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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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Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Istanbul -> Istanbul -> Lesbos -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Argostoli -> Cruising -> Venice -> Venice
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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 ...
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
This was my first cruise with Oceania Cruise Lines. I have sailed with Carnival and Princess in the past. I was so impressed by first, the information provided by Oceania concerning our embarkation, the excursions available, the personalized ... Read more
Could be better Infrequent cruiser
This was a reasonably priced cruise (10 nights £699 for a balcony guarantee including outward BA flight from Gatwick) so expectations could not be too high. Although good value for money we had too many niggles to be entirely satisfied. All ... Read more
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