Thrilling Cruises to the Western Mediterranean

Spend your days marveling at breathtaking art, savoring delectable cuisine, and visiting historic landmarks on one of our award-winning Western Mediterranean cruises. Choose from exciting itineraries that visit some of the most stunning destinations in Italy, France, and Spain.

Experience the magic of this region on a Mediterranean cruise to sun-soaked ports of call. Marvel at the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and admire the eclectic architecture of Gaudí in Barcelona. Inhale the aroma of the lavender fields of Provence, or relax on a golden sand beach in Palma de Mallorca. Some itineraries whisk you even deeper into the region, featuring the glorious island of Malta and the beautiful Croatian coast.

Western Mediterranean Cruise Highlights

Masterpieces of Art

The Western Mediterranean is packed with artistic treasures. In Barcelona, marvel at La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s dazzling basilica. Head to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery to see pieces by Renaissance masters including Da Vinci and Botticelli, or stop by the Galleria dell’Accademia and admire Michelangelo’s exquisite statue of David. From Nice, visit arty St. Paul-de-Vence for the spectacular Fondation Maeght sculpture garden and to see the grave of Marc Chagall.

Fantastic Food & Drink

Feast your way around the coastlines of the Western Mediterranean, savoring delicious regional specialties as you go. Try paella in Valencia, and share a plate of tapas and a chilled glass of  jerez while listening to flamenco music in Seville. Sip a cappuccino in sunny Portofino and cool off in Sorrento with homemade gelato. In Rome, the iconic pasta dish is cacio e pepe, while Marseille is famed for its bouillabaisse, a rich and tasty fish stew.

Captivating History

A cruise to the Western Mediterranean is a chance to explore some of history’s most fascinating landmarks. Step inside Rome’s Colosseum, the world’s largest ancient amphitheater, dating back to 70 AD. Visit the Royal Alcázar Palace in Seville, and marvel at the intricate facade of this stunning 12th-century monument. In Valencia, head to the cathedral to see what’s considered the actual Holy Grail. Pisa, meanwhile, is where you’ll find the dramatic Leaning Tower.

Featured Ports

Rome, Italy

Italy’s charismatic capital has it all: epic monuments, chic shopping, fine dining, and leafy parks. Gaze in wonder at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel, its ceiling painted by Michelangelo. Stroll the leafy gardens of Villa Borghese and take in the vastness of St. Peter’s Square. Stop for coffee and gelato in buzzing Piazza Navona—and remember to toss a coin into the baroque Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to the Eternal City.

Cannes, France

Get swept up in the glamor of Cannes, home of the ritzy annual film festival. Feel like a Hollywood star as you stroll along the palm-lined La Croisette promenade, where you can shop at upscale boutiques or people-watch in an outdoor café. Head to one of the surrounding beaches and swim in the warm Mediterranean Sea. Take a scenic drive to other seaside towns in the French Riviera, including Antibes, Nice, and Monte Carlo.

Valencia, Spain

With its futuristic buildings, long, golden beaches, and Gothic cathedral, Valencia exudes both beauty and confidence. Visit the dazzling City of Arts and Science, an entertainment complex designed by superstar architect Santiago Calatrava. Shop for saffron and spicy sausages at the Mercado Central. Stroll the lush Turia Gardens, a delightful urban park occupying a former riverbed that winds through the city. And don’t leave without sampling paella, which originated here.

Western Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries

Embark on an exciting Western Mediterranean cruise from April until November 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 longer itineraries spend up to three days at sea, so you can unwind and enjoy the ship. Cruises to the Western Mediterranean depart from Barcelona, Rome, Athens, Ravenna, and Southampton.

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Why Sail to the Western Mediterranean with Celebrity Cruises

On a Celebrity cruise, you’ll discover some of the most spectacular destinations in the Western Mediterranean in the comfort of one of our sleek, contemporary ships.

Indulge in spacious staterooms, cutting-edge venues, and world-class restaurants with delicious menus. For a truly unforgettable trip, elevate your vacation with a stay at The Retreat®, where you’ll sleep in a breathtaking suite and enjoy exclusive access to a private restaurant, lounge, and more.

Aboard Celebrity Ascent, you’ll find cutting-edge entertainment, the leafy Eden lounge, and the innovative Magic Carpet, an al-fresco lounge cantilevered over the side of the ship. You could choose Celebrity Eclipse or Celebrity Equinox, both of which offer the Lawn Club, a fragrant, grassy space for picnics and lawn games on the upper deck. Or Celebrity Constellation, beloved by our regular guests and recently refitted.

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