From the impeccable beaches and ancient ruins of the Eastern Mediterranean to the artsy and flavorful countries of the Western Mediterranean, this region is easily one of the most diverse in the world. Revel at Spanish and Italian architecture, soak up some sun in Greece, explore antiquities in Istanbul and Malta or get a taste of the French countryside on the outskirts of Nice, Monte Carlo or Cannes.
Ancient ruins recall the once-powerful empires that ruled this legendary region. On a Mediterranean cruise you can stand atop the Acropolis in Athens towering above the Athenian landscape, explore the ruins of Rome and marvel at the sheer magnitude of the Colosseum and magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica, or walk the haunting streets of Pompeii.
Explore the Leaning Tower in Pisa and the renaissance treasures in Florence such as world-famous statue of David. The canals of Venice where St. Mark’s Basilica is an extraordinary example of Italo-Byzantine architecture on a Mediterranean shore excursion, or relax on the sun-kissed shores of the Greek Isles by catching some rays on the sun-drenched beaches of Mykonos on your own.
Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine such as gyros and retsina at a cliff-top café in Santorini, or savor wines passed down through generations in Tuscany. Shop in the boutiques of Capri’s main square. Peruse the flower stalls on Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s famed promenade. Browse for jewelry on the centuries-old Ponte Vecchio in Florence, find handcrafted Murano glass or Carnival masks in Venice, or sample Neapolitan pizza in a family-run Naples restaurant.
Your Mediterranean Cruise will allow you to have essential experiences and distinctive treasures. Explore on immersive shore excursions designed to satisfy every interest, as local experts will help you make the most of your experience.
Europe – Mediterranean Departure Ports & Ports of Call
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