The Western Mediterranean

Spain, France, Italy and their dazzling Mediterranean islands; the Western Mediterranean is a beautiful region steeped in history and culture. Enjoy La Dolce Vita - the laid back Mediterranean lifestyle that takes time to savour the fresh cuisine, fine wine, exquisite art and stunning scenery the region is renowned for.

From the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, to the Greek theatre at Taormina, Sicily, the Western Mediterranean encompasses many spectacular historic and cultural sites.

The sparkling French Riviera, known as a playground for the wealthy, is part of this region, however, you don’t need to be one of the world’s rich and famous to enjoy the Riviera. It is a popular tourist destination with 300 days of sunshine each year being a major draw.

Cruising is an excellent way to visit the region with so many must-see ports of call:

  • Imagine the view of glamorous Monte Carlo from the deck of your ship.
  • Hike the picturesque trails that connect Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera.
  • Be amazed by the purple lavender fields and charming ancient towns of Provence.
  • Marvel at the artistic treasures of Florence.
  • Savour the cuisine and wine of Tuscany.
  • Discover the Roman Coliseum, the Forum, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums in Rome, The Eternal City.

Sail round-trip from Barcelona or Rome, one way between Rome and the French Riviera or sail through the region on longer sailings to the Eastern Mediterranean. The options are very tempting!

This is an outstanding region for special interest tours. Learn the culinary secrets of Provence and Tuscany on cooking classes that start with a market tour to select fresh, local ingredients. Study a language, enjoy wine tasting, take an art tour or attend a Formula 1 Grand Prix or a yacht race. It’s easy to turn your vacation into a special event. 

The Western Mediterranean offers an incomparable vacation filled with everything from significant historical and artistic wonders to fine cuisine and wine. Prepare for an inspiring vacation experience you won’t soon forget!

Villefranche-sur-Mer | French Riviera



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