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Spend your days marveling at breathtaking art, savoring delectable cuisine, and visiting historic landmarks on one of our award-winning cruises to the Western Mediterranean. Our many exciting itineraries throughout the region give you the opportunity to travel to some of the most stunning destinations in Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal.
Experience the magic of the Mediterranean while on a European cruise to sun-soaked ports of call. Marvel at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and admire the eclectic architecture of Gaudí in Barcelona. Smell your way through the lavender fields of Provence, or relax on a golden sand beach in Palma de Mallorca. Our luxury Western Mediterranean cruises have everything you could ever dream of for a vacation.
Art lovers will find a bounty of treasures to admire during their cruise around the Western Mediterranean. While in Barcelona, marvel at La Sagrada Família, a striking cathedral that has been under construction for more than 135 years. Take in the blue- and white-tiled murals scattered throughout Lisbon. In Florence, head to the Uffizi Gallery, where you can see pieces by Renaissance masters including Da Vinci and Botticelli, or stop by the Galleria dell’Accademia and see Michelangelo’s David in person.
Eat your way around the Western Mediterranean coast, savoring all of the delicacies this fabulous culinary destination is known for. Feast on paella in Valencia, the city’s specialty, or share a plate of tapas while listening to flamenco music in Seville. Sip an espresso or cappuccino during a leisurely afternoon in Portofino, followed by a creamy gelato for dessert. Finish off a traditional Portuguese meal of salted cod with a glass of port wine. While in Cannes, enjoy a seaside lunch full of fresh seafood and crisp white wine from the region.
Walk around ancient ruins during your cruise around the Western Mediterranean, where you’ll have the chance to explore some of history’s most fascinating landmarks. Step inside Rome’s Colosseum, the world’s largest ancient amphitheater, which dates back to 70 AD. Visit the Royal Alcázar Palace in Seville, and marvel at the intricate facade of this stunning 12th-century monument. While in Lisbon, stop by the famous Belém Tower or the gorgeous 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery, one of Portugal’s most iconic buildings.
The picturesque capital of Portugal has quickly become one of Europe’s most popular places to visit. Board one of Lisbon’s antique trams and make your way around the many cathedrals and castles throughout the city. Walk around the charming neighborhood of Alfama, where you’ll want to take pictures of the colorful buildings and terracotta tiles. Squeeze in a coffee break and snack on the local pasteis de nata. Finish off your day by watching a live Fado show, a moving experience full of melancholic music.
Get swept up in the glamour of Cannes, best known as the home to the ritzy annual film festival. Feel like a Hollywood star as you walk down the airy La Croisette promenade, where you can shop at upscale boutiques or people-watch in an outdoor cafe. Head to one of the surrounding beaches and swim in the cool Mediterranean Sea. Go on a scenic drive to other seaside towns in the French Riviera, including Antibes, Nice, and Monaco.
With its futuristic buildings, sprawling green parks, golden sand beaches, and Gothic cathedrals, Valencia has a little something for everyone. Visit L'Oceanografic, the largest marine park in Europe, during a stop at the City of Arts and Science, a striking complex designed by Calatrava. Go shopping for gifts and local items at the Mercado Central. Don’t leave without ordering one of the city’s famous paellas Valencianas.
Embark on a luxury Western Mediterranean cruise from April until October on an unforgettable itinerary ranging from seven to 14 nights. On most sailings, you’ll visit at least seven different ports throughout your journey. While the majority of these cruises spend at least one day at sea, some of our longer itineraries spend up to three days at sea. Cruises to the Western Mediterranean depart from Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, Venice, Southampton, and Amsterdam.
Once you sail on one of our Western Mediterranean cruises, you’ll understand why we’ve been voted the Best Cruise Line in Europe for 11 years in a row. On a Celebrity cruise, you’ll discover some of the most spectacular destinations in the region in the utmost luxury.
Our elegant ships feature spacious staterooms, cutting-edge venues, and world-class restaurants with delicious meals crafted by a Michelin-starred chef. For a truly unforgettable trip, book a stay at The Retreat, our luxury vacation experience, where you’ll sleep in one of our breathtaking suites and enjoy exclusive access to a private restaurant, sun deck, and lounge.
Sail around the Western Mediterranean aboard one of our newest ships, Celebrity Edge or Celebrity Apex. These two remarkable vessels feature avant-garde venues like the floating Magic Carpet and an innovative outward-facing design that brings the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea right into your stateroom.