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Star Clippers Western Mediterranean Cruises

Star Clippers Western Mediterranean Cruises

Take a romantic tall ship sailing cruise around the Western Med, with visits to Italy, France, Croatia and Spain, including the smaller islands of Malta, Corsica, Sicily and Sardinia.

Between April and October, Royal Clipper, Star Clipper and Star Flyer spend their time voyaging along the picturesque coastlines, visiting the historic cities and traditional harbours of the Western Mediterranean.

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  • Balearic Islands to Corsica

    Star Clippers
    Royal Clipper
    Mahon, Sunset 7 Nights Save up to 10% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates! Malaga (Spain), Ibiza (Balearic Islands), Palma (Mallorca), Mahon (Menorca), Bonifacio (Corsica, France), Calvi (Corsica, France), Cannes (Corsica, France)  
  • Balearic Islands and Morocco

    Star Clippers
    Royal Clipper
    Bonifacio, Corsica 12 Nights Save up to 10% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all dates! Cannes (France), Bonifacio (Corsica, France), Mahon (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain), Ibiza (Balearic Islands, Spain), Motril (Spain), Malaga, Puerto Banus, Gibraltar, Tangier (Morocco), Cadiz (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal)  
  • Portugal to Spain and Morocco

    Star Clippers
    Royal Clipper
    Portimao 5 Nights Lisbon (Portugal), Portimao, Cadiz (Spain), Tangier (Morocco) - Gibraltar (UK), Malaga (Spain)  

About Western Med Cruises

Join magnificent Royal Clipper, Star Clipper or Star Flyer and explore the Balearic Islands, the French Riviera and Italy's many gems on one of our fantastic itineraries. Cruise from the glamorous French Riviera port of Cannes to charming Portoferraio, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, and Monaco, a playground for the rich and famous. Or perhaps cruise from Cannes to Civitavecchia, gateway to Rome, and discover Corsica and Sardinia. Visit the stunning Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca or experience the thrill of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, the most hotly anticipated date on the Formula 1 calendar. Take in the captivating beauty and history of Italy and Croatia on a cruise from Rome to Venice, along the stunning Amalfi Coast to Sorrento and Sicily before visiting medieval Kotor in Montenegro, Croatia's walled city of Dubrovnik and the popular island of Hvar.

Sail from Malta to Malaga to discover the Andalucian region of Spain and the Balearic Islands or enjoy a relaxing roundtrip from Venice to Croatia and Montenegro. Perhaps explore the diverse Moroccan cities of Tangier and Casablanca enroute from Malaga to the Canary Islands.

We can combine our exciting tall ship cruises with flights, transfers and luxury hotel stays to make a memorable holiday of a lifetime.

Western Med Highlights


Cruise ships arrive in Barcelona at one of the berths beyond the famous thoroughfare, Las Ramblas. The port provides the low-cost Blue Bus shuttle transfer into the city, where there are world-class museums dedicated to football, history, Picasso, Miro and Gaudi. The skyline of Barcelona is dominated by Gaudi's architecture - the magnificent Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the apartment block of Casa Mila, and at ground level, Parc Guell.

Barcelona (Spain)Barcelona (Spain)


Malaga cruise port is situated at the end of the town's promenade. Sitting on a sweeping Andalucian bay, Malaga has long been popular as a beach resort, and has plenty of attractions for visitors. Walk its wide palm-shaded boulevards, narrow streets and squares and discover the Museo Picasso which honours one of Malaga's most famous sons, Alcazaba Fortress and a nearby Roman amphitheatre, and an impressive cathedral.

Malaga (Spain)Malaga (Spain)

Monte Carlo

The cruise ship terminal in Monte Carlo is within walking distance of the town, a glitzy and sophisticated destination well-known for its Grand Prix and the Grand Casino, and for the sleek yachts in its harbour. There are numerous boutiques, the imposing St Nicholas Cathedral, and the hill-top Royal Palace.

Monte Carlo (Monaco)Monte Carlo (Monaco)


Palma is Mallorca's elegant city. The port is overlooked by the impressive cathedral, behind which is the old town, its boutiques and squares. Shops can be found around the attractive Placa Major and the Passeig des Born, and the ornate Olivar Market is worth a visit for its flower and fruit displays. There are several places of interest ' the Arab Baths, the fortified palace of La Almudaina, the mural by Joan Miro in Parc del Mar and circular Bellver Castle, perched above the city on a hill.

Palma (Mallorca)Palma (Mallorca)


Civitavecchia is the port for Rome. There is an efficient direct rail link from the port to Rome which takes around 80 minutes. Once in the Italian capital, there is much to see and do; the chief sights are Vatican City, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel and its magnificent ceiling, and the Spanish Steps. Designer shops can be found on the Via dei Condotti and Via del Corso, and there are good restaurants throughout the city.

Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy)Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy)

Venice (Italy)

The glorious buildings along the Grand Canal are a breathtaking sight - the ornate fa'ades of 15th century Palazzo Dario and Ca' d'Oro, the Rialto and St Mark's Square and Basilica. Venice is renowned for its Murano glass and for its exclusive shops. Upmarket boutiques run from Piazza San Marco to the Accademia Bridge and more unusual wares are available in Frezzeria.