The Mediterranean has always been one of the most popular cruise destinations. It‘s close enough to be familiar, but it’s still different enough to our everyday lives - who wouldn't want to visit Venice or Split? How could anyone resist the beaches of the south of France or Italy, and those glorious, azure waters?
Or if you prefer the historic and storied, there are locations that go as far back as the ancient Egyptians, the Peloponnesian Wars, the Romans, the Trojans and all the way up through the centuries to the present day. Mediterranean countries are also well versed in welcoming visitors, so you know you‘ll be able to find what you’re looking for in a way that makes the entire trip worth it.
As for which way to discover all of this, there are literally hundreds of cruises and itineraries to follow. Enjoy simple round trips, or detailed tours lasting several weeks and taking in dozens of locations.
All of the leading luxury cruise lines provide Mediterranean cruises, on ships carrying just 200 passengers, up to those carrying many more. You could spend your entire holiday just looking through the cruises on offer, so perhaps it really would be a good idea to call us and ask for some recommendations.
All of the major luxury lines offer Mediterranean cruises - Crystal Cruises, Cunard, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn and Silversea. They offer a wide variety of ship size and style that mean you can travel in precisely the style you prefer, whether that is personal and intimate, or large and entertaining. But they all have one thing in common, they are all decadently luxurious.
Another convenience of Mediterranean luxury cruising is the wide choice of embarkation and disembarkation ports. For the ultimate convenience, why not avoid the airport and cruise round-trip from Southampton or Dover? Or if you prefer to jet straight to the sun, the major embarkation ports in the Mediterranean are Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Nice, Athens and Monte Carlo - all of which are also delightful cities in which to enjoy a few days of pre- or post-cruise fun. Further adding to the convenience of Mediterranean luxury cruising is the extremely wide variety of both itinerary length and type. These cruises can be from six nights to four or five weeks and your choice of itinerary can include the Spanish coast and French Riviera, the French and Italian Riviera's, Venice and The Adriatic, The Greek Isles & Turkey, or on longer voyages any combination of these spectacular places can be combined.
Our personal favourite ports of call include Portofino, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, Sanary-sur-Mer, Kotor, Venice, Istanbul, Rome, Tunis and Florence (from Livorno). Wherever you wish to visit, however you want to get there, the luxury cruise experts at The Sovereign Cruise Club have cruised on countless Mediterranean luxury cruises over the last 27 years and it will be our great please to assist you in finding the Mediterranean luxury cruise that is just perfect for you.