Mediterranean Cruise Holidays

Explore hidden gems and wonderful experiences on our Mediterranean Cruise holidays!

Mediterranean Cruise Holidays
Embark on an Incredible Journey

Mediterranean cruise holidays offer an enchanting experience, weaving through the azure waters of one of the world’s most culturally rich and historically significant regions.

Cruises typically navigate the Mediterranean Sea, stopping at various captivating ports of call along the way. The cruise itineraries often include exciting destinations in southern Europe, encompassing countries such as Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, and Croatia.

One of the key attractions of Mediterranean cruise holidays is the diverse array of landscapes and cultures that you encounter in a single holiday. From the iconic architecture of Rome’s Colosseum and the ancient ruins of Athens to the picturesque islands of Santorini and Mykonos, each port unveils a new chapter in the region’s storied history. Explore the remnants of ancient civilisations, sample delectable Mediterranean cuisine, and stroll through charming coastal villages.

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Explore the remnants of ancient civilisations, sample delectable Mediterranean cuisine, and stroll through charming coastal villages.

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Benefits of a Mediterranean Cruise

The onboard experience is equally impressive, with cruise ships providing luxurious amenities and a variety of entertainment options. You’ll be able to indulge in gourmet dining, unwind in spa facilities, and enjoy stunning live performances. Many cruise lines also offer enrichment programs, bringing the destination’s culture and history onboard through lectures, cooking classes, and themed activities.

The Mediterranean’s mild climate makes it an ideal cruising destination, with the summer months being the most popular for voyages. The calm waters, abundant sunshine, and pleasant temperatures enhance the overall cruise experience, allowing passengers to relax on deck and take in the breathtaking views.

Whether you seek cultural enrichment, historical exploration, or simply a relaxing escape, Mediterranean cruise holidays offer a seamless blend of diverse destinations and onboard luxury. Create lasting memories with a unique and wondrous introduction to the treasures scattered across the Mediterranean basin.

Places to see on a Mediterranean Cruise

  1. Barcelona, Spain

Serving as a popular embarkation port, Barcelona is a vibrant city known for its distinctive architecture, including the iconic Sagrada Familia and the works of Antoni Gaudí. Wander through the historic Gothic Quarter, savour tapas in lively markets, and enjoy the dynamic atmosphere of La Rambla.

  1. Venice, Italy

Often considered one of the most romantic and picturesque cities in the world, Venice is simply stunning. Navigating the city’s intricate network of canals and admiring landmarks like St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace provides an unforgettable experience. You can also explore the charming neighbourhoods and indulge in authentic Italian cuisine.

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  1. Athens, Greece

The cradle of Western civilisation, Athens boasts a rich history displayed through landmarks like the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Immerse yourself in ancient mythology, visit the National Archaeological Museum, and explore the bustling Plaka district for a taste of traditional Greek culture.

  1. Dubrovnik, Croatia 

Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik enchants with its well-preserved medieval architecture and stunning coastal views. Walk along the city walls, visit the historic Old Town, and experience the cultural richness of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

  1. Istanbul, Turkey 

Straddling two continents, Istanbul is a city of contrasts with a rich blend of Eastern and Western influences. Visit the iconic Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the bustling Grand Bazaar to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant history and cultural tapestry.

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Panoramic aerial view of the historic town of Dubrovnik
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FAQs on Mediterranean Cruises

Staff Tips

  • Astrid Bell

    Most lines allow you to pre-book shore excursions on their websites months before your cruise; doing this saves time waiting in line once on board and it also gives you first dibs on tours that may get sold out later.

    Astrid BellCruise Product Manager
  • Adrienne Keogh

    Planning for a special occasion on board? You may purchase wine, or bon voyage gifts, such as fruit baskets, champagne, birthday cakes, canapés, flowers or other gifts for your stateroom.

    Adrienne KeoghSales and Operations Manager
  • Astrid Bell

    Remember to pack your adaptor! Onboard voltage is 110/220 ac (This would be the average on most ships).

    Astrid BellCruise Product Manager
  • Claire Somers

    The most popular tours sometimes sell out and spas can be very busy during sea days, so your first stop should be the Shore Excursion Desk to book tours and the Spa to make appointments.

    Claire SomersPersonal Travel Planner
  • Astrid Bell

    Unless things get particularly dicey, shore excursions will run rain or shine. Pack a rain jacket!

    Astrid BellCruise Product Manager
  • Karen Sheals Hoy

    With most cruise companies, there is 24 hour a day room service, Room service is complimentary although you may want to offer a gratuity to room service staff.

    Karen Sheals HoyManager

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