Culture, cuisine and incredible civilisations await you on a Mediterranean cruise. Calling at ports around the coast of this sun-drenched sea, enjoy sights, tastes and experiences that you will not find anywhere else.
The Mediterranean Cruise Experience
Our Mediterranean cruises take in some of the most iconic and inimitable landmarks. From the winding streets of Rome to the silken beaches of Nice, the eccentric architecture of Barcelona and the canals of Venice, there is something to keep every traveller enraptured. Relax on golden sands and in cobalt seas, or investigate ancient alleyways and architecture – with Europe’s endless supply of sights, you will not find it hard to fill your days with things to do.
You can enjoy sampling the unique cuisine and relaxed way of life at each destination on the itinerary, chatting with friends over dinner and a glass of local wine. You will experience the same convivial atmosphere aboard your Celebrity Cruises® ship, where the modern and the sophisticated come together just like that of any European city.
Eastern Mediterranean Cruises
Explore ancient ruins amid the chaos of bustling Eastern European metropolises. Athens will seduce you with its combination of infectious Greek energy, great food and glaring white buildings – always a sign of a destination that is hotter than hot.
Ephesus in Turkey is equally as sun-drenched, with ancient ruins like the Temple of Artemis offering set to thrill – it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
In Rome you will find some of the most iconic and ancient urban landmarks in the world, including the Pantheon and the Colosseum. Taste a true Roman pizza and wander through the city’s narrow alleyways.
Western Mediterranean Cruises
The beach-lined Western Mediterranean coast offers delights including the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte in Ajaccio, Corsica, as well as the indulgent sights and sounds of stunning Naples in Italy, which sits under the imposing Mount Vesuvius. Over the sea in Croatia is Dubrovnik, a World Heritage Site walled city packed with medieval marvels.
The rock of Gibraltar is a unique landmark. Explore the Spanish-British heritage, charming town centre and discover the wartime battlements when your Mediterranean cruise docks here. The truly Spanish city of Barcelona is another must-see: investigate the architecture designed by Gaudi and taste some tapas in bustling Las Ramblas.
Your Mediterranean Cruise
Our Mediterranean cruises take you to the must-see ports of call around the coast of this small sea. Coupled with our shore excursions, you will discover everything these key European cities have to offer – from food to art, and architecture to archaeology.
Paddle through the calm waters of the Urdaibai Estuary in Bilbao, recognised as a Biosphere Heritage, and pass by charming waterside towns and villages. It is an idyllic route and opens up opportunities to spot rare birds and immerse yourself in the Bilbao way of life. In Greece there are opportunities to visit nature’s very own spa in the form of hot springs – after you have hiked to the top of Santorini’s volcano of course.