Looking for a cruise departing from Venice?
* Venice is the closest Eastern Med departure port to Germany.
Bari and Brindisi are located in the south of Italy, so they are much farther than Venice.
Ancona is located on the Eastern side of the Italian boot, about 2 hours farther south than Venice.
(So you can drive there from Stuttgart in about 9 hours and 15 minutes.)
There are no cruise departures from Venice between January and most of March.
**In January through March, there are a few cruises to the Eastern Med, but they depart from Western Med ports like Barcelona and Rome, and thus are usually 10 days or more, since it takes that long to cruise all the way to the Eastern Mediterranean and back.
Eastern Mediterranean ports include:
Greece – Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Katakolon, Corfu, Iraklion and Chania (Crete), Rhodes, Igoumenitsa, Argostolion
Italy: Venice, Trieste, Bari, Brindisi, Ancona, Ravenna, Geggio Calabria, Corigliano Calabro
Croatia: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar
If you need a cabin for five on an Eastern Med cruise, here are your options!
Very few ships have cabins for five.
You’ll need to book at least 6 months before your departure date if you need a cabin for five. Below is a list of cabins for 5 on all ships doing Eastern Med cruises in 2018.
MSC has almost no cabins for five. You’ll almost definitely need to get two cabins to hold 5 or more on MSC. Then, only the 3rd child in one of your cabins would be free on MSC.
Norwegian has no cabins for 5 except the uber-expensive Haven suites.
Costa is the most affordable cruise line with the most cabins for five.
Royal Caribbean’s ships have a few cabins for five.
*You can’t see or book Royal’s or Costas cabins for five online – Contact Us for help!
MSC Magnifica: a few S3 suites, which come with free beverages, but are usually quite expensive
MSC Orchestra, Poesia, Musica: no, none!
MSC Sinfonia, Lirica: only two ocean view cabins for five on the entire ship! So, you’ll have to book a year in advance to get these.
Costa Deliziosa and Luminosa: yes, a few balconies
Costa NeoRiviera: no cabins for 5 except a few very expensive suites
Norwegian Star: Just a couple very expensive suites will hold 5.
Royal Caribbean: Jewel and Rhapsody – yes, but you cannot see or book them online. Call us for help.
Crown Princess: No cabins for five.
Holland Koningsdam – yes
Celebrity Constellation – yes.