Barcelona, Rome, Athens, Milan, and Venice: When you hop on board a cruise ship sailing around the Mediterranean Sea, you will visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world. From the paradise islands dotting the warm waters to the ancient ruins strewn across the old lands and the idyllic beaches to the buzzing cities, get ready to immerse yourself in the various cultures, cuisines, and languages of Europe. The Mediterranean has all this and more!
Thanks to our fantastic cruise packages on Mediterranean itineraries, you can explore this enchanting corner of the world in style – without breaking the bank. Browse our selection of Mediterranean cruise deals or use our handy search tool on the left to take the first step towards your Mediterranean getaway.
If you’re looking for sun-filled days lying on golden beaches, exploring charming cities, and discovering a handful of new cultures, then the Mediterranean should be on the top of your list. The cities in the Mediterranean have rich histories that have influenced their colourful cultures, stunning architecture, and diversity. Mediterranean cruises are jampacked with a wide array of amazing holiday destinations – each offering up its own special cuisine. This mixture of cultures, languages, and religions is what makes the Mediterranean so attractive to many travellers.
Drawing in more than 200 million visitors every year, the Mediterranean Sea is the world’s top cruising destination. One of the Mediterranean’s main selling points is its mild climate, ensuring that visitors can enjoy sunny beach days. The beaches in the Mediterranean are out of this world! Tourists flood to Lefkada, Elafonissi, and other stunning beaches of the Greek Isles. The Spiaggia Rosa in Sardinia and beaches like the Cabo de Gata in Andalucia along the Spanish coastline are also spectacular.
Beyond its beaches, the Mediterranean also offers plenty of destination to acquaint yourself with the region’s fascinating history, world-famous cuisine, and charming cultures. Each town along the Mediterranean Sea has something special to offer. When in Rome, travel back in the time at the Colosseum and gawk at the breathtaking architecture of the Vatican City. The Acropolis and the Parthenon are must-sees in Greece. And there’s so much more to experience in the Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean offers a huge range of gorgeous ports. In the western Mediterranean, you can visit Malaga in Spain, Marseille in France, and Naples in Italy. In the east, you can explore more mysterious destinations like Limassol, a Cyprus port, or Haifa, a major Israeli city. Sailing along the northernmost branch of the Mediterranean will take you to the world-famous Italian city of Venice, just off the Adriatic Sea, and the gorgeous Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Rising in popularity are the Mediterranean cruise ports along the African coast, such as the Moroccan Casablanca, the Algerian Algiers, and the Tunisian Tunis. The Mediterranean is just teaming with new cultures and old traditions for you to explore!
The largest port in the Mediterranean is the Greek harbour city of Piraeus. About 20 million passengers visit this massive cruise hub annually, and rows of ships can be seen docked there year-round. However, Piraeus isn’t the only showstopping port in the Mediterranean. Cruisers stopping at the port of Messina in Sicily will have the opportunity to see the largest astronomical clock in the world. The ancient Grand Harbour of Valletta in Malta is just breathtakingly beautiful.
Beyond these historical ports, you will naturally have the chance to explore cosmopolitan cities and ancient sites. Ring our experienced Australia-based cruise experts for more details on the shore excursions we offer on Mediterranean itineraries.
If you’re interested in visiting Rome, Barcelona, Florence, and the most popular destinations of the Mediterranean Sea, a cruise with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, or Princess Cruises might be right for you. For a more authentic European experience, MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises will take you to more remote destinations. If you want to cruise in absolute luxury, our cruise experts will help you find your dream holiday with Crystal Cruises or Azamara Club Cruises. Whether you’re looking for cultural experiences, mouth-watering cuisine, or just relaxation, you will find everything you want under the Mediterranean sun.
Do you have the Mediterranean Sea on the brain? If so, we have highlighted some of our best Mediterranean cruise deals right here – including flights from Australia. Alternatively, you can use the handy search tool on the left to help you find even more cruise offers. If you need personalised service in finding a cruise that meets your specific needs, then ring our Australia-based cruise experts on 1300 857 345. The Mediterranean is waiting for you! Book your dream cruise holiday to the Mediterranean with Cruise1st today!