Cruising the Western Mediterranean

Sail from Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Genoa or Rome on an enriching cruise to famed cities and beautiful islands. Few cruising destinations offer as much as the Western Med. The romance, history and culture of the region create a thrilling cruise experience. Enjoy a taste of the exciting ports from Malta to Malaga and spectacular sights from the Colosseum to the Alhambra.

Your Western Mediterranean cruise gives you a chance to visit such enticing places as Provence, the French and Italian Rivieras, Tuscany and the picturesque islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Corsica, Sardinia, Capri, Sicily and Malta! Every day will bring new experiences and very special moments to treasure:

  • See the white villages of Southern Spain and watch the fiery Flamenco
  • Be amazed by Gaudi’s quirky architecture in Barcelona
  • Participate in a cooking class and market walk in the towns of Provence
  • Go hiking between the seaside villages of Cinque Terre
  • Don’t miss trying the wonderful cuisine and wine of Tuscany
  • Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Bay of Naples with Mt Vesuvius in view
  • Marvel at the ruins of the Greek Theater at Taormina, Sicily with views of Mt. Etna
  • Spend a day in Rome exploring its ancient wonders
  • Discover the magnificent art and architecture of Florence

Your luxurious cruise ship will take you to many wonderful ports on a variety of sailings from one week to as long as you like. Many cruise itineraries combine the Western Mediterranean with the Adriatic and Eastern Mediterranean. Take back to back cruises combining the Med with Northern Europe to see even more of the continent on one vacation.

Two things to keep in mind when planning your Western Mediterranean cruise:  There’s so much to see, you’ll be glad of an itinerary with some sea days to relax between ports of call! Note that spring and fall are excellent times to visit as the weather is favorable for sight-seeing and there are fewer visitors.

Be sure to add some time in your port of embarkation. A pre-cruise land stay lets you adjust to the time change and get settled before your cruise. Get to know the city instead of rushing from the airport to your ship. Barcelona is a major departure port for Western Med sailings and it is a delightful city to spend time in. It’s also convenient as the cruise ship port is close to downtown and the must-see Gothic Quarter.

I’m ready to go, are you? Plan a Western Mediterranean cruise for an enriching cruise experience and arrive home inspired!

Castello Aragonese Ischia | Gulf of Naples, Italy



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