Our Mediterranean cruises from Southampton are one-of-a-kind vacations that combine several serene days at sea with an exciting slate of port stops in Spain, Italy, France, and Gibraltar. During a stop in Naples, head out to gorgeous destinations like the Amalfi Coast or the island of Capri. In Seville, embrace Spanish culture by feasting on tapas and enjoying a rousing flamenco show. While in Provence, embark on a culinary tour around the local markets or go on a romantic stroll through the town’s famous lavender fields.
Departing from the convenient port of Southampton, you’ll discover some of Europe’s most alluring destinations while aboard the revolutionized Celebrity Silhouette. Enjoy enhanced staterooms and re-imagined venues, plus the addition of The Retreat, our luxury vacation experience that includes suite accommodations and access to a private sun deck, lounge, and restaurant.
Located less than a two-hour drive away from London, Southampton is an ideal departure port for a Mediterranean cruise. Before you set sail, spend a day or two discovering all of the highlights in London, including iconic landmarks like Big Ben and the Tower of London. Or plan on spending a day touring the mysterious ruins of Stonehenge, a breathtaking prehistoric stone circle, whose origins remain unexplained to this day.
Make your way around colorful Seville, Andalusia’s vibrant capital. Walk around the city’s Old Town, where you’ll find spectacular landmarks like the Plaza de España and the Seville Cathedral, where you can visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Savor the region’s delicious cuisine. And don’t miss out on watching a rousing Flamenco performance featuring passionate dancing and romantic guitar music.
Discover the unique town of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory famously known as the site of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s wedding. Take a cable car up to its most famous landmark, the Rock of Gibraltar, a jagged limestone cliff that towers almost 1,400 feet above the city. Go inside St. Michael’s Cave or stop by Ape’s Den, where you can interact with tailless Barbary apes. And admire the mix of Moorish, French, and British influences found everywhere, from its architecture to its food.
Explore the beauty of Tuscany during a stop in La Spezia, a busy port located near stunning Italian destinations, such as Pisa, Florence, and Cinque Terre. Stroll through charming Tuscan villages like Lucca and Sienna. Marvel at the historic architecture in Pisa’s Square of Miracles and take a photo in front of its iconic Leaning Tower. Visit Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, and discover masterworks of art, like Michelangelo’s statue of David and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Satisfy your cravings for authentic tapas with a culinary tour around Seville. Stop by the sprawling Abastos Market that has over 150 stalls featuring local ingredients and dishes. Then sample the goods at one of the many traditional restaurants in the city, where you can try Spanish flavors and regional dishes. If you’re into sherry, head to Jerez de la Frontera, a town on the outskirts of Seville, where you can try rare sherries inside a 14th-century cellar.
Visit masterpieces of architecture during your day in La Spezia, the perfect departure point for discovering many of Tuscany’s treasures. In Florence, walk across the iconic Ponte Vecchio and stop by the Pitti Palace, which includes an impressive collection of Renaissance-era paintings. While in Pisa, make your way around the buildings inside the Field of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Leaning Tower of Pisa. And in Cinque Terre, admire the colorful homes that line the cliffside coast of this picturesque collection of fishing villages.
Take a break from sightseeing and choose to unwind on a warm Mediterranean beach instead. In Italy, soak up the sun at a local lido or beach club in Viareggio. In Gibraltar, relax on the shores of Catalan Bay, an idyllic fishing town located far from the crowds. While in Seville, discover the Costa de Luz, a lovely stretch of golden sand where you can lie under a beach umbrella and unwind with an unrivaled view of the Andalusian coast.