This Week in Cruise: Europe for Book and Culture Lovers

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This week a number of major cruise lines have announced new options in Europe.

Le Boat announced a new Three Regions Cruise that includes a call at Cruisery, France – a popular destination for book lovers. The itinerary, which runs from Branges to Gray for seven or 14 nights, offers a chance to visit rare bookshops, as well as explore the wine region of Burgundy. Guests who visit Cruisery on the first Sunday of the month will also get to experience the town’s famed book market.

Looking further ahead, MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Lirica will sail a new itinerary in the east Mediterranean for the summer 2018 season. First departing April 6, 2018, and offering embarkation from either Venice or Bari, Italy, the itinerary will call at Mykonos, Heraklion/Crete and Corfu, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Bari, Italy. The itinerary will run for seven days.

Finally, Oceania Cruises has announced that its Europe & The Americas collection of itineraries for 2019 is now live. The collection includes 40 new ports in the Mediterranean and 18 new ports in the Baltic, Scandinavia and northern Europe. Notable new ports include Castellon, a 13th-century hideaway on Spain’s Costa Azahar. Travelers can also take advantage of expanded explorations of Italy, Spain, France and Portugal with new country-intensive voyages.

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