Leave Your Cares Behind on a Mediterranean Cruise

Mediterranean cruises offer travellers the chance to experience some of the most breathtaking destinations in the world. The area is the second most popular cruise destination in the world, after the Caribbean. Itineraries are generally divided into two regions: the Western and Eastern Mediterranean. A cruise in the west offers a rich mix of culture, history, architecture, education and food. Below you’ll find a short guide – click here to see more detailed itineraries.

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No Worries, No Hassle

A Mediterranean cruise is an excellent opportunity to visit several places within a relatively short period of time. With this hassle-free cruise holiday, you don’t need to pack and unpack when the ship calls at different ports. This is one of the great benefits for families with children. Visiting the different ports also enables you to learn about different ways of life. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the world’s famous cultural sites, art galleries and museums.

Incredible City Stop-offs

Rome, Barcelona and Marseilles are among the popular ports of call on a cruise of the Western Mediterranean. These ports offer great education, culinary and artistic experiences. Picture ancient gladiators fighting in battles in the Colosseum of Rome, one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

The capital of the Catalonia region, Barcelona, offers a wealth of cultural, historical and artistic highlights. Take a stroll through winding streets and pretty buildings in the Gothic Quarter. Pay a visit to the Picasso Museum to see one of the best collections of the artist’s early works.

There are plenty of things to do in Marseilles, the second largest city in France. Shop for regional handicrafts in the Vieux Port area and enjoy the cool breeze in this warm seaside city. Visit the numerous gardens or snack at a sidewalk café.

Lots of Fun Activities

Most cruise lines have an array of activities for every age group. There are almost always fun and educational programmes for children. While your children are busy having fun, you can lounge at the pool with a cocktail or shop in a boutique. Looking for something physical? Exercise classes, miniature golf, table tennis, basketball and volleyball.

The Western Mediterranean is the perfect cruise region to explore major cities with profound history and culture like Rome, Barcelona and Marseilles. Between stop-offs travellers can enjoy all the perks of a luxury liner.



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35 thoughts on “Leave Your Cares Behind on a Mediterranean Cruise

  1. I’ve never been real excited about a cruise because most of them go to the caribbean or somewhere beachy and warm. I am not a beach or swimsuit or heat person. I would like to go on an alaska cruise. But a Mediterranean cruise would be awesome. I have never been overseas but this is one area that I would love to go.

  2. I have been waiting to go on a cruise for so long and visit so many other places. I am definitely looking into this cruise! Sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have never been super keen on cruises because I don’t know how I feel about being stuck out at sea, however my fiancee and I have said that IF we were to do one, a Mediterranean Cruise would be the one! LOVE IT!

  4. i would absolutly love to do a cruise experience. There are some amazing stops.rome wau i would love to Go there.i am.going to check more details about this.thanx for sharing

  5. It looks beautiful. The water scares me to death but I would love to travel and experience different foods and cultures.

  6. I have been on cruises four times and I would live in a moments notice. I have been to the Caribbean but would love to cruise the Mediterranean.

  7. I could never imagine myself actually being able to take such a cruise, though I would absolutely love to! I think my favorite part would be laying out on the deck under the sun smelling the fresh sea air! 🙂

  8. This sounds like an amazing idea indeed to go on a Mediterranean cruise. I would so love to do this and seeing the Picasso Museum would be totally amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  9. My other have went on a Mediterranean cruise with his ex and always raves about it and all the countries he got to visit within two weeks. I think it’d be fab for our family to go on one for ourselves one day too 🙂

  10. I’ve never been on a cruise too, I wish I could stay on a cruise like this. I’d love to try it one day, you look really enjoyed.

  11. Cruises are my absolute favorite way to travel!!! It’s been awhile since I’ve been on one, I really need to change that!

  12. I would love to take a cruise there. I have cruised in the Caribbean quite a few times and really enjoyed myself. I am ready to see something different. Thank you so much for sharing

  13. I’ve done an Artic cruise (& can wholeheartedly recommend it!). I’ve been to Barcelona several times & it has to be one of the nicest cities I’ve ever been to.

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