Med cruises in 2010 from Southampton were a bargain.

Med cruises 2010 from Southampton

Did you know that the cruise market is the fastest growing area in the travel industry? With last year’s airport mayhem, it’s hardly surprising that Med cruises in 2010 from Southampton were seen as a great alternative option for European travel, especially as there were some great savings to be had.

This year has seen an increased number of departures from the UK’s most important cruise ship hub, Southampton, and Mediterranean voyages are top of the list. They’re fun, culturally enriching and reasonably priced and if you’re a first timer, a short trip close to home is ideal to help you find your sea legs.

P&O cruises (www.pocruises.com) are specialists in Mediterranean cruises leaving from Southampton. There are still places available on the Ventura’s West Mediterranean 12 night cruise departing from Southampton on the 27th of September. Take in the iconic sights of Barcelona, Cannes, Rome, Ajaccio and Gibraltar. Prices start at £1,114 per person.

Looking for something cheaper? How about a 7 Night Spanish Mediterranean Cruise on board reputable Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas? This is currently advertised for September and October 2011 and starts at just £529 including flights (from various airports) and transfers.

The cruise is a round trip from picturesque Palma, Mallorca and ports of call include Barcelona, Ibiza, Malaga and Gibraltar. You can enjoy the sights of the Mediterranean and take advantage of on board facilities including a shopping centre, whirlpools, rock climbing wall and variety of bars, clubs, restaurants and pools. Visit www.royalcaribbean.com for further information on this great deal.

You can also check out new website, www.bonvoyage.co.uk, for a good overview of Cunard and P&O Cruises. You’ll find your chosen liner’s itinerary plotted on a Google map and a list of port dates. There are also videos of some ports, photos and layouts of cabins, interactive deck plans of the ship and lots of details of cabin types.

So never fear: if you thought Med cruises in 2010 from Southampton were a bargain, you’ll still find plenty of good deals available! Bon voyage!

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