A luxury Mediterranean cruise offers a multitude of sights, sounds and new discoveries to keep you coming back for more.
With beautiful, warm summer months and more forgiving, milder temperatures during the winter season, the Mediterranean is the ideal region to explore at any time of the year. Thanks to its close proximity to the UK, it is also the idea choice of destination for those seeking a luxury cruise from the UK and with several cruise lines operating from Southampton, the Mediterranean is just a short journey away.
We offer a variety of Mediterranean cruise itineraries with a diverse range of cruise lines. For ultra-luxury, look no further than Silversea, Regent Seven Seas and Crystal Cruises - with so much choice, the hardest decision you will have to make will be deciding which part of the region you would like to visit.
Western Mediterranean Cruises
The Western Mediterranean offers ports including Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Cadiz, Ibiza, Messina and Ajaccio. The region has long been a favourite among British cruisers and it's not difficult to see why; history, family fun, relaxation and the chance to sample the local cuisine and culture are all offered.
If there was one region that truly did have something for everyone, it would be the Western Mediterranean. Indulge in Tapas in Barcelona, visit the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco or relax on the beautiful small beach in Ajaccio.
Eastern Mediterranean Cruises
Eastern Mediterranean itineraries usually include Istanbul, Haifa, Athens, Limassol, Port Said, Odessa, Ephesus and Alexandria, just to name a small few. The Eastern Mediterranean is filled with wonder and intrigue and have long captivated those arriving on cruise ships with their beauty, culture and history.
Cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean really give you an opportunity to experience something entirely new. Take a step back into ancient history with a visit to the Pyramids in Giza, enjoy the hustle and bustle of an authentic Turkish Bazaar with a visit to Istanbul's Grand Bazaar or enjoy a pleasant stroll through the beautiful Bahá'í Gardens in Haifa, Israel.
Central Mediterranean and Adriatic Cruises
This region offers a never ending amount of treasures and ports of call, with the most popular for luxury cruises being Dubrovnik, Split, Venice, Messina, Santorini, Katakolon and Valetta.
The Central Mediterranean is ideal for those who wish to combine city exploration with the intimate option to enjoy some off-the-beaten-path ports of call. A visit to the romantic city of Venice would not be complete without a Gondola ride - and may we also suggest enjoying a spot of lunch whilst you are there. The sheer beauty of Santorini will leave you in awe and offers outstanding views which really are breathtaking - it really does resemble one of those destinations that you "only ever see on tv".
Dubrovnik is another port of call worth of some thorough pavement treading; the Old Town is magnificent with curious narrow side streets, exquisite medieval architecture and Baroque Churches. In 2008, Dubrovnik was actually the world's tenth most visited port of call.
Book your Mediterranean cruise with The Cruise Line
At The Cruise Line we have a superb array of Mediterranean cruises. Whether you are looking for a last minute luxury cruise departing in the next couple of months or a lavish, 25-night all-inclusive adventure with the likes of Crystal Cruises, we guarantee that we will have a voyage to suit your preferences.
Our team of Cruise Experts is unrivalled when it comes to their knowledge of the Mediterranean and what it can offer and they will gladly go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy a voyage that matches up to your preferences. We can also tailormake any aspect of your trip, whether its adding pre or post-cruise hotel stays or private transfers.
To speak to one of our Cruise Experts about our luxury cruises in the Mediterranean, please call 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please browse a selection of our best Mediterranean cruise itineraries below.