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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.
Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Tips Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Tips
Ancient histories and antiquities, beaches and villages: Read what makes an Eastern Med cruise awesome.
Western Mediterranean Cruise Tips Western Mediterranean Cruise Tips
Arts and culture, surf and sand, cafe hopping and boutique shopping: Read why Western Med has it all.
Canary Islands Cruise TIps Canary Islands Cruise TIps
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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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
The capital of Spain's Catalonia region is one of the country's -- ...
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
Think of Capri -- one of the world's most glamorous destinations, ...
Corfu
Dream up a wish list of everything you'd want from a Greek holiday: ...
Corsica (Ajaccio)
No doubt about it: Ajaccio is our 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 ...
Hvar
The glittering coastline of Croatia -- known as the Dalmation Coast ...
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 the ...
Korcula
An island near the southern tip of Croatia, the country to which it ...
Kotor
You'll be rewarded if you set your alarm for an early start when ...
Kusadasi
Nearly 20 years ago when we first sailed to Kusadasi, our gulet, a ...
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 Valletta, Malta, is akin to stepping into the pages of a ...
Marseille
Marseille, gateway to Provence, is France's largest port and second ...
Monaco (Monte Carlo)
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
Editor's Note: Due to ongoing issues in the Crimean peninsula, stops ...
Olbia
The city of Olbia is the gateway to Costa Smeralda -- the Emerald ...
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, ...
Sanary-Sur-Mer
Sanary-sur-Mer -- located in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region of ...
Santorini
Spectacular Santorini -- scene of one of the world's most violent ...
Sardinia
With its rugged landscape of limestone and granite ranges and oak ...
Savona
Savona is located on the Ligurian Sea between Genoa, Italy and ...
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
The first thing that strikes you on arrival in Split, Croatia, is how ...
Taormina (Messina)
The French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville called Sicily "the land ...
Toulon
If St. Tropez, Cannes and Nice are your idea of the Cote d'Azur, ...
Valencia
Mediterranean cruise itineraries that include a stop at Valencia are ...
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 ...
Yalta
Editor's Note: Due to ongoing issues in the Crimean peninsula, stops ...
Zadar
The craggy Dalmatian Coast, across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, is a ...
We choose this ship as a celebration for my mum and dads 50th wedding anniversary and our 25th wedding anniversary with our children (13,19,21) The day the cabins where available we went down to Thompson holidays and booked our rooms so we could ... Read more
DISSAPOINTING. The newly refurbished Sirena with a very interesting 'must do" itinerary from Athens to Rome including Cairo, Alexandria and Jerusalem. So imagine our surprise and disappointment when on checking in at the cruise terminal ... Read more
Having cruised with a number of cruise lines ( Royal Caribbean , P & O and Oceania ) we were interested to see how Cunard compared , the fact a refit had occurred recently would be even better . We were expecting higher standards than RC and ... Read more
Thomson Majesty BevButcher
07/16
May I start by saying that I was caring for a lady with learning disabilities and who was deaf along with my co-worker. We have travelled with her for the last ten years to various destinations but this was the first cruise she had chose due ... Read more
We enjoyed pretty much everything about this cruise. The itinerary, the service, the food, the land arrangements, our cabin, our friends we went with and the people we met. That said, I'll mention a few places RSSC can improve. There was a ... Read more

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Exceeded Expectations JMURRAYSEDDON
07/16
Staff were almost all lovely, especially those that we interacted with often. Good range of bars and evening shows were quality. Pools are small and poolside space limited at peak times, as expected.I didn't enjoy the Lido dining as it was too big ... Read more
We'd been on a few RCL cruises in the past three years and decided it would be a good way to get a sampling of Europe. The ship is brand new and beautiful with plenty to do! We booked three cabins for our family in order to accommodate everyone. ... Read more
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