Itinerary: Genoa, Barcelona
With such a fantastic variety of cities, resorts and historically significant sites to visit, it’s little wonder that Mediterranean cruises remain an irresistible draw for so many of you.
Mediterranean cruises take in some of the most beautiful sights in Europe, so it’s not hard to see why they are one of our most popular holidays. A Med cruise can take you from the romantic cities of Italy to the whitewashed sugar cube buildings of the Greek Islands, or the dramatic coastlines of Croatia and Montenegro. Cruises from Venice leave behind the dreamy lagoon and sweeping bridges before heading to the next delightful destination. But Italian cruises don’t stop there; cruise to Rome, reached by the port of Civitavecchia, and see the ‘eternal city’, dominated by historic intrigue and fascinating architecture. Easily reached from the port of Livorno are the cities of Florence and Pisa.
Livorno to Florence takes you inland to Tuscany and undoubtedly one of Italy’s most beautiful cities: Florence is like a living museum to Renaissance art and architecture. Travel to Pisa and you can see a different side to Italy still, with the quirky Leaning Tower and the pristine white buildings of Piazza dei Miracoli. Venice cruises maybe the start of the adventure, but Italy has much to offer.
We also offer Lake Garda holidays which you could take before or after your cruise; holidays to Lake Garda typically enjoy boat trips on the lake and delicious Italian cuisine. You could also take a Greek Island cruise, navigating the contrasting but always visually striking islands. Tick off Kefalonia, once devastated in an earthquake but now rebuilt; verdant Corfu, Greece’s garden island; or magical Mykonos with its cluster of windmills. Santorini holidays are popular thanks its stunning sunsets, but don’t miss out on Athens from the port of Piraeus, with its crumbling ruins and long history. Your European cruise could take you to the French port of Marseille or the Balearic island of Mallorca. Cruises from Barcelona give you the chance to explore the exciting city before heading off across the sea; how about Montenegro holidays in the unspoilt Bay of Kotor? Holidays in Montenegro are easily combined with Dubrovnik holidays and Croatia cruises, sailing along the pitted coastline on emerald seas.
To find your perfect Mediterranean cruise, use the search box above or scroll down to see a selection of cruises for this destination. You can also contact our cruise experts seven days a week on 0800 840 5801 for personalised advice on the best holiday offers, as well as dedicated aftercare.
Things to do in the Mediterranean
- Visit the impressive Sagrada Família in Barcelona
- See the ruins of ancient Pompeii
- Feast on Italian food in Rome
- Browse Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
- Sunbathe in St Tropez
- Scuba dive to underwater caves in Malta
- Have a flutter in the famous Monte Carlo Casino
- Tour the ancient ruins of Athens
Did you know?
The Romans called the Mediterranean Mare Nostrum (Our Sea).