Emerging Mediterranean ports to visit in 2015

Valletta, Malta

Cruise holiday can take you to iconic and exciting destinations across the globe, from world-famous capital cities such as New York, Athens and Rome, to well-known areas of remote natural beauty including Antarctica and the fjords of Norway. There are also, however, plenty of lesser-known but equally as intriguing destinations all over the world – featured on a number of cruise itineraries and just waiting to be discovered. Here are just a few of our favourites in the Mediterranean that you may not have heard of before:


Despite its history as the bustling capital city of Malta, Valletta is often overlooked as a hub of European culture and heritage. The city, however, retains much of its 16th century architecture as well as boasting a beautiful year-round climate, occupying a prime location for great weather in the Mediterranean Sea.


Located in a secluded corner of Montenegro’s stunning Boka Kotorska Bay, Kotor is best-known for its fascinating Old Town, which has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This charming coastal town is also surrounded by spectacular scenery, including dramatic mountains and verdant woodland.


An often underappreciated jewel of the Eastern Mediterranean, the historic city of Split sits on Croatia’s scenic Adriatic coastline. Offering a blend of historical discovery and sun-drenched relaxation, visitors can choose to delve into the region’s rich heritage at a number of wonderful ancient landmarks, or simply relax on the beach in the hot Mediterranean sun.

To learn more about the itineraries and cruise lines currently sailing to these wonderful emerging destinations, call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118 for all of the latest information and advice.

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Jenni Fielding
Jenni has been working in the travel industry for over 10 years. She fell in love with cruising on her first-ever cruise, a Caribbean cruise on Allure of the Seas, during her honeymoon in 2013. Nowadays, Jenni enjoys cruising with her husband and two young children. Her favourite ships are family-friendly megaships which are packed with exciting facilities. She loves sea days and had been known to skip port visits to spend more time on the ship!

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