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Mediterranean Cruises

Florence, Italy (Photo: Nattee Chalermtiragool/Shutterstock)

About Mediterranean Cruises

From the pristine beaches and ancient ruins of the Eastern Mediterranean to the artsy and flavorful countries of the Western Mediterranean, this region is easily one of the most diverse in the world. Revel at Spanish and Italian architecture, soak up some sun in Greece, explore antiquities in Istanbul and Malta or get a taste of the French countryside on the outskirts of Nice, Monte Carlo or Cannes. Some Med itineraries dip down into northern Africa; the Canary Islands are also a popular stop for repositioning cruises.

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Nautica
Nautica

12 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

347 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
May 15, 2022
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Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem

7 Night
Greek Isles & Italy Details

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Apr 30, 2023
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Riviera
Riviera

10 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Apr 14, 2023
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7 Night
Italy & Greek Islands CruiseDetails

602 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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7 Night
Croatia, Montenegro & GreeceDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Jul 16, 2022
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9 Night
Greek Isles CruiseDetails

11 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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10 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Apr 15, 2022
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8 Night
Greek Isles CruiseDetails

Leaving:Haifa
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Sep 1, 2022
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jun 6, 2022
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11 Night
Italy, Turkey & Greek IslandsDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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12 Night
Holy Land CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 19, 2022
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12 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Haifa
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 4, 2022
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11 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Apr 24, 2022
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10 Night
Greece, Italy & France CruiseDetails

27 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 26, 2023
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10 Night
Croatia, Italy, & Greece CruiseDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 5, 2022
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6 Night
Italy & Adriatic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
May 9, 2022
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11 Night
Europe - Classic Mediterranean Details

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Nov 5, 2022
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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9 Night
9 Nt Venice, Portofino & Florence CruiseDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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10 Night
Europe - Classic Mediterranean Details

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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13 Night
13nt Best Of Western MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
May 3, 2022
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12 Night
Portugal, Spain & France CruiseDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 11, 2022
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7 Night
Spain, France, & Italy CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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10 Night
Best Of Western MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Sep 15, 2022
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11 Night
Holy Land CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
May 25, 2022
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What is the best time to cruise to the Mediterranean?

The Mediterranean is part of Europe, and as such, summer is the most popular time to cruise, but sailings are offered through the shoulder seasons of spring and fall -- and even into December. The late autumn months can be surprisingly mild, and are a much calmer time to cruise to the Med. For more information: Best Months to Cruise the Mediterranean.

Which cruise lines go to the Mediterranean?

A wide variety of large, small and luxury lines cruise the romantic ports of the Mediterranean. These include Viking Ocean Cruises, Norwegian, MSC, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America, Crystal and Azamara.

What are some things to do in the Mediterranean?

Cruises to the Mediterranean are typically divided into Eastern and Western itineraries. The Western Med includes Italy, Monaco, France and Spain, with plenty of museums, culinary tours, wineries, cathedrals and architecture to ogle. The Eastern Mediterranean contains historic attractions including the ruins of Greece and Turkey, along with sacred sites in Israel or active pursuits hiking Montenegro or Croatia. For more: Best Western Mediterranean Shore Excursions.

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

Yes.

What should I pack for a cruise to the Mediterranean?

Be sure to pack comfortable clothing -- and especially shoes -- for long days of sightseeing. However, Europeans tend to dress with a bit of panache; to fit in, pack a stylish scarf or hat, and maybe leave your lanyards and socks and sandals at home.

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