What’s the best value way to travel to and from port stops in the Med?

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No matter where you are in the Mediterranean, the best value way to travel is always on foot, as it will cost you nothing. In some instances, your cruise port may be relatively close to the town or city you are visiting, so for some smaller ports of call, this is certainly a realistic option. If you don’t feel like walking, the distance is too great, or you’d rather spend as much time as possible in your destination, then free public shuttle services offer just as much value, but it’s important to note that these are not always available. Many cruise lines offer excursion packages where all transfers are included as part of the price, so it’s worth checking with your line as to what they offer for each port of call. Public transport is the next cheapest option and ports which serve larger towns and cities in the Mediterranean always enjoy good bus and rail links, with buses being generally cheaper, though taking longer. There are almost always pay-for shuttle services provided for cruise passengers, which will take you directly by bus to your destination for the day, though they generally prove more expensive than regular public transport.

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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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