Mediterranean Cruises from the UK

Your cruise from the UK turns into the Mediterranean Sea at Gibraltar, passing through the narrow straits separating Europe from North Africa. Noted for its famous rock and its colony of apes, Gibraltar has a very British feel.

Along the coast of Spain call at flamboyant Barcelona, with its unfinished symbol of the Sagrada Familia and the amazing shapes of the Gaudi sculptures and buildings. In complete contrast are the beaches and towns of Mallorca and Ibiza.

For that touch of glamour, include Cannes, St Tropez or Monte Carlo on your cruise itinerary. These smart French resorts have their own unique appeal.

Along the Italian coast see some of the finest works of art and architecture in the world at Pisa, Florence and Rome. From Naples visit the amazingly preserved ruins of Pompeii. See bustling towns and rustic villages in Sicily and the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna.

Into the Adriatic Sea call at the Greek island of Corfu, sail into beautiful Kotor Bay in Montenegro, then visit the ancient Croatian walled town of Dubrovnik before reaching the unique canal city of Venice. Arriving in Venice your ship sails past the major sights of St Mark's Cathedral and the Doge's Palace.

Longer cruises from the UK may call at the Greek capital of Athens and scenic Greek islands - lively Mykonos, unique Santorini and historic Rhodes. Further afield are the sights of Turkey - vibrant Istanbul with its Blue Mosque and architectural treasures, and Kusadasi for ancient Ephesus.

  • View from Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Monte Carlo
  • Spring in Amsterdam
  • Norway coastal scene
  • Tallinn, Estonia
  • One of Gibraltar's famous apes
  • Cruise past the Belem Tower in Lisbon
  • Cruise the Norway Fjords
  • Azura in Venice
  • Pilgrimage Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela