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Western Mediterranean Cruises

Florence, Italy (Photo: Nattee Chalermtiragool/Shutterstock)

About Western Mediterranean Cruises

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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Celebrity Infinity
Celebrity Infinity (Photo: Celebrity)

9 Night
Best Of Spain & Portugal CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 3, 2022
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Celebrity Infinity
Celebrity Infinity (Photo: Celebrity)

11 Night
Best Of Spain & Portugal CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 20, 2022
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Celebrity Constellation
Celebrity Constellation

9 Night
9nt Best Of Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Rhapsody of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas

7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jun 6, 2022
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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13 Night
Spain & Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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14 Night
Mediterranean Cities CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jun 24, 2022
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10 Night
Croatia, Italy, & Greece CruiseDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 5, 2022
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9 Night
9nt Best Of Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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8 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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10 Night
Best Of Western MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 15, 2022
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jul 4, 2022
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3 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - Barcelona Details

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 17, 2022
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12 Night
Mediterranean Greek IslesDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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12 Night
Mediterranean Greek IslesDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jul 16, 2022
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8 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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10 Night
Greek Islands & Malta CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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9 Night
Italian Riviera & France CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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10 Night
Spain, Canaries, & PortugalDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Nov 18, 2022
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9 Night
Italian Riviera & France CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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10 Night
France, Italy & Greece CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 24, 2023
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9 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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9 Night
Italian Riviera & France CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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What is the best time to cruise to the Western Mediterranean?

Western Mediterranean cruises -- to marquee ports like Rome, Florence and Barcelona -- are offered year-round. Peak season is during the summer, despite the fact that many restaurants, shops and attractions close for the entire month of August in a number of European cities. The shoulder seasons of early spring and late fall are great options for lighter crowds and more affordable cruise fares.

Which cruise lines go to the Western Mediterranean?

Most mainstream cruise lines -- including Celebrity, Disney, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian --offer Western Caribbean sailings. Italian cruise lines MSC Cruises and Costa offer the most year-round options. Luxury cruise lines are also well-represented in the region with lines including Azamara, Windstar, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn and others frequenting Western Mediterranean ports.

What are some things to do in the Western Mediterranean?

Western Mediterranean cruises encompass some of Europe's most iconic cities and destinations and offer a huge diversity of sights, attractions and activities.  You can visit world-class art museums like the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, take an excursion to the ancient city of Pompeii, hit the casino in Monte Carlo or relax on the beach in Capri, just to name a few. For more: Western Mediterranean Cruise Tips.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the Western Mediterranean?

Yes, a passport is required for Western Mediterranean cruises.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Western Mediterranean?

What you pack for the Western Mediterranean will be highly dependent on the time of year of your cruise, but comfortable walking shoes are always a must. Light layers are a good idea year-round and some warmer options are a good idea during the colder months. We also recommend bringing a reusable water bottle if you're visiting in the summer; crowded Mediterranean streets can become unbearably hot and dehydration can become an issue.

Related Cruises

Almeria
Barcelona
Bonifacio
Calvi
Cannes
Capri
Catania
Corsica (Ajaccio)
Elba
Ferrol
Florence
Fuerteventura
Genoa
Giardini Naxos (Sicily)
Gibraltar
Ibiza
La Rochelle-La Pallice
Madeira (Funchal)
Malta (Valletta)
Marseille
Monaco (Monte Carlo)
Naples
Nice
Olbia
Palamos
Palermo (Sicily)
Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)
Port Mahon
Porto Torres
Portoferraio
Portofino
Ravenna (Bologna)
Rome (Civitavecchia)
Saint-Tropez
Salerno
Sanary-Sur-Mer
Sardinia
Sete
Seville
Sorrento
Taormina (Messina)
Villefranche

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