Mediterranean cruises have become more popular in recent years as holidaymakers look for relaxed and diverse ways to enjoy their holiday time. A Mediterranean cruise package is the perfect choice if you want a diverse summer holiday in 2018, but don’t want the stress of travelling between European resorts.
On a Mediterranean cruise, travelling between resorts couldn’t be more idyllic: you can simply sit back and admire the glorious coastal scenery from your cruise ship, perhaps sipping a complementary cocktail or enjoying a cigar on the panoramic deck.
If you’re thinking about a Mediterranean cruise in 2018, here are five of our favourite summer cruises to some of Europe’s best-loved resorts.
French Riviera, Portofino, Tuscany and Rome Wine Voyage with SeaDream
Port visited: Nice (French Riviera), Villefranche-sur-Mer (French Riviera), Saint-Tropez (French Riviera), Cannes (French Riviera), Portofino (Italian Riviera), Elba Island (Tuscany, Italy), Grosseto (Tuscany, Italy), Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy)
Departure dates: May 12th to May 19th, 2018
If you enjoy the wines of Europe, then we highly recommend booking a SeaDream Wine Voyage for 2018. These refined cruises take you to some of the best wine regions in the Mediterranean and also include on-board wine tasting with an expert.
This luxurious cruise aboard the SeaDream II cruise ships starts in Nice on the French Riviera and combines some of the best resorts along this sun-soaked stretch of coast before moving onto the Italian Riviera and ending at the port town of Civitavecchia near Rome. Over 7 days, you can explore idyllic beaches and see stunning coastal vistas and seascapes, as well as some of the most culturally interesting cities in Italy.
As a part of this Mediterranean cruise package, you can also enjoy two complimentary wine-tasting experiences with experts from the Château Minuty estate in France and the Masi Agricola estate in Veneto, Italy.
Croatia, Montenegro and South Italy Cruise with SeaDream
Port visited: Dubrovnik (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Gallipoli (Italy), Taormina (Sicily), Amalfi (Italy), Capri (Italy), Civitavecchia (Italy)
Departure dates: September 22nd to September 29th, 2018
For a Mediterranean Sea cruise with a difference, we think you’ll love this cruise to Dubrovnik, Kotor, Sicily and the stunning Amalfi resorts in South Italy.
Over 7 days, you can completely rejuvenate amongst the Mediterranean’s most idyllic landscapes and islands. This cruise will give you ample time to explore charming fishing villages, giving you a sense of the diverse cultures that can be found in Europe. There are also magical sea caves just waiting to be discovered on the island of Capri and the chance to enjoy optional land tours, such as visits to the Game of Thrones landmarks in Dubrovnik, Boka Bay in Kotor and Mount Etna on the island of Sicily.
Greece, Sicily, Capri and Rome Cruise with SeaDream
Port visited: Athens (Greece), Hydra (Greece), Monemvasia (Greece), Elafonisos Island (Greece), Taormina (Sicily), Capri (Italy), Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy)
Departure dates: August 4th to August 11th, 2018
For a mix of culture, history and sun-soaked shores, we love this SeaDream Mediterranean cruise package, taking you to Greece, Sicily, Capri and Rome.
The cruise starts from Athens, giving you plenty of time to appreciate the famous archaeological ruins and Acropolis before soaking up the scenery in some of Greece’s most glorious islands and coastal resorts. There will be plenty of time for watersports, such as snorkelling, from the SeaDream’s watersports marina, and this Mediterranean cruise package also includes special dinners, pairing local cuisine with Olivero Mario and Louis Jadot wines.
From Greece, the cruise visits Taormina in Sicily and then Capri, before ending in Rome. With such a unique itinerary, you can be sure of a magical experience, with plenty of cultural sights to delight you.
Monte Carlo to Venice Cruise with Silversea
Port visited: Monte Carlo (Monaco), Antibes (France), Portofino (Italian Riviera), Livorno (Tuscany, Italy), Porto Vecchio (Corsica), Olbia (Sardinia), Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy), Sorrento (Italy), Palermo (Sicily), Taormina (Sicily), Valletta (Malta), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Venice (Italy)
Departure dates: May 15th, 2018 (15 days)
Silversea is a leader in luxury cruising, featuring intimate and ultra-luxury ships that sail to over 900 destinations across seven continents. One of the things we love about Silversea is that it is owned and operated by one family – the Lefebvres of Rome – meaning that there is a genuine pride and attention to detail that truly enhances your cruising experience.
This cruise package is one of our favourite Mediterranean cruise packages offered by Silversea because it allows you to see and explore so much on a single trip. Aboard the iconic Whisper cruise ship, you will sail in luxury from Monte Carlo to Venice, visiting a wealth of European resorts in between, including the Italian Riviera, Tuscany, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta and Dubrovnik. With so much to see and explore, it is the cruise package for you if you are planning a special holiday in 2018 and want to discover as much as possible during your vacation.
Italian Sojourn Cruise with Viking Ocean Cruises
Port visited: Civitavecchia near Rome (Italy), Naples (Italy), Messina (Sicily), Crotone (Italy), Bari (Italy), Šibenik (Croatia), Venice (Italy)
Departure dates: March 24th to March 31st, 2018; and August 5th to August 12th, 2018
If you would like to discover mostly Italy on your Mediterranean cruise package, then we highly recommend this Italian Sojourn cruise from leader’s in the field Viking Ocean Cruises.
On this adventure, you can discover the diverse beauty of Italy over 8 days. It features some of the country’s most iconic cities, including Rome, Naples, Bari and Venice, as well as the charming island of Sicily, making it an excellent choice if you have not visited Italy before.
This Mediterranean cruise package also stops in Šibenik in Croatia, giving you a taste of the different cultures that Europe is home to.
Tailor-made Cruise Packages of the Mediterranean
We specialise in luxury cruises of Italy and the Mediterranean and have partnered with some of the best Europe cruise providers to offer you tailor-made Mediterranean cruises. As a part of our specialist service, we can arrange:
- Return flights from your choice of airport
- Transfers to and from the port
- All arrangements for your Mediterranean cruise (we will liaise with the company, book your cabin and make any special requests that you require)
- Shore excursions, activities and day trips/tours
If you would like to find out more about our personalised Mediterranean cruise packages, please click here to send us an online enquiry. You can also browse our wide selection of 2018 Mediterranean cruises here.