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Fly straight into the heart of some of the world's finest cruise destinations. Whether you're looking to holiday in Caribbean paradise or enjoy a Mediterranean adventure, there are plenty of destinations reachable by East Midlands Airport.
Corfu may be a popular choice for those seeking sunny beach getaways, but this Greek island offers much more than fabulous beaches and a thriving nightlife - although you certainly won't be disappointed by the many quirky bars and exciting clubs.
An island steeped in history, Corfiots are rightly proud of their intellectual legacy, seen in the many museums and galleries here. Corfu is also one of the greenest of all the Greek islands, set against a backdrop of leafy olive trees, while Corfu Town is Unesco listed. In fact, just a short distance from the beaches and bars of the island you'll find rustic mountains, vertiginous villages and hidden coves: this is a destination with plenty of hidden surprises.
Synonymous with paradise, those looking for pure luxury need look no further than a cruise in the Caribbean.
Fly to Barbados from East Midlands Airport and you'll be greeted by azure waters and glorious white sand beaches on a spectacular 113km coastline. Take in tropical palm trees, colourful fish and luscious greenery in this peaceful paradise - you won't want to return home after experiencing a taste of blissful island life.
For a slice of Meditteranean heaven, take a trip to one of the Spanish destinations reachable by East Midlands Airport.
Palma has it all: history, culture, a thriving nightlife and of course, those beautiful Balearic climes. Mallorca's capital is a winding labyrinth of cobbled lanes and baroque churches set against a backdrop of azure sea and mountains.
Malaga makes for the ultimate Spanish city break. Chic boutiques, quirky bars and stylish cafes make this city a great place to explore, or even use as a base to discover nearby Granada or Seville.
Guaranteed sun and white sandy beaches are just a small part of what Tenerife has to offer. This is an island with a rich culture and a plethora of gorgeous sights, including Mount Teide - Spain's highest mountain - and former capital, La Laguna, now a Unesco World Heritage site.
Head to Italy's western coastline for a truly memorable trip when you travel from East Midlands Airport.
In romantic Venice, swap your cruise ship for a gondola as you take in the iconic sight of 150 canals and more than 400 bridges in this stunning water-bound city.
Meanwhile, the bustling port city of Genoa shouldn't be overlooked. With its Unesco-listed centre, the sixth largest city in Italy has an authentic, atmospheric feel. In the historic centre, the winding alleyways and pretty piazzas offer visitors everything from quirky bars to cosy bistros.
If you're travelling with the little ones, you won't be disappointed by the city's fabulous aquarium, while a ride on Il Bigo, a panoramic lift offering a 360° view on Porto Antico di Genova, is well worth a go.