What are the natioanlities on Mediterranean Cruises
I am thinking about taking a mediterranean cruise. What is the breakdown of the nationalities on those itineraries. Still mostly American? How about language is everything mostly in English? Just curious what to expect.
It varies on the itinerary. USA is usually right up there at or near the top.
The "official" language of the ship is English just as the "official" currency is the USD. Again depending on the itinerary, announcement might be made in more than one language.
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It depends on where you depart from. They have recently made changes and they are now called "Immersion Cruises" where the food, language, shows, etc. will be catered more to the country of departure or to the majority of pax. There has been a lot of debate on this issue lately.
On our Med cruise last summer and after boarding in Barcelona, there was an even breakdown of continental europeans (french, spanish & italian) and representatives of all other european nations and of course americans. There were also japanese and middle eastern passengers.
I got talking to a barman (again!!) and he told me that the crew were representing 93 different countries!!
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We have cruised out of Rome and Athens in the last 2 years on NCL and Carnival and Americans were the majority each time. English was the main languge. Crews are the same as if sailing from US ports. I think as long as you use the major American cruise lines, carnival, NCL, RCCL, Princess, etc you should be fine. Not so with Costa or some of the other lines in Europe where English is the 2nd langugue if at all.