Luxury Mediterranean Cruises
A luxury Mediterranean cruise is a region that doesn’t fail to deliver and is undoubtedly best experienced by sea. Adopt the effortless style of Mediterranean living while walking along waterfront promenades or exploring cliffside villages. Soak up rich history, glorious gastronomy and aromas of citrus and sea air. The Mediterranean boasts lively, cultural towns set amongst a backdrop of sparkling, azure sea and golden sand. From ancient Rome to Saint Tropez, there’s always something to explore during sun-drenched days in the Med.Search All Mediterranean Cruises ►
Discover the ancient mysteries of the Greek Islands as you sail towards the whitewashed villages of Mykonos and Santorini. Travel back in time to Crete, the birthplace of Zeus, or spot the Acropolis in Athens. The island of Corfu offers secluded beaches alongside a cosmopolitan city.
Experience La Dolce Vita with Italy’s sun-soaked shores, resort towns, unforgettable food and old fashioned glamour. For world famous sights, uncover the secrets of the history-filled canals in Venice, photograph the Leaning Tower of Pisa or take a trip to the Colosseum in Rome. There is so much to explore on the Italian Riviera whether it be the pastel coloured villages of the Amalfi Coast, the vibrant underwater world of Portofino or the UNESCO site of Cinque Terre. Another ‘must-visit’ is the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, headed by the Pope. Here you can tour the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s remarkable renaissance artwork.
The French Riviera is one of the most glamorous places on Earth. Visit the bustling city of Nice, try your luck in the famed Monte Carlo casino or top up your tan in St Tropez. Live La Belle Vie as you walk among film stars in Cannes or watch the Grand Prix in Monaco. Cruising round the Cote D’Azur gives unrivalled culinary palettes such as coq au vin, escargot or ratatouille. While this is a place of pure luxury, you can also saunter to a local patisserie or bathe in the crystalline waters for a more relaxing visit.
Explore the Eastern Mediterranean
Visit the world’s oldest civilisations in the Holy Land, where pilgrims come from all over the world to worship and pray. As the heart of many religions and a range of landscapes, there is a lot to discover in this part of the Mediterranean. Stop off in the Israeli port of Haifa to explore Galilee, Nazareth and the River Jordan. Visit the jaw-dropping ancient city of Petra, one of the most famous archaeological sites, located in Jordan. Take a photograph of the incredible sights in Cairo, including the Great Pyramids of Giza. In Turkey, shop until you drop in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar or discover the cultural site of Ephesus.
Sail the Adriatic Sea to Croatia. If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, stroll through the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, the fictional setting of King’s Landing. Explore the lavender scented countryside of Hvar, a journey inland from the postcard-perfect seaside villages.
Our experts say
There really is so much to see when cruising the Mediterranean. A stand-out for me is sailing out of Mykonos at sunset, which was an absolutely phenomenal experience, watching the sun cascade on the white washed buildings is like a scene from a postcard. From kayaking the coasts of Dubrovnik with Game of Thrones extras to climbing the active volcano, Mount Etna, in Sicily. I’ve dived off pirate ships in Santorini & I’ve swam in the serene sea caves of Kotor.
A Mediterranean cruise includes incredible sights such as the Colosseum in Rome. Exploring in the day & relaxing in the evening awaiting your next adventure is why cruising is so magical to me.
- Jenny Higgins – Marketing Assistant
Best Time To Visit the Mediterranean
A luxury Mediterranean cruise is usually best during the typical summer months of June to September. This ensures optimal weather conditions, however spring and autumn offer milder temperatures and less tourism.
Book Luxury Mediterranean Cruises
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