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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 ...
Was offered this cruise by family. As I'm single they were happy that there were single bedrooms (studios). As I'd never been on a cruise before, I was happy to go. My parents who were also on the same ship are seasoned cruise travellers and had ... Read more
05/16
This was our fourth cruise, all with NCL. Our reasons are good value and freestyle dining. The third passenger in our suite, our adult son, sailed for no fare, except taxes and fees. Embarkation in Civitavecchia was a breeze, as the great majority ... Read more
We were on the Genoa to Venice 7 night cruise in May 2016. Never had such an efficient embarkation process, left Gatwick just after six in the morning and was onboard for breakfast. This gave us time to visit Genoa as well which we had thought ... Read more
Although my wife and I have taken many cruises, our May 2016 Mediterranean cruise was our first on Royal Caribbean’s upscale Azamara line and for us it was a most enjoyable one. We rate it a solid B+. Getting things off to a good start, ... Read more
I Chose to mix up my planned European vacation with a one week Mediterranean cruise along with a one week land vacation to maximize being able to visit many different locations with minimum travel in between. I was attracted to the MSC Fantasia ... Read more

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05/16
So let me admit ,I am a first time cruiser !! And after reading ALL the negative reviews (on this site) I was a little skeptical of boarding the Epic ,but after getting on board though I was glad I did !!!!! First off, lets get to the bad ... Read more
05/16
This was my first cruise and I did not know what to expect. I am an experienced solo traveller but have never enjoyed the comforts of a cruise. Norwegian epic was the way to go. Booking online proved to be a blessing and a curse. I was happy to ... Read more
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