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6★ All-Inclusive Canaries & Morocco Luxury Sale

Seabourn Sojourn 23 Mar 2025 17 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Gran Canaria (Las Palmas)

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Itinerary: Las Palmas, Spain - San Sebastian, la Gomera - Puerto de la Estaca, El Hierro, Canarias, Spain - Sant Cruz de la Palma, Canary Isles - Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - Funchal (Madeira),...
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(full fare £6,499) Balcony from £5,299pp

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2025 No-Fly Mediterranean Marvel

Sky Princess 13 Sep 2025 31 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

Just a LOW deposit of Only £50pp to book*

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Itinerary: Southampton, England - Vigo - Malaga - Barcelona - Florence/Pisa (Livorno) - Rome (Civitavecchia) - Naples, Italy - Istanbul - Crete (Heraklion) - Rhodes - Ephesus (Kusadasi) -...
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(full fare £4,300) Inside from £4,169pp

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2025 5★ No-Fly Gems of Spain & France

Vista 03 Jun 2025 12 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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FREE $600 Shore Excursion Credit*

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Itinerary: Southampton - Saint-Malo, France - Bordeaux, France - San Sebastian, Spain - Gijon, Spain - La Coruna, Spain - Bilbao, Spain - La Rochelle, France - Brest, France - Paris (from Le.…
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(full fare £5,699) Balcony from £4,399pp

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Where to go on a Mediterranean cruise

The Western Mediterranean captivates visitors with its rich history and breathtaking landscapes. The region has plenty of interesting things to do, from the sun-drenched shores of France to the ancient ruins of Italy.

Spend your days here roaming cobblestone streets, savouring fresh seafood dishes, exploring iconic landmarks, relaxing on idyllic beaches and discovering vibrant markets. With its diverse array of destinations and experiences, you’re certain to discover something new.

Elsewhere, you’ll find the Eastern Mediterranean, where old-world charm and modern sophistication meet. Step back in time as you wander the ancient streets of Athens, where the Acropolis stands as a testament to Greece’s heritage.

Explore the Adriatic’s picturesque coastal towns, where medieval fortresses stand above crystal-clear waters. Discover the vibrant rhythms of flamenco in Seville and the stunning architecture of Lisbon as you sail along the sun-kissed shores of Spain and Portugal.

Things to do in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is a playground for adventure, culture and relaxation. Whether you’d like to immerse yourself in the local culture or unwind on a blissful beach, the Mediterranean has something for everyone.

Travellers with a passion for history and culture will find themselves enchanted by the Mediterranean’s rich heritage. Explore ancient ruins and historic cities that tell stories of times gone by. Wander through the Acropolis in Athens, marvel at the Roman amphitheatres of Italy or stroll along the medieval walls of Dubrovnik.

No cruise to the Mediterranean would be complete without indulging in the local cuisine. Sample fresh seafood caught that very morning as you sip on a chilled glass of wine. From the mouthwatering tapas of Spain to the delicious pasta dishes of Italy, Mediterranean cuisine is sure to tantalise your tastebuds.

If a cruise means relaxation to you, you’re in luck! The Mediterranean offers plenty of picture-perfect beaches where crystal-clear waters kiss golden sands. Lounge under the warm sun, soak up beautiful views and take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea. There’s no shortage of options for beach lovers here.

Mediterranean shore excursions

Shore excursions are a fantastic way to explore the Mediterranean in more depth. From walking the ancient ruins of Greece with Celebrity Cruises to climbing a cathedral tower in Italy with Cunard, you’re certain to find an excursion that will enhance your Mediterranean cruise.

When is the best time to cruise the Mediterranean?

The best time to cruise the Mediterranean depends on your preferences.

Generally, the Mediterranean cruise season runs from April to October. The peak time is July and August, essentially the summer months. This time of year offers warm temperatures (think 30°C to 45°C) and long sunny days, ideal for exploring coastal towns or lounging on deck.

During the shoulder seasons (April to May and September to October), you’ll find fewer crowds and milder weather.

Which cruise lines sail to the Mediterranean?

Many of our cruise line partners offer Mediterranean cruises. Among the most popular are; Celebrity Cruises, Cunard and P&O Cruises, all of which offer a fantastic range of no-fly cruises.

If you’d prefer to embark on a fly cruise to the Mediterranean, cruise lines including Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea have a vast array of voyages.

Mediterranean FAQs

Can you cruise from the UK to the Mediterranean?

Yes, a number of cruise lines offer no-fly cruises from the UK to the Mediterranean. From Dover, travellers can embark on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Saga Ocean Cruises or Seabourn voyage to the Mediterranean. Ambassador Cruise Line and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sail from Liverpool and Newcastle. Ambassador Cruise Line also offers cruises from London Tilbury. In Portsmouth, travellers can hop on a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines or Saga Ocean Cruises cruise.

And finally, as the most popular UK departure port, Southampton operates cruises on behalf of Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Silversea.

Do Mediterranean cruises require a passport?

Yes, all guests, including children, must be in possession of a passport.

Which Mediterranean cruises are all-inclusive?

Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Celestyal Cruises, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Saga Ocean Cruises, Scenic Ocean Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea all offer all-inclusive cruises to the Mediterranean.

What do I need to pack for a Mediterranean cruise?

What to pack for your Mediterranean cruise will depend on what time of year you sail and what you plan to do while away. As a guide, we’d recommend packing casual clothing for the day, swimsuits, a sun hat, comfortable walking shoes, sandals, a light jacket, smarter clothing for the evening, a backpack, technology accessories, toiletries, medication and a water bottle.

Onboard dress codes vary from cruise line to cruise line, so make sure to check our guide to cruise ship dress codes before you sail.

What is the best Mediterranean cruise to go on?

The best Mediterranean cruise to go on will depend on your preferences. For a more traditional cruising experience, consider Ambassador Cruise Line or Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. If a luxury cruise is for you, Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea are great options. For a family-friendly Mediterranean cruise, what about Holland America Line, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises or Royal Caribbean International?

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