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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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  • What is the best time to cruise to the Mediterranean?

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Riviera
Riviera

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

716 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jun 10, 2024
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Riviera
Riviera

10 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

716 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 11, 2024
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Norwegian Sun
Norwegian Sun

11 Night
Canary Islands / MoroccoDetails

2,098 Reviews
Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Feb 26, 2023
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Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape (Photo: Norwegian)

10 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - BarcelonaDetails

2,887 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jun 23, 2024
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Cruise Critic Favorite

7 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

737 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Nov 13, 2023
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11 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

246 Reviews
Leaving:Haifa
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
May 27, 2023
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11 Night
Europe - Western Mediterranean - BarcelonaDetails

2,887 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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7 Night
Journey To AntiquitiesDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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7 Night
Western Mediterranean CruiseDetails

1,930 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Jul 24, 2023
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11 Night
Europe - Classic MediterraneanDetails

4,246 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Aug 28, 2023
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10 Night
Greek Isles & ItalyDetails

2,523 Reviews
Leaving:Ravenna
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Jul 7, 2023
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12 Night
Italy Intensive VoyageDetails

700 Reviews
Leaving:Monaco
Cruise Line:Azamara
Sep 28, 2024
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12 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

737 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 29, 2023
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10 Night
Mediterranean CruiseDetails

364 Reviews
Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Oct 27, 2023
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12 Night
Mediterranean RomanceDetails

1,045 Reviews
Leaving:Trieste
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Sep 2, 2023
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More about the Mediterranean

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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