From bustling cities to rustic villages, historic capitals to deserted coves and snow-capped mountains to sandy beach resorts, the Mediterranean is a place of exquisite contradictions.
Experience the fabulous natural and man-made beauty of this intriguing destination as you soak in the vibrant mix of people, cultures and traditions.
What's more, with a cruise to the Mediterranean you get to experience many of these amazing destinations all in one holiday! From the sun-baked Canary Islands to the azure seas of the Greek Islands the possibilities are endless!
The Mediterranean cruise season runs mainly from May to October when the weather is dry and the temperature is up. Winter cruises do operate between November and April and mainly visit the Eastern countries, the North African Coast, Malta & Sicily where the climate will be mild.
More about the Mediterranean
The Western Mediterranean offers beaches, island resorts and cosmopolitan cities. Cruises generally depart from Barcelona, Palma, Genoa & Rome. Visit the third largest city in Spain - Valencia and Cadiz, the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the Iberian Peninsula. The Balearic Islands (including Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca & Formentera) are all popular destinations. The French Riviera can be reached from Nice or Monte Carlo and the west coast of Italy offers the chance to explore some historical destinations including Pompeii, Rome & Pisa.
The Eastern Mediterranean cruises include ports of call stretching from the Aegean Seas to the Adriatic. It is an opportunity to explore ancient cities such as Olympia in Greece or Ephesus in Turkey. Dubrovnik and Corfu have now become popular cruise destinations on the Croatian coast whilst Greek Islands such as Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini remain firm favourites.