A Mediterranean cruise takes you into the cradle of Western Civilization. This is the world of Greek heroes and legendary scholars, yet is also a region of brilliant landscapes and historic port cities. Explore the ruins of Troy and Olympia, then travel to Sicily where Mt. Etna reigns over the countryside. The temperate climate allows vineyards and olive groves to flourish. And the ancient Mediterranean sea provides access to remote archipelagos and harbors of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Corsica and Malta Islands. Combine your cruise of the Mediterranean with a tour of the culturally rich shores of North Africa.