In 2015, I went on my first European cruise. I went with my parents and younger brother. We got on in Venice, Italy and travelled to Dubrovnik (Croatia), Piraeus (Athens, Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey), Split (Croatia) and back to Venice.
I loved it. We travelled on the Norwegian Jade and it was like a resort but on a boat! There were multiple restaurants, different entertainment lounges for different genres of music/kids disco/performances, a pool & water slides on the top deck and they had a THEATRE.
Dubrovnik, Croatia is where they film Game of Thrones and is a town that is very much unspoilt and medieval.
Athens, Greece has been a dream destination for me for as long as I can remember because I love Greek Mythology & Ancient Greece history.
Turkey has never really been near the top of my travel bucket lists but Kusadasi was beautiful and felt very safe.
Split, Croatia was by far the most beautiful and I would love to visit again one day because 10-4pm wasn’t long enough to explore!
Then, we returned to Venice, Italy and spent a few further days exploring the city.
Overall, I would definitely recommend cruising if you want to visit lots of places but perhaps don’t want to commit a full holiday to just one location. However, I personally want to revisit some of the destinations so that I can explore more as a day trip is not long enough. Especially when you generally have to be back on board at around 4-5pm!