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Mediterranean cruises

Sail south for longer, balmy days in the beautiful Mediterranean

Our Mediterranean cruises are a fantastic way to explore many different cities. Imagine the cost – and hassle – of organising city breaks in Rome, Florence, Lisbon and Barcelona… well on our itineraries, you can do it all on one enjoyable holiday!

But it’s even better than that – you’ll also discover beautiful, sun-kissed islands such as Sardinia and Minorca, combining busy day’s sightseeing with gentler days of relaxing. From foodies to art aficionados, lovers of ancient history or modern city breaks, our small-ship cruises around the Mediterranean Sea really do offer something for everyone.

Showcase ports in the Med

The name Mediterranean comes from the Latin for ‘in the middle of the earth.’ The Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Moorish and Turkish civilisations are just some whose influences linger on.

Today’s cruise highlights range from historic Valletta and Venice – and the cultural, relaxing island of Ibiza – to up-and-coming destinations like Corigliano Calabro, Ancona and Bari.

Ibiza Town is a delight to explore

Discover Roman Italy and Sardinia

From 2019, our exciting Explore Ashore concept will give you a greater experience of your destinations. For example, from Civitavecchia we can arrange for you to visit the mighty city of Rome or the lesser-known ancient Etruscan town of Tarquinia. Its must-see sights include the UNESCO-listed necropolis and the atmospheric old town overlooked by imposing watchtowers.

Perfect for foodies too...

Contrast tasty Tapas in Spain with Italy’s spaghetti vongole and spanakopita in Greece, while back on the ship, look forward to alfresco deck barbecues as our chefs serve up the real flavours of the region.

With less guests to cater for, we offer a more boutique fine dining experience – the chefs will often nip ashore in the morning to buy the day’s catch from the local markets. It doesn’t get fresher than that!

A pan of paella packed with colourful vegetables and juicy seafood, on a wooden table with a bottle of olive oil.
Departure Date Holiday Name Lead Price Number of Nights Ship Name  
October 10, 2020 Tales from the Ancient Mediterranean £5,928 22 nights Spirit of Adventure
October 15, 2020 The Mediterranean’s Beau Monde £4,324 16 nights Spirit of Discovery
December 21, 2020 Festive Celebrations in the Med £4,236 16 nights Spirit of Discovery