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The Western Mediterranean is one of the most diverse cruise regions. Spanning two continents (Europe and Africa), the region includes the artistic meccas of Italy, France and Spain and Arabic culture in Morocco and Tunisia. The itinerary is ideal for art and history lovers who also wish to explore the region's landmarks, beaches, cafes and boutique shops. Don't miss highlights such as Barcelona's Las Ramblas, a day trip to Capri from Naples or Sorrento, or an excursion to the wine-making villages of the French countryside.
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80% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Istanbul -> Istanbul -> Lesbos -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Argostoli -> Cruising -> Venice -> Venice
75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Kefalonia -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Nafplio -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Mykonos -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia)
75% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Southampton -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Gibraltar -> Cruising -> Nice -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Florence (Livorno) -> Toulon -> Cruising -> Malaga -> Lisbon -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Southampton
Since hosting the Summer Olympics in 1992, Barcelona has gained ...
Poor Cannes, so underappreciated. Gertrude Stein once said of ...
Capri, a mountainous island just three miles off the coast of Italy's ...
Corsica (Ajaccio)
No doubt about it: Ajaccio is my kind of cruise port -- easily ...
Everyone who gets sent to exile should be as lucky as France's ...
Florence (Livorno)
On any Western Mediterranean itinerary, Florence is an absolute ...
The island of Fuerteventura is the second largest of Spain's Canary ...
Sometimes, cities are lucky enough to reinvent themselves. Genoa, ...
Gibraltar may well be a British Crown Colony but geographically it's ...
Ibiza owns a reputation as a boisterous party town where hit the ...
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, the gateway to Provence, is the second largest city and ...
Monaco (Monte Carlo)
Arriving by ship into the Monte Carlo harbor is an amazing ...
You know instantly when you're docked in Naples. First of all, where ...
Nice is the biggest city on France's glorious Cote D'Azur and the ...
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 is so quintessentially Italian, so synonymous with the ...
Rome (Civitavecchia)
The capital city in the land of Leonardo, Michelangelo and the popes ...
Saint-Tropez conjures up images of the good life, beautiful people, ...
With its rugged landscape of limestone and granite ranges and oak ...
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 ...
It's almost a pity that most cruise passengers use Sorrento as a mere ...
Taormina (Messina)
The French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville called Sicily "the land ...
Lovely, much more laid back than other -- splashier -- Cote d'Azur ...
I have to admit straight off that I would not normally have chosen NCL for a cruise. The incredible price I got it for made the chance to do a comparison with my other cruises worth the gamble. The gamble however did not pay off. My first sight of ... Read more
From start to finish the cruise was great. There are a few things I would change. Prices of pictures were expensive. A suggestion, make them $15 instead of $20 each would make more people purchase. We were where in the room below the kitchen. ... Read more
This was our 1st sea cruise, we had previously been on 2 Nile cruises. We booked the Epic mainly because of the multiple dining options available, but also because of the very good deal offered by our TA. The package included flights, a 2 night stay ... Read more
Great Cruise
My wife and I went on the NCL Epic on the 1st November and had a balcony cabin, this cruise was really good, from the start the bags go checked in and we went onto the ship and it was fantastic, the food was really good no matter where you ate on ... Read more
EMBARKATION: Embarkation was Barcelona. We arrived 2 days before and spent the time exploring Barcelona; its a magnificent city and certainly worth the time! Embarkation itself was simple and quick. We were on the ship by 1230 and in our rooms by ... Read more
My wife and I had a great honeymoon cruise on MSC Preziosa. Took the plane to Milano, went to Centrale station and then took a train to Genova, Piazza Principe. On account of the wedding trip we got a discount (on net price, without the ship ... Read more
First Time Cruiser AlexCross
This was our very first cruise and will definitely like to do it again. Going by other peoples comments that we had with others on board the Thomson Majesty we would definitely like to cruise again with Thomsons or maybe Princess. Our son who was ... Read more
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