Itinerary: Civitavecchia (Rome), Palermo (Sicily), Malta, At Sea, Barcelona
With such a fantastic variety of cities, resorts and historically significant sites to visit, it’s little wonder that a Mediterranean cruise remains an irresistible draw for so many of you.
Cruises around the Med take in some of the most beautiful sights in Europe, so it’s not hard to see why they are one of our most popular holidays. Mediterranean cruises can take you from the romantic cities of Italy to the whitewashed sugar cube buildings of the Greek Islands, or the dramatic coastlines of Croatia and Montenegro.
Many itineraries are divided into the east and west areas of the Mediterranean. Eastern Mediterranean cruises are perfect for anyone looking to seek out a little history and could take you to destinations such as Venice, with its dreamy lagoon and sweeping bridges; the red-roofed city of Dubrovnik; historic Athens with its iconic Acropolis; Santorini, with its stunning sunsets and Kotor; fondly known as the jewel in Montenegro’s crown.
Western Mediterranean cruises are full of diversity as they cross both Europe and Africa. Many cruises begin in vibrant Barcelona or cultural Rome and then continue on to destination such as Livorno; where you can choose to visit the romantic streets of Florence or the charming streets of Pisa, the glamorous cities of Monaco and Cannes or the sunny beaches of Palma de Mallorca.
We also offer Lake Garda holidays which you could take before or after your cruise; holidays to Lake Garda typically enjoy boat trips on the lake and delicious Italian cuisine. You could also take a Greek Island cruise, navigating the contrasting but always visually striking islands. Tick off Kefalonia, once devastated in an earthquake but now rebuilt; verdant Corfu, Greece’s garden island; or magical Mykonos with its cluster of windmills. Your European cruise could take you to the French port of Marseille or the Balearic island of Mallorca. Cruises from Barcelona give you the chance to explore the exciting city before heading off across the sea; how about Montenegro holidays in the unspoilt Bay of Kotor? Holidays in Montenegro are easily combined with Dubrovnik holidays and Croatia cruises, sailing along the pitted coastline on emerald seas.
Things to do in the Mediterranean
- Visit the impressive Sagrada Família in Barcelona
- See the ruins of ancient Pompeii
- Feast on Italian food in Rome
- Browse Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
- Sunbathe in St Tropez
- Scuba dive to underwater caves in Malta
- Have a flutter in the famous Monte Carlo Casino
- Tour the ancient ruins of Athens
Did you know?
The Romans called the Mediterranean Mare Nostrum (Our Sea).