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Rick Steves Cruising The Mediterranean

Cruise ship anchored near the “Little Venice” area of Mykonos town, on the Greek island of Mykonos. On "Rick Steves Cruising The Mediterranean," Rick sails from Barcelona to Athens, with exciting stops along the way in the French Riviera, Rome, Naples and more.
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Cruise ship anchored near the “Little Venice” area of Mykonos town, on the Greek island of Mykonos. On "Rick Steves Cruising The Mediterranean," Rick sails from Barcelona to Athens, with exciting stops along the way in the French Riviera, Rome, Naples and more.

Encore Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand

On “Rick Steves Cruising The Mediterranean,” Rick sails from Barcelona to Athens, with exciting stops along the way in the French Riviera, Rome, Naples and more. Rick's goal is to explore the ins and outs and pros and cons of this popular travel option.

Throughout the course of his travels, he's captivated by some of the great ports of the Mediterranean — savoring iconic sights, romantic island getaways, and lazy time on the beach.

Rick Steves on the beach in Nice, France.
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Rick Steves on the beach in Nice, France.

He also learns how to make the most of the cruising experience, while taking advantage of his limited time on shore.

In addition to highlighting all the benefits of cruising, Rick also points out the downsides, such as the inevitable congestion and commercialism that comes with mass tourism.

Rick Steves taking in the view from Oia, on Santorini, Greece.
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Rick Steves taking in the view from Oia, on Santorini, Greece.

Related Articles + Resources:

"The Joy of a First-Time Mediterranean Cruise" by Rick Steves

"Cruising the Mediterranean on a Budget" by Rick Steves

RICK STEVES' EUROPE also has a free classroom component with 300+ video resources for young adults. Learn more at classroom.ricksteves.com.

Map of Rick Steves' Mediterranean stops.
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Map of Rick Steves' Mediterranean stops.

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Past episodes and clips are available on the series website, Rick's YouTube channel and on PBS.org.

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