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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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Arts and culture, surf and sand, cafe hopping and boutique shopping: Read why Western Med has it all.
Best Western Mediterranean Shore Excursions Best Western Mediterranean Shore Excursions
Beyond paintings and sculptures, the Western Med has plenty of natural beauty. Here are top excursions outside the museum.
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Here are our picks for the Western Med's must-see sights for culture vultures.

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Barcelona
The capital of Spain's Catalonia region is one of the country's -- ...
Cannes
Poor Cannes, so underappreciated. Gertrude Stein once said of ...
Capri
Think of Capri -- one of the world's most glamorous destinations, ...
Corsica (Ajaccio)
No doubt about it: Ajaccio is our kind of cruise port -- easily ...
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 ...
Ibiza
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Taormina (Messina)
The French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville called Sicily "the land ...
Villefranche
Lovely, much more laid back than other -- splashier -- Cote d'Azur ...
Check in at Barcelona quick and smooth. Stateroom was ready by 12.00 Balcony Stateroom 8012 was narrow meaning that two people could not get dressed at the same time without bumping into each other. Restaurants. Went to Garden Café ... Read more
01/16
We (two well-travelled Canadian seniors) did a back-to-back cruise leaving Barcelona Jan. 3 and disembarking Jan. 24. We would travel with Norwegian again, but would avoid the Epic if possible. 4100 passengers is too many. Elevators were ... Read more
We booked this cruise because it was hard to refuse the price. We live in Florida. We flew in from Miami to Barcelona. I recommend you fly in a day early in case of flight issues. We were lucky. We were picked up but the NCL transfer which was ... Read more
In 2014, we had sailed on the NCL Getaway and had such a wonderful time that we decided to plan our next Family Trip on the 11 day Western Mediterranean Cruise on the NCL Epic (January 13 sailing from Barcelona). We were very excited to travel to ... Read more
Boarding the ship was fast and easy. It took about 20 min from luggage drop off to walking onto the ship. The ship is nice, clean, and very spacious. My husband and I shared a balcony room with our two kids (15&11) I was afraid that we would be ... Read more

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01/16
Well this was our first cruise (myself & 12yr son) and although probably not our last. Would be cruise with Norwegian again not sure. Embarkation was good, although we were given the health declaration document in Italian instead of English, ... Read more
05/14
It was my 3rd time on the Norwegian Epic. As a Solotraveller I booked myself into a Studio cabin. As the two Cruises before, I loved it. the mingling with the other Solotravellers in Studio Lounge was great. You meet so many other ... Read more
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