Discover the Colosseum in Italy, the Acropolis in Greece, and many more famous sites on a Mediterranean cruise
When choosing your Mediterranean cruise, you'll have to decide if you want to see the Western Mediterranean, the Eastern Mediterranean, or both. The Western Mediterranean is full of cultural landmarks and iconic cities like Barcelona, Florence, and Rome, and is a great choice for people who like exploring other cultures and learning about history. Eastern Mediterranean cruises visit some of the best beaches and most beautiful islands in Croatia and Greece, including Dubrovnik, Athens, and Santorini.
Although there are Mediterranean cruises departing from nearly all Mediterranean cruise ports, you'll probably want to sail from a major city such as Barcelona, Athens, or Rome. These cities will be easier to reach via flight, plus they're great choices for an extended stay as a pre- or post-cruise package. Your Dreamlines cruise expert can assist you with booking flights, or you can browse our cruise and flight packages.
For a truly authentic experience on your Mediterranean cruise, sail with a European cruise line such as MSC or Costa Cruises. You'll be immersed in European culture from the moment you step onboard, from the ship's design to the cuisine onboard to the passengers you'll meet.
Summer is high season in the Mediterranean, and you'll find the best selection of Mediterranean cruises departing between May and September. For sightseeing and travel, spring is the best time to visit the Mediterranean. The weather will be warm but not hot, and the crowds will be thinner than in July and August. If you're more interested in spending time at the beach, go in late summer to avoid the crowds. September can be an excellent time for a Mediterranean beach vacation, because even once the air temperature has cooled off a bit, the water is still warm – perfect for swimming. Our cruise experts can help advise you on the best time to cruise the Mediterranean based on your interests and preferences.
Book your Mediterranean cruise online via our website, or call our cruise experts at 1-888-403-1425. We can help you take advantage of the best cruise deals to help you save big on your Mediterranean cruise. Plan your dream cruise to the Mediterranean with Dreamlines today!