On our Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, you’ll visit some of the most coveted destinations in Europe, including seaside villages in Italy, culinary capitals in Spain, scenic ports in the French Riviera, and historic cities in Portugal and Croatia. Set sail from Barcelona, one of the most exciting cities in the world, and embark on a 7- to 13-night cruise across the stunning coast of the Mediterranean, where a wealth of culture, history, and delicious food and wine await.
Lounge under the warmth of the sun on the golden-sand beaches of Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza. Marvel at Renaissance masterpieces in Florence and Rome. Dine on paella in Valencia and sample port wine in Porto. Or end a busy day of sightseeing with a dip in the cool, crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Barcelona is known for its eclectic architecture, urban beaches, and award-winning culinary scene. Before embarking on your cruise around the Mediterranean, spend a day or two visiting the city’s most popular landmarks, like the basilica of the Sagrada Familia and the quirky Parc Guell. Stroll down the busy streets of Las Ramblas, where you can squeeze in some shopping and stop by the Boqueria Market, a veritable paradise for foodies. Or for more delicious cuisine, go on a tapas tasting journey around the city or sip cava in one of Spain’s most important wineries.
Discover the historic romance of Portugal’s capital, during one of our Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona. Make your way across Lisbon’s winding streets and hills aboard an antique tram. Step inside the Medieval-era St. George’s Castle and enjoy spectacular views of Lisbon’s red rooftops from its hilltop location. Enjoy a sip of port wine while listening to the guitar tunes of a live Fado show, and don’t leave without trying one of the city’s delicious pasteis de nata.
Fall in love with the Eternal City and its alluring history and culture. Marvel at the imposing facade of the Colosseum, the largest ancient amphitheater ever built that dates back to 80 AD. Visit masterful works of art, like the breathtaking frescoes of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican. Enjoy an afternoon of people watching (and indulge in some gelato while you’re at it) at one of Rome’s bustling piazzas. And don’t forget to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain before leaving, which legend has it, guarantees a swift return to Rome in the future.
Explore the enchanting city of Dubrovnik, a seaside Croatian port with azure blue waters and a sprawling walled city. Walk hand-in-hand around the historic fortifications that date back to the 10th century and stop by charming cafes and restaurants along the way. Visit stunning landmarks including Gothic churches, Baroque buildings, and the oldest pharmacy in Europe. For alternate views of Dubrovnik, go on a scenic cruise around the Lapad Peninsula or board a cable car to the top of Srdj Hill for an unbeatable look at the city known as “the Pearl of the Adriatic.”
Feast on delicious Mediterranean cuisine throughout your cruise, where you’ll sample mouthwatering delicacies in some of the world’s most renowned culinary hot spots. Taste the wines of Portugal’s Douro Valley. Share endless plates of tapas while listening to flamenco music in Seville. Learn how to make artisanal pasta in Florence or try original Neapolitan pizza in Naples. Finish off your meal with an espresso in Italy, a chocolate eclair in France, or a pasteis de nata in Portugal.
Kick off your cruise with an architectural tour around Barcelona, home to a number of Gaudi’s striking buildings, like the Casa Batlló and Casa Milà. Admire the “azulejo” tiled exteriors found all over Lisbon. Pay a visit to Michelangelo’s statue of David in Florence, or his heavenly frescoes at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. During one of our Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, you’ll quickly find out there’s no shortage of masterful works of art waiting to be discovered at every turn.
Embrace the beauty of the Mediterranean coast by lounging on one of its inviting beaches. Savor fresh seafood with a front-row view of the ocean in Nice. Soak up the sun while perched on the rocky shores of Sicily. Bury your toes in the powdery white sand found in Palma de Mallorca. Or take a leisurely swim in the gentle and refreshing water of the Mediterranean Sea.