Cruise & Stay – Mediterranean & Europe
Sun-drenched beaches on your doorstep – why wouldn’t you want to cruise the Mediterranean? Offering an incredibly diverse region and world-class cultural centres, you can explore ancient Athens, admire the treasures to be found in Rome and discover beauty in the French Riviera all in one cruise.
Whether taking a fly-cruise to join your ship in Palma, Barcelona, or one of the many Italian ports such as Venice – or if you’re jumping onboard from a UK port – you can expect an experience like no other ahead.From pizzas to paellas; escargot to eggplant – the Mediterranean offers an eclectic cuisine to suit any discerning palate.
The Best time to visit the Mediterranean is usually from May through to September, these are the summer months so you will find warmer temperatures and longer days. Eastern Mediterranean Cruises features taking a step back in time with its abundance of cultural highlights as you visit Greece and the Greek Islands, Turkey, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta and possibly Egypt. The Western Mediterranean Cruises host sunny beaches and stunning cities bringing the elegance of Spain, France, Italy and North Africa.
As the most popular destination for British cruisers, cruise and stay options make sailing the Med a fabulous option for first-timers who can mix a week at a beachfront hotel with a week onboard.