Before the armies of Alexander the Great made their famous thrusts east toward lands unconquered, their ships called into Port at Cyprus to be readied and refitted. The same strategic location, at the crossroads of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa, that made Cyprus a crucial starting point for Alexander's expanding empire makes the Island of Cyprus a desirable centre today for a calmer kind of maritime activity, CRUISING.
Whether for a cruise that originates from Cyprus or as a port of call or a fly and cruise option today Cyprus is among the premier cruising destinations in the Mediterranean. As the easternmost Island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is a natural point of departure for exploring this amazingly diverse region. Many International cruise ships utilize Cyprus as a major port of call on their International European and Mediterranean Itineraries. Every year more than 30 of the finest International cruise ships make more than 80 calls at the ports of Limassol and Larnaka carrying in excess of 100,000 passengers to visit the major attractions of Cyprus.
Daily boat trips in the crystal clear Mediterranean Cyprus waters are organized from May to October weather permitting and are located in all areas along the Coast with various itineraries available. A variety of trips are offered from cruises where you can sunbathe on board and take in the beautiful scenery around you and enjoy swimming and snorkeling stops. Some of the boats even have glass bottoms where you can enjoy the undersea kingdom. For the more adventurous set at a faster pace is the dolphin safari boat. A themed boat trip is the Pirate Black Pearl trip which is packed full of entertainment for the whole family including sword fights, cannons and walking the plank! The fantasy boat parties which return late afternoon are adult only and are packed full of lively entertainment and usually include the consumption of alcohol.
There are boat trips to suit everyone.
All trips usually include soft drinks and snacks or lunch on board depending on whether it is a half or full day.