Score One of Many FAM Cruises with Sterling Vacations

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Visit Messina, a town located on the northeast coast of Sicily, during a 7-night Western Mediterranean FAM cruise.
Visit Messina, a town located on the northeast coast of Sicily, during a 7-night Western Mediterranean FAM cruise.

Created by husband and wife Damir-Dodo Bogdanic and Rose Pace-Bogdanic, Sterling Vacations has been providing consumers competitively priced cruises and tours since 1973. Extending the savings to agents as well, the company offers a list of FAM cruises long enough to nearly guarantee the perfect destination and departure for you.

Sterling Vacations’ selection of FAM cruises on offer is dominated by MSC Cruises, with specially priced itineraries spanning the North, Baltic, Adriatic, Mediterranean and Caribbean seas. Here is just a small selection of the many FAM cruises available:

Caribbean and Latin America
Two 10-night Panama & Caribbean itineraries sail roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, aboard MSC Poesia—one concentrating on Latin American destinations, and the other focusing on the Caribbean.

A Dec. 1 sailing will take you to the Dutch Antilles, Aruba, Colombia, Panama and Jamaica. On this tour, you can take in the Dutch colonial architecture of Bonaire and Oranjestad; tour the forts and enjoy the markets of Cartagena; or take an excursion to the Panama Canal—considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.

The Dec. 11 departure, meanwhile, visits San Juan, where you’ll have your choice of beach or rainforest—both within visiting distance. You can explore the French, English and Dutch cultures and witness how they blend together when you visit Martinique, St. Maarten, and Dominica. Then, one last port of call brings you to Freeport, where you’ll enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Bahamas.

Rates for both itineraries start at $699 pp dbl. Click here for more information.

Eastern Mediterranean
The 7-night Aegean Wonders itinerary sails roundtrip from Venice aboard MSC Armonia, visiting Italy, Greece and Serbia.

A stop in Ancona, located along Italy’s Adriatic coast, will introduce you to the lesser-known treasures of this small port town. Sail through the cerulean waters of Greece, visiting Corfu, Santorini, Athens and Kefalonia. Then, tour the medieval town of Montenegro, Serbia, or take an excursion to the local palaces of nearby Perast.

Rates start at $499 pp dbl. Sail dates include May 11 and 25, June 8 and 29, July 13, Sept. 7 and 28, and Oct. 12 and 26. Click here for more information.

Western Mediterranean
The 7-night Best of the Mediterranean and Barcelona itinerary sails roundtrip from Barcelona, Spain, aboard MSC Splendida.

With ports of call in Tunis, Tunisia; La Valletta, Malta; Messina, Sicily; Civitavecchia/Rome and Genoa, Italy, you’ll find yourself in a reality where past meets present: in cities that were built hundreds of years ago, and where ancient archaeological sites remain to be explored. At the very center of modern Tunis—the capital of Tunisia—you’ll find the city’s famed medina, the old town remnants from the Middle Ages. Or, while in Messina, see Europe’s most famous active volcano, Mount Etna, and visit the Silvestri craters.

Rates start at $399 pp dbl. Sail dates include May 13 and 20, June 10 and 24, Sept. 9 and 30, Oct. 7 and 21, and Nov. 4 and 18. Click here for more information.

Companions are welcome on all of the aforementioned tours. To access the full list of upcoming FAM cruises or for more information, e-mail, call (866) 345-7755 or visit