Sail away to the magical Mediterranean on a cruise from the UK
Visiting one exciting city after another, famous art and architecture, ancient sites and delicious food and wine... our boutique cruises to the Mediterranean offer all this and so much more.
Sample the good life on one of our all-inclusive voyages and discover the wonders of Rome and Athens, explore quaint Dubrovnik, or set off to explore lesser-known places from tiny Greek islands such as Hydra to the Catalan village of Port Vendres. And all without the need to fly.
Whatever you want to do, a Mediterranean ocean cruise is one of the best ways to really get away from it all.
Popular Mediterranean cruise ports
Famous for its beaches, there’s so much more to Spain than sea, sun and sand. Barcelona is a big, bold showcase city of art and architecture, while the smaller ports along the coast such as Palamos are perfect for exploring the country’s history and culture.Find out more
Set in the south of France, the riviera port of Toulon is packed with lively markets, boutiques, squares and harbourside eateries exuding joie de vivre. Or set off for Aix-en-Provence., the ‘city of a thousand fountains’.
There’s so much to discover on the Italian mainland and her islands. Whether you want to try a classic gondola ride through the canals of Venice, explore Savona on the Italian Riviera or nearby Pompeii, or relax in Livorno on the Tuscan coast.
The ancient island of Malta is always a popular stop on our Mediterranean cruises. You’ll sail into the Grand Harbour of Valletta, where the UNESCO-listed streets exude old-world charm at every turn, and optional experiences ashore include visiting the ‘Silent City’ of Mdina or the Byzantine-era Catacombs of St Paul.
Set sail for Croatia on our Mediterranean cruises 2024. You’ll head into the Adriatic Sea to explore exciting ports along the coast. Walk the ancient city walls encircling Dubrovnik, enter Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and perhaps visit the stunning Krka Waterfalls from the port of Zadar.
From the UNESCO-listed Acropolis towering above the city of Athens, to smaller islands like Kefalonia and Katakolon, Greece is beautiful and fascinating in equal measure.
The sun-drenched resort of Antalya is set at the foot of jagged mountains, overlooking the Mediterranean. The old town, known as Kaleici, is an inviting warren of narrow lanes, overlooked by Ottoman houses, or explore the fascinating Archaeological Museum.
So many reasons to cruise to the Med…
With so many different countries and cities to explore, you’ll always find your perfect Mediterranean experience on our range of itineraries.
Delicious food and wine
The Med is one of the gastronomic highlights of the world. From mouth-watering pizza and pasta in Italy, to fresh seafood in Spain and Old-World wines throughout the region, your tastebuds can enjoy an adventure too.
No need to fly
All of our Mediterranean ocean cruises depart right here in the UK, so you can visit this part of the world while avoiding the busy airports. We even include a chauffeur to the port in the price, so you’ll arrive at the ship completely relaxed.
Packed with ancient history
There’s probably no other region that has so much history as the Med, stretching over several millennia. From classic ancient cities such as Athens, Rome and Venice, to the fabled island of Crete, history lovers will be spoilt for choice for unforgettable experiences.
Our boutique cruises can show you some lesser-visited destinations, ones that are off the standard tourist trail. Our Mediterranean cruises 2024 include ports such as Ceuta, an enclave of Spain on the Moroccan coast, along with the small islands of Elba and Hydra.
When is the best time to visit the Mediterranean?
Visiting the Med is not just for the summertime. There are many reasons to cruise throughout the year.
Spring Med cruises
The Mediterranean comes alive in the springtime. The countryside comes into bloom, the weather is mild, and it’s so enjoyable to explore.
Summer Med cruises
Summer is the classic time to visit the Med. Long days are sunshine are virtually guaranteed, all the attractions are open, and the cities are full of hubbub and activity.
Autumn Med cruises
Or you might like to try a Mediterranean cruise in the autumn. Much like spring, the attractions are less busy, but the good weather still holds, making it a hugely enjoyable time to explore.
Winter Med cruises
It can be really rewarding to cruise to the Mediterranean out of season. There are no crowds, and while it may be winter, the temperature is certainly milder than back at home!