Western Mediterranean Cruises

Cruise lines offer a host of excursions throughout the Mediterranean, with some sailing exclusively within the eastern or western regions. Most Western Mediterranean cruises operate throughout the calendar year, with many departing from Spain, in particular, Valencia or Barcelona. These cruises may also visit such Western Mediterranean islands as Spain's Balearic Islands, France's Corsica and Italy's Sardinia.

5-Night Short Western Mediterranean Cruise

Royal Caribbean features a five-night cruise through the Western Mediterranean, including visits to Palma De Mallorca, Spain and Provence, the famed southeastern region of France featuring a wide selection of wines and gourmet food. The cruise embarks from Malaga, Spain before ending its journey in Barcelona. Passengers may book shore excursions through the cruise line, including visits to the Palma Aquarium and a tour of Spain's famed Caves del Drach. Those arriving early in Malaga can explore Pablo Picasso's boyhood home and a museum featuring his work.

Traveling upon the cruise ship, the Adventures of the Seas, guests can ice skate, rock climb and play basketball in the ship's full-sized courts. The cruise ship offers two Italian restaurants, a mystery dinner theater and a Johnny Rockets.

Royal Caribbean

1050 Caribbean Way

Miami, FL 33132



16-Night Western Mediterranean & Adriatic Coast Cruise

Celebrity Cruises features a 16-night Western Mediterranean and Adriatic excursion, visiting port towns like Cartagena, Spain; Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and the Italian island of Sardinia. The round-trip cruise sets sail from Southampton, England and includes eight full days at sea. Shore excursions offered throughout the cruise include tours of Sardinia's Archaeological Park of Nora, traveling through Cartagena via segway and a gondola ride through Venice's famed canals.

On board, the Celebrity Eclipse vessel includes attractions such as a spa and wine-tasting facilities. Guests can relax on the ship's lawn patio or at the Sunset Bar, which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The vessel also includes the Fun Factory for children, featuring kid's activities, and the XClub for teens, including a coffeehouse and dance lounge.

Celebrity Cruises

1050 Caribbean Way

Miami, Fl 33132



7-Day Western Mediterranean, Roundtrip Palma Majorca

Passengers may sail for seven days throughout the Western Mediterranean via Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Jade vessel. The round-trip cruise leaves Palma Majorca, Spain before making stops at Barcelona, Monte Carlo, ans the Italian port cities of Naples, Civitavecchia and Livorno. The latter two towns provide access to Rome, Florence and Pisa. Travelers may choose from a host of shore excursions including tours of such sites as Monaco's Grimaldi Palace, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Roman Colosseum.

The Norwegian Jade holds more than 2,400 passengers and provides such entertainment as comedy troupe performances, an art gallery, a casino and a video arcade. Drinking options include a beer and whiskey bar, a sake bar and a martini bar. Guests may also choose from a host of dining options including a French bistro, an Italian kitchen and a tapas bar.

Norwegian Cruise Line

7665 Corporate Center Drive

Miami, Florida 33126