The Western Mediterranean is a major all-year-round cruising area with a large number of cruises available on many different types of ship. It includes the ports along the Mediterranean coasts of Spain and France, and the western coast of Italy.
We offer Western Med coastal cruises on smaller classic ships, sailing ships, large cruise liners, luxury vessels, and megayachts. These include fly-cruises from Med ports with some cruises sailing direct from UK ports. We offer complete packages, cruise-only options, or tailor-made holidays.
Large cruise ships can call at a limited number of ports - Barcelona and Palma in Spain, Marseilles in France, Civitavecchia - the port for Rome, and Livorno for visits to Florence and Pisa.
The most interesting ports of the region are along the French and Italian Rivieras, the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, and the Balearic islands, and these can only be visited by the smaller ships.
Unique Monte Carlo in Monaco, lively St Tropez and cosmopolitan Cannes are highlights of the French Riviera. In Italy fashionable Portofino and Portovenere, the gateway to the amazing hill towns of the Cinque Terre coast, showcase the Italian Riviera. South of Rome, the famous Isle of Capri, Sorrento and the cliff towns of the Amalfi coast complement the attractions of Mount Vesuvius and historic Pompeii.
The islands of the Western Med are ideal for visits by smaller ships - Ibiza and Menorca in the Balearics, and less visited ports such as Bonifacio and Calvi on Corsica, Olvia on Sardinia, and Portoferraio on Elba. The stunning coastal town of Taormina on Sicily is overlooked by the active volcano of Mount Etna.
Check out the Cruise Collection tab above to explore our range of Western Med cruises on a variety of exciting itineraries on interesting ships.