over by invaders ranging from the Carthaginians to Napoleon, Malta’s strategic role in the Mediterranean has been a meeting point and melting pot for the three continents that surround it. As you sail into the sandstone-hewn Grand Harbour in the capital Valletta, its magnificence and significance unfolds – little wonder this became the headquarters...

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The Metropol Parasol installation in Seville on the Costa del Sol The Costa del Sol, Spain’s sunniest corner, stretches out along the southern coastline of Andalucia. For centuries, the whole region was under Moorish occupation, the legacy of which remains today in glorious mosques, palaces, gardens and fortresses. As such, some of Spain’s biggest attractions are accessed from ports along the Costa del Sol. The Alhambra...

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece Not only is Santorini one of the most popular of the Greek isles, it is also one of the most romantic destinations in the world. With a stable climate of warm and unbroken sunshine during the day, Santorini provides the perfect weather for exploring every c­­­­­­­orner of the island. Santorini is part of the Cyclades Islands...

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Mediterranean vs Caribbean Everyone has their favourite corner of the world, and it’s safe to say that the Mediterranean and the Caribbean are amongst the most popular – but which one do you prefer? Read on to see our comparison of the world’s two most sought-after cruise destinations. Mediterranean For the ultimate blend of sun-soaked beaches, vibrant culture...

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Mount Etna rising above the horizon in Sicily Criss-crossed through the ages by Greeks, Romans, Saracens and Byzantines, Sicily has so much of archaeological and historical interest that it could be a cruise destination in its own right; you could easily spend a week just sailing round the island and exploring. In reality, though, this rugged volcanic island (the largest in the Mediterranean),...

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