Have you always wanted to see the French Riviera and witness all the most famous cultural icons of the Mediterranean? Western Mediterranean cruise deals give you the opportunity to finally make those dreams a reality.
You may sail any time of the year. Keep in mind that summers are hot, though ideal for enjoying the beaches. If your time is flexible and you would rather enjoy more comfortable temperatures, consider a spring or fall voyage.
Ships that set for the Western Mediterranean depart from a number of locations including Barcelona and Rome. Expect to visit Italy, Spain, France and Portugal on your Western Mediterranean cruise deals.
While onboard, you’ll experience a most enchanting lifestyle of luxury. Whether on a large ship or smaller vessel, you’ll dine on world class cuisine and have access to exotic spas, elegant casinos, evening shows, discos, nightclubs and activities to keep the entire family entertained. Western Mediterranean cruise deals offer the best of the best.
Get ready to disembark in the Cot d’Azur. Admire the neo-Byzantine structures in Marseille. Take a tour to Villefranche-sur-Mer and appreciate the scenery and beauty that inspired masters like Matisse and Renoir. Head out to Nice and view the old town. If time allows, stop to buy perfume. And if your itinerary includes Monte Carlo, head out to the impressive Grand Casino.
With so much to see in Italy, decide what interests you the most. With Western Mediterranean cruise deals you can book another trip any time. When docking in Rome, visit the Colosseum, Vatican City and Sistine Chapel. Travel to Naples, Pompeii and Sorrento to see ancient ruins. Go to Venice and tour the Palazzo Ducale. If your ship docks in Livorno, take the opportunity to see the majestic architecture and the exhibits at the Uffizi Museum in Florence.
And as you’ve surely heard, Spain also offers a myriad of attractions. While in Barcelona, marvel in magnificent gothic architecture, the Picasso Museum and the Sagrada Familia. Enjoy fun in the sun while in Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands. Perhaps on your return you can visit Malaga and Gibraltar.
Liners often stop in Lisbon. Take the cable car to Santa Justa for a breathtaking view of the city. Join any of the shore excursions to explore castles and palaces.
Begin to plan for your next adventure on one of these Western Mediterranean cruises. Realize, though, that thousands of years of history can’t be seen in just one journey.
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