A big topic of discussion within the cruise industry these days is concern about Mediterranean congestion. Cruise lines may not want you to know how very clogged some, or rather most, Mediterranean port cities can be in high summer. Have you ever boarded a late afternoon train from Rome to its port of Civitavecchia at the same time as thousands of passengers from your ship — and four others – who are also cramming on to make it back to the ship before sailaway? Or plodded through Pompeii with wave after wave of cruisers on half-day tours? Nasty.)
Lines are scouring coastal ports to find alternatives. The port of call in this photo is one that hasn’t been on the cruise radar until recently.
Where is it?
First person to tell us correctly which Mediterranean city (and country) this is wins Cruise Critic swag. And there’s a bonus: Beyond correctly identifying this locale, the person who tells us the three best reasons to book an itinerary that calls here also gets a prize. (Note: the prize for the first question will be awarded to the first accurate answer. The second? Winner will be chosen by Cruise Critic editors.
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