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From the pristine beaches and ancient ruins of the Eastern Mediterranean to the artsy and flavorful countries of the Western Mediterranean, this region is easily one of the most diverse in the world. Revel at Spanish and Italian architecture, soak up some sun in Greece, explore antiquities in Istanbul and Malta or get a taste of the French countryside on the outskirts of Nice, Monte Carlo or Cannes. Some Med itineraries dip down into northern Africa; the Canary Islands are also a popular stop for repositioning cruises.
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Ancient histories and antiquities, beaches and villages: Read what makes an Eastern Med cruise awesome.
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Arts and culture, surf and sand, cafe hopping and boutique shopping: Read why Western Med has it all.
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Fun in the sun, and nature too: Get our tips on how to get the most out of a Canary Islands cruise.

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Barcelona -> Toulon -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Naples -> Cruising -> Mykonos -> Istanbul -> Kusadasi -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Venice -> Venice
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Athens (Piraeus) -> Mykonos -> Santorini -> Rhodes -> Bodrum -> Kusadasi -> Cruising -> Istanbul
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Venice -> Dubrovnik -> Cruising -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Cruising -> Venice
Antalya
Antalya is a cliff-top city in Turkey, set among palm-fronded ...
Athens (Piraeus)
Athens wowed the world as host to the 2004 Olympic Games. While ...
Barcelona
Since hosting the Summer Olympics in 1992, Barcelona has gained ...
Bari
Bari, which lies in the Puglia, or Apulia, region of southern Italy ...
Bodrum
Passengers sailing into the Turkish port of Bodrum first see the ...
Cannes
Poor Cannes, so underappreciated. Gertrude Stein once said of ...
Capri
Capri, a mountainous island just three miles off the coast of Italy's ...
Corfu
Dream up a wish list of everything you'd want from a Greek holiday: ...
Corsica (Ajaccio)
No doubt about it: Ajaccio is my kind of cruise port -- easily ...
Crete (Heraklion)
It's common for first-time visitors to take one look at Iraklion and ...
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a great walking city for lovers of culture and history, ...
Elba
Everyone who gets sent to exile should be as lucky as France's ...
Florence (Livorno)
On any Western Mediterranean itinerary, Florence is an absolute ...
Fuerteventura
The island of Fuerteventura is the second largest of Spain's Canary ...
Genoa
Sometimes, cities are lucky enough to reinvent themselves. Genoa, ...
Gibraltar
Gibraltar may well be a British Crown Colony but geographically it's ...
Gythion
Two life-size statues on the quayside -- one of a jaunty-tailed ...
Haifa
There's a popular Israeli saying: "Haifa works, Jerusalem prays, and ...
Ibiza
Ibiza owns a reputation as a boisterous party town where hit the ...
Istanbul
A geographic and metaphoric melding of East and West, Istanbul is the ...
Izmir
Cradled between mountains and the Aegean Sea to the west, Turkey's ...
Jerusalem (Ashdod)
Jerusalem fits a microcosm of the whole world into less than 50 ...
Katakolon (Olympia)
The scenic seaside Greek town of Katakolon, with a population around ...
Koper
Koper is an ancient city in the Slovenian province of Istria at ...
Korcula
An island near the southern tip of Croatia, the country to which ...
Kotor
You will be rewarded if you set your alarm for an early start at ...
Kusadasi
Nearly 20 years ago when we first sailed to Kusadasi, our gulet, a ...
Lanzarote
Lanzarote is the northernmost of the Canary Islands, situated just 70 ...
Limassol
Limassol, the largest coastal town in Cyprus, sprawls around Akrotiri ...
Madeira (Funchal)
In the early 1400's, Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal sent his ...
Malta (Valletta)
Sailing into Malta is akin to stepping through the pages of a J.R.R. ...
Marseille
Marseille, the gateway to Provence, is the second largest city and ...
Monaco
Arriving by ship into the Monte Carlo harbor is an amazing ...
Mykonos
In the early 1960s, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis "discovered" ...
Naples
You know instantly when you're docked in Naples. First of all, where ...
Nice
Nice is the biggest city on France's glorious Cote D'Azur and the ...
Odessa
Odessa is a beguiling and beautiful city that possesses a distinctive ...
Palermo
Palermo is a city of contrasts and most people either like it or hate ...
Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca, a major port city on the island of Mallorca and ...
Portofino
Portofino is so quintessentially Italian, so synonymous with the ...
Rhodes
Rhodes, with an average of 300 sunny days per year and mild ...
Rome (Civitavecchia)
The capital city in the land of Leonardo, Michelangelo and the popes ...
Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez conjures up images of the good life, beautiful people, ...
Santorini
Spectacular Santorini -- scene of one of the world's most violent ...
Sardinia
With its rugged landscape of limestone and granite ranges and oak ...
Sete
If you had never been to the Mediterranean coast, and had to create ...
Seville (Cadiz)
Seville, capital of Andalucia, lies on the mighty Guadalquivir -- one ...
Sorrento
It's almost a pity that most cruise passengers use Sorrento as a mere ...
Split
Strollers parade along Split's sunny Riva, savoring the breezes along ...
Taormina (Messina)
The French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville called Sicily "the land ...
Varna
Located on the Black Sea Coast, Varna is the second-largest city in ...
Venice
Of all the cities in the world, only Paris comes remotely close to ...
Villefranche
Lovely, much more laid back than other -- splashier -- Cote d'Azur ...
Volos
Few cruise ships call at Volos, though it is the third largest port ...
Zadar
The craggy Dalmatian Coast, across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, is a ...
To set the stage, in the last 15 months I have sailed on: Costa Pacifica, Carnival Pride, Liberty of the Seas (RCCL) and now the Norwegian Jade. I had never sailed on NCL before and was a bit hesitant due to all the “Free Style” hype. I ... Read more
Wonderful trip kdhelms
01/15
We saw that this cruise price was about 1/3 of the normal rate because it was right after New Years'. So, we had miles and if we flew over New Years' Eve, we could use half miles. Since we were flexible with our travel dates, we pulled the trigger ... Read more
For background information: we travelled as a family of four with teenage children, we are at heart P&O fans but have now also experienced nine other cruise lines in total. We found this MSC cruise to be great value for money; we chose it for ... Read more
1. Food Dinner / Evening meal. They cannot cater for people with special diets, 15 days into the cruise still have not got a proper veggie, gluten and garlic free meal. Often the food is cold when it arrives. It is taking 45 minutes to get one ... Read more
01/15
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day voyage on LOS. We booked the trip in mid December and got awesome price on cruise and flights. We had only cruised RC once w/ about 6 other sailings On Carnival. Having read reviews and information on LOS ... Read more
Fun, yet expensive meganh2496
01/15
The cruise as a whole was extremely fun, but we avoided doing as much as we would have liked because of prices. We only had one drink a day each (there were 2 of us), and the drinks cost about $20 (together) every time we ordered. It was frustrating ... Read more
First Cruise cruise-2015
01/15
This was our first cruise experience - £599 including flights for 7 nights flying from Gatwick for a cabin with balcony. Long delay with British Airways but once we arrived at Genoa all went smoothly The ship is HUGE and orientating yourself ... Read more
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