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 Corsica, 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.
Small ships, big adventures
The smaller size of our ships means we can sail along some of the Mediterranean’s rivers too – waterways that would be totally off-limits to the big cruise liners. This means on selected Mediterranean itineraries we’ll sail up the Guadalquivir river to sunny Seville, or along Portugal’s picturesque Douro.
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!