Cruise Europe and the Mediterranean and expect sumptuous cuisine, breathtaking landscapes, history, tradition and architecture.
With a large range of excursions, you can meander down boardwalks and boulevards, through piazzas and quaint villages, each with their own story and charm. Indulge in fresh seafood, artisan breads, local olive oils and wine made with a passion that is inspirational and infectious. Soak up the Mediterranean sun from white sandy beaches dotted with umbrellas and bars that play host to a vibrant nightlife. With such diversity sprawled right along the coastline of the Mediterranean, it’s no wonder so many travellers gravitate to this part of the world for a spectacular cruising experience.
Barcelona is a vibrant city and a key departure cruise port for larger lines including Royal Caribbean, Princess cruises and Holland America. Boutique operators include Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn and Silversea. Before you depart you must explore Gothic Quarter – home to La Ramblas a very happening strip boasting delicious tapas and Gothic architecture.
Cruising via The French Riviera will generally include a stop in Nice – a city that perfectly blends old & new and is renowned for its picturesque shoreline, great food and relaxed environment. It only a short taxi across to Monaco should you wish to be dazzled by the playground for the rich and famous!
Cruise to Rome to explore Italy’s Cinque Terra, a set of 5 small Italian towns built into the Liguria Coastline. Walk the length of the stone walls surrounding the town of Lucca, marvel at Il Duomo in Florence, spend a day in the rolling hills of Tuscany or learn about Roman history at the famed Colosseum.
The Amalfi Coast is another Summer draw card boasting stunning rugged coastline where terraced houses are dotted across the cliffs. Don’t miss The Isle of Capri and the famous Blue Grotto – perfect for indulging in fresh local cuisine and beautiful sunsets.