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The 7 Best Mediterranean Cruises

In addition to perfect weather and sunkissed coastlines, the Mediterranean is also home to some of Europe’s most ancient and interesting cities. Because of this, people are chomping at the bit to cruise through the Mediterranean, specifically Spain, Italy and Greece. Whether you are looking to indulge in tapas in Majorca or roam Florence, we’ve got you covered. Here are our seven picks for the best Mediterranean cruises.

The Best Mediterranean Cruises

1. MSC Sinfonia – MSC Cruises

First up on the list is MSC Sinfonia. Start your eight-day dream vacation in Venice and head to Split, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik, Ancona then back to Venice. The MSC Sinfonia is mid-sized but intimate and has an excellent club for party-goers, Pasha Club.

Split, Croatia

2. Marella Dream – Marella Cruises

Take off from Malaga then explore Palma de Mallorca, Toulon, Barcelona, Valencia, Bari before heading back to Malaga. The Marella Dream is elegant, with sophisticated yet comfortable cabin areas and a friendly crew. While onboard, keep yourself full with their delicious food!

Bari, Italy

3. Allure Of The Seas – Royal Caribbean International

Allure Of The Seas ports out of Barcelona and then you’re off to Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, La Spezia, Rome and Naples. In typical Royal Caribbean fashion, Allure Of The Seas caters to every traveller from adventurers, couples and families. Plenty of activities to keep you busy between ports and a great itinerary makes Allure Of The Seas a great choice.

La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy

4. Marella Explorer – Marella Cruises

Marella Explorer hits all the Western Mediterranean hotspots with these ports: Tenerife, Las Palmas, San Sebastian, Madeira, Lanzarote and Puerto del Rosario. This ship is one of Marella Cruises’ best and is known for its stellar entertainment and world-class spa. It’s a great fit for couples or solo travellers looking for fun.

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

5. Celebrity Edge – Celebrity Cruises

This 11-day cruise is perfect for those looking to explore the best of the Eastern Mediterranean. Kick-off your adventure in The Eternal City of Rome and head to Taormina, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Rhodes, Chania and Naples before heading back to Rome. With a healthy mix of time at sea and time at ports, you’ll never be bored. The Celebrity Edge hosts a wide variety of dining choices from small eateries to fancy steakhouses to keep you full between ports.

Santorini, Greece

6. Rhapsody Of The Seas – Royal Caribbean International

Start your voyage in Venice before heading to Dubrovnik, Kotor, Santorini and Katakolon on this fantastic cruise liner. Rhapsody Of The Seas is famous for their warm and friendly atmosphere with personalised service. Be sure to check out some of their award-winning entertainment while onboard.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

7. Azamara Pursuit – Azamara

Last but not least is the Azamara Pursuit. You will embark on an epic Italian voyage from Nice. The first stop in Italy will be Portofino before heading down to Portovenere, Florence, Elba, Sardinia and then Rome. With two full days in Florence, this itinerary is perfect for admirers of the renaissance, Italian opera and anyone with the Firenze on their bucket list. While on board, don’t miss their spectacular spa.

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Florence, Italy
Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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