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Cruises to the Western Mediterranean

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.
Western Mediterranean Cruise Basics Western Mediterranean Cruise Basics
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.
Top 10 Cultural Attractions Top 10 Cultural Attractions
Here are our picks for the Western Med's must-see sights for culture vultures.

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82% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Barcelona -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> La Spezia (Cinque Terre) -> Villefranche -> Cruising -> Barcelona
84% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Barcelona -> Toulon -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Naples -> Cruising -> Mykonos -> Istanbul -> Kusadasi -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Venice -> Venice
81% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Dubrovnik -> Kotor -> Kefalonia -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Florence (Livorno) -> Monaco -> Toulon -> Barcelona -> Barcelona
76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Kefalonia -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Nafplio -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Mykonos -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Naples -> Catania -> Malta (Valletta) -> Tunis (La Goulette) -> Palermo -> Cruising -> Calvi -> Florence (Livorno) -> Monaco -> Sete -> Barcelona -> Barcelona
Barcelona
Since hosting the Summer Olympics in 1992, Barcelona has gained ...
Cannes
Poor Cannes, so underappreciated. Gertrude Stein once said of ...
Capri
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 ...
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, the gateway to Provence, is the second largest city and ...
Monaco
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 ...
Not very good Glen64
05/15
This was our first p&o cruise and will be the last.having sailed with Norwegian,princess,celebrity and royal Caribbean we thought we would give them a try.Good points first,embarkation was very good no hassle at all.Also overall entertainment ... Read more
We have been on cruises with Tompsons for many years going back to our first cruise on the Topaz. When we first cruised the standard of the food was much higher, We had dishes such as Steak and Lobster on the main restruant menu. That has now gone ... Read more
We recently took the new Viking Star from Barcelona to Bergen, Norway. The ship is new and beautiful. The state rooms were a little small, but the shower is great. We had a balcony stateroom on deck 3 which was fine. The staff was friendly and ... Read more
Epic Fail GopGirl78
05/15
If I could rate this as a zero I would! I have cruised on so many different lines, and cruised on Norwegian, and I was so disappointed with this cruise! They just started charging for room service EVEN THOUGH I have in writing in their welcome ... Read more
04/15
The service is incredibly good....you are really pampered by the team of concierge and butlers, and other service personnel if you are in Yacht Club. This is the second time I was in Yacht Club accommodation....this time it even surpasses impression ... Read more
05/15
This was truly a great experience. I enjoyed every moment of this trip. The ship was clean and well appointed. The food was good and the crew was good natured and nice. I especially want to thank our stateroom porters, Budi and Roman. These ... Read more
We just got back from a 7 night Norwegian Epic Western Mediterranean Cruise, leaving from Barcelona and stopping at Naples, Civitavecchia/Rome, Livorno/Florence, Cannes, and Palma de Mallorca. Our rate came with a balcony room, the Unlimited ... Read more
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