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.
Emma has more than seven years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for nearly five years. She loves learning about new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Princess Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Avalon Waterways and Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in her diary for 2024! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.