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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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Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape (Photo: Norwegian)

10 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - BarcelonaDetails

2,844 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jun 23, 2024
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Le Bougainville
Le Bougainville (Photo: Ponant)

7 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Ponant
Aug 28, 2023
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Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic

7 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - RomeDetails

4,208 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Seven Seas Grandeur
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12 Night
Mediterranean - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
May 8, 2024
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Virgin Voyages

7 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - BarcelonaDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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10 Night
Best Of Western MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 15, 2022
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10 Night
Greece, Italy & France CruiseDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 26, 2023
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9 Night
Italian Riviera & France CruiseDetails

5 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Aug 18, 2022
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9 Night
Italy, Sicily & MontenegroDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Aug 18, 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:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jul 4, 2022
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9 Night
Italy, Sicily & MontenegroDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 13, 2022
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10 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - BarcelonaDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Spain, France, & Italy CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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14 Night
Mediterranean Beaches & CitiesDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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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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