Jump on board on one of our Mediterranean cruises, and immerse yourself in the Egyptian, Greek, Persian, Iberian and Roman cultures, to mention a few.
Taste the real Mediterranean cuisine where olive oil, wheat, grains, fruits and vegetables are always abundant.
If you have always wanted to visit some of the most emblematic monuments around the world like the Colosseum in Rome, the Parthenon in Athens or the Basílica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, we invite you to go on a romantic holiday as a couple or create unique experiences and memories as a family or a group of friends, like you have never done before, on one of our MSC cruises around the Mediterranean.
Discover all the hidden gems in Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Morocco, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Tunisia and Turkey, while on a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea.
Adventure and culture are out there, take a look through our available Mediterranean excursions and choose from a list of unforgettable visits to the Acropolis in Athens, making a wish by the Trevi Fountain in Rome or tasting French cuisine when in Marseille. Let us organise everything for you to enjoy every moment of your Mediterranean holiday.
There's no better time than now to plan your holidays and book one of our Mediterranean cruises for 2024 and 2025; or treat yourself to a last-minute escape on a Mediterranean cruise with MSC Cruises.
Mediterranean CountriesDiscover the best of the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises and experience the most authentic Spanish, French, Greek or Italian culture, among others. A Western Mediterranean cruise will take you to destinations such as the ports of Barcelona and Valencia in Spain, Civitavecchia (Rome), Genoa (Portofino and Le Cinque Terre), Naples (Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento) in Italy, Marseille (Provenza) and Cannes (Montecarlo) in France, just to mention a few.
You can also join an Eastern Mediterranean cruise and visit locations such as Venice, Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia, Istanbul, Piraeus (Athens), Katakolon (Olympia) in Greece and in the Greek islands of Corfù, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Heraklion in Crete, enjoying their colourful and picturesque streets, brimming with activity and cornerstone for our modern culture.
Greece & Greek Island Cruises
Greece & Greek Islands are known for their white beaches and turquoise-blue waters, and also for a vast cultural and historical heritage that has influenced the rest of Europe for millennia.
Come aboard our ships for a Greek cruise with MSC Cruises and discover destinations such as Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its medieval city, the ruins of Kamiros, or the temple of Athena Lindia; Katakolon, the gateway to Olympia, home to the first Olympic Games, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site; or Heraklion, the location of the famous Minotaur labyrinth myth, and capital city of Crete, where you will be able to visit the Palace of Knossos, the Palace of Phaestos, and much more.
Don't miss the magnificence of this country, with all its attractions such as the Acropolis and La Plaka in Athens, but also smaller coastal towns with charming and picturesque harbours in, Corfu, Santorini or Mykonos, with our Greek island cruises.
Enjoy the treasures of each destination.
Greece & Greek Island Cruises
Italy holds a prominent position in the Mediterranean, and its long coastline offers many cultural and natural opportunities for those travelling by sea. Our Italy cruises can take you to well-known cities such and world-class places as Rome, Naples (Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento), Venice, Genoa (Portofino and Le Cinque Terre), Messina (Taormina), Siracusa or Palermo, among others, but MSC Cruises during your Italy cruise can also offer calls and excursions to suggestive gems like Trieste with the Miramare Castle, Livorno - gateway to Florence and Pisa - , or the wonders of Puglia and Basilicata, featuring Bari, Brindisi, Lecce, Alberobello, Matera.
Whether with your family, with friends, or in a couple's getaway, experience life aboard a spectacular cruise ship while travelling to cities surrounded by the turquoise blue of the Mediterranean Sea: immerse yourself into the local culture and savour all the different cuisines offered by each Italian region. Every cruise is a special time with MSC Cruises.
Croatia is a treasure of the Adriatic Sea, with many islands and coastal towns famous for their picturesque buildings, enhanced by the natural beauty of their surroundings. Choose a Croatia cruise and discover the city of Dubrovnik, an UNESCO World Heritage Site: enjoy the Rector's Palace, the Modra Spilja Cave, or a stroll around the charming streets with the Mediterranean at one side, and idyllic mountains on the background. If you want to experience a place with a little more bustle, our Croatia cruises will take you to Split, an Ancient Roman town that has turned into a busy city, no longer resembling a Roman settlement more than vestigially, with its seafront cafés and businesses as well as historical sites, such as the Temple of Jupiter.
MEDITERRANEAN portsChoose your favourite Mediterranean port and embark on a world of discovery with MSC Cruises. Whether you prefer to embark in the Spanish port of Barcelona, the French ports of Marseille (Provence) or Cannes, the Greek port of Piraeus, or one of the ports along the Italian Riviera such as Genoa (Portofino) and Civitavecchia (Rome) MSC offers you a wide variety of locations to enjoy during your trip. Mediterranean ports have been gateways to some of the oldest cities of Europe for centuries, and today you can take advantage of them, and enjoy the treasures of each destination.
Discover one of the most beautiful and unique cities in Europe with one of our Venice cruise ships, and experience the bustle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built upon 118 small islands, interconnected by more than 400 bridges.
Venice has been a most influential port since de Middle Ages, when it amassed great wealth that is now visible in its impressive architecture and art. During your Venice cruise you can stroll around Saint Mark's Square, visit the city's museums, or go on a Gondola ride. The "Queen of the Adriatic" just awaits you: come on board and MSC Cruise to discover the treasures of each Mediterranean destination.
Choose a Barcelona cruise and experience a city that combines the intricate street patterns of a medieval settlement and the ordered avenues of a modern town. The "Ciudad Condal" is attractive to visitors for countless reasons, and at MSC Cruises we organise excursions for you to see some of the landmarks, such as the Sagrada Familia, the Camp Nou Stadium, or the Casa Milà, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The port of Barcelona is also a sight in itself: it is Spain's cruise main port, and it has a history of almost 2,000 years. Not a bad place to begin your Barcelona cruise, treat yourself to an unforgettable holiday.
The "Eternal City" has been welcoming travelers for millennia, and the gateway to a Rome cruise is through the port of Civitavecchia.
At MSC Cruises we organise excursions so you can immerse yourself into the culture, with visits to the Ancient Roman Colosseum, the Baroque Trevi Fountain, or the awe-inspiring Vatican and Vatican Museums with the famous Cappella Sistina by Michelangelo.
You might also stroll leisurely along the Tiber and see Sant'Angelo castle or the Palazzo Farnese. After seeing the sights, you will be welcome on board to continue with the Rome cruise across the Mediterranean Sea. Discovery awaits you!
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In addition, our cruise ships are prepared to welcome and entertain you, no matter the weather. From main and specialty restaurants to Spas and cinemas, swimming pools, shows, shopping, family entertainment, MSC Cruises can offer you many onboard activities.
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You can browse the different options and find the one that docks at the Mediterranean cities you wish to visit. Every cruise is a special time!
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We have options from 1, 2 or 3 nights to 7, 9, 11 nights or more. This is not fixed, search for our multiple options setting the Find your Cruise bar on top. When getting the results, you can use the advanced filters to set the number of nights. At MSC Cruises we are flexible: you can join us on multiple itineraries for a mid or long holiday, or just for a few days for a quick escape. Tailor your experience to your needs and desires with MSC Cruises.