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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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83% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Barcelona -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> La Spezia (Cinque Terre) -> Villefranche -> Cruising -> Barcelona
80% Loved It
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Venice -> Cruising -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Istanbul -> Istanbul -> Lesbos -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Argostoli -> Cruising -> Venice -> Venice
76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Venice -> Cruising -> Kefalonia -> Katakolon (Olympia) -> Nafplio -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Mykonos -> Kusadasi -> Santorini -> Cruising -> Naples -> Rome (Civitavecchia)
76% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Southampton -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Gibraltar -> Cruising -> Nice -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Florence (Livorno) -> Toulon -> Cruising -> Malaga -> Lisbon -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Southampton
89% Loved It
Popular Itinerary:
Barcelona -> Cruising -> Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Positano (Amalfi) -> Cruising -> Santorini -> Kusadasi -> Mykonos -> Athens (Piraeus) -> Cruising -> Malta (Valletta) -> Cruising -> Barcelona
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 ...
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 ...
Excellent first timers cruise from Rome for 11 nights. Embarkation was excellent and we had an early slot which gave us plenty of time to explore before everyone arrived. Acqua class was excellent with perks including free bottled water, access to ... Read more
We are gold latitudes members for NCL and are still in shock over the difference between this cruise and ones we have been on previously. It's almost as if a whole new management philosophy has taken over, and it isn't for the benefit of the ... Read more
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Mixed bag on this one, room was as expected we like an aft facing room and 13280 did not disappoint. Cabin was always clean and bed was comfy. Food was OK, we purchased the upgrade for 5 restaurants which was just OK with the exception of the Le ... Read more
Was really looking forward to my first ever Cruise. Embarked the NCL Epic at Barcelona. Within the first hour of going on board, I experienced 3 separate incidents of totally rudeness and unhelpfulness. Bar Staff - especially the Deck bar - ... Read more
Booked this trip for my wife's "decade" birthday. Thought it would be a good way to see different parts of Europe. However, a day in each port only gives you a small taste of each location. But that is what we were looking for. I've ... Read more
Went on this cruise to celebrate my early retirement with friends and not knowing that the ship was heading from Barcelona into dry dock for a refurb. The ship wasn't full but still the crew could not cope. Breakfast to your cabin arrived on time ... Read more
We just completed a cruise from Barcelona to London on the Epic. It was the worst cruise I have ever been on. The ship was going in to be refurbished after this cruise and many of the crew were going on vacation so they did not care about the ... Read more
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