Louis Cruise Lines has just released their 2009 Eastern and Western Mediterranean cruises brochure, featuring cruise programs 3-16 days in length for dates from March 2009 to January 2010. The 52-page, full-color publication is chock-full of information about cruising this exciting region of the world with Louis Cruise Lines.

The new brochure includes scheduled departures for 3, 4, & 7 day cruises from Pireaus -- Eastern Mediterranean Cruises. The AQUAMARINE will perform 3- and 4-day cruises commencing Friday, March 6, 2009 with a 3-day cruise, followed by a 4-day cruise on Monday, March 9, 2009. The season will finish with a 3-day cruise on Friday, November 13, 2009. The AEGEAN PEARL will perform the first 3-day cruise including the ports of Santorini and Heraklion/Crete on Friday, April 24, 2009 through October 16, 2009 (inclusive), followed by a 4-day cruise on Monday, April 27, 2009 through October 19, 2009 (inclusive) operating alongside AQUAMARINE. Additionally, at the beginning and at the end of the season, the AEGEAN PEARL is scheduled to perform special cruises, details of which will be announced soon. the CRISTAL will operate the Louis Cruise Lines 7-day cruise itinerary commencing on Friday, April 10, 2009 through October 23, 2009 as the last departure of the season.

Western Mediterranean cruises featured in the publication include Louis Cruise Lines sailings from Genoa, Italy and Nice, France. The Orient Queen will commence the season with an 8-day Mediterranean and African Flavors sailing departing Genoa, Italy on Saturday, April 4. The vessel will then operate the 10-day Mediterranean Jewels with departures from April 19 through October 28 and a 7-day Mediterranean Paths sailing on May 24. Orient Queen will also operate two 12-Day Egypt and Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations programs departing on November 7 and 19 to finish the season. For cruising in the warm waters of the Western Mediterranean, the cozy M/V CORAL offers 6-day Mediterranean Highlights, 7-day Spanish Odyssey, 8-day Iberian Coasts with a New Year's sailing -- the 10-day Moorish Coasts and 14-day Combination Cruise, as well as a 16-day cruise dedicated to the Canary Islands with a unique holiday sailing in December. The M/V Coral sailings depart from April 4 through December 4.