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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.
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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 ...
Olbia
The city of Olbia is the gateway to Costa Smeralda -- the Emerald ...
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, ...
Sanary-Sur-Mer
Sanary-sur-Mer -- located in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region of ...
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 ...
08/16
This was the first cruise for 4 out of 5 of our party.We all enjoyed it immensely. Initially we were given a room with a double bed right under the window but this was quickly corrected and our twin room was adequate for the cruise. There is so ... Read more
08/16
Original cruise was to embark in Istanbul, but was changed to Athens due to unrest in Turkey. Disappointing, but understandable. New ship, large amount of space for guests. Modern, not ostentatious décor. We were in an Explorer suite which is ... Read more
Having cruised with Royal Caribbean on Navigator and Allure we couldn't wait to cruise the Med on Harmony to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Let me say firstly, we had a great holiday and if you were a first time cruiser you would be blown ... Read more
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08/16
Entertainment was terrible. Offer 3 shows and one you have to pay for. Other two were weak. No headliner comedian. Too many restaurants and not enough entertainment. Both main restaurants have same exact menu, instead of variety. Very closed-in ship ... Read more
08/16
Cruised with my husband and our 2 adult daughters. We picked this cruise based on the ports, because we've never been to Europe, so it seemed like a great way to get a taste of a few cities. We enjoyed all of the ports and our excursions, even ... Read more

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08/16
We had a family suite for 2 adults and 2 older teens. It was very crowded and difficult to maneuver. The ac was not good. It was very hot at times. The layout was awkward as the bath and shower are right at the door. There was ample storage, but ... Read more
I will preface this review by stating that the ship is beautiful, the service was excellent, and the food onboard was probably the best I have ever seen on Royal Caribbean (We have cruised with RCL 10+ times). There were a lot of "wow" ... Read more
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